GeForce RTX 4080 Super Released: The Most Wasteful Card of 2024?

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The specifications already indicated that the GeForce RTX 4080 Super would not be a big miracle. Some parameters improved by ~5%, others did not move at all, so the result is that in an average of 22 games, this card moved by a full 1% compared to the GeForce RTX 4080:

(ComputerBase)

While the GeForce RTX 4070 Super has improved energy efficiency, the GeForce RTX 4080 Super brings a 1% shift, again at the level of measurement error, as for performance:

(ComputerBase)

The mandatory percentage also applies to the price. The GeForce RTX 4080 Super has a recommended European price set at €1109, while the classic GeForce RTX 4080 is available from €1099. The novelty is therefore (again) a percentage more expensive.

(ComputerBase)

In conclusion, let’s recall that initially the GeForce RTX 4080 was talked about as a card built on a significantly trimmed down large AD102 GPU (used for the GeForce RTX 4090), but Nvidia ended up going for the smaller AD103. However, this leaves no potential for any meaningful performance gains, so the result is what it is.

GeForce
RTX 4070 Ti
GeForce
RTX 4070 Ti
Cool
GeForce
RTX 4080
16GB
GeForce
RTX 4080
Cool
GeForce
RTX 4090
GeForce
RTX 4090 Ti
/ Titan
GPU AD104
35.8 billion tr.
[7680 SP]
AD103
45.9 billion tr.
[10752 SP]
AD102
75.3 billion tr.
[18432 SP]
flat 295 mm² 379 mm² 608 mm²
process 4nm TSMC
tact 2310 MHz 2340 MHz 2205 MHz 2295 MHz 2235 MHz ?
boost 2610 MHz 2610 MHz 2505 MHz 2550 MHz 2520 MHz 2751 MHz
pp. proc. 7680 8448 9728 10240 16384 18176
TMU 240 264 304 320 512 568
ROP 80 96 112 176 ?
FP32
TFLOPS
40 44 49 52 83 ~100
bus 192 bits 256 bits 256 bits 256 bits 384 bit 384 bit
memory 21 GHz
GDDR6X
22.4 GHz
GDDR6X
23 GHz
GDDR6X
21.2 GHz
GDDR6X
24 GHz
GDDR6X
capacity 12GB 16 GB 16 GB 24 GB 24/48GB?
data 504 GB/s 672 GB/s 717 GB/s 736 GB/s 1.01 TB/s 1.15 TB/s
LLC 48MB 48MB 64MB 64MB? 72MB 96 MB
power supply 16 pin 16 pin 16 pin 16 pin 16pin(?)
TDP 285W 320W 450-600W 475-???W
price $899
$799
$799 $1199 $999 $1599 ?
date
edition
11/16/22
5/1/2023
24. 1. ’24 11/16/22 31. 1. ’24 11. 10. ’22 cancelled?

It is understandable that Nvidia feels that it no longer has competition in the segment above the GeForce RTX 4080 and does not need to make any efforts. What was the point of releasing a card that is completely identical from the user’s point of view to its predecessor, but probably only Nvidia knows.


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