NVIDIA has unleashed its latest gaming powerhouse, the GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER GPU, with a compelling price tag of $999 US. This formidable graphics card is set to go head-to-head with AMD’s 7900 XTX, promising an unparalleled gaming experience with its impressive specifications.
The GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER positions itself as the reigning monarch in the gaming realm, succeeding the RTX 4080 while adopting a strategic pricing strategy that directly challenges AMD’s Radeon RX 7900 XTX at the same $999 US price point. This move is sure to intensify the ongoing competition between the two tech giants, offering consumers an exciting range of options in the high-performance GPU market.
At the heart of the RTX 4080 SUPER lies the AD103-400 GPU (PG139 SKU 355), boasting an impressive 10,240 cores, 320 TMUs, 112 ROPs, and a substantial 64 MB of L2 cache. Designed for ultra-enthusiast 4K gaming, the GPU incorporates the Ada Lovelace architecture, delivering elevated shader, ray tracing, and AI TFLOPs. The graphics card is poised to outshine its predecessor, the RTX 4080, by offering a $200 reduction in price.
Key specifications of the RTX 4080 SUPER include a higher clock speed, with a 2295 MHz base and 2550 MHz boost, compared to the RTX 4080 Non-SUPER variant. The 256-bit bus interface and 16 GB GDDR6X memory have been upgraded to 23 Gbps, making it the world’s fastest G6X solution and providing up to 736 GB/s of bandwidth. These enhancements contribute to a 3% boost in speed over the Non-SUPER variant, establishing the RTX 4080 SUPER as a force to be reckoned with in the GPU market.
Gaming aficionados can expect a 3% increase in performance compared to the RTX 4080 Non-SUPER, with custom models promising even greater boosts of up to 5%. In CPU-bound scenarios, the RTX 4080 SUPER proves its mettle, showcasing performance levels similar to the RTX 4080 Non-SUPER but offering a remarkable 2x boost over the RTX 3080 Ti with frame-gen applied. This performance leap positions the GPU as a significant upgrade for users seeking enhanced gaming experiences.
A major highlight of the RTX 4080 SUPER is its emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. The GPU introduces DLSS 3.5, delivering up to 2x faster performance, along with a 70% increase in image generation speed and a 50% boost in video generation speed. These improvements are made possible through ML optimizations via the Tensor-RT and Tensor-RT LLM stack, providing users with cutting-edge AI features.
The RTX 4080 SUPER’s direct competitor, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX, shares the same price point. While both cards trade blows in rasterized performance, the NVIDIA GPU gains a significant edge in RT and more advanced graphical features, positioning it as the leader in terms of overall value.
Another noteworthy aspect of the RTX 4080 SUPER is its exceptional power efficiency. Despite being rated at 320W, the actual gaming wattage hovers around 246W on average, almost half the TGP of the RTX 4090 and considerably lower than the power consumption of the Radeon RX 7900 series. With video playback power at 22W and idle power at 15W, the RTX 4080 SUPER sets a new standard for power efficiency in high-performance GPUs.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER GPU is scheduled to hit the market on January 31st, available in both Founders Edition and Non-FE models, with prices starting at $999 US. Gaming enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the release, anticipating an extraordinary gaming experience with the latest addition to the GeForce lineup.