Nvidia Launches RTX 4080 and RTX 4090, How Fast?


Nvidia unveiled the graphics card from its newest RTX 40 series, namely RTX 4080 and RTX 4090. How tight and how much does it cost?

The RTX 40 line has been rumored for months and this is the first time it has been introduced to the public. The new RTX 4090 goes on sale on October 12, while the RTX 4080 goes on sale from November.

Both use Nvidia’s latest chip architecture called Ada Lovelace. Of course, the RTX 4090 is much more luxurious than the RTX 4080, in every way. Be it specifications, performance, and of course price.



Nvidia RTX 4090 Photo: Doc. Nvidia

The RTX 4090 uses 24GB of GDDR6X memory which Nvidia claims is 2-4 times faster than the RTX 3090 Ti, but with the same power consumption. They recommend using a power supply of at least 850 watts for systems with Ryzen 5900X processors.

Inside the RTX 4090 are stored 16,384 CUDA Cores, a base clock of 2.23GHz that can be launched up to 2.52GHz, 1,321 Tensor TFLOP, 181 RT-TFLOP, and 83 Shader-TFLOP. 2022).

Nvidia RTX 4080 and RTX 4090Nvidia RTX 4080 Photo: Doc. Nvidia

Meanwhile for the RTX 4080, there are two variants offered by Nvidia. The first is the variant with 12GB of GDDR6X memory and the second is the variant with 16GB of GDDR6X memory. Both are claimed to be 2-4 times faster than the RTX 3080 Ti.

Oh yes, the difference between the two is not only in memory capacity. For example, the 12GB variant has 7,680 CUDA Cores while the 16GB variant has 9,728 CUDA Cores. However, the 12GB version has a higher base clock, which is 2.31GHz (2.61GHz boost clock) compared to 2.21GHz (2.51GHz boost clock).

Nvidia recommends a minimum power supply of 700W for the 12GB variant and 750W for the 16GB variant. Both variants of the RTX 4080 will be available in November.

All three series of RTX 40 graphics cards are equipped with Nvidia ShadowPlay support for recording gameplay with resolutions up to 8K 60fps HDR. Nvidia is also using the latest NVENC Encoder which supports AV1 encoding which promises to be more efficient for live streaming.

Nvidia RTX 4080 and RTX 4090Nvidia Ada Lovelace Photo: Doc. Nvidia

Of course, in addition to releasing the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 graphics chips, Nvidia has also released a Founders Edition graphics card.

“For the Founders Edition RTX 40 graphics card, we continued to improve the Dual Axial Flow Through system, increasing fan size and blade volume by 10% and adding a 23-phase power supply,” explains Andrew Burnes, Nvidia technical marketer.

The new graphics cards support PCIe Gen-5 which uses a 16 pin connector instead of the custom solution they used in the RTX 30 Founders Edition. Like the previous connector, this graphics card requires a power cable to supply power, or users can also use an adapter to connect three 8 pin power connectors.

This ATX 3.0 standard power supply that supports 16 pin PCIe Gen-5 is expected to be available in October from various manufacturers such as Asus, Cooler Master, FSP, Gigabye, iBuyPower, MSI, and Thermaltake.

Regarding the price, the RTX 4090 is available on October 12 at a price of USD 1,599 or around Rp. 24 million. While the RTX 4080 12GB costs USD 899 (Rp 13.5 million) and the 16GB version costs USD 1,199 (Rp 18 million).

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