This is news that we weren’t expecting. Nvidia has simply discontinued one of its GeForce RTX 4080 models.
A few weeks ago, we were able to discover during the Nvidia conference the famous RTX GeForce 4090 and GeForce 4080 graphics cards. For the latter we were entitled to two versions, one which is equipped with 12 GB of video memory and the other 16 GB. Well, of course, they have just abandoned the latter…
Nvidia cancels part of its top of the range
The news is 100% official, the manufacturer has indeed canceled the RTX 4080 12GB. Only the GeForce RTX 4080 16GB will therefore be available from November 16 to fill the high-end catalog of the Ada Lovelace generation.
The official message from the manufacturer is as follows, without going into details:
The Nvidia RTX 4080 12GB is a fantastic graphics card, but it’s not named correctly. Having two GPUs with the 4080 designation is confusing.
So we press the “unlaunch” button for the 4080 12GB. The RTX 4080 16GB is stunning and poised to delight gamers around the world on November 16th.
If the queues and the enthusiasm generated by the 4090 are to be believed, the reception given to the 4080 will be impressive.
We therefore do not know if this Nvidia RTX 4080 12 GB version will change its name, nomenclature or simply disappear into the meanders of the unknown. The big question is what about the RTX 4080 12 GB cards from partner manufacturers? It’s hard to imagine a massive dumpster, so we should have the right to a name change in the coming weeks/months.
As a reminder, the Nvidia RTX 4080 12 GB card was priced at 1099 euros against 1469 euros for the 16 GB version. A massive difference in price of all the same 370 euros which will not please everyone.