Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4080 is coming on November 16th, some of their partner’s AIB have already started to publish release product pages of their GeForce RTX 4080, including Asus, Gigabyte and Galax. Unfortunately, none of the partner entries in AIB are here; Rather, the few that explained to us the complexity of the GeForce RTX 4080s model factor should. As for the upcoming Ada Lovelace graphics card, expect the GeForce 4080 to make our list of the best graphics cards.
It’s worth noting that we’re talking about GeForce RTX 4080 16GB, which is the 16GB version of GeForce RTX 4080. The other 16GB terminology isn’t necessary, as Nvidias has finally dismissed the GeForce RTX 4080. But some AIB partners seem to be using this badge anyway to save on e-waste and keep using the GeForce RTX 4080 16GB boxes they created before the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB was cancelled.
The GeForce RTX 4080 is the runner-up to the GeForce RTX 4090 with 9,728 CUDA cores and clocked at 2.51 GHz. A 512-bit bus offers 16 GB of GDDR6X memory. A 320W power converter is available in the GPU reference number.
Asus has two RTX 4080 versions, including the RTX 4080 ROG Strix (opens in a new tab) and the RTX 4080 TUF Gaming. Both models are identical to their RTX 4090 counterparts, including the cooler design and the physical size of the card. The ROG model reflects the same red, black, and blue theme with a matte black GPU cover and silver text. The TUF does the same with a gray surface and a light bar in the right corner.
It seems Asus used the RTX 4090 coolers for its RTX 4080. For future RTX 4080 Asus owners, this will be great for overclocking as the cooler will keep the GPU core and memory extremely cool. The only downside is the size of the card, which makes it difficult to check case compatibility. However, we should expect to see lower-end Asus RTX 4080 versions, like the Dual series, that can be adapted to the “compact” PC market.
Gigabyte offers six different variants, including Eagle, Aero, and the full-blown waterblock version that the RTX 4090 lacks.
The Gigabyte G20 is: X1010 Eagle, X1010 Tiger, X1010 Aerospace, X1010 Gaming, Aorus X1010 (AIO version) and X1010 Xtreme Waterforce.
Representing the grandeur of Gigabyte’s budget RTX 4080 graphics cards, the RTX 4080 Eagle variants feature a modern design. Gone is the disinfected radiator cover. With a white color scheme, Gone replaced a standard rectangular cover with an orange and red accent.
The card is not that small, measuring almost 4mm in thickness, it is 342mm wide. On the other hand, the width is quite wide at 40mm – much narrower than the PCIe slots; Therefore, this case is problematic for smaller ATX, MicroATX and Mini-ITX cases.
The RTX 4080 Aero has identical features to the Eagle, with the same design as the G2 controller. The color scheme of the previous Aero maps was a different color scheme. It’s a Gloundrel with a matte white finish and two silver accents between the three fans in the center.
Like the old Asus, the Gigabyte RTX 4080 Gaming and Gaming OC graphics cards share the exact same cooler dimensions as the RTX 4090. The GPUs share the same design, with a matte gray finish on the cover and RGB ring lights in the triple-fan cooler.
In this case, it seems pretty certain that Gigabyte is putting the 4090 coolers on top of the 4080 versions, but the 4080 gaming OC is a bit different – a little weird. The width is about 0.2mm shorter (yes, it says so in the datasheet). The 4080 Gaming OC is over 2mm for some reason.
Some other issues are that there aren’t enough water blocks for the RTX 4080 to pair with the water block version. Some differences in the 4090 version have minimal impact.
The RTX 4080s in Galax have an ST and an SG model. These SG versions represent a factory model.
The Galax RTX 4080 ST/SG features a black color scheme that focuses heavily on RGB lighting. The cladding consists of matte and white white finishes. The RGB lighting on the card shines well. Lighting is everywhere on the map. It’s between the triple fan and the floor. It also includes a design queue from a flash.
Compared to the RTX 4090, the RTX 4080 versions are aesthetically identical (like the Asus models), but there are big differences in size. The 4090 models are 74mm thick and the 4080 models are 66mm thick. This makes the 4080s a little shorter.
With these three brands, the geForce RTX 4080 is not much smaller than the RTX 4090 in terms of power consumption – as are the other three brands. It should improve GPU overclocking performance, but these cards still have the same case compatibility issues as the RTX 4090.
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