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NVIDIA’s RTX 4080 12GB Might Re-launch As The RTX 4070 Ti

NVIDIA announced their RTX 40 series GPUs in September and while they initially released two variants of the RTX 4080 alongside the flagship RTX 4090, they later canceled the 12GB variant of the RTX 4080 following massive backlash from users. I’ve previously said that it felt like the RTX 4070 or 4070 Ti was named RTX 4080 12GB and that might just be the actual case.

RTX 4070 Ti

Twitter user kopite7kimi, who’s also a well-known leaker, has recently tweeted out, The original RTX 4080 12GB will become RTX 4070 Ti instead.. This makes a lot of sense considering how different the 16GB and 12GB variants actually were. The 12GB variant felt out of place and the price also seemed too high for what it was offering.

As another user asked about the release time, and to be more specific, if it’s going to release in January 2023, kopite7kimi replied with a Thumbs Up emoji. This could mean that the GPU is indeed coming sometime in January next year, or maybe he doesn’t really know about the release time just yet. So, don’t count on that specific timeline.

The GPU is at least being rebranded and while I have no idea if they’ll actually reduce the $899 price, I did say that “I’m quite sure that it’ll be back with a different name, sometime in the future” in my article about the 12GB variant being un-launched. So, it seems like that might be happening after all, and it makes a lot of sense as it probably was a 4070 Ti in the first place.

In case you’re curious, as this is the exact same model, just rebranded, it’ll retain the same specifications. That means you get the new Ada Lovelace architecture with 7680 CUDA cores, 3rd Gen Ray Tracing cores, 4th Gen Tensor cores, 12GB GDDR6X RAM, HDMI 2.1a, DisplayPort 1.4a, HDCP 2.3, and it’s rated at 285W.

Via: The Verge

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Ronit Roy

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