With the approaching arrival of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4080 on November 16, a few of Nvidia’s AIB companions have already begun releasing launched product pages of its GeForce RTX 4080 fashions, together with Asus, Gigabyte, and Galax. Sadly, not all the AIB companion listings are right here, however the few we have now ought to give us a superb perception into the GeForce RTX 4080’s type issue. Additionally, anticipate the GeForce 4080 to look in our checklist of finest graphics playing cards as soon as the Ada Lovelace graphics card launches.
It’s price mentioning that we’re discussing the GeForce RTX 4080 16GB variant once we imply GeForce RTX 4080. With Nvidia’s dismissal of the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB for good, the opposite 16GB terminology is now not required. Although, some AIB companions look like nonetheless utilizing that badging anyway to avoid wasting on e-waste to allow them to hold utilizing the GeForce RTX 4080 16GB bins they created earlier than the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB obtained axed.
The GeForce RTX 4080 is the runner-up to the GeForce RTX 4090, that includes 9,728 CUDA cores and a max increase clock of two.51 GHz. Reminiscence specs embody 16GB of GDDR6X reminiscence working on a 256-bit large bus. The GPU’s reference energy ranking is 320W, which comes from a 16-pin energy connector.
Asus has two RTX 4080 variations, together with the RTX 4080 ROG Strix (opens in new tab) and the RTX 4080 TUF Gaming. (opens in new tab) Each fashions are an identical to their RTX 4090 counterparts, together with the cooler’s design language and the cardboard’s bodily measurement. The ROG mannequin retains the identical crimson, black and blue theme and contains a matte black GPU shroud and silver textual content. The TUF does the identical, with a gray end and an RGB mild bar to the highest proper.
It seems Asus re-used the RTX 4090 coolers on its RTX 4080s. For future RTX 4080 Asus house owners, this will likely be nice for overclocking because the cooler retains the GPU core and reminiscence exceptionally cool. The one draw back is the cardboard’s measurement, which is able to make case compatibility a problem. However hopefully, we should always get lower-end Asus RTX 4080 variations – such because the Twin sequence, that can tackle the ‘compact’ PC market.
Gigabyte’s listings are extra engaging, with six totally different variants, together with Eagle, Aero, and a full-blown water block model missing from the RTX 4090 variants.
The 5 SKUs embody the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4080 Eagle, Eagle OC, RTX 4080 Aero OC, RTX 4080 Gaming OC, Aorus RTX 4080 Xtreme Waterforce (AIO model), and the RTX 4080 Xtreme Waterforce WB.
The RTX 4080 Eagle variants signify Gigabyte’s finances RTX 4080 graphics playing cards and have a newly re-design aesthetic. Gone is the jagged-edged cooler shroud, changed by a typical rectangular shroud design that includes a gray coloration scheme accompanied by blue and white coloured accents.
Sadly, the cardboard isn’t that small, measuring in at slightly below 4 PCIe slots in thickness, with a size of 342mm. Then again, the peak is kind of massive, at 40mm in measurement – nicely above that of the PCIe slots, in order that that case compatibility will likely be problematic on smaller ATX, microATX, and Mini-ITX chassis.
The RTX 4080 Aero shares traits just like the Eagle, taking over the identical normal type issue and triple-fan cooler design. However an identical to earlier Aero playing cards, the colour scheme has been modified to white and silver. As well as, the cardboard shroud contains a matte white end and two silver accents in between the three followers within the center.
Just like the Asus fashions, Gigabyte’s RTX 4080 Gaming and Gaming OC video playing cards share the precise cooler dimensions as their RTX 4090 counterparts. The GPUs additionally share the identical cooler design, with a matte gray end on the shroud and RGB ring lights contained in the triple fan cooler structure.
Once more, it nearly looks as if Gigabyte is placing RTX 4090 coolers on the 4080 variations on this case, however the 4080 gaming OC is totally different – about barely. The width is 0.2mm shorter (sure, that’s what the spec sheet says), however the 4080 Gaming OC is 2mm longer for some cause.
There’s nothing to notice concerning the water block variations apart from that you could get the RTX 4080 in each a water block model and an AIO variant. Variations between the 4090 variations are minimal at finest.
The Galax RTX 4080 ST/SG contains a black coloration scheme with a heavy concentrate on RGB lighting. The shroud sports activities matte and shiny black finishes, making the RGB lighting on the cardboard stand out. The illumination is in all places on the cardboard; it is between the triple fan cooler design, on the sides and the edges. As well as, it options design queues from a bolt of lightning.
In comparison with the RTX 4090 fashions, the RTX 4080 variations are an identical aesthetically (just like the Asus fashions), however there are notable measurement variations. The 4090 fashions are 74mm thick, whereas the 4080 fashions are 66mm thick. In consequence, they’re making the 4080s barely slimmer.
So it appears from these three manufacturers that the GeForce RTX 4080 total is not going to be a lot smaller than the RTX 4090, regardless of its drastically totally different energy consumption ranking. It ought to enhance the GPU’s overclocking prowess, however these playing cards will nonetheless share the identical case compatibility issues because the RTX 4090.