This RTX 4080 12GB with its “surprising” positioning looked more like a 4070 than a 4080. We pointed out the very different technical configuration of the two RTX 4080 cards. A situation that could only serve the end customer by increasing the confusion around the 4080. Nvidia has simply cancelled the launch of this GeForce RTX 4080 12GB which was supposed to take place next November with the RTX 4080 16GB. How did we get to this point when it seems more than obvious that this GeForce RTX 4080 12GB should never have been called 4080, since it had a GPU that was seriously neutered to the point that the 16GB capacity model was advertised as 30% faster?
Of course, it’s hard for the greenies to recognize a new launch blunder, so the company simply states that GeForce RTX 4080 12GB is a fantastic card but that it should never have been announced with this name. So it seems more than obvious that this card will still arrive on the market but with a different commercial name ( 4070 or 4070Ti ? ).
The RTX 4080 12GB is a fantastic graphics card, but it has the wrong name. Having two GPUs named 4080 is confusing.
So let’s hit the “don’t run” button on the 4080 12GB. The RTX 4080 16GB is incredible and is poised to delight gamers everywhere on November 16.
Over $1000 for an RTX 4070?
This whole story might just make us smile, but it’s possible that the implications for the lineup are more profound than we think. Unless we consider that Nvidia will maintain a price of €1099 for an RTX 4070, we should expect a deeper reorganization of models and prices. Or we could dream of a global repositioning of the range…