What are the expectations for the next NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080? Learn more about what techies think.
Although the previous NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 has already been in the market for over a year (or has been on and off in the market due to scarce supply), it seems like rumors are already pointing towards an upcoming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080. Rumors are saying the new GPU could happen as early as 2022.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
The next GPU of NVIDIA is expected to be a continuation of the popular Ampere design seen in the RTX 3080. With the growing demand and harsh scarcity, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the current GPUs would last longer as they are all really hard to purchase.
Rumors point towards an expected debut in October 2022. According to the story by BestGamingPro, a leaker claims that the Lovelace, which is the architecture on which the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 will most likely be based on, could be introduced “a bit sooner.”
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Price and Specs
As for the price, it’s hard to tell but with the 3080 already hard to find below the $1000 mark in the US, a higher price is expected for the upcoming NVIDIA RTX 4080. As for the specific price, nobody can tell as of this moment.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 was known to be the world’s first 8K GPU which debuted in September of 2020. This brought newer quality settings but users still had to rely on DLSS.
Upcoming GPU expectations
Expectations of the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 are pushing towards potential 8K maximum settings without the need for DLSS. Although this could still be a pipe dream as of the moment, it would be appreciated.
The NVDIA GeForce RTX 3080 already has 10GB of VRAM. Any GPU coming soon is now expected to have at least 10GB of VRAM as well.
16GB Is Ideal
NVIDIA has already mostly understood the problem and added the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB. Yes, the entry-level GPU had more VRAM compared to the flagship. The article notes that seeing 16GB of VRAM with the upcoming GPU could be good.
Although ray tracing already exists, as of the moment, it doesn’t really have that much significant impact when it comes to the performance. As of the moment, it still seems quite unrealistic to expect NVIDIA to be able to release a brand new GPU just for RT effects.
It would, however, be nice if the upcoming GPU would be able to handle ray tracing to its full capacity. This would allow users to no longer have to choose between beautiful visuals and frame rates.
Here’s what the expectations are regarding a potential upcoming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 and what it should be able to accomplish.