As the next generation of graphics cards approaches, we start seeing more and more leaks coming our way. The latest report suggests some pretty impressive performance figures for the RTX 40 series, and another states that we’ll only be getting one high-end card from Nvidia this year.
Resident leaker kopite7kimi has released some updated specs and performance expectations for the RTX 40 series, specifically changes to the RTX 4070 and RTX 4080. However, the more interesting detail comes from some expected performance numbers in 3DMark, which puts the RTX 4070 just slightly behind an RTX 3090 Ti, and the RTX 4080 well above that (about 33%).
Additionally, the RTX 4070 has seemingly had an upgrade from 10GB of GDDR6X VRAM to 12GB, as well as an increase to the CUDA cores from 7168 to 7680. Not only that, but the bus width has apparently been improved to 192-bit, giving the RTX 4070 the full 21Gbps memory speed.
On the other hand though, the RTX 4080 has supposedly been downgraded from 10240 CUDA cores to 9728. So that’s 512 less for the 4080 and 512 more for the 4070. Neither should make a huge difference to rasterized performance, but could make a notable difference to ray tracing performance though.
Lastly, the rumor mill has been churning out the idea that Nvidia will be having a pretty small launch this year, due to several factors affecting manufacturing. This means the only GPU coming from the RTX 40 series this year could be the RTX 4090, whilst the RTX 4080 and RTX 4070 are more than likely pushed back into early 2023 instead.
What do you think? Are you excited for the RTX 40 series? How do you feel about the performance numbers? Are they better than you expected? And how would you feel about the RTX 4090 being the only card launching in 2022? Let us know!