Nvidia’s RTX 4080 GPU has apparently been spotted online, with an alleged photo of the graphics card being shared on Twitter.
Right off the bat, we should note that the particularly heavy use of spice is applicable to this leak, as while it comes from one of the acknowledged ranks of hardware leakers on Twitter (KittyYukko, formerly KittyCorgi), there are certainly some question marks floating around as if is or is not genuine.
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As you can see by looking at the image, the ‘RTX 4080’ logo is in a different font, which has sparked some spoofing calls – but there’s a twist here. As VideoCardz (opens in new tab)who saw the tweet, points out, Nvidia has recently adopted a new font on its website – and it seems to match the design of the leaked photo.
This might be a bit of a stretch, but given the change in font on Nvidia’s official website, we certainly wouldn’t rule out this leak based on the logo used on the alleged RTX 4080.
Furthermore, the design of the high-end graphics card is very much in line with the existing RTX 3000 lineup.
Analysis: Stick with the tried and true?
In fact, in terms of design, the supposed RTX 4080 looks a lot like the current RTX 3090, with the notable difference that the fan is a little bigger. Is it disappointing that nothing seems to have changed? Well, the existing design worked pretty well for Nvidia, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the next generation get closer to it.
This GPU also appears to be a dual-slot case, but that’s hard to say given the front angle the photo was taken from, and of course the plastic casing obscures things a bit too. It can be wider than two slots.
Of course, it’s worth mentioning again that it could be a complete scam, but we hope that’s not the case. Because? Because if this is indeed a bona fide finished RTX 4080, that means the GPU will likely be ready to run soon.
This is an important point because – going through the vine – the RTX 4090 is set to be the first high-end Lovelace graphics card released in October, and it adds weight to some of the rumors that have suggested the RTX 4080 will be next. the door the following month.
Other more recent speculation has suggested that Nvidia may delay the release of the RTX 4080 (plus the 4070 and certainly the 4060) until 2023, due to some complicated issues surrounding the elimination of the current-gen excess stock RTX 3000. (Remember, that inventory must change before high-end products tempt people to buy it, and Team Green’s graphics card manufacturing partners face the prospect of being left in the lurch with a bunch of Ampere inventory. that cannot be cleaned).
In short, this sighting – caveats applied – can be taken as a hint that we might see the RTX 4080 in November after all.