The RTX 4070 will not become a Rebadged RTX 4080 12GB

Last week NVIDIA made the decision to cancel their upcoming GeForce RTX 4080 12GB. You can guess the reason behind this, but it’s probably because of the backlash on social media since the initial announcement. The big reason for this backlash was that the RTX 4080 12GB is a very different card than the RTX 4080 16GB. Not only do they have two different VRAM sizes, but they are actually based on two different GPUs with different configurations. While NVIDIA is going ahead with the RTX 4080 16GB, the RTX 4080 12GB has basically not launched until further notice.

While many gamers have speculated that NVIDIA would describe the RTX 4080 12GB as the RTX 4070, this doesn’t seem to be the case. While the RTX 4070 will be based on the same AD104 silicon as the RTX 4080 12GB, it will not have the same configuration. The RTX 4080 12GB has made the most of the AD104 silicon, enabling all 7680 CUDA cores. The RTX 4070 will have fewer CUDA cores and the memory clock can also be changed.

The RTX 4080 12GB was basically NVIDIA trying to sell the successor to the RTX 3070 Ti at a higher price and if they just rename this card as the RTX 4070 it will prove that they were just trying to charge their customers. So the RTX 4080 12GB has been shelved for now and we’re not sure when or how it will be released.

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