Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 12 GB: Unlaunched graphics card to be resurrected as the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
Leaked benchmarks showed that the "unlaunched" Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 12 GB performed on par with the previous-generation GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. Although it was cancelled on paper, Nvidia wouldn't waste good silicon and cut its losses by relaunching it later as a different SKU. Prolific leaker Kopite7kimi says it will now be called the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti instead.
The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti also gives us a rough idea of what the rest of the Ada Lovelace stack could look like. Many would argue that it is more of an xx60 class graphics card, given its 192-bit bus. Its non-Ti sibling, the RTX 4070, will likely feature a cut-down AD104 die with 10 GB of video memory of a 160-bit bus. Nvidia will likely market it as a GeForce RTX 3090 competitor, although it might not do so well in the real world due to its underwhelming spec sheet. While it is a bit early to predict how much it could cost, a US$700 price tag seems likely.
Kopite7kimi says Nvidia will launch the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti in January. Hence, it could be unveiled at CES 2023 along with other Ada Lovelace SKUs. That said, Nvidia usually launches its non-Ti models first, making the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti the first of its kind. It could, however, be little more than a paper launch. Nvidia is already sitting on heaps of unsold graphics cards. The company's decision to launch new, confusingly-specced Ampere SKUs isn't helping either.