Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Ti tipped to launch early next year with an AD102 GPU
With no GeForce RTX 4090 Ti or RTX 4050 desktop due to be launched anytime soon, one would be correct to assume that Nvidia is done with Ada Lovelace. However, renowned leaker @Zed__Wang has now talked about yet another RTX 4000 series graphics card that sits on the upper end of the lineup: the GeForce RTX 4080 Ti.
Unfortunately, key information such as its memory bandwidth/bus and VRAM is yet to be revealed. So far, the leaker has said it will use an AD102 GPU and consume about 450 Watts of power under load. This could mirror Ampere, with the RTX 4080 Ti using a cut-down version of the AD102. Nvidia is expected to launch the GeForce RTX 4080 Ti sometime in January 2024, right about when it plans to unveil the cut-down GeForce RTX 3050 6 GB for desktops.
VRAM will likely stay at 16 GB unless Nvidia ups the memory bus, resulting in the graphics card launching with 20 GB of video memory. That said, a cursory glance at most mid to low-end Ada Lovelace lineup paints a grim picture of the RTX 4080 Ti. It is slated to cost the same as the already expensive RTX 4080 (US$1,200). With AD102 and AD103 being pin compatible, Nvidia could take AD102 dies from the RTX 4090 reject bin, slap it on an RTX 4080 board and sell it as a "brand new" RTX 4080 Ti.