A MEGAsizeGPU insider has found out that NVIDIA is preparing two models of the high-performance RTX 4080 graphics adapter, with the release scheduled to be released simultaneously.
The RTX 4080 is on the way – two completely identical cards with the same name but different memory configurations.
NVIDIA is supposedly planning to introduce 16GB and 12GB RTX 4080 cards at the same time, just like the company did with 6GB and 3GB GTX 1060 graphics cards a few years ago.
The company has made such models in the past, and even the RTX 3080 predecessor has two configurations, not to mention a third that was never released.
Interestingly, another source, kopite7kimi, claims that this RTX 4080 12GB model may already have its own board numbers and part number. If the AD104 and AD103 are not pin compatible, chances are that the intended RTX 4080 12GB model may have the AD104 GPU and not the AD103. So far, there have only been leaks on RTX 4090 (AD102) and RTX 4080 16GB (AD103) using the same PG139 board, but nothing on AD103/AD104 on PG141.
As more rumors surface as the RTX 40 release approaches, the more likely it is to hear the same versions. NVIDIA tends to provide different specifications to board partners, which often conflict with each other. There are many cases where such strange articles somehow ended up on the market, so it is important to be more careful.
Please note that so far there has been no confirmation of the existence of a 12 GB model. Therefore, this information may be inaccurate or out of date.