11/14/2022 at 3:41 p.m. by Andreas Link – There is now a better picture of the PCB of the Geforce RTX 4080 in the Founders Edition. The circuit board is basically the same as the Geforce RTX 4090, but is equipped much less extensively.
A picture of the circuit board of a Geforce RTX 4080 Founders Edition was already doing the rounds, which gave a first impression of the differences in design. Now follows a clean picture from Videocardz, photographed from above, which allows for even better comparisons. The design is on the one hand the same, on the other hand it is not. The package is slightly smaller and lacks a spacer, and of course the memory configuration and parts around the two components change. In particular, the power supply is much easier because the card also requires less power. 17 of 27 phases remain.
Geforce RTX 4080: More detailed pictures of the PCB (2) Source: Videocardz The circuit board is basically identical to the Geforce RTX 4090, which also suggests that the fundamentally same cooling design is used, albeit probably with less material used to save costs. The huge cooler of the Geforce RTX 4090 could be more compact here. Otherwise, being the same basic design, it also includes the controversial 12VHPWR power connector, which hasn’t garnered many popularity points over the past few days. One can only hope that the problems can be solved. With 320 watts TDP, the Geforce RTX 4080 should also be less vulnerable than its big sister.
The Geforce RTX 4080 starts with 9,728 FP32 shaders and has 16 GiByte memory distributed over 8 modules on a 256-bit wide interface. The 12 GB variant with fewer shader ALUs has been canceled and should be resurrected as the Geforce RTX 4070/Ti. But that shouldn’t happen until next year.
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