Today, thematically, resources have published their reviews of the GeForce RTX 4080 video card, so we can finally understand what happened to Nvidia for $ 1,200.
We will take the TechPowerUp review as the basis for the analysis, as it is voluminous and comprehensive. Let’s start right away with performance.
At 4K, and at lower resolutions, there is no particular point in testing such a card, the novelty bypasses all existing adapters, except for the RTX 4090. The RTX 4080 is 16% faster than the RTX 3090 Ti, that is, it is very significant, but on the other hand, changing the second to the first does not make much sense . The novelty is already ahead of its direct predecessor by 49%, which is very, very good. However, the RTX 3080 started at $700, that is, with a 50% difference in performance, the new product is more than 70% more expensive! And if you remember the upcoming $1,000 Radeon RX 7900 XTX, then there are big questions about the RTX 4080.
In terms of performance per dollar, the RTX 4080 is better than the RTX 4090, but the latter offers a completely unparalleled level of performance, but the junior card is still not so far removed from the previous Nvidia flagship.
But the power consumption of the new card can be called excellent. It is 10% more economical than its predecessor, which, with a 50% increase in performance, is an excellent achievement of Nvidia engineers.
As a result, we can say that even now there are questions about the RTX 4080 because of the huge price, and if the Radeon RX 7900 XTX at a $ 200 lower price turns out to be even more productive, and so far everything points to this, then the fate of the new Nvidia looks not very happy.