GeForce RTX 4080 Emerges at U.S. Retailer Starting at $1,199

Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card will hit the retail market on November 16, so retailers worldwide have started listing custom Ada graphics card models from the chipmaker’s AIB partners. Although it won’t be as fast as the GeForce RTX 4090, the GeForce RTX 4080 still poses as one of the best graphics cards.

Initially available in both 16GB and 12GB variants, Nvidia has decided to “unlaunch” GeForce RTX 4080 12GB after much criticism and user backlash. There must have been heavy pressure for Nvidia to cancel a graphics card launch, something the chipmaker has never done. Don’t be sad about the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB, though, as vendors will likely recycle it for a GeForce RTX 4070-tier SKU. Nvidia’s benchmarks showed that the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB was up to 30% slower than the 16GB variant so it would be a hard sell. In addition, the rumor is that Nvidia has reportedly reimbursed partners for the packaging and rebranding costs.

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