The specialized GPU company led by Jensen Huang has made a strange move, announcing that of the RTX 40 series, the 12GB RTX 4080 model will not have its market launch. This would be so due to possible confusion with the name for potential buyers.
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That’s how he explained it Nvidia from their official blog, stating that having two GPUs with the 4080 designation is confusing, so they decided to only have the 16GB RTX 4080 released. In any case, doubts already existed within the community, because they shared the same name, but there were differences in their specifications.
On November 16, buyers will only be able to choose between the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080, it is not yet known if the company plans to relaunch the 12GB model using another name, but the hope in the users is still active. Now that the community will not be able to access the cheap version, they only have the most expensive and powerful options.