Nvidia finally canceled the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB graphics card launch due to naming issues.
The company will launch the powerful RTX 4080 16GB, and the RTX 4080 12GB has been mired in controversy ever since it was announced last month during the 40-series reveal.
Nvidia canceled the RTX 4080 12GB due to not being named right because there are two same 4080 designation was confusing.
Since the product was announced to the media, there has been one difference between the RTX 4080 16GB and RTX 4080 12GB, which is a video memory size. Of course, the 12 GB model has a significantly cut-down GPU, with 27% fewer CUDA cores and reduced memory bus width. It offers a totally different performance profile compared to the larger RTX 4080 16GB model, as was also evidenced in some of Nvidia’s own performance charts.
Nvidia usually launches the graphic card with the same name but with different capabilities, but in this case, the RTX 4080 12GB was possibly the most egregious example yet misleading customers with similar naming.
Based on the report from Gamers Nexus, the RTX 4080 12GB re-release could have a price adjustment alongside a new name. Nvidia may change the RTX 4080 12GB to an RTX 4070/4070 Ti naming for the card, but there’s no firm information yet on the matter.
However, the RTX 4080 16GB is still on schedule and will be launching on November 16 at the same $1199 starting price as before.