NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16GB Founders Edition

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NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4080 is the second consumer graphics card in their GeForce RTX 40-series, which is based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. This generation brings substantial increases to overall performance, but without a corresponding increase in power usage - giving it excellent efficiency and resulting in generally cool and quiet operation. It includes 16GB of onboard memory, a reduction compared to the more expensive RTX 4090's 24GB, but still has the same pair of upgraded video encoders with support for the AV1 codec. For more detailed performance info, check out our RTX 4080 Content Creation Review.

This RTX 4080 "Founders Edition" variant, directly from NVIDIA, uses a unique dual-fan cooling layout. It is a great design for keeping a single card cool and quiet, by venting some heat out the back of the computer while circulating the rest upward within the case. In fact, it is the same heatsink and fan setup that is used on the RTX 4090 - and it is frankly overkill for this card's much lower power usage. Unfortunately that physical size means most mid-tower cases will only be able to accommodate one, but some larger towers may be able to handle two of them.

Finally, in regards to connectivity, there are one HDMI 2.1a and three DisplayPort 1.4a plugs supporting a total of up to four displays at a maximum resolution of 7680x4320 (8K).
William George (Marketing Project Manager)
William George (Marketing Project Manager) Says:
This is a fantastic card, generally matching or exceeding the performance of the previous top-end models (RTX 3090 and 3090 Ti) for a lower price and with less power usage, heat output, and noise. The only downside compared to those cards is that it has less VRAM, at "just" 16GB, but unless you are working with datasets that need more memory space this is a great choice.

Model: NVIDIA 900-1G136-2560-000


Chipset Manufacturer nVidia
Product Line GeForce
Series RTX 4000
Model 4080
Motherboard Connection PCI Express x16
Interface PCI Express 4.0 x16
Maximum Digital Resolution 7680x4320
Maximum HDMI Resolution 7680x4320
Maximum DisplayPort Resolution 7680x4320
Maximum Monitors Supported 4
HDCP Compliant Yes
Multi-GPU Technology Not Available
TGP 320 W
GPU Specifications
Core Speed 2,210 MHz
Boost Speed 2,510 Mhz
Stream Processors 9,728
Memory Specifications
Video Memory 16GB
Memory Type GDDR6X
Memory Bus Width 256-bit
Additional Information
Cooling System Quiet Fan and Heatsink
DirectX Support DirectX 12
CUDA Support 11
OpenGL Support 4.5
Removable Backplate No
Slot Width 3
Port 1 HDMI 2.1
Port 2 DisplayPort 1.4a
Port 3 DisplayPort 1.4a
Port 4 DisplayPort 1.4a
Power Connectors
Plug 1 16-Pin PCIe 5.0
Length 304 mm (12.0 in)
Height 137 mm (5.4 in)
Width 61 mm (2.4 in)
Net Weight 2.254 kg (5.0 lbs)