When I was updating our list of the best GeForce RTX 4080 graphics cards, I noticed that two of the RTX 4080 cards in the list are currently selling below the $1,199 MSRP. These cards are the Gigabyte RTX 4080 Gaming OC and PNY’s RTX 4080. However, the graphics card with the longest name is currently the cheapest – the PNY GeForce RTX 4080 16GB XLR8 Gaming VERTO EPIC-X RGB OC. I’m not sure if this is a temporary or limited-time offer, I hope not. But it is a welcomed price adjustment. Check out more details below and where to grab the RTX 4080 XLR8 card.
UPDATE: Five more graphics cards just went below the $1,199 NVIDIA starting price. Check below.
“Cheapest” RTX 4080 Card – PNY’s RTX 4080 XLR8
PNY’s GeForce RTX 4080 16GB XLR8 Gaming VERTO EPIC-X RGB OC graphics card just went below MSRP. Its name is a mouthful, and I don’t know what PNY’s team was thinking, either. But despite having the longest graphics card name, it is currently the cheapest.
The RTX 4080 XLR8 Gaming OC card initially sold for $1,230, PNY’s MSRP for this graphics card. Currently, PNY has updated the pricing on its website, and this card is priced at $1,189.99 only. However, major retailers like Amazon and Newegg only sell this graphics card for $1,139.99. It’s not a huge markdown, but it is undoubtedly below MSRP.
Is this going to be a permanent markdown? Will we see other graphics card manufacturers adjusting their cards’ prices too? Only time can tell.
The PNY RTX 4080 XLR8 card offers a slightly fastest boost clock speed of 2250 MHz and a memory clock speed of 23 Gbps. Like most RTX 4080 cards, this one is also a big and chunky graphics card. It measures 13.06″ in length, 5.39″ in width, and 2.8″ in height or occupies a 3.5 slot. It has an all-black design with some RGB lighting on the front cooler shroud and the XRL8 logo on the front-side portion.
A quick recap, the RTX 4080 is based on NVIDIA’s Ada Lovelace architecture. It uses an AD103 GPU that is based on TSMC’s 4N NVIDIA custom process, which is a customized 5nm process. The GeForce RTX 4080 has 9,728 CUDA cores, providing 49 Shader-TFLOPS of power for traditional rasterized graphics; 304 Fourth Generation Tensor Cores offering 780 Tensor-TFLOPS (with Sparsity) for AI processing and DLSS; and 76 Third Generation Ada RT Cores capable of 113 RT-TFLOPS for powering next-generation ray-traced graphics, and 16GB of GDDR6X memory.
Performance-wise, the RTX 4080 is around 40% to 50% faster, on average, than the RTX 3080 in traditional rasterization. Meanwhile, the RTX 4080 is about 25% faster than the RTX 3080 Ti and approximately 15% faster than the previous flagship RTX 3090 Ti in traditional rasterization. Compared to the current flagship GPU, the RTX 4080 is about 20% to 30% slower than RTX 4090, depending on the scenario.
Pricing and Availability
When this article was published, the PNY GeForce RTX 4080 XLR8 Gaming VERTO EPIC-X RGB OC was selling for around $1,140. For the latest pricing and availability, you can check it via the links below. (#ad)
PNY RTX 4080 XLR8 Gaming graphics card is available on Amazon.com here.
UPDATE: At the time of updating this article, five more RTX 4080 cards went below the $1,199 NVIDIA starting price. These cards are the MSI RTX 4080 16GB Ventus 3X OC, Galax RTX 4080 SG, Gigabyte RTX 4080 Gaming OC, Gigabyte RTX 4080 Eagle, and PNY RTX 4080 16GB Verto. Is this the start of price drops for GPUs? Will we see more cards dropping in price? Time will tell. Anyway, you can check out their latest pricing and availability via the links below. (#ad)
MSI RTX 4080 16GB Ventus 3X OC is available on Amazon.com here.
Galax GeForce RTX 4080 SG is available on Amazon.com here.
Gigabyte RTX 4080 Gaming OC is available on Amazon.com here.
Gigabyte RTX 4080 Eagle is available on Amazon.com here.
PNY RTX 4080 16GB Verto is available on Amazon.com here.
PNY RTX 4080 XRL8 Gaming VERTO EPIC-X RGB OC Specs
|Graphics Card||PNY RTX 4080 XLR8||NVIDIA RTX 4080|
|Fabrication Process||TSMC 4N NVIDIA Custom Process||TSMC 4N NVIDIA Custom Process|
|Transistor Count||45.9 billion||45.9 billion|
|Architecture||Ada Lovelace||Ada Lovelace|
|Graphics Processing Clusters||7||7|
|Texture Processing Clusters||38||38|
|Tensor Cores||304 (4th Gen)||304 (4th Gen)|
|RT Cores||76 (3rd Gen)||76 (3rd Gen)|
|Boost Clock||2550 MHz||2505 MHz|
|Memory Clock||23 Gbps||22.4 Gbps|
|L2 Cache Size||65536 KB||65536 KB|
|Total Video Memory||16 GB GDDR6X||16 GB GDDR6X|
|Total Memory Bandwidth||716.8 GB/s||716.8 GB/s|
|Texture Rate||761.5 Gigatexels/sec||761.5 Gigatexels/sec|
|Connectors||3 x DisplayPort 1 x HDMI||3 x DisplayPort 1 x HDMI|
|Minimum Power Supply||750 Watts||750 Watts|
|Total Graphics Power (TGP)||320 Watts||320 Watts|
|PCI Express Interface||Gen 4||Gen 4|
|Release Date||Nov. 2022||Nov. 2022|