Gainward introduced the GeForce RTX 4080 Phoenix GS graphics card. The manufacturer first showed the new product in September, when NVIDIA was still planning to release two versions of the GeForce RTX 4080 – with 16 and 12 GB of video memory. As a result, the release of the latter was canceled and Gainward decided to postpone the release of the GeForce RTX 4080 Phoenix GS to a later date.
Under the Phoenix GS series, the manufacturer usually releases graphics cards based on the so-called “golden samples” of GPUs, i.e. selected copies that have a higher potential for additional manual overclocking. Later, the company will likely also unveil the regular GeForce RTX 4080 Phoenix model, just like before.
The thickness of the GeForce RTX 4080 Phoenix GS is 3.1 expansion slots. The graphics card is equipped with a massive cooling system with three fans and lots of heat pipes.
The novelty is based on the NVIDIA AD103 graphics processor with 9728 CUDA cores. The card features 16 GB of GDDR6X memory with a speed of 22.4 Gb/s per pin and support for a 256-bit bus. The graphics chip is overclocked at the factory. The manufacturer specifies a boost frequency of 2610 MHz, which is 4.1% above the reference value (2508 MHz).
The company has not yet disclosed the power consumption of the graphics card. However, the novelty receives additional power through a 12+4-pin 12VHPWR connector located in the middle part of the accelerator. In addition, there is an HDMI 2.1a video output and three DisplayPort.
The dimensions of the GeForce RTX 4080 Phoenix GS are 328.9 × 131.1 × 63.6 mm. At the time this text was written, the novelty was not yet commercially available. It is also not yet listed in the seller’s databases. This may indicate that the manufacturer has not yet decided on the release date and possible recommended costs.