There have been tons of rumors and conjectures around the existence of an Nvidia RTX 4090 Ti in development. But now it looks like the tech rumor may have new information about the alleged GPU, as well as the 16GB RTX 4080 version.
According to new leaks reported by neowin, we may have some early benchmark scores for the RTX 4090 Ti. In the Blender 3.3 test, there is a mysterious ‘Nvidia Graphics Device’ listed along with the 4080 and other GPUs. The unnamed card scored 12,906.07 points, which puts it 6.6% higher than the RTX 4090 and lends to the rumor that this could be the 4090 Ti. Meanwhile, the 4080 scored 9,478.64 points, which is about 22.5% lower than the 4090’s score of 12,107.64.
For the Geekbench 5 benchmark, there were leaked scores for the 4080 OpenCL, CUDA and Vulkan tests for the RTX 4080. The GPU scored 258,372, 300,728 and 148,838 respectively. Compared to the scores of the 3080, which was also tested, the score increases are quite high.
Finally, there’s the 3DMark Time Spy benchmark, in which the 4080 scored 28,599 points in the 1440p test and 14,178 points in the 4K test. Those are significant gains compared to the RTX 3080, AMD RX 6950 XT, and AMD RX 6900 XT.
Putting these benchmark scores into perspective
The alleged existence of the RTX 4090 Ti is quite interesting, as the rumors seem to fluctuate wildly between the Nvidia RTX 4090 Ti supposedly being canned due to sky-high energy consumption and almost definitely something that will be released eventually. In fact, the source of the old rumor, Moore’s Law is Dead, explained that the 4090 Ti could be a new RTX Titan Ada. Titans are extremely expensive graphics cards aimed more at creative professionals.
But judging by this most recent leaked benchmark, it looks like the performance matches a 4090 Ti better than a super professional GPU.
Meanwhile, leaked benchmarks for the RTX 4080 16GB are pretty impressive, showing significant gains over older GPU models from Nvidia and AMD. This is a huge improvement over the old one. RTX 4080 12GB version, which had to be officially ‘cancelled’ by Nvidia due to its lackluster specs.
So far, it looks like these next-gen cards could really be a huge leap forward from their predecessors, although the prices are still a little too high to be affordable for all but the most hardcore gamers.