It is not just the bus that is cut down.Some were suggesting it was a 4060 because of the 192bit memory bus; the last 3 gens were xx60.
Just like how the 4080 is a 4070/Ti at best, because... you guessed it: over 5 generations of 70 tier were 256bit bus.
But memory bus isn't everything, now is it...
I'd hardly call a 192 bit memory interface "generous" on a -70 class part, let alone a -70 Ti part. Realistically, this should be a 4070 at best with the performance it offers. Toms needs to quit fondling Nvidias marketing drivel and consumers need to quit funding Jensens leather jacket fetish with these outlandish prices
I know, that's why the ellipses at the end.It is not just the bus that is cut down.
The specs alone show the RTX 4080 12GB only has 7680 CUDA cores and 192-bit memory interface, down from the 9728 CUDA cores and the 256-bit interface in the 16GB model.
I think I'm going to keep my 6800XT for a very long time. Speak of the gerbil, my ISP did email me the other day, telling me that their rate is going up and I have no choice but to accept...It's still built like a RTX 3060 replacement. It's a cut down 12GB/192-bit card.
Even the measly 3060 Ti had a 256-bit memory interface.
The naming doesn't matter. At the end of the day, any MSRP above $329 will show Nvidia's wholesale rejection of gamers as a mainstream customer base.
Gamers' paychecks didn't triple over the last 2 years. Cost of living didn't decrease. Comcast didn't send me an email today about how they are going to lower their prices and improve their internet service. So why should we triple our entertainment budget?
Nvidia doesn't make gaming products anymore. I'll live with it. If they want to restructure their business around selling 200 luxury cards per year to celebrities and billionaires, then whatever. It's not my problem anymore. I'll care about Nvidia in the same way I care about whatever Rolls Royce watch Tom Cruise was paid to wear to the Oscars, or whatever.
They think they're too good for us. They don't want our dirty peasant money, so I'll happily spend it elsewhere.
No memory bus isn't everything so lets look at the whole architecture.But memory bus isn't everything, now is it...