Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 4080 Super VULCAN W OC review

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Introduction and Analysis

We review the Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 4080 Super VULCAN W OC, which distinguishes itself among high-end RTX 4080 models with its unique features. Notably, it includes a vivid 480 x 128-pixel LCD display, a comprehensive cooling solution, and a dual BIOS configuration. Moreover, it delivers the highest performance we've observed in a GeForce RTX 4080 Super to date. We do not have a final price for the card but MSRP it certainly won't be, this graphics card offers a bit more value and performance, it runs nearly reference aside from a 60 MHz increase (2610 MHz) on the boost frequency. This card distinguishes itself with an increased number of shader processors, resulting in slightly enhanced performance. Notably, the 4080 SUPER is priced lower than the standard 4080 model, retailing at $999. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER, a high-performance graphics card, was introduced on January 8th, 2024. This card, developed with a 5 nm manufacturing process, utilizes the AD103 graphics processor, particularly the AD103-400-A1 variant.

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The GPU supports DirectX 12 Ultimate, enabling compatibility with contemporary and future gaming titles, including features like hardware-raytracing and variable-rate shading. The AD103 chip features a die area of 379 mm² and contains 45.9 billion transistors. Its architecture includes 10240 shading units, 320 texture mapping units, and 112 ROPs. The card integrates 320 tensor cores, which are instrumental in optimizing machine learning performance, along with 80 raytracing acceleration cores. Equipped with 16 GB of GDDR6X memory over a 256-bit memory interface, the GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER operates at a base frequency of 2295 MHz, boosting up to 2550 MHz. The memory clocks in at 1438 MHz, yielding an effective 23 Gbps.

GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER
4080
4070 Ti SUPER
4070 Ti4070 SUPER
40703070 Ti
GPU AD-103-400
AD-103-300AD-103-275AD104-400 AD104-300
AD104-250 GA104-400
Shader Cores 10240
972884487680 71685888 6144
Base Clock 2295 MHz2205 MHz2340 MHz2310 MHz 1980 MHz1920 MHz 1575 MHz
Boost Clock 2550 MHz
2505 MHz2610 MHz2610 MHz 2475 MHz2475 MHz 1770 MHz
FP32 Compute 52 TFLOPS49 TFLOPS44 TFLOPS40 TFLOPS 36 TFLOPS29 TFLOPS 22 TFLOPS
Memory 16 GB G6X
16 GB G6X
16 GB G6X12 GB G6X 12 GB G6X12 GB G6X 8 GB G6X
Memory Bus 256-Bit
256-Bit
256-bit192-bit 192-bit192-bit 256-bit
Memory Speed 23 Gbps
22.4 Gbps
21 Gbps21 Gbps 21 Gbps21 Gbps 19 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 736 GB/S
717 GB/s
672 GB/s504 GB/s 504 GB/s504 GB/s 608 GB/s
TDP 320W
320W
285W285W 220W200W 290W
Interface Gen4 X16
Gen4 x16
PCIe Gen4 X16
PCIe Gen4 x16 PCIe Gen4 X16
PCIe Gen4 x16 PCIe Gen4 x16
MSRP 999 USD1199 USD799 USD
799 USD 599 USD
599 USD 599 USD
Release Date January 2024
November 2022January 2024
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Colourful's new iGame GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER Vulcan OC-W boasts a different design. The iGame series Vulcan OC-V features Colorful's Hurricane Scythe Blade, a new and better fan blade design that moves more air and creates less noise than the previous generation's Storm Chaser fan design. One of the nicest features of COLORFUL's excellent Vulcan series is an iGame Smart LCD. This revision is a magnetic display that can easily be removed. Secondly, the new iGame Smart LCD is put atop the iGame RTX 4080 SUPER Vulcan OC-W graphics card, but it may also be mounted horizontally or vertically. You connect the docked iGame Smart LCD to your computer using a USB cable. If you remove the display and set it on the dock or your desk, you can replace the iGame LCD on the graphics card with the accompanying Vulcan Lightboard (or wherever you decide to put the display). Colorful offers the Vulcan as 3.5 slot cooling! They also designed the card with a semi-passive cooling system; once the GPU warms up, the three fans begin to cool. The card has been strengthened significantly to prevent sagging. The manufacturer increased both the power consumption limit and turbo frequency. This card's 2640 MHz boost clock speed, an increased power limiter and frequency make this among the fastest products. Effectively, the memory operates at a rate of 23 Gbps. With these specifications and other high-end components in mind, it would be ideal for pairing this graphics card with a power supply of at least 750 watts. Let us get this review going, shall we? At the time of writing Colorful did not share the SRP, but realistically we feel this product can't be too far away from FE pricing, perhaps $1099-$1199

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