PNY GeForce RTX 4080 Verto OC Review

Introduction

The PNY XLR8 GeForce RTX 4080 Verto OC is the company’s premium take on the new “Ada Lovelace” GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card NVIDIA is launching to bolster its high-end lineup for this generation, presenting gamers many of the same things the RTX 4090 is able to do—play next-generation AAA games at 4K Ultra HD with maxed out settings and ray tracing. The new DLSS 3 frame-generation doubles the frame-rates when you need them to be, which gives this generation plenty of future-proofing. This is PNY’s first rodeo with a completely in-house custom-design GeForce RTX graphics card. The company had been sourcing its XLR8 custom-design cards from Palit Microsystems, and its cards ended up looking like rebadged Gainward products (a brand Palit owns).

NVIDIA designed the GeForce RTX 4080 with a high degree of manufacturing cost optimization, as this is where it expects the most competition from AMD. To this end, the RTX 4080 is based on the new AD103 silicon with fewer SM than the large AD102, but significantly more than the smaller AD104 on which the RTX 4080 12 GB was supposed to be based on, which has since been “unlaunched” and will probably be rebranded into a 70-class product.

The RTX 4080 is endowed with 9,728 CUDA cores, 304 Tensor cores, 76 RT cores, and a 256-bit wide GDDR6X memory interface—another cost-optimization. While the memory size has generationally increased to 16 GB (from 10 GB for the RTX 3080), the memory bus is narrower. NVIDIA compensated for this with faster 22.4 Gbps memory (compared to 19 Gbps); and using larger on-die caches that speed up the memory sub-system.

The PNY XLR8 RTX 4080 Verto OC features a premium 3.5-slot cooling solution with a splash of RGB LED lighting elements, sharp cuts and creases, and features relevant to enthusiast-gamers, such as dual-BIOS. It also comes with a slightly overclocked speeds of 2.55 GHz (compared to 2.50 GHz reference). The most interesting aspect of this card has to be its price, which is bang on the NVIDIA baseline MSRP of $1,200 (no premium). So for everyone who wants an RTX 4080 to install and forget about, and doesn’t care about major factory-overclocks that drive up prices up, this is the card to look out for.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Market Segment Analysis
PriceCoresROPsCore
Clock
Boost
Clock
Memory
Clock
GPUtransistorsMemory
RTX 2080$3802944641515MHz1710MHz1750MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256 bit
RTX 3060Ti$4104864801410MHz1665MHz1750MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6, 256 bit
RX6700XT$3602560642424MHz2581MHz2000MHzNavi 2217200M12 GB, GDDR6, 192 bit
RX6750XT$4702560642495MHz2600MHz2250MHzNavi 2217200M12 GB, GDDR6, 192 bit
RTX 2080 Ti$6004352881350MHz1545MHz1750MHzTU10218600M11 GB, GDDR6, 352 bit
RTX 3070$5005888961500MHz1725MHz1750MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6, 256 bit
RTX 3070Ti$6006144961575MHz1770MHz1188MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6X, 256-bit
RX6800$5803840961815MHz2105MHz2000MHzNavi 2126800M16 GB, GDDR6, 256 bit
RX6800XT$53046081282015MHz2250MHz2000MHzNavi 2126800M16 GB, GDDR6, 256 bit
RTX 3080$6608704961440MHz1710MHz1188MHzGA10228000M10 GB, GDDR6X, 320 bit
RTX 3080Ti$950102401121365MHz1665MHz1188MHzGA10228000M12 GB, GDDR6X, 384 bit
RX6900XT$65051201282015MHz2250MHz2000MHzNavi 2126800M16 GB, GDDR6, 256 bit
RX6950XT$80051201282100MHz2310MHz2250MHzNavi 2126800M16 GB, GDDR6, 256 bit
RTX 3090$900104961121395MHz1695MHz1219MHzGA10228000M24 GB, GDDR6X, 384 bit
RX7900XT$90053761922000MHz2400MHz2500MHzNavi 3158000M20 GB, GDDR6, 320 bit
RTX 3090Ti$1400107521121560MHz1950MHz1313MHzGA10228000M24 GB, GDDR6X, 384 bit
RX 7900XTX$100061441922300MHz2505MHz2500MHzNavi 3158000M24 GB, GDDR6, 384 bit
RTX 4080$120097281122205MHz2505MHz1400MHzAD10345900M16 GB, GDDR6X, 256-bit
PNY RTX 4080
Verto OC
$120097281122205MHz2550MHz1400MHzAD10345900M16 GB, GDDR6X, 256-bit
RTX 4090$2400163841762235MHz2520MHz1313MHzAD10276300M24 GB, GDDR6X, 384 bit