Nvidia is launching a new 12GB mannequin of its RTX 3080 immediately. Revealed initially in Nvidia’s newest GeForce drivers, the new 12GB mannequin goes on sale immediately from choose board companions and affords 2GB extra memory than the unique 10GB RTX 3080.
A memory bump is welcome, significantly because it was a supply of concern throughout our preliminary assessment of the RTX 3080 in 2020. It additionally matches the 12GB discovered on the RTX 3080 Ti. This new RTX 3080 mannequin additionally consists of 8960 CUDA cores, a bump of practically 3 p.c over the unique. The upgraded memory additionally means this GPU has 20 p.c extra cumulative bandwidth over the unique 10GB variant, due to a wider 384-bit memory bus.
Nvidia continues to be recommending a 750W energy provide, however this 12GB RTX 3080 attracts an additional 30 watts of energy, as much as 350 watts in complete in comparison with the 320W draw on the unique RTX 3080.
It’s a comparatively minor improve over the unique RTX 3080, and it’s assured to be as tough to buy in shops. Nvidia’s new 12GB RTX 3080 arrives simply days after the corporate additionally introduced a new RTX 3090 Ti with sooner memory and higher efficiency, and a $249 RTX 3050. The price range RTX 3050 affords ray tracing and DLSS assist at a way more inexpensive value, assuming you’re about to snag one at retail value. Nvidia is promising to element extra in regards to the RTX 3090 Ti later this month.
RTX 3080 12GB pricing will probably be decided largely by board companions, so we’re ready to listen to extra bulletins from distributors to find out precisely how this new GPU will probably be priced.
Update, January eleventh 9:15AM ET: Updated to notice full pricing particulars for the new RTX 3080 aren’t out there but.