January 19, 2022

NVIDIA Simply Launched A Burlier GeForce RTX 3080 GPU And It Would not Simply Have Extra Reminiscence

GeForce RTX 3080
Generally the leaks and rumors are proper on the cash. We convey that up as a result of as beforehand tipped in unofficial circles, NVIDIA as we speak launched an upgraded model of its GeForce RTX 3080 with extra GDDR6X reminiscence on board and some different goodies. It does not seem the cardboard will exchange the prevailing mannequin, however sit alongside it.
That is how it’s laid out on the ‘GeForce RTX 3080 Household’ product web page, anyway. As presently constructed, the product web page outlines specs for 2 GeForce RTX 3080 fashions—10GB and 12GB GDDR6X—and the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, which additionally sports activities the identical 12GB GDDR6X association because the upgraded non-Ti variant.
There isn’t any devoted press launch accompanying the upgraded SKU, although NVIDIA did give it a point out in its driver information. NVIDIA as we speak introduced it’s prepping a driver launch that’s largely centered on bringing optimizations to the God of Struggle launch that’s certain for PCs later this week, although it incorporates different goodies as nicely. In direction of the top of the announcement, NVIDIA factors to an “extra model of the GeForce RTX 3080 with 12GB GDDR6X.”

“The GeForce RTX 3080 was the primary GeForce RTX 30 Sequence graphics card that we launched, and stays probably the greatest high-performance GPUs round, able to delivering superb efficiency at 4K and within the 150+ NVIDIA DLSS AI-accelerated video games and apps,” NVIDIA mentioned.

“Beginning as we speak, our GPU companions, together with ASUS, Colourful, EVGA, Gainward, Galax, Gigabyte, INNO3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac, will start providing a 12GB GDDR6X model of the GeForce RTX 3080. A driver is offered now to assist this new model through our web site and GeForce Expertise,” the corporate added.

NVIDIA doesn’t plan to supply a Founders Version mannequin of the upgraded card. The corporate additionally confirmed the brand new half is barely transport with a lowered hashrate in hopes of getting the cardboard into the fingers of extra avid gamers.

GeForce RTX 3080 Household Specs Comparability

This is a breakdown of the specs…

GeForce RTX 3080 Specs Table

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As you’ll be able to see, the improve to 12GB of GDDR6X reminiscence and a fatter 384-bit bus are arguably the largest offers, placing the reminiscence association on par with the Ti mannequin. Similar goes for the ensuing reminiscence bandwidth, as it has been bumped up from 760GB/s to 912GB/s. The cardboard brings a small uptick in stream multiprocessors (SMs) and CUDA cores too—from 68 to 70, and from 8,704 to eight,960, respectively.

The enhance clock stays the identical, although curiously sufficient the bottom clock is barely slower, going from 1.44GHz to 1.26GHz. That is regardless of having the next 350W TGP (in comparison with 320W).

There isn’t any point out of pricing, however EVGA has already listed a customized mannequin on its web site, the GeForce RTX 3080 12GB XC3 Extremely Gaming (12G-P5-4865-KL). EVGA’s pricing is $1,249.99. That is $370 increased than the GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Extremely Gaming (10G-P5-3885-KL) with 10GB of reminiscence, which lists for $879.99. Each playing cards are out of inventory.

That is a chunky premium for positive, although we do not know what sort of real-world efficiency enhance is perhaps on faucet to assist justify a $370 enhance. It additionally stays to be seen if there can be cheaper variants, each from EVGA and different add-in board companions.

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