Nvidia announces 12GB version of RTX 3080 with more CUDA cores

Ro, 11 January 2022

Nvidia just announced an improved RTX 3080 GPU that offers 12GB of VRAM compared to the original, which has 10GB. There are also approximately 3% more CUDA cores, totaling 8960.

Nvidia announces 12GB version of RTX 3080 with more CUDA cores

The upgrade in the memory translates into 20% more bandwidth also thanks to the wider 384-bit memory bus. As a result, the GPU draws about 30W more power than the original version, which requires 320W. However, Nvidia is still recommending a 750W-rated power supply.

The new variant should be available starting today from select board partners but the pricing remains unknown.



Reader comments

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  • Anonymous
  • 14 Jan 2022
  • 31b

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  • Anonymous
  • 13 Jan 2022
  • pYg

4k on 6 inch phone is not useless: high pixel density means sharper display; most people who watch services like netflix will watch it on a mobile device (as well as tv but thats not my point here), so improving the display on something like this is ...

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