Nvidia is launching a new 12 GB of its RTX 3080. Nvidia launched the updated model of the existing GA102-200 based SKU more than a year after introducing the original 10GB version.
However, the new version features a minor spec upgrade. Nvidia’s RTX graphic cards are mainly designed for gaming, artificial intelligence, and other animated-related activities which require high-intensity graphic cards. These graphic cards are in high demand and frequently out of stock amid continued supply chain constraints.
According to the virtual presentation at the CES 2022 technology show last week, Nvidia introduced new entry-level and ultra-high-performance computing products.
The new GeForce RTX 3050 GPU, which launches later this month, aims to help PCs run the latest games and goes for $249. Nvidia also announced the high-powered GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GPU, which bests the earlier $1,499 RTX 3090.
The new RTX 3080 12GB model was initially unveiled in Nvidia’s latest GeForce drivers, which sells today at select board partners. NVIDIA RTX 3080 12GB features 2GB more memory than the original 10GB RTX 3080. The new graphics card now features a full 384-bit memory bus, resulting in 912 GB/s.
According to the company, “A version of a GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card with 12GB GDDR6X memory is available from our GPU partners starting today, with driver support available through GeForce Experience and on Nvidia’s driver download page”.
The RTX 3080 12GB variant also includes 8960 CUDA cores, an increase of nearly 3 percent over the original. Nvidia recommends a 750W power supply for its new 12GB variant. However, the 12GB RTX 3080 draws an additional 30 watts up to 350 watts compared to the 320W of the original RTX 3080.
The upgraded RTX 3080 12GB version will be available for sale starting today from Nvidia’s partners. The Nvidia RTX 3080 12GB version will be priced starting from $700 to $1479.