The memory upgrade for Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3080, which is hotly debated in the rumor mill, should celebrate its market launch this week. According to the latest information, the new Ampere graphics card with a faster 12GB VRAM will be presented on January 11th.
While the focus was on the announcement of new flagships (RTX 3090 Ti) and entry-level graphics cards (RTX 3050) at CES 2022, the chip manufacturer remained silent about the long-awaited new editions of the GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 Ti. Like the colleagues from wccftech However, possible memory expansions will be presented shortly. It appears that Nvidia is planning to unveil the RTX 3080 with 12 GB of GDDR6X video memory on January 11th (Tuesday) at 3 p.m. German time.
Solid boost: faster storage meets more Cuda cores
According to initial information, changes should not only be made to the storage capacity. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 (12 GB) could also have slightly more shader units with 8960 Cuda cores (vs. 8704) and expand the memory interface from 320 bits to 384 bits.
This results in a higher memory bandwidth of up to 912 GB / s instead of the previously possible 760 GB / s – an increase of around 20 percent compared to the current 10 GB version. The additional power should also go hand in hand with a higher power consumption of 350 watts (vs. 320 watts).
It is unclear at what price Nvidia will place the new RTX 3080 (12 GB) between the original model and the RTX 3080 Ti. In the USA, the recommended retail prices are 699 and 1199 US dollars, respectively. Expected pricing is between $899 and $999. However, due to the persistent chip shortage and high demand, the realistic cost should be around $1,500.
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