The RTX 3080 12GB has been rumored for some time, with its CES 2022 appearance being canceled and postponed till afterward, along with a redesigned 16GB RTX 3070Ti, but it appears that the green giant’s wheels are rolling once more, as per Wccftech. A long-running rumor has it that the 3080 will have additional GDDR6X RAM, which is sure for gamers who would like to increase the fps to the limit at high resolutions.
It’s unlikely that several titles running at sub-4k resolution would ever reach their VRAM use limit, therefore this card is intended for gamers who want to boost their graphics even higher or for developers who utilize memory-intensive developer tools. However, seeing the latest Nvidia graphics card is always welcome. Customers will soon have two extra 3080 models, one of which will not be able to achieve the $649 MSRP mark, in addition to a normal 3080 and a 3080Ti model. Does this mean that Nvidia is quietly discontinuing the previous RTX 3080 in order to raise the MSRP of these newer cards?
RTX 3080 12GB vs RTX 3080 vs RTX 3080Ti Specifications
|GPU||RTX 3080 10GB||RTX 3080 12GB||RTX 3080Ti|
|Boost Clock||1710 MHz||Unknown||1665MHz|
|Base Clock||1440 MHz||Unknown||1365MHz|
|Memory||10GB GDDR6X||12GB GDDR6X||12GB GDDR6X|
|Release Date||September 17, 2020||January 11, 2022||June 13, 2021|
There is still a chance that tomorrow’s presentations could be postponed, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens. But we will keep an eye around for any updates from Nvidia and the places where you can get an RTX 3080 12GB as quickly as they are available. Even if it’s more expensive than the RTX 3080, it’ll still be a very popular GPU, irrespective of what the final pricing is. In our estimation, this card’s MSRP will fall somewhere between the 3080 and the 3080Ti. Because of their high cost, GDDR6X chips must be included in any new system or pre-built PC that you purchase.