NVIDIA introduces GeForce RTX 3080 12GB with 8960 CUDA cores and 350W TDP

Published: 11th Jan 2022, 13:21 GMT   Comments

NVIDIA announces new RTX 3080 with 12GB memory

The company adds a new SKU to its long list of high-end models. 

The new RTX 3080 is now official. The company launches the updated model of the existing GA102-200 based SKU more than a year after introducing the original 10GB version. What was likely supposed to be a SUPER refresh has ended up as a minor spec upgrade.

NVIDIA RTX 3080 12GB features 2GB more memory than the original model. This seemingly small memory upgrade means that the card now features a full 384-bit memory bus and, as a result, the higher maximum bandwidth of 912 GB/s.

The card has already been added to the latest GeForce 511.17 drivers:

GeForce RTX 3080 12GB in 511.17 driver, Source: NVIDIA

The RTX 3080 12GB is based on GA102-220 GPU with 8960 CUDA cores. This relatively small core upgrade combined with power-hungry memory resulted in a higher TDP of 350W, a 30W more than the original.

Although the card is only just being introduced today, it is already available through retailers. Neither they nor the reviewers who have those cards are under any embargo anymore.

Unfortunately, NVIDIA did not announce the MSRP for its new card. We have thus far seen custom models going for around 1700 EUR, around 20% more than RTX 3080 10GB, while EVGA lists the cheapest RTX 3080 12GB model at 1249 USD at its official score.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 High-End SKU Specifications
VideoCardzRTX 3090 TiRTX 3090RTX 3080 TiRTX 3080 12GBRTX 3080 (10GB)
Picture
GPUGA102-350GA102-300GA102-225GA102-220GA102-200
GPU Clusters
 
84
 
82
 
80
 
70
 
68
CUDAs
 
10752
 
10496
 
10240
 
8960
 
8704
RT Cores
 
84
 
82
 
80
 
70
 
68
Tensors/TMUs
 
336
 
328
 
320
 
280
 
272
Base Clock
 
1560 MHz
 
1395 MHz
 
1365 MHz
 
1260 MHz
 
1440 MHz
Boost Clock
 
1860 MHz
 
1695 MHz
 
1665 MHz
 
1710 MHz
 
1710 MHz
Memory
 
24 GB G6X
 
24 GB G6X
 
12 GB G6X
 
12 GB G6X
 
10 GB G6X
Bus
 
384-bit
 
384-bit
 
384-bit
 
384-bit
 
320-bit
Memory Clock
 
21 Gbps
 
19.5 Gbps
 
19 Gbps
 
19 Gbps
 
19 Gbps
Bandwidth
 
1008 GB/s
 
936 GB/s
 
912 GB/s
 
912 GB/s
 
760 GB/s
TDP
 
450W
 
350W
 
350W
 
350W
 
320W
MSRPTBC
 
$1,499
 
$1,199
TBC
 
$699
Release DateJanuary 2022September 24th, 2020June 3rd, 2021January 2022September 17th, 2020



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