NVIDIA reportedly resumes the production of GeForce RTX 3080 12GB GPUs after stopping it 2 months ago

Published: 15th Aug 2022, 07:28 GMT   Comments

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NVIDIA is making RTX 3080 12GB again

A hardware leaker with good contacts at board partners claims that NVIDIA is now producing RTX 3080 12GB SKU again after stopping it two months ago.

The RTX 3080 12GB was one of the latest models released this year in January. This card was a cosmetic upgrade over the original model with 10GB, but was a needed refresh of the GA102 GPU at the time. The RTX 3090 series were simply too expensive.

Fast forward to August this year, NVIDIA is facing a huge inventory problem with RTX 30 series, there are simply too many cards to sell and too few customers interested in buying a high-end card just 2 months away from next-gen launch.

But as NVIDIA produces more RTX 3090 cards with nearly full GA102 GPU, the company is also getting partially disabled GPUs, which may end up in SKUs such as RTX 3080 Ti or RTX 3080 10/12GB models. According to MEGAsizeGPU, NVIDIA has just started making RTX 3080 12GB cards again. The reason supposedly being the huge stock of GA102 GPUs:

NVIDIA can make RTX 3080 12GB cards regardless if the GA102 inventory has enough suitable chips or not. We have seen this many times, when the company repurposed its higher-end GPUs for other models, simply to continue the production of more affordable SKUs. This may lead to lower profits, but NVIDIA will get rid of the GA102 stock one way or the other.

The RTX 3080 12GB features 8960 CUDA cores (+256 over the original), an increased memory size to 12GB and wider memory bus of 384-bit. Interestingly, NVIDIA never announced the MSRP for this card.

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
MSRP
 
$1,999
 
$1,499
 
$1,199
Not announced
 
$699
Release DateJanuary 2022September 24th, 2020June 3rd, 2021January 2022September 17th, 2020

Source: MEGAsizeGPU




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