NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 with 12GB expected in January

Posted on Wednesday, October 13 2021 @ 22:39 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
VideoCardz reports NVIDIA has informed its board partners about an upcoming launch. According to the rumor, a GeForce RTX 3080 with GA102-220 GPU will hit the market around January 2022. The main difference versus the current SKU is the fact that the new version has 12GB GDDR6X memory, which is an additional 2GB. It's believed the 10GB version will be discontinued after the launch of the 12GB edition.
The GA102-220 GPU is not expected to feature a change to CUDA core count, however, this has not yet been confirmed. An upgrade to 12GB memory will mean a requirement of a wider memory bus of 384-bit, increasing the maximum bandwidth in the process. However, this will depend on the memory speed, which has not been communicated to board partners yet. It is worth noting that the GA102-220 GPU has been first mentioned by @kopite7kimi just last week.
Previously, it was already revealed that NVIDIA plans a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with 16GB memory.

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