Nvidia announces new RTX 3080 with 12GB of memory

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The new model of the RTX 3080 is 12 gigabytes. The new 12GB model of the RTX 3080 is available today from select board partners and offers more memory than the original 10GB model.

It was a source of concern during our initial review of the RTX 3080, but a memory boost is welcome. It matches the amount of storage found on the 3080 Ti. The new model includes 8960 CUDA cores, which is a 3 percent increase over the original model. The memory upgrade means the graphics card has 20 percent more cumulative bandwidth than the original 10GB variant.

The original RTX 3080 has a 320W draw, but the 12GB version has a 350W draw, which is 30 watt more power than the original.

It is a minor upgrade over the original, and it is hard to find in stores. Just days after the company also announced a new RTX 3090 Ti with faster memory and better performance, a new 12GB RTX 3080 arrives. If you are about to buy a retail version of the budget RTX 3050, it will offer ray tracing and DLSS support at a much more affordable price. There will be more information about the RTX 3090 Ti later this month.

We are waiting to hear more announcements from the vendors about the pricing of the new graphics card.

The full pricing details for the new RTX 3080 aren't available yet.