NVIDIA could probably get away with calling its upcoming GeForce RTX 3080 (12 GB) graphics card the GeForce RTX 3080 SUPER if it wanted to.
That’s according to new alleged specifications shared by VideoCardz, which claims that the new GeForce RTX 3080 will not only feature more memory, but a higher core count than the standard model. The GeForce RTX 3080 (12 GB) will supposedly boast 8,960 CUDA cores, which is 256 more cores than the original card.
[…] It was already known that this variant is to feature GA102-220 GPU, but it wasn’t clear whether it offers more cores than the 10GB variant. If it does, why even call this card the same as the 10GB model, and not RTX 3085 or RTX 3080 SUPER instead? Well, as it turns out, the RTX 3080 12GB will indeed have more cores, 8960 CUDAs to be exact (256 more cores, +2.9%).
VideoCardz also wrote that the GeForce RTX 3080 (12 GB) will feature faster memory, allowing for increased mining performance over the standard model. It is estimated to be 20 percent better at mining, 52 MH/s rather than 43 MH/s.
As VideoCardz explains:
The upcoming RTX 3080 12GB will not only feature more memory, but also a wider 384-bit memory bus (which is required for such configuration), and as a result higher bandwidth (912 GB/s vs 760 GB/s on 10GB variant). Thanks to a faster memory, the card will be faster in ETH crypto mining. The official LHR (Lite Hash Rate) figures claim it will be 20% faster at 52 MH/s compared to 43 MH/s.
A report shared by Igor Wallossek (Igor’s Lab) yesterday suggests that the GeForce RTX 3080 (12 GB) has been delayed from its original release date. “NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti 16GB and RTX 3080 12GB are postponed – only the RTX 3090 Ti is still on schedule,” Wallossek’s headline reads.