NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (12 GB) Announcement Rumored for January 11

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NVIDIA will announce its updated GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card with 12 GB of memory this Tuesday, January 11.

The date stems from a report by Wccftech, which claims that NVIDIA had intended to unveil the card alongside the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti and GeForce RTX 3050 during CES but changed its plans at the last minute. Aside from an additional 2 GB of GDDR6X memory, NVIDIA’s updated GeForce RTX 3080 is said to offer other improvements in specification such as a higher core count.

“[…] NVIDIA is expected to have enabled a total of 70 SM units which results in a total of 8960 CUDA cores, a 3% increase over the standard RTX 3080,” reported Wccftech. “In addition to the CUDA cores, NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080 also comes packed with next-generation RT (Ray-Tracing) cores, Tensor cores, and brand new SM or streaming multi-processor units. The card is suggested to have a TDP of 350W.”

“In terms of memory, the updated GeForce RTX 3080 comes packed with 12 GB of memory and that too is the next-generation GDDR6X design. With Micron’s latest and greatest graphics memory dies, the RTX 3080 can deliver GDDR6X memory speeds of 19.0 Gbps. That along with a bus interface of 384-bit will deliver a cumulative bandwidth of 912 GB/s or a 20% increase over the 10 GB variant.”

It remains unclear what NVIDIA is planning to price the GeForce RTX 3080 (12 GB) at, but the Founders Edition of the standard model carries an MSRP of $699. A GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with double the memory (16 GB) is also reportedly around the corner.

Source: Wccftech

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