NVIDIA has quietly launched its latest GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics card, the GeForce RTX 3080 with 12 GB GDDR6X.
As explained in an article regarding an upcoming GeForce Game Ready Driver release, the GeForce RTX 3080 is a new version of the graphics card that similarly delivers amazing performance at 4K but is bolstered with 2 GB of additional GDDR6X memory. The revised model features 8690 CUDA cores (vs. 8704), a base clock of 1.26 GHz (vs. 1.44 GHz), and a 384-bit memory interface width (vs. 320-bit), according to an updated specifications table on the official NVIDIA site.
“Starting today, our GPU partners, including ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galax, Gigabyte, INNO3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac, will begin offering a 12GB GDDR6X version of the GeForce RTX 3080,” NVIDIA confirmed. “A driver is available now to support this new version via our website and GeForce Experience.”
“It will have a reduced hashrate for Ethereum mining to help with availability for gamers,” the company added. “The original GeForce RTX 3080 with 10GB will remain; the new 12GB is simply an additional version.”
It doesn’t appear as if NVIDIA has published an MSRP for the GeForce RTX 3080 (12 GB), but retailers such as EVGA are selling their models for around $1250.