Nvidia will add GeForce RTX 3080 two gigabytes of memory

According to the source, Nvidia has notified its partners about the release of a new version of the GeForce RTX 3080 3D card. It will be built on the GA102-220 GPU and will receive 12 GB of GDDR6X memory - 2 GB more than the current GeForce RTX 3080. The partners themselves do not know the reasons for the release of such a model, but most likely the termination of the release of the GeForce RTX 3080 with 10 GB of memory.

In terms of key features, the GA102-220 will mostly match the current GPU, but the memory configuration may change slightly. For example, the capacity of the memory bus will increase. But a lot here still depends on the frequency of the memory chips. But in any case, the memory bandwidth should increase.

The question that arises is why Nvidia plans to release a GeForce RTX 3080 with 12 GB of memory if the company's plans include a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (on GPU GA104-401) with 16 GB of memory? The partners do not have an answer to it, but, probably, Nvidia prefers to expand the memory bandwidth of the video card instead of the banal increase in its volume.

The new GeForce RTX 3080 is due out next January alongside the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, the aforementioned GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with 16 GB of memory, and the GeForce RTX 2060 with 12 GB of memory.

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