The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 12GB has formally arrived, and with wildly costly launch day value tags.
Following yesterday’s rumour we had some inclination that Nvidia would announce the GeForce RTX 3080 12GB at this time, a graphics card with some minor upgrades over the pre-existing RTX 3080 10GB. That has since come to cross, although you would hardly name it an announcement on Nvidia’s behalf.
The corporate has launched new official specs for the brand new RTX 3080 12GB graphics card on its web site, confirming a lot of what was beforehand reported. Which means a small bump to the whole SMs, from 68 to 70; a wider 384-bit reminiscence bus; and 2GB better GDDR6X capability.
On account of these adjustments, the RTX 3080 12GB attracts 350W. That is a 30W enhance over the 10GB mannequin.
|RTX 3080 12GB||RTX 3080 10GB|
|Lithography||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm|
|Reminiscence capability||12GB GDDR6X||10GB GDDR6X|
There will likely be no Founders Version for this card, Nvidia confirms to us, which suggests you may must depend on Nvidia’s companions to search out one. Companions have been fast to market their shiny new third-party GPUs, although, and whereas we do not have an official Nvidia MSRP for its new card (and will by no means), we do have a few of its companions’ beginning costs.
Be warned, although, they don’t seem to be straightforward on the eyes.
EVGA is promoting two RTX 3080 12GB fashions from day one, together with the EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 12GB XC3 Ultra Gaming. That is listed on the corporate’s web site for $1,250.
The EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming is the 10GB mannequin, which has been round for some time and shares the identical cooler, is listed for $880.
That is a 42% enhance in value.
The EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 12GB FTW3 Ultra Gaming is $50 greater than that, and solely obtainable to EVGA Elite Members, so the much less stated about that the higher.
We even have phrase on what Asus is as much as with its RTX 3080 12GB graphics cards. Additionally it is releasing two graphics playing cards at this time: the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3080 12GB OC and the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 12GB OC.
These include a really useful retail value of €1,639 and €1,519, respectively. These costs work out to $1,858 and $1,722 USD, when straight exchanged with at this time’s fee. That is removed from an actual science, besides we’re speaking a few price ticket that far exceeds the RTX 3090’s $1,499 MSRP again at launch.
But I am unable to say it is shocking the RTX 3080 12GB calls for extra cash than the RTX 3080 10GB, although I hadn’t anticipated it to be practically fairly as a lot.
For the RTX 3080 12GB to exist, Nvidia should have seen a chance come up from a portion of the GA102 GPUs that Samsung is producing for it. People who surpassed what was required of the RTX 3080 10GB but fell in need of the RTX 3080 Ti. In doing so, it is also allowed the corporate, and its companions, to skirt across the authentic RTX 3080 10GB’s sadly missed $699 price ticket.
Granted, that is not a price ticket you’ll actually discover wherever for the RTX 3080 10GB at this time, however a minimum of it had meant there have been a number of out fortunate punters on the market more likely to pay money for one at that value on launch day. And clearly it was holding again some from utterly preposterous pricing properly in extra of the Founders Version.
Wanting again on the beginnings of the semiconductor scarcity, maybe we would have by no means seen the improbable price-to-performance on supply with the RTX 3080, had it been launched any later than it was. That $699 price ticket actually was glorious, wasn’t it? Really deserving of being referred to as “****ing nice” by our Dave James in his review.
In fact, the lacking piece of the puzzle right here is efficiency. That is details about the RTX 3080 12GB we do not but have obtainable to us. The explanation for this, in line with TechSpot, is that no assessment drivers had been made obtainable previous to the cardboard’s stealthy launch, and reviewers would want to attend for the general public launch to start testing. So from at this time that ought to happen, and someday quickly we’ll be capable to see what these minor changes can muster as soon as mixed.
Subsequent up, the eye-watering price ticket of the RTX 3090 Ti. That is positive to be a blast.