NVIDIA subtly introduced a 12GB version of the RTX 3080. During this time that we’re in, we anticipated that it won’t come cheap — what we didn’t expect it would be THIS expensive.
Unlike previous releases, the NVIDIA RTX 3080 12GB will not come with a Founder’s Edition, as the GPU maker confirmed to PC Gamer. That means you’d be relying on third-party partners like EVGA and ASUS to get one.
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But first, let’s talk about the improvements. As said earlier, it now has 12GB of memory, that’s 10GB more than the initial 10GB model. It also has 50SMs from 68, 8,960 CUDA cores from 8,704, 70 RT cores from 68, 384-bit memory bus from 320-bit, faster 912GBps memory bandwidth from 760Gbps, and higher TGP of 350W from 320W.
It’s still a GA102 GPU with an 8nm Samsung chip, has 272 Tensor cores, 19Gbps memory speed, and GDDR6X memory type.
As for the price, ASUS revealed that it will be releasing the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3080 12GB OC and TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 12GB OC for EUR1,639 and EUR1,519, respectively.
When converted, they will be at around USD1,858 (around Php95,100) and USD1,722 (around Php88,200), which is higher than RTX 3090’s launch price of USD1,499 (around Php76,800).
On the upside, EVGA comes in with a cheaper option. The EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 12GB XC3 Ultra Gaming costs less at USD1,250 (around Php64,000).
Both EVGA and ASUS ROG are yet to announce the arrival of their new RTX 3080 12GB cards in the Philippines.