With RTX 4000 launch looming, Nvidia allegedly resumes RTX 3080 12GB production

With RTX 4000 launch looming, Nvidia allegedly resumes RTX 3080 12GB production

With RTX 4000 launch looming, Nvidia allegedly resumes RTX 3080 12GB production


Sayan Sen

Neowin
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Aug 15, 2022 08:32 EDT

It is no secret that Nvidia is launching its upcoming RTX 4000 series GPUs based on Ada Lovelace architecture sometime soon; towards the end of this year or early next year. Red Team rival AMD is also working on its own RDNA 3-based RX 7000 series GPUs.

However, it looks like the former is not done with launching previous generation cards yet as Nvidia is allegedly preparing to resume the production and supply of its RTX 3080 12GB model. The report comes from Twitter user @Zed_Wang.

Wang said around a couple of months ago that Team Green was halting the production of the 3080 12GB variant since there was not much a price difference between the 3080 Ti and the 12GB 3080, despite the latter being somewhat slower.

Here is quick recap of the specifications of Nvidia’s GPUs that are based on the GA102 die. In total, there are five GPUs that Nvidia has released so far.

GPU ID
CUDA Cores
Memory Interface
Memory capacity & type
Memory speed & bandwidth

RTX 3090 Ti
GA102-350-A1

10,752

384-bit
24GB GDDR6X
21Gbps, 1,008GB/s

RTX 3090
GA102-300-A1
10,496
384-bit
24GB GDDR6X
19.5Gbps, 936.2GB/s

RTX 3080 Ti
GA102-225
10,240
384-bit
12GB GDDR6X
19Gbps, 912.4GB/s

RTX 3080 12GB
GA102-220-A1
8,960
384-bit
12GB GDDR6X
19Gbps, 912.4GB/s

RTX 3080 10GB
GA102-200-KD-A1
8,704
320-bit
10GB GDDR6X
19Gbps, 760.3GB/s

The report says that there is an abundance of GPUs ever since the crash of mining boom. Hence, there is a lot of unsold GA102-based GPU inventory which the company is trying to get rid off. What this could potentially mean for buyers is even lower prices for powerful hardware.

Via: Hardware Times

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