NVIDIA RTX 3080 12GB could come with 8960 CUDA Cores & 20% faster in mining than 10GB model according to a new report.
The release timing of the RTX 3070 Ti 16GB and RTX 3080 12GB is presently questionable, as you may have read yesterday. Both cards were set to be unveiled on December 17th, with a January 11th launch date planned. The RTX 3070 Ti 16GB, on the other hand, appears to have been delayed until after Chinese New Year (February 1st). We don’t know if the RTX 3080 12GB has been canceled or merely delayed, but such GPUs have already been shipped to board partners.
The RTX 3080 12GB will not only have larger memory but also a wider 384-bit memory machine (which is required for comparable configurations), resulting in increased bandwidth (912 GB/ s vs. 760 GB/ s on the 10 GB edition). The card will perform well in ETH coin mining because of its quick memory. According to the official LHR (Lite Hash Rate) figures, it will be 20 times faster at 52 MH/ s compared to 43 MH/ s.
Then there’s the CUDA core count. The fact that this model will use the GA102-220 GPU was already known, but it was unclear if it would have more cores than the 10GB variant. If that’s the case, why isn’t this card called RTX 3085 or RTX 3080 SUPER instead of the 10GB model? The RTX 3080 12GB, it turns out, will feature more cores, 8960 CUDAs to be specific (256 extra cores, +2.9 percent).
As previously stated, the RTX 3080 12 GB is expected to be released in mid-to-late January. We expect to learn more about this SKU from our sources shortly, so if there’s any substantial news, such as a new release date, we’ll update this piece ( indeed it changes again). The RTX 3090 Ti now takes precedence over all other desktop SKUs scheduled for Q1. However, the RTX 3050 should be released around the same time.