Nvidia launches upgraded GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card with 12GB of reminiscence

The unique RTX 3080 got here with 10GB of reminiscence.
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Nvidia on Tuesday unveiled a brand new model of its GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card with 12GB of reminiscence, a 2GB bump over the 10GB model of the RTX 3080 that got here out in 2020. The upgraded 12GB RTX 3080 might be accessible beginning right now from Nvidia’s companions, although particular pricing might fluctuate relying on board makers. Though troublesome to search out in inventory, the 10GB RTX 3080 begins at round $700.

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Nvidia’s RTX laptop playing cards — designed for gaming, synthetic intelligence work and different graphics-intense actions — are in excessive demand, and steadily out of inventory amid continued provide chain constraints. During a digital presentation on the CES 2022 know-how present final week, Nvidia launched new merchandise for entry-level and ultra-high-performance computing. The new GeForce RTX 3050 GPU, which launches later this month, goals to assist PCs run the most recent video games and goes for $249. Nvidia additionally introduced the high-powered GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GPU, which it mentioned bests the sooner $1,499 RTX 3090.See additionally: Best gaming PC for 2022