According to unconfirmed reports, Nvidia is ending the production of the RTX 3080 card with 12 GB VRAM. This is to help sell out the remaining stock of the RTX 3080 and RTX 3080 Ti ahead of the launch of the next-generation GPU.
The information comes from a Tweeter user with the nickname MEGAsizeGPU. The Internet user publishes rumors and leaks from the computer components industry. As determined by the PC Gamer service, the “regular” RTX 3080 and the 12 GB variant cost the same in many stores, or the price difference is very small, and the refreshed model offers better parameters.
The editors note that with the falling prices of graphics cards, the variant to fill the price gap between 3080 and 3080 Ti is no longer needed and reduces the sale of sister models. The upcoming mid-range RTX 4070 is predicted to provide better performance than the flagship of the current generation, so it’s no surprise that Nvidia wants to sell off the chips quickly.