Nvidia declares new RTX 3080 with 12GB of memory

Nvidia is launching a new 12GB model of its RTX 3080 today. Uncovered at first in Nvidia’s most recent GeForce drivers, the new 12GB model goes on sale today from select board accomplices and offers 2GB more memory than the original 10GB RTX 3080.

A memory knock is gladly received, especially as it was a wellspring of worry during our underlying audit of the RTX 3080 of every 2020. It likewise matches the 12GB found on the RTX 3080 Ti. This new RTX 3080 model additionally incorporates 8960 CUDA centers, a knock of almost 3% over the first. The redesigned memory likewise implies this GPU has 20% more total data transmission over the first 10GB variation, on account of a more extensive 384-cycle memory transport.

Nvidia is as yet suggesting a 750W power supply, however this 12GB RTX 3080 draws an additional 30 watts of force, up to 350 watts altogether contrasted with the 320W draw on the first RTX 3080.

It’s a somewhat minor update over the first RTX 3080, and it’s destined to be as hard to buy in stores. Nvidia’s new 12GB RTX 3080 shows up only days after the organization likewise reported another RTX 3090 Ti with quicker memory and better execution, and a $249 RTX 3050. The financial plan RTX 3050 offers beam following and DLSS support at a considerably more reasonable cost, accepting that you’re going to catch one at retail cost. Nvidia is promising to detail more with regards to the RTX 3090 Ti not long from now.

RTX 3080 12GB evaluating not set in stone generally by board accomplices, so we’re standing by to hear additional declarations from sellers to decide precisely how this new GPU will be estimated. EVGA has valued its own RTX 3080 (12GB) at $1,249.99.


Nvidia isn’t updating the Shield TV to Android 10 since it’s not diverse enough

For quite a long time, assuming you needed to get Android running on the greatest screen in your home, the Nvidia Shield TV was your most ideal choice. Less expensive gadgets like last year’s Chromecast and Walmart’s new Onn streaming box are at last accessible available, yet the Shield has kept a portion of the select advantages that aided make it a fan top pick. In case you’ve been sitting tight for an update to Android 10, you’ll need to quit pausing your breathing — however that doesn’t mean the Shield’s future is dubious.

As indicated by a discussion post published by Nvidia last month, the organization has decided to skip Android 10 for its streaming boxes by and large, leaving the lineup stuck on Android 9 until further notice (by means of 9to5Google). This isn’t to imply that improvement for the Shield has stopped, in any case.

At the end of the day, since Android 10 didn’t offer any client confronting changes, it’s been skipped through and through. Nvidia no longer offers a guide for its update plans, yet we wouldn’t be amazed to see an update to Android 12 at some point in the coming months — particularly in case advancement is pretty much as dynamic as the organization infers. Android TV 12 incorporates hotly anticipated provisions like 4K interface backing and variable invigorate rates, the two of which would help the gaming-centered Shield TV significantly. Until further notice, proprietors should manage with that dubious Google TV update from recently.