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ASUS reveals the specifications of four RTX 3080 12GB graphics cards

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ASUS reveals the specifications of four RTX 3080 12GB graphics cards

ASUS has just launched four RTX 3080 12GB graphics cards models

ASUS has just revealed four new RTX series graphics cards in the wake of Nvidia's RTX 3080 graphics card launch, offering their customers new TUF Gaming and ROG Strix series graphics cards with both overclocked and non-overclocked SKUs. 

Both of these new graphics cards feature upgraded 384-bit memory bus sizes, which is 20% larger than the memory bus size of Nvidia's RTX 3080 10GB graphics cards. This doesn't only allow Nvidia's RTX 3080 12GB graphics cards to feature 2GB of additional memory, this upgrade allows Nvidia's RTX 3080 12GB models to offer 20% more memory bandwidth than their predecessors. 

ASUS has also confirmed the boost clocks of their RTX 3080 12GB graphics cards, revealing that their RTX 3080 12GB Strix OC model will offer users a boost clock of 1890 MHz. That's 10.5% higher than Nvidia's reference RTX 3080 12GB specifications. 

Both ASUS' RTX 3080 12GB TUF Gaming and ROG Strix models feature triple-fan heatsinks, with their ROG Strix model featuring a 2.9 slot thick design while the TUF Gaming features a thinner 2.7-slot thick design. Both models feature three DisplayPort 1.4 connectors and two native HDMI 2.1 display connectors.

EU Pricing

At this time, we do not have access to the UK pricing for ASUS' new RTX 3080 12GB series graphics cards. However, we do have access to ASUS' planned EU pricing thanks to ASUS DE's (Germany's) press portal. 

The ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3080 12GB OC and the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 12GB OC are now available at a recommended retail price of 1,639 and 1,519 EUR. We have no pricing information for ASUS' non-overclocked RTX 3080 models. 

What follows are ASUS' official GPU specifications for their RTX 3080 12GB models and ASUS' press release about their custom RTX 3080 12GB models.  

 

Nvidia RTX 3080
(10GB)

Nvidia RTX 3080
(12GB)

ASUS TUF Gaming
RTX 3080 12GB

ASUS TUF GAMING OC
RTX 3080 12GB

ASUS ROG STRIX
RTX 3080 12GB

ASUS ROG STRIX OC
RTX 3080 12GB

GPU Clusters687070 70  70 70
CUDA
Cores
87048960 8960896089608960 
RT
Cores
687070 70 70 70 
Tensor Cores272280280 280 280 280 
Boost Clock
(Gaming Mode)
1710 MHz1710 MHz 1710 MHz1785 MHz 1710 MHz 1860 MHz 

Boost Clock
(OC Mode)

--1740 MHz1815 MHz1740 MHz1890 MHz
Memory
(GDDR6X)
10 GB 12 GB12GB 12GB 12GB 12GB 
Memory Speed19 Gbps19 Gbps19 Gbps 19 Gbps 19 Gbps 19 Gbps 
Memory Bus320-bit384-bit384-bit 384-bit 384-bit 384-bit 
Bandwidth760 GB/s912 GB/s912 GB/s 912 GB/s 912 GB/s 912 GB/s 

 

ASUS reveals the specifications of four RTX 3080 12GB graphics cards

Press Release - ASUS Announces NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB Graphics Cards

ASUS today announced ROG Strix and TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 12GB graphics cards that feature 2 GB more VRAM than their predecessors. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards from ROG and TUF Gaming are already some of the most coveted PC DIY components on the market, and these new additions raise the bar with additional VRAM. For the best 4K gaming experience today — and peace of mind tomorrow as VRAM requirements for games trend upward — these are the best GeForce RTX 3080 cards for any build. 

Exceptional performance, cooling and style

The latest refinements and innovations in air cooling set the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3080 12GB apart from the competition. Like the previous model, this graphics card features a massive 2.9-slot heatsink cloaked in an angular shroud with a full-length addressable RGB LED array on the left edge. A cooling cutout on the robust full-length metallic backplate helps dissipate heat into the case’s natural airflow path.

Three Axial-tech fans arranged in a counter-rotating pattern deliver a steady stream of air through the high-surface-area fin stack. With their higher blade counts, these fans offer both increased static pressure and airflow, all the while maintaining whisper-quiet operation. The outer fans use notched barrier rings to manage turbulence, and the central fan has a solid barrier ring to ensure direct airflow to the hottest parts of the heatsink. For unobtrusive day-to-day operation at idle or light loads, the fans drop into 0 dB mode. FanConnect II headers let the case fans deliver a blast of cool air right when it's needed.

NVIDIA Ampere architecture offers massive generation-on-generation performance improvements, and one component of that boost comes from increased power draw. The redesigned ROG Strix heatsink and PCB enable the card to support that improved performance with large amounts of raw electrical power. To maximize overclocking headroom and system stability, three eight-pin PCI Express® power connectors draw current directly from the PSU for less stress on the motherboard, and a high-resolution transient-sensing circuit monitors that flow of power for dips that can negatively impact system stability.

ASUS reveals the specifications of four RTX 3080 12GB graphics cards

 

Gaming excellence and stealthy style

The new TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 12GB is more suited to those looking for an understated yet high-performance graphics card for their next DIY PC build. The blacked-out, brushed-aluminum cooling shroud atop this potent card gives it a confident, stripped-down style that coordinates easily with a wide range of components — especially gear in the TUF Gaming Alliance.

That shroud houses a trio of Axial-tech fans and sits on top of a thick 2.7-slot heatsink. As with the fans on the ROG Strix card, these fans can drop down into a 0 dB mode at idle for silent operation. A cooling cutout in the full-length aluminum backplate helps heat flow into the case’s natural airflow path. For a dash of style, there’s an Aura RGB LED accent on the card that can be synced with other Aura Sync devices.

Like the original TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 card, the new higher-memory variant is built inside and out for reliable performance. Auto-Extreme assembly technology, used for both TUF Gaming and ROG Strix cards, precisely places and solders components to boost reliability and build quality — all without human intervention. In addition, long-life, extra-sturdy capacitors in the power-delivery subsystem can withstand grueling conditions, and a 144-hour testing regime at the factory ensures that each card is ready to perform.

AVAILABILITY

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3080 12GB and TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 12GB will be available worldwide from mid-January 2022.

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