It appears that NVIDIA has resumed production of their GA102-based RTX 3080 12GB graphics cards, according to noted GPU leaker Zed__Wang on Twitter. The obvious reason for this is the oversupply of GA102 chips, which power NVIDIA’s high-end RTX 3080, RTX 3090, and RTX 3090 Ti graphics cards.
Because there is too much stock of GA102, Nvidia has resumed delivery of 3080 12G.
The 3080 12G has just been out of production for less than two months and has recently resumed production quickly.
— MEGAsizeGPU (@Zed__Wang) August 14, 2022
With the death of Ethereum’s Proof of Work mining and NVIDIA’s next-generation RTX 40 series just around the corner, there are a ton of second-hard RTX 30 cards flooding the market. This, in turn, has really pushed the demand for new RTX 30 series cards down, along with rampant inflation that has left many consumers out of the market to buy non-essential products.
It seems that NVIDIA wants to get as many GA102 chips out the door as possible, so it makes sense to revive the RTX 3080 12GB as they can cut the price of 10GB cards, while the 12GB cards can cut the profit. catch.
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