It is no secret that Nvidia is launching its upcoming RTX 4000 series GPUs based on Ada Lovelace architecture sometime soon; towards the end of this year or early next year. Red Team rival AMD is also working on its own RDNA 3-based RX 7000 series GPUs.
However, it looks like the former is not done with launching previous generation cards yet as Nvidia is allegedly preparing to resume the production and supply of its RTX 3080 12GB model. The report comes from Twitter user @Zed_Wang.
Because there is too much stock of GA102, Nvidia has resumed the supply of 3080 12G.— MEGAsizeGPU (@Zed__Wang) August 14, 2022
The 3080 12G just stopped production for less than two months, and recently resumed production quickly.
Wang said around a couple of months ago that Team Green was halting the production of the 3080 12GB variant since there was not much a price difference between the 3080 Ti and the 12GB 3080, despite the latter being somewhat slower.
nope，only 3080 12G is been stop produced. After the dramatic price drop of 3080Ti, 3080 12G now has the same price as 3080Ti and that’s why Nvidia decides to stop sending 3080 12G chips to the AIC.— MEGAsizeGPU (@Zed__Wang) June 26, 2022
Here is quick recap of the specifications of Nvidia's GPUs that are based on the GA102 die. In total, there are five GPUs that Nvidia has released so far.
|Memory capacity & type
|Memory speed & bandwidth
|RTX 3090 Ti
|RTX 3080 Ti
|RTX 3080 12GB
|RTX 3080 10GB
The report says that there is an abundance of GPUs ever since the crash of mining boom. Hence, there is a lot of unsold GA102-based GPU inventory which the company is trying to get rid off. What this could potentially mean for buyers is even lower prices for powerful hardware.
Via: Hardware Times