Why does the RTX 3080 graphics card only have 10GB of memory? NVIDIA: I don’t want to raise the price.

Of the three RTX 30 series graphics cards released in the early hours of yesterday morning, the RTX 3090 is directly equipped with 24GB of memory, but the RTX 3080 graphics card has only 10GB of memory. In NVIDIA’s product layout, the RTX 3080 graphics card uses 8704 stream processors with a core acceleration frequency of 1.71GHz and 320-bit 10GB GDDR6X memory.

In other respects, the maximum power consumption of 320W, is also the public version of 12-pin, non-public version of 8-8-pin power supply.

Length 285 mm, height 112 mm, dual slot volume, positive and reverse dual fan.

The output interface is standard with three HDMI 2.1s and one DisplayPort 1.4, supporting four-screen output.

Why does the RTX 3080 graphics card only have 10GB of memory? NVIDIA: I don't want to raise the price.

In the overall specifications of the RTX 3080, other aspects are very good and very powerful, but the memory capacity caused a lot of player dissatisfaction, because this involves how to look at the RTX 3080 positioning issues.

On the face of it, it is replacing the RTX 2080 graphics card, which is also priced at $699, equipped with 8GB GDDR6 memory, so that the RTX 3080 this time or conscience upgrade, do not increase the price of 2GB of memory.

However, many players also think that the RTX 3080 pair is the RTX 2080 Ti, because the RTX 3090 is actually this generation of Titan graphics card, so 10GB of memory is 1GB less than the RTX 2080 Ti’s 11GB.

What’s more, the RTX 3090 graphics card this time on 24GB, the result rtX 3080 directly to a 10GB, the difference between the two graphics cards is too big.

NVIDIA’s representative made a concise explanation on Reddit, with 10GB of memory because he didn’t want to raise the price – not 10GB, that 320bit bit wide is 20GB of memory, the extra 10GB cost is not low, can not maintain the price of $699.

This explanation is very reasonable, but from 10GB to 24GB such a big gap, how to understand that there will be products to fill the gap between the future, to a 16GB or 20GB new card.