Nvidia doesn't need us anymore: How the GeForce RTX 3080 12GB gets to zero
Angles: Do it right, Nvidia launches a new graphics card today. A new kind of upgrade might be a better term, but a new version of the RTX 3080 is available today. Now, for those who have tried to buy an affordable RTX 3080 for the past couple of years, it will likely attract another new product that uses the same silicon GA102 - especially a more expensive one. And although this is somewhat of a problem, it is the least of our concerns.

The "new" 12GB GeForce RTX 3080 card launches today, but you're unlikely to find a review somewhere that tells you How it works. This is because Nvidia has intentionally banned all nightly reviews. It's hard to say why, and as far as we can tell it makes very little sense, even though we have a theory.

But before I get into that, let's go back a little bit...


About 4 weeks ago, AIB's first partners started calling us about several product launches in January, it was One of them is a newer version of the RTX 3080 with 12GB of VRAM. At the time, I was provided with a standard non-disclosure agreement to sign, ensuring that a sample was given to us before it was released to the public, so we could test the product and let you know in advance what the product was all about. There are standard things out there.

Of course, I've signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) because it doesn't prevent us from tearing down the entire product if necessary, and you've seen we do that for countless products. Trademarks. years. Now, at the time, I was told we had samples about a week before the product was launched. Again, this is quite the norm, in fact, a week is often the best case scenario. today. After three consecutive days of purely calibrating to update my results for previous products, I called Nvidia on January 5th to find out when the review program would be available.

I was in a hurry. He said they would contact me about this information.

Two days later, we haven't heard anything, and now it's Friday, January 7th, if you take into account the weekend, only 4 days until posting left. I called again and at that point Nvidia informed me that there would be no review driver, instead reviewers would have to wait for the product to be released to the public, at which point they could download and use the generic driver. <b>Nvidia</b> No Longer Needs Us: <b>How</b> <b>GeForce</b> <b>RTX</b> <b>3080</b> <b>12GB</b> Reaches ZeroThis means that there is no nightly survey, and it will likely be online a few days before the first detailed survey comes out. This surprised us and our Nvidia partners so much because we all expected to bring you the content of day one. For me personally, this is not a problem. Deadlines are pretty poor, and to be honest, I enjoyed spending the weekend with my family, who countered the long hours on our 12GB RTX 3080 review. In that regard, I'm not at all upset. But I am upset by the unnecessary and vagueness of this step.

It should be noted that without a supporting driver, graphics card testing becomes impossible. At least existing drivers will not work without modification, which is probably a complicated process of configuring a new GPU. For Nvidia, on the other hand, plugging in a slick driver is easy, and this is a standard way to test and review their new products until launch.

In fact, the 12GB RTX 3080 won. It comes as no surprise to us that it has a few extra cores and some extra bandwidth/memory that should be between the original RTX 3080 and the RTX 3080 Ti in terms of performance. So why defame Nvidia?

We think this is because Nvidia expects this version to receive mostly negative reviews from critics, particularly those of the 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti B. It was meaningful - which was the most reliable of them all. . Analysts now might think, "Come on, Nvidia seems to care at the moment... they can literally post anything, and players/capitals/miners will cut it in a heartbeat." And while the latter is true, I think Nvidia is important.

My experience over the past decade has been that Nvidia is very sensitive to criticism, especially since the Turing release as seen with the RTX 20 series. The influx of negative GeForce reviews appearing simultaneously on the internet is something Nvidia wants to avoid, even in the market current.

But why might the 12GB RTX 3080 have negative reviews? Keep in mind that with the release of this comment column (the video here), I haven't actually used or tested the card yet, even if it's been around for a week.

It all boils down to it. Depends on price and availability. <b>Nvidia</b> <b>doesn't</b> Need Us Anymore: <b>How</b> To Go Zero's <b>12GB</b> <b>GeForce</b> <b>RTX</b> <b>3080</b> Card

The original GeForce RTX 3080 was released in September 2020 and was supposed to be the best GeForce build in years (we gave it a 90/100 rating), but in the end it ended. Due to the low availability and high prices, there is a huge frustration. With loyal fans actually queuing up to get one, Nvidia has done essentially nothing to help them over the past two years.

Don't even bother. Tell me about LHR cards or direct sales, both. Which was more than just marketing stunts. The fact that Nvidia has continued to split its GA102 product line at higher profit margins, with the RTX 3080 largely abandoned, speaks for itself, and the 12GB model continues to do so.

Instead of increasing the supply of more products, it continues. An affordable RTX 3080, which may eventually help bring down the price, Nvidia is envisioning another way with the more expensive RTX 3080, albeit more expensive after the RTX 3080 Ti.

. The 12GB version of the RTX 3080 is no different from the RTX 3080 Ti. Nvidia is just looking to maximize profits, but now they want to eat their pie too, and I mean they want to push their customers as far as the market will allow, while getting the least amount of media coverage they receive. Maybe.

Like the RTX 3080 Ti, the 12GB 3080 is a price-reset for the GA102. The $700 RTX 3080 Silicon fee was a mistake for Nvidia, and the MSRP increase of just over 70% for the 3080 Ti was the first step in correcting this bug. <b>Nvidia</b> no longer needs us: <b>How</b> does the <b>GeForce</b> <b>RTX</b> <b>3080</b> <b>12GB</b> go to zero < /p>

The RTX 2060 audio has been revived with a 12GB model. Again, without consideration, and perhaps most worrisome, without an MSRP, it allows Nvidia to dynamically adjust prices based on what the market has to offer. I hate to say it, but I think they're moving forward with the same 12GB 3080 program.

When asked what to expect from the MSRP a few days before its launch, Nvidia immediately responded: "We don't have anything to announce About him at the moment.” “I have suggested that we receive no MSRP at all, or at best it would be +$1,000.

At this point, the company clearly doesn't care about gamers or more specifically, customers whether it's Nvidia or AMD or Intel, they never have, they only care about profit - shocking, I know - but the behavior of some People, like Nvidia, advocate at every move these companies think are just there to please them. Ultimately, this is anxious, anti-consumer, and perhaps arrogant, but I'm sure that by trying to reduce media coverage, it only reinforced negative coverage.

I should also point out that Nvi Zia agrees with the reviews. They let their partners sample the card, but specifically they want to provide these reviews only after customers purchase. They do not completely block reviews. They want to postpone the content until after the advertisement to dominate the story, while they seem to play nicely with the critics.

In addition, you should pay attention to what we do not believe. Reviewers deserve pre-release access to the products, and for many other companies there is no pre-release review. But what is shrouded in mystery is the change in the process of this particular product. Customers are accustomed to previous reviews or release dates, and this process is only intentionally changed for this product to prevent this from happening.

We have now done our job by revealing this story. It's up to you guys, the community that longs to hold back. Of course, we'll be taking a closer look in a few days, so be careful. TSMC's price hike this year is expected to affect processors and graphics cards

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