GeForce RTX 2080 modified with 16GB VRAM

The flagship graphics card of Nvidia Turing architecture, RTX 2080, has been modified with 16GB VRAM. So, what does the GPU, introduced with 8GB memory, offer with higher memory? Here are the details

We see a limited improvement in VRAM capacities since the market for graphics cards remains competitive. As a result, larger memory versions are still added to older GPU generations. It may be recalled that the RTX 3060 6GB model was effectively updated to include 12GB of VRAM. We mentioned that to you. The RTX 2080 serves as the final illustration of this. With 16GB of VRAM, the highest model card of the Turing architecture has been updated. These are the specifics.

GeForce RTX 2080 modified with 16GB VRAM

Recall that the RTX 2080, which debuted in 2018 at a cost of $699, included a 12nm TU104-400A-A1 GPU with 2,944 CUDA cores. It also has a 256-bit memory bus, 8GB of GDDR6 memory, and a peak clock speed of 1,910 MHz. The group led by Paulo Gomes, who has experience with related projects, was able to almost double the card’s memory capacity.

As for the project process, in order to increase VRAM, it is sufficient to remove low-capacity memories from the PCB and replace them with new ones. However, let’s say that the graphics card needs some tweaks to recognize the new memory type . When the process is completed successfully, we see that the RTX 2080 is fully compatible with 16GB GDDR6 memory. 

It’s interesting to note that, with the VRAM increased, the RTX 2080 with 16GB of customized memory performs nearly as well as the standard model. Furthermore, we observe that Resident Evil 4 uses more VRAM than 8GB. This verifies that there was a successful transaction. For this reason, assessing performance on a single topic could not be accurate. Let us remind you, before we forget, that only professionals using professional equipment can make such alterations.