For Nvidia, the 12GB RTX 3080 allows to significantly boost profit margins on silicon that would have otherwise sold as the original 10 GB model, enabling board partners and distributors to cash in the current market.
How to start this review... this thing is so bad, it's really spoiled the mood for me. In short, this is the worst GPU release since I can remember, and I've been doing this job for over two decades.
An upcoming budget Radeon GPU will be restricted to PCIe 4.0 x4 bandwidth, but what does that mean for gaming performance? Here's a brief investigation on PCIe performance with 4GB and 8GB GPU models.