RTX 2080 modded from 8GB to 16GB VRAM

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Modders double the memory on NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card to 16GB. See the improved performance and how it was done here!

Modders have been at it again, this time taking NVIDIA's older GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card that launched with 8GB of VRAM and modifying it to have 16GB. This was obviously done as the amount of VRAM can have significant benefits for some games and applications. The customer who requested the modification on their GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card provided the additional memory that was needed.


NVIDIA originally launched the GeForce RTX 2080 back in 2018 based on the Turing GPU architecture and featuring the TU104-400 GPU. This GPU had 2944 CUDA cores, and 8GB of GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit memory interface. The modders removed the old 8GB memory from the RTX 2080 and soldered 16GB GDDR6 memory in place.


They also adjusted the jumpers (as you can see in the pictures below) to trick the GPU into recognizing the new memory installed on the card. The GPU-Z monitor in the image above shows the 8GB GDDR6 memory on the left, while the modified RTX 2080 with its upgraded 16GB GDDR6 memory is recognized on the right. The modified RTX 2080 graphics card with its new 16GB framebuffer is recognized without problems with regular NVIDIA WHQL drivers and no software modifications to make it work.

Adding another 8GB of VRAM to the GeForce RTX 2080 won't double your gaming performance, but in VRAM-constrained games you can get a boost. It won't be huge, but the actual project of modifying a graphics card and doubling the RAM is always cool to see. Even if an RTX 2080 graphics card is not exactly the top of Nvidia's series anymore, it is always interesting to see when users get creative with the hardware.

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