Modding an RTX 2080 (16 GB) = ~8% performance improvement!


Not enough GB on your graphics card? No problem, just send it to Paulo Gomes, a Brazilian graphics card modder. After successfully doubling the VRAM capacity of an RTX 3070, he’s now tackling the RTX 2080.

Doubling the memory capacity of an RTX 2080: what’s in it for me?

Modding RTX 2080Our mad modder set out to double the memory capacity of the RTX 2080. The modus operandi remains the same: unsolder the original VRAM, then solder in higher-density memory chips. Basically, he has removed the 1 GB chips and replaced them with 2 GB chips.

But that’s not all: in order for the card to recognize the 16 GB of VRAM, the bios chip also had to be tampered with. In fact, some SMD jumpers needed to be adjusted so that the card could exploit its new memory capacity, and… That’s all. No need for custom drivers or anything else. At the same time, it has to be said that the TU104 is already found in the Quadro RTX 5000, which also boasts 16 GB of VRAM.

In terms of performance, there’s a small gain, since in its original configuration, the card saw its memory saturated on Resident Evil 4. With its 8 GB, the game managed to use 7.7 GB versus 9.8 GB with a 16 GB VRAM configuration. Inevitably, this had a slight impact on performance. Average framerate rose from 64 FPS to 69 FPS, an improvement of around 7.82%.