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3080 Gigabyte

GIGABYTE – GeForce RTX™ 3080 TURBO 10G thermal pad sizes

Several sources report that the front of the VRAM requires 1.5mm thickness. Some redditors used 2mm of GELID’s GP-Extreme as it’s soft enough to compress to required size. If you go with the GP-Ultimate make sure you have 1.5mm because it’s hardness.

For between the back of the VRAMs and the backplate they used several thicknesses. Some of them went with 1.5mm others even used 3mm there. The later probably was a GP-Extreme. You’ll probably fine with a fair 2mm thickness there.

The rest of the pads are 1mm they claim.

I recommend reading the following comment thread and also the comments under this thermal pad replacement video.

Watch thermal pad replacement video
VRAM front:80x40x1.5mm
VRAM back:80x40x1.5mm (or even up to 3mm)
Pads on the side:1mm

Sizes guide

  • The scrissor sign next to a size means it can be cut out from that slice of thermal pad. It is not the actual size! Example: 80x40x2mm
  • One dimension size means it’s the thickness of that pad. Example: 1mm
  • Two or three dimension sizes – with no scrissor sign – means it’s most probably an actual size. Example 100x14x1.5mm

About sizes

Sizes you find here come from various sources. Most of them reported by my clients whom successfully replaced their GPUs’ factory thermal pads with high quality aftermarket pads – getting significant results in their temperature drop. Some of these sizes are actual measurements and others just collected from random users on such websites like Reddit, YouTube or official / unofficial forums.

Do your own research

Please note that I cannot take any responsibility for the sizes appearing here. Do your own research as well before buying and replacing anything.


  • Make sure your pads and GPU die contacts well with the heatsink.
  • Always test your graphic cards and devices in controlled environment.

Share your experience

If you have more accurate information regarding the sizes or anything that worths mentioning please don’t hesitate to share us in the comment form below.

1 comment

  1. Alex

    Had a success using Arctic TP-3 1.5mm on everything which needed thermal pads – RAM, VRM, etc. It is soft, so allows bigger tolerances.

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