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ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 Ti STRIX LC Liquid Cooled


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May 14, 2004
24,332 (3.65/day)
Processor Core i7-8700K
Memory 32 GB
Video Card(s) RTX 3080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 10 64-bit
The ASUS RTX 3080 Ti STRIX LC is THE overkill RTX 3080 Ti. It comes with a pre-filled watercooling unit, that provides cooling for the GPU and memory chips. Thanks to a factory overclock to 1830 MHz, this is the fastest RTX 3080 Ti we're testing today, but also the most expensive.

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Jul 9, 2016
856 (0.38/day)
System Name Main System
Processor i9-10940x
Motherboard MSI X299 Xpower Gaming AC
Cooling Noctua NH-D15S + Second Fan
Memory G.Skill 64GB @3600MHz XMP
Video Card(s) EVGA RTX 3080 10GB FTW3 Ultra
Storage 2TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus; 2TB Corsair Force MP600; 2TB Samsung PM981a
Display(s) Dell U4320Q; LG 43MU79-B
Case Corsair A540
Audio Device(s) Creative Lab SoundBlaster ZX-R
Power Supply EVGA G2 1300
Mouse Logitech MK550
Keyboard EVGA Z20 Clicky
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores Cinebench R20 - 6910; FireStrike Ultra - 13241; TimeSpy Extreme - 10067; Port Royal - 13855
Holy cow, $2100 MSRP?!

Great review!
Jul 18, 2017
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This helps with fan noise, but now you introduced the undefeatable pump noise...


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System Name Rainbow Sparkles (Power efficient, <350W gaming load)
Processor Ryzen R7 5800X (PBO tweaked, 4.4-5.05GHz)
Motherboard Asus x570 Gaming-F
Cooling EK Quantum Velocity AM4 + EK Quantum ARGB 3090 w/ active backplate. Dual rad.
Memory 2x32GB DDR4 3600 Corsair Vengeance RGB @3800 C18-22-22-22-42 TRFC704 (1.4V, SoC 1.15V Hynix MJR)
Video Card(s) Galax RTX 3090 SG 24GB: Underclocked to 1500Mhz 0.737v | 1600Mhz 0.75v | 1900Mhz 0.9v
Storage 2TB WD SN850 NVME + 1TB Sasmsung 970 Pro NVME + WD AN1500 1TB + 1TB Intel 6000P NVME USB 3.2
Display(s) Kogan 32" 4K 72Hz +Gigabyte G32QC (1440p 165Hz) + Phillips 328m6fjrmb (1440p 144Hz)
Case Fractal Design R6
Audio Device(s) Logitech G560 | Corsair Void pro RGB |Blue Yeti mic
Power Supply Fractal Ion+ 2 860W (Platinum)
Mouse Logitech G Pro wireless + Steelseries Prisma XL
Keyboard Razer Huntsman TE (custom white and steel keycaps)
VR HMD Oculus Rift S
Software Windows 11 pro x64 (Yes, it's genuinely a good OS)
Benchmark Scores I don't quite know how i managed to get such a top tier PC, I am not rich.
Using a generic asetek AIO for this is actually a MASSIVE plus, because it means the end user can replace it with something else if it fails, or to upgrade/customise it in the future

Seeing how low the VRAM temps are vs the other Ti series cards makes me believe that should be mentioned on the cooler performance page - its very relevant to how good ampere cards are going to last, long term
May 21, 2019
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Motherboard ASUS Sabertooth X99
Cooling Swiftech H220-X
Memory 32GB Mushkin 2400Mhz
Video Card(s) GTX 1080, GTX 970
Storage Intel 950 400GB OS, Samsung 860EVO 2TB (x2) striped gaming
Display(s) ASUS PB278Q
Case Lian Li PC-B16B
Power Supply SeaSonic SS-760XP2
Mouse Steelseries Ikari Laser
Keyboard Das Keyboard X40
Very much appreciate all of the data that's being displayed in these reviews. This is solid benchmarking work here! Thank you.


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System Name Not so complete or overkill
Processor Ryzen 3900X
Motherboard Asus Crosshair 8 Hero (Non Wi-Fi)
Cooling Air :(
Memory Patriot 3200MHz 64GB
Video Card(s) 2 x EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition
Storage 1 250GB Crucial SSD for OS/Programs, 2 500GB Crucial SSD for Steam and Epic stores
Display(s) 3 x 23" LG IPS panels (can't remember model!!)
Case 10mm thick MDF on plastic risers.. It's kinda a case??
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply EVGA P2 1200w
Mouse Corsair thingy
Keyboard Logitec K120......
Software Windows 10
Benchmark Scores I've actually never benched it!! Too busy with WCG and FAH and not gaming!! :( :(
Thank you @W1zzard !! Great review as always :)
Oct 22, 2014
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System Name Black Box
Processor Intel Xeon E3-1260L v5
Motherboard MSI E3 KRAIT Gaming v5
Cooling Tt tower + 120mm Tt fan
Memory G.Skill 16GB 3600 C18
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 970 Mini
Storage Kingston A2000 512Gb NVME
Display(s) AOC 24" Freesync 1m.s. 75Hz
Case Corsair 450D High Air Flow.
Audio Device(s) No need.
Power Supply FSP Aurum 650W
Mouse Yes
Keyboard Of course
Software W10 Pro 64 bit
This helps with fan noise, but now you introduced the undefeatable pump noise...
You still have 2 fans on the radiator instead of on the GPU.


Nov 14, 2012
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System Name Obsolete
Processor i9-9900K @ 5.2 GHz
Motherboard AsRock Z390 Taichi
Cooling Custom Water
Memory 32GB G.Skill @ 4000/CL15
Video Card(s) MSI 3080 Ventus 3X @ 2+ GHz
Storage WD Black SN850 1TB + 32TB NAS (RAID-Z2)
Display(s) 27" 1440p/240Hz/IPS + 65" 4K/120Hz/OLED
Case Fractal Design Meshify C
Audio Device(s) Asus Essence STX w/ Upgraded Op-Amps
Power Supply Corsair RM1000x
Mouse Logitech G Pro Wireless
Keyboard Corsair K60 Pro (MX Low Profile Speed)
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
So 3090 on release was 25% less and then you waited almost a year too :confused: seems like very bad value all-in-all :D

I will personally never choose a GPU using AIO Watercooler.
Jul 12, 2017
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Processor AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
Motherboard B550 AORUS PRO V2 (rev. 1.0)
Cooling Corsair H110i w/ Noctua 2000 RPM fans
Memory 4x8 GB Kingston Hyper X KHX3466C16D4/8GX (B-Die) @ 3600, 15-15-15-30
Storage ADATA SX8200 Pro 1 TB + 250 GB Samsung 850 Evo + 2 x 2 TB Seagate Barracuda
Display(s) Acer Predator XB271HU
Case Fractal Design Define S
Audio Device(s) -
Power Supply EVGA 750W Gold
So a 240 mm AIO costs 900 USD now? Good to know...
Feb 20, 2020
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Processor 9940x w/Optimus SigV2 & 10900k w/Optimus Foundation & 5930k w/Noctua D15
Motherboard X299 Rampage VI Apex & z490 Maximus XII Apex & x99 Sabertooth
Cooling D5 combo/280 GTX/ VRM water block copper/280 GTX/ D5 Top/Optimus sigV2/TitanXp/Mora 360x2
Memory Trident-Z 3600C16 4x8gb & Trident-Z Royal 4000c16 2x16gb & Trident-Z 3200c14 4x8gb
Video Card(s) 1080ti FTW3 & Titan Xp & evga 980ti gaming
Storage 970 evo plus 500gb & 970 evo 500gb many sammy 2.5" ssd's and WD BLK hdd's
Display(s) 1-AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz/ 2nd 1-ASUS VG248QE 24"/ 3rd LG 43" series
Case D450 second floor for 2nd rad x2/ Cherry Entertainment center on Test bench
Audio Device(s) Built in Realtek x2 with 2-Insignia 2.0 sound bars & 1-LG sound bar
Power Supply EVGA 1200P2 & 1000P2 with APC AX1500 & 850P2 with CyberPower-GX1325U & 750P2
Mouse Redragon Perdition x3
Keyboard G710+x3
Software Win-7 pro x3 and Linux Cinnamon 20.2x2 & win-10 & 11pro x3
Benchmark Scores Are in the benchmark section
Holy cow, $2100 MSRP?!

Great review!
ASUS never disappoints on high prices

Good thing it wasn't a 3090 that aio wouldn't be near enough they have to add another on the back of the card lol
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Video Card(s) PowerColor Red Devil RX 6950 XT / PowerColor Red Devil RX 6900 XT(XH) Ultimate
Case Fractal Define R7 / BeQuiet 900
Power Supply Seasonic PRIME PX-1200, 1200W 80+ Platinum, Full Modular
Where was the GPU radiator placed in this review? Was it pulling air into the case or blowing air out?


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May 14, 2004
24,332 (3.65/day)
Processor Core i7-8700K
Memory 32 GB
Video Card(s) RTX 3080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 10 64-bit
Where was the GPU radiator placed in this review? Was it pulling air into the case or blowing air out?
Case is open, so makes no difference