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ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 Ti STRIX LC Liquid Cooled


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May 14, 2004
22,302 (3.57/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
634 (0.35/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) ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3090
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 Logitech MK550
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
517 (0.36/day)
This helps with fan noise, but now you introduced the undefeatable pump noise...


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Oct 6, 2004
50,056 (8.20/day)
System Name Rainbow Sparkles
Processor Ryzen R7 5800X
Motherboard Asus x570 Gaming-F
Cooling EK 240mm RGB AIO | Custom 280mm EK loop
Memory 64GB DDR4 3600 Corsair Vengeance RGB @ 3800 C16
Video Card(s) Galax RTX 3090 SG 24GB (0.8v 1.8GHz) - EK Quantum ARGB block w/ active backplate
Storage 1TB Sasmsung 970 Pro NVME + 500GB 850 Evo
Display(s) Gigabyte G32QC + Phillips 328m6fjrmb (32" 1440p 165Hz/144Hz curved )
Case Fractal Design R6
Audio Device(s) Razer Leviathan + Corsair Void pro RGB, Blue Yeti mic
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G Pro wireless + Steelseries Prisma XL
Keyboard Razer Huntsman TE
VR HMD Oculus Rift S
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Lots of RGB, so you know it's fast.
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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Processor 5820k
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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Jun 8, 2011
10,252 (2.80/day)
Somerset, UK
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
12,257 (5.04/day)
Sunshine Coast
System Name Black Box
Processor Intel i5-9600KF
Motherboard NZXT N7 Z370 Black
Cooling Cooler Master 240 RGB AIO / Stock
Memory Thermaltake Toughram 16GB 4400MHz DDR4 or Gigabyte 16GB 3600MHz DDR4 or Adata 8GB 2133Mhz DDR4
Video Card(s) Asus Dual 1060 6GB
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
1,057 (0.34/day)
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) Asus PG279Q 27" 1440p/165Hz/IPS/Gsync + LG C9 65" UHD/120Hz/OLED/HDR/Gsync
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
22 (0.02/day)
System Name ROU-Think-Fast
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...