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ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 TUF Gaming OC

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The ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 TUF Gaming OC comes with a small factory overclock and a huge cooler that achieves amazing temperatures that are much better than the NVIDIA Founders Edition. The TUF also features a dual BIOS with a "quiet" mode that makes this 4K monster card almost silent.

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Wow, those are lot lower temps than I was expecting for a Tuf (all of the Tuf branded GPUs have been garbage so far). Also back to aluminum shrouds, nice! Impressive VRM heatsinks! Too bad I don't see any partner cards at the MSRP in Canada. nVidia Founder's is $899 here and partner cards are $950 or $970 and up depending on store.

Wow the Asus one even has a second HDMI 2.1 port!?!?!

The nVidia store literally stopped working for 3 minutes at 6am, now it already says "out of stock". It never once even said in stock, and I have gigabit fibre to the home. Sigh.
 
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Just ordered one :) thx for the review.
 
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That GPU temp for the Asus TUF OC, not bad.

Waiting for the ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING review.
 
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Just ordered one :) thx for the review.
How? It is like their servers don't even bother sending data to Canada during the launch. I saw one EVGA on newegg but was never able to successfully get through checkout.
 
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Added 1 , click to check out then server crashed, after that its back online and my cart is empty.
 
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How? It is like their servers don't even bother sending data to Canada during the launch. I saw one EVGA on newegg but was never able to successfully get through checkout.
In local retailer where i live.
 
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This card is better proposition than the FE. Remember with the FE, u have to buy the cable (not cheap: $39.99) to go with it. I'm torned between this card and the Gaming X Trio.
 

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This card is better proposition than the FE. Remember with the FE, u have to buy the cable (not cheap: $39.99) to go with it. I'm torned between this card and the Gaming X Trio.
Go with the tuf, after what I saw what trio offers, it's just disappointment. Sure, you get additional 8 pin power connector but it will do nothing unless you got modified bios. The trio has less power phases for the gpu, runs significantly hotter because their gpu is sharing heatsink with memory module, they are using through-hole capacitor bank from total of its capacitor, and if you look closely, MSI did it again, they put nothing but empty solder socket on the back of the pcb. With the tuf card, you'll get a lot of smd caps, even on the back of the pcb. And the tuf sure is cheaper than gaming x trio
 
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Which cable? the 12-pin adapter is included for free with the FE


Slightly lower, because no OC
The included cable is too short to be usable.
 
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Go with the tuf, after what I saw what trio offers, it's just disappointment. Sure, you get additional 8 pin power connector but it will do nothing unless you got modified bios. The trio has less power phases for the gpu, runs significantly hotter because their gpu sharing heatsink with memory module, they using through-hole capacitor bank from total of its capacitor, and if you look closely, MSI did it again, they put nothing but empty solder socket on the back of the pcb. With the tuf card, you'll get a lot of smd caps, even on the back of the pcb. And the tuf sure cheaper than gaming x trio
But, there is a small problem, in Australia, the FE is $1139, but it's not available for sale, and the TUF is $1640 and is available for sale of course.
 
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Whoooo !! Nice nice ! Great asus first AIB that puts actually heatpipes and fins on RAM's and some VRM under the main heatsink !!

Congratulations to ASUS engineers ! Wow never seen before ! Thats why temperatures are so good !


Simply AMAZING !!

Guys if you choose to buy the TUF 3080 you have the real deal !

Forget custom watercooling !

 
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So the over engineered FE cooler gets annihilated by generic AIB coolers.
Always has been, lol.

But, there is a small problem, in Australia, the FE is $1139, but it's not available for sale, and the TUF is $1640 and is available for sale of course.
Just be patient though, it will goes down eventually the moment the supply comes, you don't want your hard earn money spent with the wrong stuff.
 
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Always has been, lol.



Just be patient though, it will goes down eventually the moment the supply comes, you don't want your hard earn money spent with the wrong stuff.
I'm in no hurry, as my 4k monitor was sent to the supplier to be fixed, but it has been 5 months already, they still has fixed it, yet. That's why I don't have confidence in products which offer long warranty period.
 
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Yeah, I hadn't seen it yet, but I went to see it.
Thank you.
 
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Go with the tuf, after what I saw what trio offers, it's just disappointment. Sure, you get additional 8 pin power connector but it will do nothing unless you got modified bios. The trio has less power phases for the gpu, runs significantly hotter because their gpu is sharing heatsink with memory module, they are using through-hole capacitor bank from total of its capacitor, and if you look closely, MSI did it again, they put nothing but empty solder socket on the back of the pcb. With the tuf card, you'll get a lot of smd caps, even on the back of the pcb. And the tuf sure is cheaper than gaming x trio
Trio is $150 more around here. Really disappointed with MSI pricing recently for video cards. They seem to charge more for no reason (and yet their MB pricing etc. is the same in Canada as other products).
 

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@W1zzard, thanks so much for your reviews. techpowerup has become my favorite GPU review site by far. It's so nice to have noise & temperature results summed up so nicely for comparison purposes. I don't know any other review site which does that.

I'm quite shocked by how good the ASUS TUF 3080 does, cooling wise. It seems to beat both temperatures and noise of the ASUS STRIX 2080 Super, while handling 320W to boot??

I'm also quite shocked by how stupid the ASUS design team is by adding a useless stub to the card which increases the height from 13cm to 14.5cm. Which basically makes the TUF a no-go for any HTPC user. And funny enough, the ASUS specs say that the card only is 13cm high. They seem to have forgot to include the useless stub in their measurements.

Do you think it would be easy to saw that stupid stub off to make the card fit into my HTPC? Not sure how hard that plastic (?) material is...
 

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@W1zzard Hey, I know you used to test The Surge 2 but haven't anymore, any chance you could jump in game and peek at the fps for a 3080? Was really curious about this game in particular and no one else tests it, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! :love:
 

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>Display connectivity options include four standard DisplayPort 1.4a and two HDMI 2.1.

Only three DP, not four :)
 
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