• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 TUF Gaming OC

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
24,342 (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 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.

Show full review
 
Joined
Nov 4, 2019
Messages
234 (0.23/day)
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.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Feb 18, 2012
Messages
34 (0.01/day)
Location
Poland
System Name Desktop
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Motherboard Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black
Memory Ripjaws V DDR4-3600MHz CL16-19-19-39 1.35V 64GB (4x16GB)
Video Card(s) PowerColor Radeon RX 6800 16GB
Storage WD 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Black SN850, WD spinners
Display(s) ASUS MG278 27" 144Hz + LG 27GL850-B NanoIPS HDR10 27"
Case Fractal Design Define 7 black white TG Clear Tint
Audio Device(s) Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
Power Supply Seasonic Prime TX 1000W 80 Plus Titanium
Mouse Corsair SCIMITAR RGB
Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 LP
Just ordered one :) thx for the review.
 
Joined
Jan 5, 2006
Messages
13,237 (2.18/day)
System Name AlderLake / Laptop
Processor Intel i7 12700K / Intel i3 7100U
Motherboard Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Master / HP 83A3 (U3E1)
Cooling Noctua NH-U12A 2 fans + Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Extreme + 5 case fans / Fan
Memory 32GB DDR5 Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 6000MHz CL36 / 8GB DDR4 HyperX CL13
Video Card(s) MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio / Intel HD620
Storage Samsung 980 Pro 1TB + 970 Evo 500GB + 850 Pro 512GB + 860 Evo 1TB x2 / Samsung 256GB M.2 SSD
Display(s) 23.8" Dell S2417DG 165Hz G-Sync 1440p / 14" 1080p IPS Glossy
Case Be quiet! Silent Base 600 - Window / HP Pavilion
Audio Device(s) ALC1220-VB + ESS ES9118 DAC + Edifier S351DB 2.1 soon / Realtek onboard + B&O speaker system
Power Supply Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750W / Powerbrick
Mouse Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Laser wireless / Logitech M330 wireless
Keyboard RAPOO E9270P Black 5GHz wireless / HP backlit
Software Windows 11 / Windows 10
Benchmark Scores Cinebench R23 (Single Core) 1911 @ stock Cinebench R23 (Multi Core) 22813 @ stock
Capture.PNG


That GPU temp for the Asus TUF OC, not bad.

Waiting for the ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING review.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Nov 4, 2019
Messages
234 (0.23/day)
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.
 
Joined
Aug 27, 2011
Messages
931 (0.23/day)
Processor Intel core i9 12900k sp98 direct die
Motherboard Asus Maximus Apex Z690
Cooling Custom loop 3*360 45mm thick+ 3 x mo-ra3 420 +Dual D5 pump and dual ddc pump
Memory 2x16gb Dell green kit Hynix
Video Card(s) EVGA FTW3 ULTRA RTX 3090 sli
Storage 1TB Samsung 860Evo,2*2tb Samsung 970Evo Plus, 1tb Intel 660p nvme
Display(s) Sammsung G7 32”
Case Dynamic XL
Audio Device(s) Creative Omni 5.1 usb sound card
Power Supply Corsair AX1600i
Mouse Model O-
Keyboard Hyper X Alloy Origin Core
Added 1 , click to check out then server crashed, after that its back online and my cart is empty.
 
Joined
Feb 18, 2012
Messages
34 (0.01/day)
Location
Poland
System Name Desktop
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Motherboard Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black
Memory Ripjaws V DDR4-3600MHz CL16-19-19-39 1.35V 64GB (4x16GB)
Video Card(s) PowerColor Radeon RX 6800 16GB
Storage WD 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Black SN850, WD spinners
Display(s) ASUS MG278 27" 144Hz + LG 27GL850-B NanoIPS HDR10 27"
Case Fractal Design Define 7 black white TG Clear Tint
Audio Device(s) Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
Power Supply Seasonic Prime TX 1000W 80 Plus Titanium
Mouse Corsair SCIMITAR RGB
Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 LP
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.
 
Joined
Nov 7, 2016
Messages
146 (0.07/day)
Processor 5950X
Motherboard Dark Hero
Cooling Custom Loop
Memory Crucial Ballistix 3600MHz CL16
Video Card(s) Gigabyte RTX 3080 Vision
Storage 980 Pro 500GB, 970 Evo Plus 500GB, Crucial MX500 2TB, Crucial MX500 2TB, Samsung 850 Evo 500GB
Display(s) Gigabyte G34WQC
Case Cooler Master C700M
Audio Device(s) Bose
Power Supply AX850
Mouse Razer DeathAdder Chroma
Keyboard MSI GK80
Software W10 Pro
Benchmark Scores CPU-Z Single-Thread: 688 Multi-Thread: 11940
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.
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
24,342 (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
Joined
Jan 15, 2019
Messages
42 (0.03/day)
System Name Doesitreallyneedaname?
Processor i9 12900k @5.0 Ghz P-Cores, 3.7 Ghz E-cores, 4 Ghz Uncore
Motherboard Asus Z690 Strix Gaming E
Cooling Corsair H150i Elite Capellix
Memory G.skill Trident Z5 DDR5 6200 MT/s cl36-36-36-37
Video Card(s) MSI RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
Storage Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB, Patriot VPN100 2TB, ADATA SX8200 Pro 1TB
Display(s) Gigabyte M28U, Aorus AD27QD
Case Corsair Graphite 780T
Audio Device(s) Logitech G633, Logitech Z625
Power Supply Corsair HX850i
Mouse Steelseries Rival 600
Keyboard Filco Majestouch 2 Hakua White
Software Windows 11 Pro
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
 
Last edited:
Joined
Nov 7, 2016
Messages
146 (0.07/day)
Processor 5950X
Motherboard Dark Hero
Cooling Custom Loop
Memory Crucial Ballistix 3600MHz CL16
Video Card(s) Gigabyte RTX 3080 Vision
Storage 980 Pro 500GB, 970 Evo Plus 500GB, Crucial MX500 2TB, Crucial MX500 2TB, Samsung 850 Evo 500GB
Display(s) Gigabyte G34WQC
Case Cooler Master C700M
Audio Device(s) Bose
Power Supply AX850
Mouse Razer DeathAdder Chroma
Keyboard MSI GK80
Software W10 Pro
Benchmark Scores CPU-Z Single-Thread: 688 Multi-Thread: 11940
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.
 
Joined
Nov 7, 2016
Messages
146 (0.07/day)
Processor 5950X
Motherboard Dark Hero
Cooling Custom Loop
Memory Crucial Ballistix 3600MHz CL16
Video Card(s) Gigabyte RTX 3080 Vision
Storage 980 Pro 500GB, 970 Evo Plus 500GB, Crucial MX500 2TB, Crucial MX500 2TB, Samsung 850 Evo 500GB
Display(s) Gigabyte G34WQC
Case Cooler Master C700M
Audio Device(s) Bose
Power Supply AX850
Mouse Razer DeathAdder Chroma
Keyboard MSI GK80
Software W10 Pro
Benchmark Scores CPU-Z Single-Thread: 688 Multi-Thread: 11940
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.
 
Joined
Feb 8, 2008
Messages
2,655 (0.50/day)
Location
Switzerland
Processor i9 9900KS ( 5 Ghz all the time )
Motherboard Asus Maximus XI Hero Z390
Cooling EK Velocity + EK D5 pump + Alphacool full copper silver 360mm radiator
Memory 16GB Corsair Dominator GT ROG Edition 3333 Mhz
Video Card(s) ASUS TUF RTX 3080 Ti 12GB OC
Storage M.2 Samsung NVMe 970 Evo Plus 250 GB + 1TB 970 Evo Plus
Display(s) Asus PG279 IPS 1440p 165Hz G-sync
Case Cooler Master H500
Power Supply Asus ROG Thor 850W
Mouse Razer Deathadder Chroma
Keyboard Rapoo
Software Win 10 64 Bit
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 !

 
Joined
Jan 15, 2019
Messages
42 (0.03/day)
System Name Doesitreallyneedaname?
Processor i9 12900k @5.0 Ghz P-Cores, 3.7 Ghz E-cores, 4 Ghz Uncore
Motherboard Asus Z690 Strix Gaming E
Cooling Corsair H150i Elite Capellix
Memory G.skill Trident Z5 DDR5 6200 MT/s cl36-36-36-37
Video Card(s) MSI RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
Storage Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB, Patriot VPN100 2TB, ADATA SX8200 Pro 1TB
Display(s) Gigabyte M28U, Aorus AD27QD
Case Corsair Graphite 780T
Audio Device(s) Logitech G633, Logitech Z625
Power Supply Corsair HX850i
Mouse Steelseries Rival 600
Keyboard Filco Majestouch 2 Hakua White
Software Windows 11 Pro
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.
 
Joined
Nov 7, 2016
Messages
146 (0.07/day)
Processor 5950X
Motherboard Dark Hero
Cooling Custom Loop
Memory Crucial Ballistix 3600MHz CL16
Video Card(s) Gigabyte RTX 3080 Vision
Storage 980 Pro 500GB, 970 Evo Plus 500GB, Crucial MX500 2TB, Crucial MX500 2TB, Samsung 850 Evo 500GB
Display(s) Gigabyte G34WQC
Case Cooler Master C700M
Audio Device(s) Bose
Power Supply AX850
Mouse Razer DeathAdder Chroma
Keyboard MSI GK80
Software W10 Pro
Benchmark Scores CPU-Z Single-Thread: 688 Multi-Thread: 11940
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.
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
24,342 (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
Joined
Jun 28, 2018
Messages
299 (0.20/day)
Yeah, I hadn't seen it yet, but I went to see it.
Thank you.
 
Joined
Nov 4, 2019
Messages
234 (0.23/day)
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).
 

madshi

New Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2020
Messages
6 (0.01/day)
@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...
 

Akkedie

New Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2020
Messages
15 (0.02/day)
@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:
 

D@mn

New Member
Joined
Nov 1, 2019
Messages
3 (0.00/day)
>Display connectivity options include four standard DisplayPort 1.4a and two HDMI 2.1.

Only three DP, not four :)
 
Top