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ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 TUF Gaming OC

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Looks like Palit and Zotac got sh*tbinned, MSI is meh and ASUS is bang for buck option (considering DOA availability of FE). Too bad that $30 of difference magically turned into $156 over here:
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590 PLN = $156
 

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@W1zzard tyvm for the timely and extremely exhaustive review. I have a very specific question regarding the heatsink and deshrouding possibility. Could you please measure the distance between heatsink top and bottom pins (the ones used to screw the shroud in) ? I'm trying to check whether there's enough space for a 120mm fans without bending the pins.

Thanks a lot !
 
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What about the temp ?
 
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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 !
For sure, kudos to Asus for beating the competition in cooling. Those fins are impressive, but it's not exactly new tech. Having said all that, these cards still are best served with water cooling. The difference between 71C and sub-40C opens up performance that is otherwise impossible due to Boost behavior.
 

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Do you think it would be easy to saw that stupid stub off to make the card fit into my HTPC?
Yeah, just cut it off. Should be easy with a hacksaw

@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:
Sorry, don't have the game installed anymore on the VGA bench

Only three DP, not four
Fixed
 
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For sure, kudos to Asus for beating the competition in cooling. Those fins are impressive, but it's not exactly new tech. Having said all that, these cards still are best served with water cooling. The difference between 71C and sub-40C opens up performance that is otherwise impossible due to Boost behavior.

This card hits 63 celsius under load no need for sub -40 to have it pushing maximum frequency boost. Not 71c ...

As long the heatsink is able to keep the temperatures down in this case is very close to a full waterblock temps, the GPU will stay at his highest frequency boost.

So if you go watercool this GPU is a bit of waste, its like buyin it and playing with 1080p 60Hz monitor.
 
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interestingly enough der8auer's sample of tuf oc has pos cap instead on the back of the pcb unlike what we have seen on techpowerup.
 

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Not surprisingly it is impossible to find non-oc review, but is there a possibility non-oc will feature lesser power limit than OC?
I ordered non-oc, i'll just wait for it even if they ship it in november.
 

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interestingly enough der8auer's sample of tuf oc has pos cap instead on the back of the pcb unlike what we have seen on techpowerup.

what does that mean? i dont get it. it makes the non-OC bad?
 
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Where can I buy this in Europe, near my city?
 
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I thought that the new monster NVIDIA engine, this will push 300 fps at Battlefield V 1920x1080 that is the lowest gaming resolution of our times.
Personally I am totally disappointed of what 700 Euro can buy according to NVIDIA pricing.
For such level of performance my final Bid this 300 Euro.
 

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So umm, why is the one thing thats completely different about this card to every single other card not covered? It has an extra HDMI port but yet the specs still state only 4 display support. So how does this work? Do you have to set something in the software if you have all 5 hooked up? Is it first come first serve for the 4 outputs? Does it just explode if you connect 5? It only just gets a mention in that, yes, it does have one more, and thats it.

I mean its the only legitimate difference and wasnt even covered in this 'review', beyond the usual MOAR NUMBERS!
 
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what does that mean? i dont get it. it makes the non-OC bad?
pos caps tend to be better. but sp caps are fine and still way better than solid caps.

we still don't know what is it inside on non oc tuf.
 
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Wizz, does it have additional 2x 4pin for vents?
 

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So umm, why is the one thing thats completely different about this card to every single other card not covered? It has an extra HDMI port but yet the specs still state only 4 display support. So how does this work? Do you have to set something in the software if you have all 5 hooked up? Is it first come first serve for the 4 outputs? Does it just explode if you connect 5? It only just gets a mention in that, yes, it does have one more, and thats it.

I mean its the only legitimate difference and wasnt even covered in this 'review', beyond the usual MOAR NUMBERS!
That is a great question, I just assumed it will just work. Let me double check with ASUS
 
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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.
Mate, this is Australia, prices don't go down.
 

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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
If tuf is cheaper than trio, then tuf is definitely a better choice. However, current tuf price is pretty close to trio in America. And trio has better overclock performance. If MSI could unlock the power limit, I think trio would be better than tuf. As for the cooling, I think it is acceptable for both two cards
 
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@W1zzard. Do you have any insight into PEG power draw @ 350-370W? It appears the 5A hard limit exceeds 6.5A. The new design should preclude this.
 
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Wow, I think the TUF's supremeness among the 4 reviewed AIB models is a bigger deal than the 3080 itself. :D Well done ASUS, really. I say this as not a big ASUS fan as they overprice their cards big time and below Strix usually every other model is rubbish, and while Strix models are usually great, there are other brand models that bring the same performance in speed, fan and temps. But this time it kicks ass. 9-13 degrees cooler and only 3 dBA louder than the MSI or the Palit one. And though Zotac was more quiet, don't forget that TUF is about 5% faster than the Zotac card. I don't know what does that quiet BIOS mode mean (it becomes the most quiet out of the 4 in that mode), does it make the card slower? For me, MSI Gaming X Trio is a big disappointment.
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.
TBH, why are you considering the Gaming X Trio? :) It's $30 more, but runs 13 degrees hotter, and it's only quieter by 3 dBA. Given that I prefer MSI cards over the ASUS ones (they are priced even over the MSI ones), and knowing that TUF cards were more like rubbish before, this time TUF is a no brainer among the 4 reviewed AIBs.

If tuf is cheaper than trio, then tuf is definitely a better choice. However, current tuf price is pretty close to trio in America. And trio has better overclock performance. If MSI could unlock the power limit, I think trio would be better than tuf. As for the cooling, I think it is acceptable for both two cards


Well in these reviews the TUF could be OCd by 2,9% and the Gaming X Trio by 2,7%. So even the OC was "better" with the TUF.
 
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It appears the 5A hard limit exceeds 6.5A. The new design should preclude this.
where did you get that. Nobody cared to show the PCIe power usage under load and at least make good use of the PCAT tool provided by nvidia. The closest it got to GPUz power on display was in the PC centric video, but where the power lanes were supposed to be shows PWR_SRC ~81W founders and 94 W on TUF card which I guess is the PCIe power. Not comfortable above 25 watts,
 
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