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ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 TUF Gaming OC

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for me the quiet bios thing is just marketing. Im not going to open my case each time I switch from 4k games (perf) to less demanding games (open headphone here).

just make and save 2 profiles in afterburner and switch in 1 click.
 

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Thermal throttle starts at 83, at 71-80 you loose next to nothing 30Mhz,, so log as you dont reach it why would it matter flipping the switch or loading the profile. just leave it, unless you want to lenghten the life.

It's the best AIO, but there is no point, it just doesn't provide the 1TBs memory and 2.5GHz clocks i want to see at 250 watts, so my expectations are not quite met, waiting the EUV shrink if nvidia feels like making it any time soon.
 
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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.

Asus TUF at PLE was $1399, so not a bargain by any stretch but I bought one anyway!.

i don't know what magic sauce they've poured on it but my lord this card is good, they tame 320w as if it's nothing.
 
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wow with some Conductonaut TIM this Asus TUF 3080 can reach custom watercooling level.
Well my suspicion was also right on the mark, the 320-350W TGP already put the chip at the top of the frequency curve, increasing the TGP or doing shunt mod would not help increasing the freq beyond 2Ghz.

 
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The best mod this will happen when NVIDIA will use six microns lithography.
It should request the assistance of Carl Zeiss, and they will receive of tools that they need.
 
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Seems like Asus just became Nvidia's premier partner or something, the 3080 TUF just show up in every shop in my country and sell for very reasonable price, like 150usd cheaper than MSI Ventus and Gigabyte Gaming OC SKU and those 2 SKU are no where near as good as the TUF edition.
 
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I also pulled in a TUF OC. It seems they have learned from the 5700XT problems, and made a really good TUF card this time.

The best offer i found was 806€ for this OC variant. The non-OC 769, but i didnt found any proof, that its the same card physically. If only the OC clock is the difference, i would not mind getting the non-OC too, but i just cant be sure yet. Not that there are some components missing on the PCB or cooling.

So i hope i can get mine next week.

What i am still really curious is, how the XC3 Ultra EVGA version perform in comparsion with this. Not that they are up for buying anywhere, but i might change my mind, if they perform better somehow :)
 
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isn't this TUF line from Asus is the new entry level?
 
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isn't this TUF line from Asus is the new entry level?

Yes this is the unreasonable entry level.
The reasonable entry level this is ASUS GTS 1660 Super 6GB Mini OC.
 
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There are like 10+ reviews on Youtube for this 3080 TUF and they all have been very positive, possibly the best 3080 for the price out there.
Asus just knew this chip is gonna be a guaranteed winner, so they put in appropriate amount of effort in designing the thermal solution.
Let just hope stocks are enough to meet demands...
 
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There are like 10+ reviews on Youtube for this 3080 TUF and they all have been very positive, possibly the best 3080 for the price out there.
Asus just knew this chip is gonna be a guaranteed winner, so they put in appropriate amount of effort in designing the thermal solution.
Let just hope stocks are enough to meet demands...

This is a perfect made commend from some one working in the retail chain.
From an expert consumer prospective , yes the card seems well made, but in a few months NVIDIA will start using the marketing drums about the next guaranteed winner, but at what price tag?
The current pricing seems reasonable if you are a son of a king at United Arab Emirates.
 
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Asus just knew this chip is gonna be a guaranteed winner, so they put in appropriate amount of effort in designing the thermal solution.
Looks to be the same as the Tuf 1660 Super I just bought for a build, right down to the 3 fans and crazy length.
I must add that card is crazy loud when the system first boots as the fans rev all the way up, but settle down quite quickly.
 

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I also pulled in a TUF OC. It seems they have learned from the 5700XT problems, and made a really good TUF card this time.

The best offer i found was 806€ for this OC variant. The non-OC 769, but i didnt found any proof, that its the same card physically. If only the OC clock is the difference, i would not mind getting the non-OC too, but i just cant be sure yet. Not that there are some components missing on the PCB or cooling.

So i hope i can get mine next week.

What i am still really curious is, how the XC3 Ultra EVGA version perform in comparsion with this. Not that they are up for buying anywhere, but i might change my mind, if they perform better somehow :)


i wonder why there are still no reviews of the EVGAs yet, really wanted to compare with ASUS before commiting
 
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Would you pay the $50 premium for the OC model instead of the non-OC model assuming they are both available? Just want to hear everyone's thoughts.

The factory overclock is pretty small so it is very likely that you can get the same clock as the factory OC. However, the concern is potential worse bin for the non-oc model. What do you all think?

@W1zzard I am having a really tough time deciding between the OC vs the non-OC. In your opinion, since they have the same cooling, do you think they can achieve similar clocks?

Any reason the non-oc is from the worse bin? They are both the entry line for Asus.
 
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I would definitely buy the non-OC if it's $50 cheaper. The factory OC isn't big enough to justify the added cost. Even if it's a lower bin you might lose 1 or 2% in manual OC performance, not a big deal.
 
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Lets get practical, the cheapest 3080 is 799eur. Correction of p/p graphs needed.
 

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Managed to get TUF non OC version, but for some reason the card is idling with fans on 1000 rpm and 30 degrees (same on performance and quiet bios). I asked 3 different guys on reddit, 1 guy have same behavivour as me and another 2 have their cards fans stopped at idle. Any idea why ? different bios version from factory ?
 
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Managed to get TUF non OC version, but for some reason the card is idling with fans on 1000 rpm and 30 degrees (same on performance and quiet bios). I asked 3 different guys on reddit, 1 guy have same behavivour as me and another 2 have their cards fans stopped at idle. Any idea why ? different bios version from factory ?
Damn I preordered this card. Let us know if you manage to fix this. By the way, have you tried overclocking it? I am curious if you can get similar clocks to the numbers in the review.
 

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Damn I preordered this card. Let us know if you manage to fix this. By the way, have you tried overclocking it? I am curious if you can get similar clocks to the numbers in the review.
At stock its boosting to 1950-1985 Mhz with peaks to 2040 Mhz to me, so most of the us dont realny need to touch any OC, because the temps are good card will boost to these high clocks automaticaly.

I opened ticket to Asus, maybe they are aware of this issue.
 

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Managed to get TUF non OC version, but for some reason the card is idling with fans on 1000 rpm and 30 degrees (same on performance and quiet bios). I asked 3 different guys on reddit, 1 guy have same behavivour as me and another 2 have their cards fans stopped at idle. Any idea why ? different bios version from factory ?

Did you hear anything from Asus regarding the issue?

I have a similar issue with OC version, although for me the fans keep going on and off really randomly. It seems like anything that makes the GPU or memory on the card increase the clocks causes the fans to turn on at 1000rpm for anything between 2-10 seconds even when the card is at 33 celsius. Playing a YouTube video puts the fans at 1000rpm regardless, even when the temperature is almost 30 celsius. Even just opening the task manager makes the fan spin. If I don't do anything and just let my PC idle on the Windows desktop the fans will turn off and stay at 0rpm, but, even just opening the task manager will activate the fans, which is just really annoying. From what I read the fans are supposed to stay off all the time when the GPU temp is below 60 celsius. I've tried Performance and Quiet mode, and it makes no difference.

I made a screenshot of it, where you can clearly see that the fans are enabled immediately when there is a small GPU usage spike. I'm preparing to create a ticket with Asus and wanted to show them the issue. I hope this can be fixed with a VBIOS update.

The VBIOS version on the review cards are older, mine shipped with VBIOS version 94.02.26.80.EF according to GPU-Z, although GPU Tweak shows VBIOS 94.02.26.80.AS05. The VBIOS version for the card tested in this review is 94.02.26.40.67 (listed in the Overclocking page in GPU-Z).

You can clearly see that whenever there is slight load on the card and the GPU and memory clock increases for a short burst, the fans come on immediately, then turn off very quickly, while the GPU temperature never gets close to 60 celsius due to the short bursts. I've tried enabling and disabling the "0dB Fan:" mode on and off, and it doesn't help. The card was also behaving like this before I installed Asus GPU Tweak II.

Otherwise everything else works perfectly. The card is COOL! and boosts well without any manual OC.

asustuf3080_fanstop_notworking.png
 
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Did you hear anything from Asus regarding the issue?

I have a similar issue with OC version, although for me the fans keep going on and off really randomly. It seems like anything that makes the GPU or memory on the card increase the clocks causes the fans to turn on at 1000rpm for anything between 2-10 seconds even when the card is at 33 celsius. Playing a YouTube video puts the fans at 1000rpm regardless, even when the temperature is almost 30 celsius. Even just opening the task manager makes the fan spin. If I don't do anything and just let my PC idle on the Windows desktop the fans will turn off and stay at 0rpm, but, even just opening the task manager will activate the fans, which is just really annoying. From what I read the fans are supposed to stay off all the time when the GPU temp is below 60 celsius. I've tried Performance and Quiet mode, and it makes no difference.

I made a screenshot of it, where you can clearly see that the fans are enabled immediately when there is a small GPU usage spike. I'm preparing to create a ticket with Asus and wanted to show them the issue. I hope this can be fixed with a VBIOS update.

The VBIOS version on the review cards are older, mine shipped with VBIOS version 94.02.26.80.EF according to GPU-Z, although GPU Tweak shows VBIOS 94.02.26.80.AS05. The VBIOS version for the card tested in this review is 94.02.26.40.67 (listed in the Overclocking page in GPU-Z).

You can clearly see that whenever there is slight load on the card and the GPU and memory clock increases for a short burst, the fans come on immediately, then turn off very quickly, while the GPU temperature never gets close to 60 celsius due to the short bursts. I've tried enabling and disabling the "0dB Fan:" mode on and off, and it doesn't help. The card was also behaving like this before I installed Asus GPU Tweak II.

Otherwise everything else works perfectly. The card is COOL! and boosts well without any manual OC.

Asus support forwarded my ticket to Thaiwan for deeper analysis. So maybe you can also send all the info from your post to support so they will have more info.
On Idle my clocks are 210/56 mhz and gpu usage at 5% . For me the fans are all the time at idle on 1000 rpm (53%) but fans behave weirdly if I set them to manual and move slider to zero, they stop and after seconds they start spining at around 300 rpm then stop again etc.
It looks like Asus made new bios update just before the shipment of retail cards and they didnt tested it properly.

When I got reply from support I will post it in thread.
 
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Wizz will get some info from AIBs, right?
 
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