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ASUS GeForce RTX 4080 STRIX OC

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The ASUS GeForce RTX 4080 STRIX OC is a masterpiece graphics card design. It looks fantastic and is built like a tank, thanks to thick metal used on both the main cooler shroud and the backplate. The card is also the highest-clocked in our reviews and comes with a super powerful VRM.

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Fix needed : Page 41, green color is used for 'quiet bios' bar in 2nd last graph (board power limit), and then brown color is used for 'quiet bios' in the last graph (board power limit max).

And vice versa for the colors of the 'non quiet oc' bars.
 
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I appreciate your reviews for the data as I feel they are the best out there for GPUs and the easy comparison figures in the relative performance charts to other cards. Having said that, it's disappointing how you guys always give "editor's choice" to stuff that clearly shouldn't get that, this specific card being a perfect example. It's bad enough you give that to the already overpriced 4080 FE but THIS one with its $350 premium that puts it 50 bucks less than the 4090 msrp? No freaking way. It's like every product you guys now review is an editor's choice, which in itself makes no sense.

It's just really disappointing to see that you guys won't take a stand and call out Nvidia for I guess fear they will give you backlash. I see it at most other review sites with only Hardware Unboxed and GamersNexus seemingly being willing to call out Nvidia or anyone else for their crap and risk blowback from Nvidia or those other companies. Just go look at the 4080 reviews from those two sites on Youtube right now. Both are calling out Nvidia for this insane pricing and the fact there is no price to performance lift from last gen. You'll note they won't get blowback or a threat to "cancel" them because Nvidia knows people value those sites and trying to "cancel" those sites will just lead to gamer wrath. We saw how Nvidia tried it with I think Hardware Unboxed last year and it blew up in their face. You guys need to take a page from those two sites and start doing the same instead of seemingly being afraid you may tick off Nvidia.

It's also disappointing you put the 4090 price as $2400 as though that is the price of the card. Just because one site is selling it for that via scalpers right now doesn't mean the price should be listed as such. Are you going to adjust this review when that card is back in stock and the price is lower? A look at previous reviews where you list the current scalper prices that have since dropped indicates you will not be updating the review when this happens. By inflating the price of the 4090, you make any gullible reader think that the 4080 is actually a good deal if it is 25% slower at half the cost.
 

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Fix needed : Page 41, green color is used for 'quiet bios' bar in 2nd last graph (board power limit), and then brown color is used for 'quiet bios' in the last graph (board power limit max).

And vice versa for the colors of the 'non quiet oc' bars.
and i thought nobody would notice ^^
 
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And a forced blue/red color scheme.

I already know by now i'm getting a MSI Gaming X Trio 4060 or 4070. Should be just fine for 1440p60.
 
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I think that issue with EVGA simply was because of the marging. The downfall of 3DFX was called in the moment they started to produce their own cards, and kind of made it very difficult for 3rd party vendors to create or design their own ones. This is why the Asus is quite more expensive then the founders edition. Its because Asus does have a certain reputation and brand, they can charge for it.

Nvidia in for the money. They are cutting from all possible corners.
 
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Friggin' editor choice title is worth nothing this days
+$250 on top of a +$500 vs previous gen, and for no gains......LOL
What are you smoking w1z, these gpus are pure garbage at those prices..........don't you remember the 3080 was $700? (mining is over!)
 
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This is the stupidest video card I've read about in a long while, because it's too close to the 4090 in price. I've to echo the chorus, and suggest that it's time for another badge besides Editor's Choice. I think you should have a "Not recommended" badge.

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Question, well, suggestion. Have we approached enough data to start showing "Cost per frame with RT on"? It seems like a very useful graph for cost conscious buyer interested in RT. Check average FPS *with RT*, if it's "good enough", check cost per FPS *with RT*, pretty much 80% decision achieved.
 
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Wow!

Looky-looky, at all the new accounts created just to trash the 4080s (every site) reviews. Nothing suspicious about this at all, yo. /s :twitch:

Anyway, I do find it very odd that any deliberate gouged 4080 SKU is considered a "recommended product" (edit: Editor's Choice! :twitch:) due to obvious of reasons, though, but hey, who are we to make a difference right?! This is Wiz's site and beliefs but it's always the consumer with the FINAL decisions, PERIOD!

So, calm down, folks, and do you, just like always!
 
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Fixed voltage and clock speed in this test. Impressive stuff.
1.075 V is a bit excessive though. I wish Nvidia would give us an option to adjust the voltage limit.
 
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Ridiculous "Editor choice" Techpowerup cannot be trusted to be a serious Reviewer from now with that review, it to big to close ours eyes on that one.
I like the TPU dont get me wrong but I think this website is very anti consumer. Pretty much every single review has some kind of recommend badge. Or the news section which usually starts with the brand advert like - Leading manufacter, one of the worlds leading etc. Like everyone and everything here is the best :)
 
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Wow!

Looky-looky, at all the new accounts created just to trash the 4080s (every site) reviews. Nothing suspicious about this at all, yo. /s :twitch:

Anyway, I do find it very odd that any deliberate gouged 4080 SKU is considered a "recommended product" (edit: Editor's Choice! :twitch:) due to obvious of reasons, though, but hey, who are we to make a difference right?! This is Wiz's site and beliefs but it's always the consumer with the FINAL decisions, PERIOD!

So, calm down, folks, and do you, just like always!
Less than 20% of the responses on this page is of a new account. In fact there are only three, and there are more long term users voicing similar complaints.

I hope you don't do something with numbers IRL
 
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Great card imo.
I just ignore the price, since I believe no Nvidia card is worth what it costs in this gen.
 
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lol at all the comments complaining about the award.
It's cleary among the best 4080 versions out there (just look at that noise/cooling performance).
This isn't about the price/performance of the 4080 chip, but about the cooler they put on it and some other enhancements in comparison to the other brands..
 
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lol at all the comments complaining about the award.
It's cleary among the best 4080 versions out there (just look at that noise/cooling performance).
This isn't about the price/performance of the 4080 chip, but about the cooler they put on it and some other enhancements in comparison to the other brands..
And for those extra perks you get an even worse price/perf metric than the vanilla 4080, and the end performance is the same.

I think the complaints are on the money :rolleyes:. You like it. Great. Others don't.
 
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