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MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio

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The GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio is MSI's flagship RTX 3080. It comes with a large overclock out of the box, and the cooler is massive. This is the fastest RTX 3080 we've tested so far, and it's the quietest as well. Wow, and that with a classic triple-fan design that doesn't use any fancy airflow magic.

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Nice, this was the one I was most interested in. Thanks for the detailed info, too bad about the graphene "lie" there. I did want to find out if the "graphene" backplate made a difference. Since Founder's are already gone apparently, I'll try to pick this one up. Currently has a $150 premium here.

Can you mention coil whine for all the cards? Was this one a problem? Some Founder's reviews posted "large coil whine" as a negative.

Newegg just says "Http/1.1 Service Unavailable" for the last 15 minutes. I assume someone is somehow getting all the orders?
 
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How does the quality of the various components on the PCB compare to that of the 2080 Super Gaming X Trio?
 
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Disappointing result from msi, they stripped down the 3 phases for gpu core, consuming just more 13 watts and running 3 dba lower from the tuf model and yet 13 degrees hotter. The rtx 20 gaming x trio cooling configuration is better than this. I don't know why they bother using direct heatpipe cooling again, direct heatpipe is prone with unleveled surface, and now the memory module is sharing heatsink with the gpu core. Well, this model is the first in my no go list this generation. I hope the lightning will be far better than this.
 

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Whoaaa, 5 in row now. When is the last time you slept @W1zzard ?
Edit: Make that seven in a row, I forgot about the PCIe scaling and Intel vs AMD. Great stuff, fingers crossed it brings in the page clicks.
 
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When is the last time you slept
Tonight :) but up since 5 AM, and it's not over.. more reviews soon, and 3090 next week

fingers cross it brings in the page clicks
Not doing it for the clicks, even though, looking at some traffic numbers I think I should put out more "AMD" content
 
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Power draw is embarazing o_O
As stated by Adored TV AND myself... you are getting your performance increase at the expense of wattage increase. It does not matter which board partner you will be dealing with. It is the decisions of Nvidia to go this route to save as much money as possible. This is why you have such a high wattage usage.
 
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As stated by Adored TV AND myself... you are getting your performance increase at the expense of wattage increase. It does not matter which board partner you will be dealing with. It is the decisions of Nvidia to go this route to save as much money as possible. This is why you have such a high wattage usage.
nVidia should have gone with 7nm last time, and 7nm EUV this time, but perhaps the price difference is larger than we imagine, you can't just look at silicon costs. If you do that, an Intel 4 core is only worth $10 haha. If the 3080 was $100 more to save 50 watts you might not be happier.
 

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Tonight :) but up since 5 AM, and it's not over.. more reviews soon, and 3090 next week
And then 3070. And then RDNA2. Best part of the year, I reckon.
Not doing it for the clicks, even though, looking at some traffic numbers I think I should put out more "AMD" content
Oh, you can put out Nvidia content too, to get clicks. Just don't say positive things about them :p
 
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The measurement image suggests it should be 33 x 14 cm, but the text (incorrectly) reads that it's 32 x 13 cm. It's a world of a difference because all the HTPC cases can handle 13 cm cards, but not 14 cm cards.
 
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So, what psu we need for this?
 

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The measurement image suggests it should be 33 x 14 cm, but the text (incorrectly) reads that it's 32 x 13 cm. It's a world of a difference because all the HTPC cases can handle 13 cm cards, but not 14 cm cards.
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So, what psu we need for this?
Literally mentioned in the article, I'd say 700 W should be a good start
 
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So, what psu we need for this?
It seems like these cards like to pull upto 400W. My current 10core I9 system would pull ~350W under stress test (no GPU yet). So 750W quality PSU at a minimum but probably 850w recommended. Depending on your configuration things will change. A Ryzen R7 will probably do with 100-150W less.
 
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Thanks, didn't had the time to read all, I am at work now...
 
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Fixed, not even sure how that happened
Lack of sleep :toast: keep up the good work though.

These cards are quite nice but if the 3080 consumes almost 380 watts when Gaming? How much will the 3090 draw and will it have double the performance to justify the more than double MSRP?
 
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some said the msi gaming x 3080 needs 2000rpm to shine its true hidden cooling performance

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the guy said the fans spin up later and bring back the gpu temp from 70c to 62c.

this review shows much closer temp performance between msi gaming x and asus tuf.
and 2000rpm for gaming x is quiet loud, seems to be explained why msi has chosen 1500rpm for normal loading.
 
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Lack of sleep :toast: keep up the good work though.

These cards are quite nice but if the 3080 consumes almost 380 watts when Gaming? How much will the 3090 draw and will it have double the performance to justify the more than double MSRP?
How would a 3090 with 1,2 GPC more than the 3080 ever get double performance? What fairy tales are this? And when did a double perf card ever cost double on the top end?

3090 will likely draw around 400-420, I reckon on the AIB cards. The TDP gap is only 30W. Still a lot, I do agree on that.

Looking at these cards it seems like this node was pushed to, and maybe a little bit over the limit here. Not a pretty sight IMO. Pascal and Turing already gained some substantial watts on OC, but this... Man.
 
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It seems like these cards like to pull upto 400W. My current 10core I9 system would pull ~350W under stress test (no GPU yet). So 750W quality PSU at a minimum but probably 850w recommended. Depending on your configuration things will change. A Ryzen R7 will probably do with 100-150W less.
You can probably use a high quality 550W Gold / Plat PSU with the proper mindfulness and settings in the BIOS if you had to (don't buy a 10900k or just lock it to 75W, it won't affect gaming performance). 600W+ is preferred.
 
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The performance of these cards is amazing. Complete overkill for my type of gaming. 5700xt is my sweet spot for 2k gaming with freesync 144hz monitor. I may look at big navi when it comes out though.

Question: the 3080 is obviously positioned at a 4k gaming card. Is 10gb of memory enough for 4k gaming at ultra settings?
 

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How are you pulling 425W sustained in Furmark from a card with a 350W limit set in vBIOS without any kind of mod?
I get peaks over the PL but 425W sustained?
 
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What's the likelihood of flashing a custom bios to let us unleash higher wattage into the card? I don't want a 3x 8-pin with such a pitiful power limit. I don't care how how or how inefficient the power usage is, i want to push it to the limit!
 
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