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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition

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I dunno, there's a good chance we might see a Titan A (trademarked :pimp:) some time down the line especially if AMD can't come close to 3090 levels of performance &/or RDNA3 cards don't launch in a year's time.
 

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Price of 3090 in Aust. is around $3k Pricing of 3080s

I paid $1259- Aus back in Sept 2018 for my Asus 2080 Ti. Currently, the RTX 3080s are closer to $1500 as the $699 USD comes didn't come here for the exchange rate price of $920 but $1100-1200. Since Nvidia on sent a handful here the other branded ones start at the $1400 mark and go right up.

So, a RTX 3090 is closer to 3x the cost of my 2080 Ti. The RRP never seemed to exist.

Now that I have plonked a 366w bios on my card up from the 312w it still runs plenty cool. Testing both cards they now run at about the same power usage and get maybe a 10% difference. Then again, almost all reviews that have the 3080 I get the same or a bit better FPS in general. Just the 2080 Ti I am using is 15-25% faster than the ones they using.

The 3080 is a nice card, but I guess as it is closer to $1500 and a 3090 is $3000 the $1259 I paid prior to the price hike has a happy life. While I run at i7-10700k @ 5-5.1ghz even my old i7-4770k @ 4.4ghz with the 2080 Ti got close to 9600 points in Port Royal 4770k Port Royal when Nvidia and most reviewers have the 2080 Ti maxing out at 8600. Weird
 
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Lovely card and performance and great pricing. Thumbs up to green team. However, all that with massive power consumption, which I can not justify it. Very hard to justify. This is so unlike Nvidia.
 
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I got my 5700XT for $300 and I'm currently running a 1440p @144Hz "gaming monitor". 95% of games are not significantly subjectively improved by upgrading to 3080, given this monitor. But, reviews had me convinced that Ray Tracing was finally worth having w/Cyberpunk 2077, and, I wanted to experience what gaming at a steady 144Hz was like.

Ray Tracing maybe "cool" in CP77, but, once I start playing (rather than taking a break to just look around) I stop noticing the improvements brought by it.

...However, all that with massive power consumption...
Aside from the $809 price (of the FTW3 Ultra, which is the cheapest I could find in stock), the power consumption was the hardest aspect for me to swallow - if I hadn't read about undervolting, I don't think I could keep this card.

I hope they add excellent undervolting support to Precision X as MSI Afterburner doesn't seem to 100% work w/EVGA's 3rd fan. Also, Afterburner's "Voltage Curve" editor is unintuitive to me, I think they got the Mhz/Voltage axises backwards and it's not clear to me how to set the voltage for very low speeds, such as when you're just doing light 2d work like web browsing.
 
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Awesome cooler design. Not a single visible screw and magnetic screw covers, plus two fans routing air two ways - very impressive!

One question though - is the back panel mesh any use in such a card? If I'm reading it right, no air should be passing through that mesh anymore(unlike a blower-type card or even a fan-based card which has *some* air passing through there).
 
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Awesome cooler design. Not a single visible screw and magnetic screw covers, plus two fans routing air two ways - very impressive!

One question though - is the back panel mesh any use in such a card? If I'm reading it right, no air should be passing through that mesh anymore(unlike a blower-type card or even a fan-based card which has *some* air passing through there).
The fan closest to the rear I/O exhausts pretty much entirely out the I/O shield - it's not like the air can go through the PCB after all, and there's a thick aluminium frame surrounding the fin stack, so the air has nowhere to go except out the back. A tiny amount will go out to the middle fin stacks and into the case, but the openings through the frame for that are very small.
 
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