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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition

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what i can say, its amazing fast,power eat is okay when we look performance.
truly 4K gpu. 1st time ever, all away,easily. and that with 300W,excellent!

numbers are so big that i cant see any chnage amd rx 6000 series,rtx 3080 FE is almost 2 times (100%) faster!....and only 70W more power need, thats mean unbeatible work from amd.

amd know now for sure if rx 6900 can reach it, noway. not under under 400W gpu, and rx 6000 just cant handle it.


also AIB version rip off oc'd limited things, so except alot more power, example asus strix advance rtx 3080 or msi rtx 3080 Lightning versions.. HOF and so on....
 
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People should forget about this card performance, power efficiency and price/performance at 1080 and 1440p - this card is made for 4K unless you wanna get 500fps@1080p in your favourite online shooter. Period.

Overall, I'm pleased with what NVIDIA has achieved with this generation but since I'm not a filthy rich European/US citizen who can afford a high refresh 4K HDR IPS monitor, I will simply forget about it.

To be honest over 95% of gamers may simply avoid reading this review as it's beyond their budget.

AMD fans who are now crying wolf about this card characteristics at lower resolutions (below 4K) should be ignored with prejudice. They simply don't understand the point of this GPU.
 

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There are three separate drivers because power is now split between core, mem and memory controller on Ampere unlike just core and mem previously.
 
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Very powerful, yet I still find that power consumption a bit concerning...
 

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Man this card really performs
 
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The non RTX performance is the deciding factor for me and it is on par with what i was expecting. Unless the 3090 is magical or AMD pulls off a miracle i’ll probably pick up a 3080 to replace my 1070ti.
 

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Performance: amazing

Performance per watt: oof
 
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I am now thoroughly convinced the RTX 3080 is absolute overkill for my 1440p monitor.
Yet at the same time going to 4k60 would be a downgrade from high refresh 1440p.
 
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People should forget about this card performance, power efficiency and price/performance at 1080 and 1440p - this card is made for 4K unless you wanna get 500fps@1080p in your favourite online shooter. Period.

Overall, I'm pleased with what NVIDIA has achieved with this generation but since I'm not a filthy rich European/US citizen who can afford a high refresh 4K HDR IPS monitor, I will simply forget about it.

To be honest over 95% of gamers may simply avoid reading this review as it's beyond their budget.

AMD fans who are now crying wolf about this card characteristics at lower resolutions (below 4K) should be ignored with prejudice. They simply don't understand the point of this GPU.
There's no doubt that this is first and foremost a 4k GPU - for which it performs admirably and is indeed a decent if relatively unremarkable* generational boost in efficiency - but 1440p high refresh rate gaming falls in the same performance category, and given monitor pricing and availability is going to be relevant for a lot more people. Looking at the results here, 1440p is clearly hitting a lot less CPU limitations than 1080p, yet perf/W is still just barely inching past previous generations from both manufacturers at that resolution. Of course, as @W1zzard said these numbers are all based off the same power reading (I'm guessing at 4k), and 1440p draws might be a tad lower, but they are likely still quite high.


*per-generation efficiency gains at 4k seem roughly in line with 10xx to 20xx upgrades, which didn't have a full node shrink to rely on for gains.
 
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Is there anyway to know about the VRAM usage?
I'm afraid to buy this, because I play on 4K. but 10Gb seems very little future proof
 
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Performance is nice, but for a 650mm^2 GPU it is a bit meh. Anyway, since it is a cut down die, we'll see how good this is on the 3090. Also, power consumption being high is not a surprise. Samsung is not known for high efficiency process and also 8nm, that nvidia is using is just a 10nm tweak, so not far off the old 12nm FFN from TSMC. For the price, this is a step in the right direction given last month you could get 25% worse performance for 1200$ and now you get this for 700-800$.
 
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The engineering that went into that heatsink, lol. And the PCB / VRM setup. Good for pointing out the memory VRM part vs the core.

I guess we're in a era where 4K gaming finally is possible without spending 2k of hardware for it. Now it's just waiting on AMD. If they score equal for a lower price AMD has a winner.
 
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With this power consumption, I would buy it water cooled.
 

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Is there anyway to know about the VRAM usage?
I'm afraid to buy this, because I play on 4K. but 10Gb seems very little future proof
New consoles are 10 GB for CPU+VRAM, your PC has 16 GB for CPU + 10 GB for VRAM, should be fine. Obviously no way to predict the future
 

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I did not, it's watercooling anyway. Could be worth a separate article

well it seems like Linus also touched on it. He reports about a 10'c rise in CPU temps though im not sure how his test bench is set up. Im taking it with a pinch of salt.

 
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Only a 24% gap between the 2080 Ti and 3080 @ 4K?! Very disappointing considering it uses 10-20% more power depending on the review.

as expected by me, + 10~20% increase in perf / watt and + 20~30% performance from 2080ti, but which 1.9x declared in the nVidia slides. :laugh:
I guess they are really worried about the arrival of RDNA2

HardwareUnboxed found the perf-per-watt increase even worse; 8 percent!
 
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RTX 3080 Ti will double your FPS

4th paragraph in conclusion.


You probably haven't slept in days.
 

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It's a shot in the arm for the generational price/performance metric. UK price for FE is £649. Online retailers still have the 2080ti at >£1000. Who the hell would buy a 2080ti at those prices? It's a crazy situation. For me, on a 3700X at 1440p, there's not a great reason to upgrade. Impressed though. And why aren't people talking about how much effort has gone into the design? I mean, even those magnetic screw covers... That is thinking outside the box.
 
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It's amazing how much flak NVIDIA receives for the RTX 3080 despite the fact that quite a lot of games being reviewed are severely CPU limited even at 4K! You do not draw conclusions about the card's efficiency and performance based off poorly optimized games. I fully expect not a single complain from AMD fans about the upcoming RX 6900 which will have the exact same issue because no matter how fast your make your GPU, if it's constrained by the CPU, all your improvements are worth nothing.

I'd be extremely glad if @W1zzard created separate charts for performance and performance/power consumption only for the games whose performance scale linearly or near linearly with resolution.
 

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