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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Unboxing & Preview

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Same really, the only mildly compelling Turing part was a 2080Ti and my lord, they wanted over 2k AUD for one for the longest time...

For some reason everyones doing clearance sales on them rn :p
 
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Due the first video I think that NVIDIA paid good cash at ASUS so them to use newest ASUS fan blades design on their card.
 

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"Modular cables aren't strictly the same thing as "third party 2x 8-pin to 1x 12-pin adapters."

yes, yes they are.....they do what again? oh that's right, they adapt the two 8 pin PCIe plugs from your PSU to a single 12 pin.....wtf are you smoking because I want some!
 

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modular cables can split at the end, not exactly a good thing when you power 400 watt beast.
 
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modular cables can split at the end, not exactly a good thing when you power 400 watt beast.
Why is that? It not like they're going to split apart while they're plugged in..

yes, yes they are.....they do what again? oh that's right, they adapt the two 8 pin PCIe plugs from your PSU to a single 12 pin.....wtf are you smoking because I want some!
Except that when companies make a cheap adapter cable, there is the potential for quality issues and connection problems, whereas a cable dedicated to plug directly from the PSU into the GPU there is much less chance for problems and thus less potential for damage to the card. NVidia's reasoning is sound. Unenforceable, but sound.

only 25% faster than 2080ti

beware
Ignorant statement.

Beware.
 

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i mean the 8 pin(8 wire) to 2x8 pin could melt the 8pin. using 2 separate 8 pin(6 wire) to 6+2 with the Y plitter to 12 pin should be fine
 
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i mean the 8 pin(8 wire) to 2x8 pin could melt the 8pin. using 2 separate 8 pin(6 wire) to 6+2 with the Y plitter to 12 pin should be fine

I may buy the msi 3080 gaming x trio, it needs 3x 8 pin, I only have 2 wires with 2x8 pin so I'll just have to do with that.
 

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that is kind of less demanding, 125 watt by 8 pin If you have fully modular Focus plus, 5x 8 pins for CPU/PCI-E free choice.
 

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Was hoping to put this baby in a smaller ITX case build this time, like the H210. Looking at that airflow model it's not going to work well and I'll need to stick with ATX. Bummer, maybe the 3070 will work.
 

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Man that power connector is gonna ruin the look of braided cabling jobs.

only 25% faster than 2080ti

beware



As most cases coming out nowadays seem to be more Form over Function it looks like we'll just have to wait for reviews that take this into consideration

Or just put your GPU on an AIO or custom loop and it shouldn't be an issue.
 
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Or just put your GPU on an AIO or custom loop and it shouldn't be an issue.

so basically spend more money to make it work right is what you're saying Yeah Nah I shouldn't have to when looking at spending near 900 gougeland buckaroonies (500USD) just for the 3070
 
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Update zhe article, 14th September wont do anymore.
 
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They changed the embargo? Isn't that kinda weird?
 
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Odd that the VirtualLink connection failed, it seemed a good idea but sadly there were issues with signals and lack of adoption and it's dead now.
But I guess regular usb3.x c-type is able to stand in, although Nvidia didn't place one on the card but I guess many motherboards have it natively now.
It's interesting though that so many companies were in favour of VirtualLink but it seems it was technically not thought out well enough, and that makes me hope that 12pin power connector is better designed. I mean smaller means less sourface area and thinner wires for instance.
And don't forget that Nvidia has a long history of hardware snafus, something that got me a bit worried when they tried to make hardware for self-driving cars to be honest.
 
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They changed the embargo? Isn't that kinda weird?
They pushed it back because some reviewers didn't get their review samples on time(shipping issues totally out of the reviewers control) and needed a few extra days to do their testing and reviews.
 
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It's unsual but its happened before... these big name reviewers need time to get their work done.
 
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They changed the embargo? Isn't that kinda weird?
Some reviewers outside of US had their cards stuck in shipping or processing at customs.
 
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It's unsual but its happened before... these big name reviewers need time to get their work done.
There were a bunch of smaller reviewers that had problems too. It seems NVidia wanted to be fair to everyone.
 

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