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@Mussels did you end up snagging a 3080? I got my Asus TUF on monday, they've really sprinkled the secret sauce on this one, it's cooler and quieter than my G1 gaming GTX1080.
 

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@Mussels did you end up snagging a 3080? I got my Asus TUF on monday, they've really sprinkled the secret sauce on this one, it's cooler and quieter than my G1 gaming GTX1080.

Upto 6 week delay, the bots got everything.

Apparently EVGA themselves are working on filtering bot orders out, so i may get it significantly faster than that
 
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Has there been a teardown of the Asus TUF OC versus the non-OC? I like the idea of the non-OC at $700 but if they actually cut down the cooler and didn't tell anyone I wouldn't grab it obviously.
 
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Well the driver for them literally mentions crashes can happen at 4K for fortnite, so i'm definitely sure theres crash related driver bugs ahoy in that release.
 
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Well the driver for them literally mentions crashes can happen at 4K for fortnite, so i'm definitely sure theres crash related driver bugs ahoy in that release.
Like every new platform release, it'll take them a bit of time to iron things out.
 

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Like every new platform release, it'll take them a bit of time to iron things out.

Unlike modern fanboys, i remember my 8800GTX and its total driver crashes.... Mmmmm dat yellow triangle
And what gen was it that had the fans stop spinning and toasted cards? I missed that one personally

Driver issues happen... all that matters is if they get permanently resolved or not
 

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Upto 6 week delay, the bots got everything.

Heart-breaking. I was committed to going with PLE (Perth), launch was 9pm and the site effectively felt DDOS'd, but managed my order at 9:11pm with the card coming in the following Monday.

You'll love it though, absolutely gratuitous performance uplift from a GTX1080.
 

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Heart-breaking. I was committed to going with PLE (Perth), launch was 9pm and the site effectively felt DDOS'd, but managed my order at 9:11pm with the card coming in the following Monday.

You'll love it though, absolutely gratuitous performance uplift from a GTX1080.

PLE is where i got mine from, ordered at 9:09...
 

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PLE is where i got mine from, ordered at 9:09...

Oh damn! I feel very lucky then in terms of bots, I wasn't aware they hit PLE. Perhaps also the Asus has got the AU launch tax and was $1399 where the EVGA's were all much closer to MSRP so it's what people/bots targeted heavily.

When I picked up my TUF the guy said my sales order was the first one on the list of over 120 for that model.
 

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Yeah the asus TUF are expensive for what they are and not very pretty, so i see why you got yours.

EVGA seemed to be hammered hard this gen.
 

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Yeah the asus TUF are expensive for what they are and not very pretty, so i see why you got yours.

EVGA seemed to be hammered hard this gen.
Day 1 tax I was 'foolish' enough to pay, but I'm a happy consumer rn
 
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