Review: Aorus GeForce RTX 3080 XTREME (Gigabyte)

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    In this review, we benchmark the GeForce RTX 3080 AORUS XTREME 10G from Gigabyte; yes AORUS is back with their super-premium model loaded with cooling, an LCD screen, and among the best factory tweaks...

    Review: Aorus GeForce RTX 3080 XTREME (Gigabyte)
     
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  2. DannyD

    DannyD Ancient Guru

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    I'd consider one in March, any 3080. ( looking for smaller size though, this looks ideal)
     
  3. wavetrex

    wavetrex Maha Guru

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    Oh my, 400W !

    Thicc hungry boy.
     
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  4. Embra

    Embra Maha Guru

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    It does have I\Xtreme in it's title.
     

  5. DannyD

    DannyD Ancient Guru

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    My current card pulls 380w.
     
  6. kakiharaFRS

    kakiharaFRS Master Guru

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    oof 400 watts :eek: I mean I knew it was going to be high since my 1080ti slightly overclocked already reaches +-300watts
    but still reading four hundred that's heavy and only comforting me into going with a watercooling block/prebuilt (like EK or Aorus) I'm not exhausting 400watts at the center of my case and definitely not onto a TRX40 or X570 chipset they don't need the added heat ><

    edit : to be perfectly clear I do not expect performance to come for free, I've tuned cars I know power comes at a cost (way cheaper to tune pcs btw I was basically throwing away a high-end PC config every year in maintenance and parts)
     
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  7. tunejunky

    tunejunky Maha Guru

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    Look Toto, it's the size of Kansas!

    ;)
     
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  8. geogan

    geogan Master Guru

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    Is this Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 10GB already discontinued?

    According to one UK site I saw today it is.

    Maybe Gigabyte have already stopped making it and are now making Aorus Xtreme 3080TI version instead...

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  9. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Nah its just out of stock. They sold all 13 of them. :D
     
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  10. Maddness

    Maddness Maha Guru

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    Monitoring this in GPU-z i've seen it go as high as 450watts with the new updated bios from Gigabyte. That's boosting to 2100mhz without touching the clocks. it's a power hog for sure, but it runs nicely.
     
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  11. ChisChas

    ChisChas Member Guru

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    I've finally got a new gaming computer (after 7 years of EVGA 780's SLI) and I'm delighted it includes an ASUS Rog Strix 3080 OC as it's far better looking than this Gigabyte lump of dull grey. The ASUS card has a Performance or Quiet switch on the upper edge of the card and if you download the software from the ASUS website, the OC Mode gives you 1935MHz boost (Performance is 1905MHz).
    And thanks to the Amazon 3 week Black Friday sale I've finally updated my 10 year old Dell U2711 1440 monitor to an ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ 35" 3440 x 1440 with 200Mz refresh, Gsynch Ultimate & HDR1000.
    Gaming computer: CoolerMaster H500M mesh front, i7 10700K to 5GHz, 32GB Corsair Dominator RGB 3200, ASUS 3080 OC, ASUS Thor 850w Platinum with OLED screen & RGB, Hero XII mobo, Corsair AIO 360 Pro XT
    Sorry, after 10 years of the Dell & 7 years with the previous gaming computer I'm a bit overwhelmed with the excitement of it all. It took me all of 10 seconds to adapt to an ultrawide monitor lol.
     
  12. stereoman

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    I dunno if it's even worth the premium for these factory overclocked cards, I got a Palit Gaming Pro 3080 standard that clocks way over 2100, I hit 2220 running Port Royale before I started seeing crashes I am watercooling though.
     
  13. geogan

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    Nice! I just recently upgraded my Dell U2715 to a new ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQL1A monitor which has the Gsync 144Hz and HDR and I definitely think the Windows HDR mode in games is the single biggest improvement I have seen in years. Things like Doom Eternal and Cyberpunk especially look amazing in HDR... really makes a huge difference to the games compared to flat SDR. And mine only goes up to about 400nits... can't imagine what 1000nits would be like on those ultimate displays! I thought 400 nits would be rubbish but its not.

    One other unrelated thing about review... I've asked this before and never got a reply… so I’ll ask it again... The Timespy results page scores make no sense...

    In the “Graphics” Score graph the 3090 is way higher than the Aorus:

    3090: 20144
    AORUS: 18127

    But yet in overall graph (I presume this is the overall score) the 3090 scored LOWER than the Aorus:

    3090: 16796
    AORUS: 17086

    The only way that the 3090 could be lower overall in this case would be if the CPU subscore (not shown) was WAY lower during this run. But the CPU/motherboard used should be identical in both cases. Now I know for a fact that 3DMark weighs the GPU result much higher than CPU result to generate the overall score, so there is no way the CPU difference could even account for this difference.

    So what’s going on here? Am I missing something?
     
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    You could stick some fans in your case :p
     
  15. emperorsfist

    emperorsfist Maha Guru

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    Yikes. 400W is nothing to sneeze at... My current 1080 AORUS is great and quite silent - I will probably go for a 3070 (or Ti if it happens) at max, though. At least it seems to exhibit less coil whine than seems to be the "standart" these days...
     

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    Don't think I've ever seen a GPU this thicc in recent memory. Looks great, really like the Aorus from Gigabyte and Strix from Asus this generation. It's either one of these or maybe a TUF that I'll go for when I'll finally manage to buy one...
     
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  17. ChisChas

    ChisChas Member Guru

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    I think we both bought ourselves an early Christmas present (or two or three in my instance). Amazon saved me £700 so thanks Jeff.....
     
  18. ChisChas

    ChisChas Member Guru

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    My ASUS ROG Strix 3080 OC is billed as 2.9 slots so yes, the highest performing air-cooled 3080 cards are thick.
     
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    you should.
     
  20. DannyD

    DannyD Ancient Guru

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    Oh for sure, especially seeing as CP2077 uses just 8gb at 1440p.
     

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