Review: Aorus GeForce RTX 3080 XTREME (Gigabyte)

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  1. kakiharaFRS

    kakiharaFRS Master Guru

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    ahah I guess you could think that, except I already have 10x120mm fans and a triple radiator cpu+gpu custom loop now (upgraded from bottom+front rad with air cooled gpu after seeing a block on sale)

    I have one thing to add tough about my previous original comment and that is relevant to this videocard review :
    I checked the EK/ASUS and Aorus prebuilt watercooled models and something struck me, both brands and even on the 3090s ! only have 2 pcie connectors o_O
    Also read somewhere that apparently the blocks used on the EK/ASUS had an older design (re-purposed RTX 2000 stock ?)

    Seems really weird when you see this Aorus reaching 401watts (above what 2 pcie connectors should be seeing) and we know the 3090 can reach 400+
    Removed all waterblock-ed cards from my wishlists, clearly buying an "extreme" card like here and adding a water block yourself (or leaving it air cooled) is the way to go if you want no limits performance
     
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    please remove flight sim from benchmarking tables and add GODFALL as it is the best looking unreal engine game
     
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    Generaly OC product get hungry in expotential way...
    Even more in home OC... (self experience lol)
     
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    Flight Sim is a reference...
     

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    Noone plays or wants to play Godfall though.
     
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    non play flight sim and it looks worse because Godfall is beautiful and deserves its own
     
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    Except more people play Flight Simulator than Godfall - and Godfall is not a good game nor particularly interesting.

    As clearly seen in its popularity. Noone plays it. Noone's viewing it being played. Which is a clear indicator of popularity.

    https://twitchtracker.com/games/7193 vs. https://twitchtracker.com/games/515481

    https://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/software/godfall_pc_performance_review_and_optimisation_guide/8 it also doesn't seem to be very demanding - so it's fine, like every other UE4 game.

    MS Flightsim instead is a massive title that taxes all kinds of actual next gen things, like realtime world generation, volumetric technologies and VR. It's not a stretch to imagine that they'll include ray traced rendering techniques in a future update either. Extremely taxing on all systems at max settings too, meaning it's a very good long-time benchmark inclusion.
     
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