Review: ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 TUF Gaming

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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 from ASUS, yes this is a board partner card that has been customized. It should offer close to reference performance, good acoustics as well as a nice aesthetic design. All priced reasonably, we hope.

    Read the article here.
     
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    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    The cooling performance is very good on this one.

    I mean - in the next MSI review, it's 10c difference. Is this correct? TUF coolers used to be trash, but I do hope they have improved them.
     
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  3. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    ASUS did a solid one on cooling here. MSI can get there as well with that whopper of a cooler, but they deem 70c acceptable (which it is of course), however went for sheer and total silence. It's a choice.
     
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    Netherwind Ancient Guru

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    Thanks for asking this question - I was also baffled! 62C is mind blowing and like Cryo said a huge difference. But way lower temps also seemed to translate to higher clocks, the TUF was sitting at a stable 1980 while the Trio was at 1930 if i remember correctly. Do you feel that the sound profile on the TUF was quite loud or annoying?

    I have the 2080 Gaming X Trio and I had to set a custom fan curve since I feel the default one is too focused on silence making the GPU run pretty hot.

    Also makes me wonder how great the Strix will be if the TUF cools this well.
     
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  5. alanm

    alanm Ancient Guru

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    Damn, never seen such blue thermal imaging pics of the card. Probably coolest of any cards reviewed.
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Yeah, ASUS did their homework alright. They brought TUF towards a new level.
     
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    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    If only 3080 had more VRAM. Regardless, will be waiting for AMD cards - let's see what will come out then (and along the way).

    But this is definitely a solid choice. Great work ASUS.
     
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    Undying Ancient Guru

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    It will hard for asus and tuf to earn some trust after awful rdna and rtx 2000 series.
     
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    wrathloki Maha Guru

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    Well considering the crap show today I’m glad I was able to order one last week from BH Photo. Though it doesn’t seem worth the extra $100 and who knows how long it will be until they ship me one.
     
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    NCC1701D Master Guru

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    Wonder why they didn't goose the stock boost a bit with that cooling performance. Saving it for the Strix?
     

  11. wrathloki

    wrathloki Maha Guru

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    Most likely. The Strix cooler looks exactly the same.
     
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    Is there any physical difference between OC and this default model?

    Or does the OC just have different bios with slight overclock.
     
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    Netherwind Ancient Guru

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    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    Would it possible to add two games and their respective game engines for these new DX12-heavy engines?

    Hitman 2/3 (Glacier Engine, levels have tests/benchmarks one can run)
    Horizon Zero Dawn (Decima Engine, also used for Death Stranding, but HZD is 'prettier' and appears to run HDR better)

    Thx!
     

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    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    That's easy - No phy difference.

    otoh.. ROG, STRIX and TUF branding confuse the hell out of me.
     
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    RTX 3080 ASUS TUF the only have 2 HDMI ............THANKS ASUS
     
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    alanm Ancient Guru

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    Thats a big plus for me. Both 2.1. Cool.
     
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    when do we get the 3090 reviews, ill wait for it to decide on my buy, the 3080 performance is very impressive, makes me wonder if i should get that considering i sold my 2080ti for the price of the 3080 6 weeks ago, the 3090 will cost twice the 3080, im wondering if its worth it
     
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