Review: ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity

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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 ZOTAC, a very nice customized yet reference clocked product. It attempts to offer close to reference performance, good acoustics as well as a fri...

    Review: ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity
     
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  2. SniperX

    SniperX Member Guru

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    That loop bothers me... o_O
     

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    SniperX Member Guru

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    POSCAPS! :eek:

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  4. Lily GFX

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    Just a opinion, feel free to disagree :>
    If NVIDIA is binning the chips and keep the best batches for themselves then the issue with CTD that
    affected mostly AIB cards is really NVIDIAs own fault and basicly shooting themselves in the foot because
    they had to adjust driver afterwards so it affected all cards even their own and not just AIB cards.

    They knew in advance that most AIBs would create overclocked versions of the RTX 3080 GPUs.
    So even if NVIDIA FE RTX3080 GPUs passed all NVIDIAs own tests, a lot AIBs would be close to failing
    because their so close to the vcore clock limit already and really no wonder some would fail going
    above 2.0GHz since the tests AIBs could do was limited and NVIDIA could test anything they wanted.

    Some AIBs still created nice normal and overclock versions I think, but it was really a gamble from
    NVIDIA that did not go well. They should have known better.

    I will still buy a 3090 but most likely a one of the normal versions and not factory overclocked ones :>
    I rather overclock it myself a bit or not at all than bumping into issues down the road because a driver
    and/or game/rendering suddenly pushes the GPU to much.
     
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  5. EngEd

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    I recommend to undervolt, overclock and add custom fan profile/curve on these cards all in the same time. Best way to get best performance, noise levels down and temps down while keeping it stable and not throttling or anything like that.
     
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  6. Caesar

    Caesar Maha Guru

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    This one is the interesting part regarding the +2.0GHz...issue....
     
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    I dont know how people can buy this brand....
     
  8. tunejunky

    tunejunky Maha Guru

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    imho, this is the best looking card i've ever seen from Zotac.

    but this price range and not a fully enclosed chassis blowing air out of your case, i will pass.

    there is going to be a severe price/performance battle between AIB's and Nvidia. if you're fortunate (like Asus) with a robotic board building plant you can fight Nvidia's reference more easily with higher tolerances, better cooling, and different style.

    there is no way i'm paying even half of that msrp without state of the art performance in every facet.
    what's harder this time round is Nvidia's determined to move more cards at launch and they are no doubt binning. the new Nvidia reference ampere style is very good-looking this time round if massive.

    that's a real issue for those with itx rigs... they may have to buy a matx case just to have the 3 slots
     
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    Just out of curiosity, why is Assassin's Creed Odyssey not used for benchmarking anymore?

    It was one of the more 'demanding' games out there and was tested with the RTX 2000 series. I haven't seen the RTX 3080 tested on it yet, anywhere I looked. I might have missed a few, I'm not following every single reviews websites but of the ones I checked the RTX 3080 was never tested on Odyssey.
     
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    Zenoth Maha Guru

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    Thanks, that does give a better appreciation of the game running with that card. However, I was more specifically looking for a review with a 1440p test. But seeing the 4K test is good too, ty.
     
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    AMD Vega says minimum 1000 watt PSU yet uses less power than the 3080 you recommend a 650 watt PSU
    Only 750 watt for the 3090 that is using 30 watts more than Vega.
    Dont you think your recommendations might be a little to optimistic ?
    Makes no sense.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. HybOj

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    What is this RTX 3080 card? Not a single major shop in my country has that for sale, never had. Not a FE version or any of the other versions including this one.
     

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