Performance analysis and summary analysis
From the ten games and the new tests, you can see a relatively respectable improvement in performance against the flagship of the previous generation, theGeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Of course it should be remembered thatRTX 3080 is not considered a replacement for RTX 2080 Ti, and we do not think it should also be considered as such since it does not belong to the same price category.
When performing an average performance cut at 2560 × 1440 resolution between the RTX 3080 and RTX 2080 Ti, it can be seen that this is an increase in performance of about a quarter of the performance of the RTX 2080 Ti. Right, NVIDIA Hinted at many and gave the impression that the performance would be significantly higher, but that is the goal of marketing and creating hype, after all. This is a respectable performance improvement considering the price differences.
This is a slightly more realistic picture that relates to improved performance over the previous generation at the same price, GeForce RTX 2080 Super. For a similar price, we get a performance boost of almost half of the performance of theRTX 2080 Super. Such an extra performance is reminiscent of a transition between generations we used to know before a series RTX 20, like the transition between GTX 970 and GTX 1070 for example, or like GTX 970 versus GTX 770. Here is the same logic we know, and the same sanity that we seem to return to.
Of course there is the star of this review, the TUF model of Asus.
In the past it has been known that there was a big difference in engineering between the STRIX model of Asus And the TUF models that often came in the form of such and such compromises. I'm happy to announce that this time the TUF's model Asus He is quite successful. The massive heatsink set up and the fans work in a simply fantastic way.
The noise level from this video card is a whisper from the fans, and despite the high heat emission of this video card, it will remain quite cool. With an ambient temperature of 28 degrees Celsius, the graphics core, even with prolonged effort, remained below 65 degrees Celsius, in the performance profile that exists for this video card.
Examine the power consumption of the whole examination system during play, in the form of AC voltage directly from the socket, i.e. before the conversion of a power supply. One thing is for sure, the graphics cards in Ampere's architecture NVIDIA They are hungry for electricity. During the exams, it was observed that this video card reaches a power consumption of about 340W during exertion, when the whole computer system crossed the 460W line. This is a new record not only for performance but also for power consumption.
It can be understood that the jump in performance using a new manufacturing process and new architecture is a great thing, but it seems that Ampere's NVIDIA At the moment it is not architecture Which can wave the flag of electrical efficiency. It's not that it no longer provides performance per watt, only that the addition in this ratio is very low.
Still, keep in mind that cost versus benefit is a serious key to success, and here the RTX 3080 comes in the high end category of video cards to change. Compared to the RTX 2080 Super which did not gain serious popularity due to the existence of the RTX 2070 Super in performance, the RTX 3080 is a deal that can pay off for gamers who want serious performance in resolutions like 2560 × 1440 or 3440 × 1440 ultra wide. We do not specify a resolution here 4k Simply because it is much less common, and much less easy to run.
On this occasion we would like to thank Asus who are thinking of better preparing us for more monstrous graphics cards to be launched in the future (are there any guesses?), And added to our exam system the THOR 1200W, a particularly advanced power supply with 80Plus Platinum and Lambda A Plus standards for quality And electrical efficiency, and of course you can not miss the cables with fabric sleeves and the impressive LED display with a supplier that shows real-time power consumption. The full technical specifications on it You will find this link.
Today, the world of 2560 × 1440 screens that use a frequency of 120Hz and higher is growing and becoming cheaper, when we get to see models with costs between 350 and 450 dollars. RTX The 3080 is the kind of video card that will go well with such screens in today's and near future games.
The Asus video card gets the editor's choice for the successful design and improved TUF brand status. This is a very successful product that is worth weighing if you want to renew inGeForce RTX 3080. It's quiet, it's cool, features a nice amount of display ports and even double BIOS for those who prefer one performance profile over another.