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ASUS TUF GAMING RTX 3080 OC 10GB Graphics Card Review

A winner in every category, the ASUS TUF GAMING RTX 3080 OC is a demonstration of what good cooling can do.

I just have a problem with that RGB placement. Read more about the ASUS TUF GAMING RTX 3080 OC in this #B2G review.

ASUS TUF GAMING RTX 3080 OC 10GB Graphics Card Review - TUF GAMING RTX 3080

This section is borrowed from our NVIDIA RTX 3080 Founders Edition review and is used here for clarification and reference.

There’s no denying it, we’re not seeing the performance promise we many have initially and that’s the crux of the matter for the RTX 3080. It is a generational leap in performance, but to use word “greatest generational leap” is a bit circumstantial.

ASUS TUF GAMING RTX 3080 OC 10GB Graphics Card Review - TUF GAMING RTX 3080

Most of our benchmarks and games are selected primarily to neutralize any proprietary technology. As the chart above shows, DLSS on the RTX 3080 suddenly puts us in 100FPS+ territory vs. the 2080 Ti. This puts NVIDIA’s promise to perspective: more than twice the performance of the RTX 2080 Ti is indeed possible, but only in situations wherein the technology of the RTX 3080 can be taken advantage off.

That puts us in a dilemma. From a price perspective, the RTX 3080 does present a visible performance uplift in most games but in general, this is a small increase compared to what initially expected and NVIDIA might’ve expected this and used the pricing to offset expectation. Given that, the main take here is that NVIDIA is pushing for DLSS and raytraced games given the amount titles they provided us during the testing of these cards. A

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  1. RGrieve

    September 21, 2020 at 12:29 am

    These Witcher 3 results are strange. Do you have any idea why the ASUS TUF is doing so well? The average and minimum frame rates are so much higher than the Zotac and FE?? Did the other cards thermal throttle or something?

    • BossMac Suba

      September 21, 2020 at 12:43 am

      The ASUS TUF GAMING RTX 3080 OC is effectively running at 2Ghz during these tests giving it a bit of an edge versus the 1850Mhz or lower that we see from the FE and Trinity.

      Actually, a rep from ZOTAC stated that the Trinity is by design, slower than other cards and that’s actually mind boggling an employee will say that. It’s on Reddit just don’t have the link right now.

  2. Varun Sharma

    September 25, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    thanks for giving us such a good article.

  3. Jaydee

    October 6, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    One of the best

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