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ASUS TUF GAMING RTX 3080 OC Review

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.

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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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Owner and lead reviewer for Back2Gaming. More than 10-year of corporate IT experience as well as consumer IT journalism. His extensive skill set and experience in communicating complicated technical details into easily understandable bits. He's been with you since dial-up and the ISA slot. His favorite animal is the scapegoat.

4 Comments

  1. 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?

    1. 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.

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