This is our review of the NVIDIA RTX 3080 video card, looking at the new Ampere GPU and its Founders cooler vs. the GTX 1080 Ti, RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080, 2070, Super cards, RX, and more.Grab a GN Foil 1 Million Subs shirt while you can! https://store.gamersnexus.net/products/limited-gold-foil-1-mill-subs-shirt (you get something cool, high quality, and get to support our further test equipment purchases at the same time. Thank you for 1 million subscribers! It's been a crazy ~13 years since we started the website, and a crazy 11 on YouTube).RTX 3080 FE Tear-Down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX9Eh_NaC5cArticle: https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/3618-nvidia-rtx-3080-founders-edition-review-benchmarksWatch our NVIDIA Ampere GPU Architecture Deep-Dive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmNL2Cg2OO8$13K of our New GPU Testing Methodology Equipment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P7-ML-bPCEIn theory, the RTX 3080 Founders Edition will be listed on Amazon here: https://geni.us/lEvB7This review of the NVIDIA RTX 3080 takes into consideration the Founders Edition thermal design and cooling solution, including acoustics (noise), thermals, contact pressure, and coldplate flatness, and also preps the groundwork for reviews versus EVGA, ASUS, Gigabyte, and other partner model RTX 3080 cards, where we'll compare VRAM (GDDR6X) and VRM (MOSFET) thermals between partners. We started with a focus on auto settings for this review. PCIe 4 vs. PCIe 3 tests were also completed, and we chose the fastest platform for this comparison (but we do have Gen3 vs. Gen4 benchmarks coming shortly). The RTX game results, particularly for fully path-traced games, produced interesting data when looking at scaling vs. the 2080 Ti, but 'normal' games are also included.TIMESTAMPS00:00 - RTX 3080 Review Premise01:51 - The Cooler Interests & Basic RTX 3080 Specs02:58 - RTX 3080 VRAM Limitations & 10GB vs. 11-12GB04:51 - Pressure Testing of RTX 3080 Founders Edition06:50 - Coldplate Flatness of RTX 3080 FE Cooler08:12 - RTX 3080 Frequency vs. Temperature09:12 - Fan RPM Behavior vs. GPU Temperature09:51 - Noise Levels Over Time for FE Card10:58 - Fan Speed vs. Noise Level & Harmonics11:49 - Games - Red Dead Redemption 2 GPU Benchmarks14:15 - Vulkan vs. Dx12 API Performance on RTX 3080 GPU15:01 - Rainbow Six Siege GPU Benchmarks (RTX 3080 vs. 2080 Ti, et al)15:46 - Unstable Overclock Frametime Plot17:02 - Tomb Raider RTX 3080 vs. 1080 Ti, 5700 XT, Etc18:13 - Microsoft Flight Simulator GPU Benchmarks18:46 - F1 2019 Crashed on 3080, But Fixed After Launch18:59 - Horizon Zero Dawn GPU Benchmarks19:38 - Three Kingdoms, The Division 2, GTA V Benchmarks20:07 - RTX Game Benchmarks on Minecraft21:34 - Control RTX Benchmarks & DLSS On vs. Off22:19 - Insane Scaling in Quake II RTX23:01 - Power Consumption of RTX 3080 vs. 2080, Ti, 1080 Ti, et al25:20 - RTX 3080 Overclock Stepping Chart26:11 - Conclusion: Cooling Solution, Gaming, & MoreLike our content? Please consider becoming our Patron to support us: http://www.patreon.com/gamersnexus
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