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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Review – Welcome to the 4K Era

Saiba Khan

Finally, a next-generation Nvidia GeForce Graphics Card has just arrived, and its new Ampere line comprises three confirmed cards. As you might know that Nvidia has promised to bring the latest technology to its newly introduced graphics cards. Therefore, GeForce RTX provides you with double performance as compared to RTX 2080 at the same price.

Many are considering that it may surpass the RTX 2080 Ti by offering a strong 4K gaming experience at a cheaper price than the last generation cards’ cost of Nvidia. This is all happening while taking advantage of Ray-tracing technology, and the newly introduced special AI-powered DLSS tech boosts the framerates while keeping the image quality maintained.

Moreover, we figured this would be great to talk about the structure of the new Ampere Card. Nvidia has claimed the new Graphics card twice the ray tracing performance and the massive generational leap. In short, it has the power to shrink itself from a 12nm to an 8nm process. Therefore, it can pack in a lot of transistors than ever before, performing with massive boost and power efficiency.

Memory

It’s worth covering the memory of the card that has been upgraded to 10GB of GDDR6X, which is more power-efficient as compared to Nvidia GDDR6 predecessor, offering higher frequencies and more bandwidth as well. Nowadays, Nvidia is working on the new generation of its tensor cores and ray tracing technology to improve that area which clearly demands more grunts than ever. In short, the next-gen card has just pushed the performance beyond the limits for outstanding and smooth performance. In many cases, Nvidia has literally doubled down on the hardware because of RTX and its AI-accelerated workloads.

Hardware

When everything is happening under a small hood, the very first thing you discover about RTX 3080 is its unique thermal solution. The Dual-fan setup has switched; therefore, there’s one fan on either side of the card, but the addition of a push-pull setting improves temperatures at a given fan speed, as well as pushes some hot air onto the CPU over than your expectation because of its traditional design. A traditional blower cooler is available which exhausts hot air to the PCI slot and then out of your case to give you fabulous gaming experience.

Next to that, the 2nd change you may discover is the addition of a 12-pin power connector, as in previous cards we found 6, 8, or twin 8-pin connectors. Here we appreciate that Nvidia has done, but the early cards require you to use an adapter that seems awkward. The third noticeable change is that Nvidia has silently switched to a new pennant-shaped board for its newly introduced RTX 3080 Card. So, while playing the game on the Asus ROG Swift PG279Q monitor, you could easily take advantage of its higher refresh rates, and in case you are willing to drop image quality, then merely get the full 167Hz.

4K Gaming Experience

Many users were supposed from RTX 2080 to deliver ultra 4K gaming experience at an affordable price of $699, but it wasn’t capable of handling 60FPS or more in anticipated games with the max setting. Therefore, the developer did a great job in the said sections and introduces its new card with 144Hz Refresh Rates, G-Sync, and HDR Support to keep all of you happy.

Conclusion

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 comes with an ultra-fast performance that gamers have dreaming for many years, powered by Ampere (the 2nd generation RTX Architecture of Nvidia). The graphics card is built with improved Tensor and RT cores, releasing with new streaming multiprocessors, and superfast memory of G6X for an amazing gaming experience. At an affordable price of $699, the performance of the card is amazing as compared to its predecessors. The addition of DLSS AI Acceleration provides you with groundbreaking AI rendering that isn’t only offering you max frame rates without any drop of image quality, but also smoothest gaming experience thanks to its dedicated AI processing Tensor Cores.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Specifications:

  • NVIDIA CUDA Cores:      8704
  • Boost Clock:                       1.71 GHz
  • Memory Size:                    10 GB
  • Memory Type:                  GDDR6X

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