Review of ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080: Even faster!

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In this review, we will discuss the ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 product. This is a custom version of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 presented by ASUS.

Of course, ASUS provides some differentiation on this custom graphics card. Both in terms of performance specifications and design and features displayed. What does the ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 look like as a whole, just take a look at the full review below.

Design and Specifications

The design of the ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 looks quieter than the standard version of Nvidia. Starting from the size, Fan, to exterior RGB lights.

ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 has a large and long Cooler, which is longer than the main component. ASUS says the size includes 2.7 slots.

There are 3-Fan Massive Coolers, namely (Axial-Tech Fan + Dual Fan Ball Bearings). The center fan rotates in different directions, claiming to reduce turbulence. In addition, there is also a Fan-stop feature, where the Fan will stop when the GPU goes into idle mode with a low temperature, and will only start to restart at 55 ° C.

For the interface, there are several connector ports including 2x HDMI 2.1, and 3x DP 1.4a. Interestingly, there is a switch where users can set the mode on the GPU, namely Performance Mode or Quiet Mode.

For those who want to control (sync / tune) the available AURASYNC RGB lights, users can access them using the Armory Crate app.

Then for the GPU connector itself, use the 2x 8-Pin Power Connector. This is different from the standard version of Nvidia which uses 12-Pin.

Basically the specifications offered for the ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080. It’s just that there are several differences such as the clock speed offered. The default Boost clock offered on this device is 1785 Mhz. Slightly larger than the standard version of Nvidia, which is 1.71 GHz.

On the ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card there is also an OC mode, where users can increase clock speed performance up to 1815Mhz. To access this OC mode, use the ASUS GPU Tweak software.

In addition, the power limit on this graphics card is also higher than the standard version of Nvidia. Namely 340W to 375W.

Software

ASUS TUF GAMING GeForce RTX 3080 is equipped with supporting software, namely GPU Tweak II. In the GPU Tweak II application, users can access several settings such as performance tweaking, thermal control and system monitoring.

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