November 28, 2020

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Initial Test of Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING OC Video Card

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If the release of the 20-series video card is alright, then the 30-series video card can absolutely be called perfect. The most immediate change to the latest NVIDIA Ampere architecture is the explosive improvement in performance. And this comprehensive upgrade also puts 4K gaming within reach for the average player to enjoy a real, fluid gaming experience. It’s true that the public version of the appearance left users a deep impression, but many manufacturers have also launched their own RTX 3080 products, no matter from the appearance level or performance is inferior to the public version. What about Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle? Let’s have a try.

To avoid looking too long, here are the highlights of this video card:

Excellent performance, free play 4K masterpiece. Video card uses GeForce RTX 3080 display core equipped with 10GB GDDR6X 320-bit video memory. Don’t worry about performance at all. Most of the mainstream masterpieces on the market can keep the high special effects 4K fun.

Heat dissipation detail-oriented, reverse airflow steering design. The fan is designed to reverse the flow of air to create vortices that quickly take away heat. In the actual pressure test, the highest value of the video card on the platform is only 66 degrees and the noise is very low, which makes the video card work very well.

RGB Fusion 2.0 – Perfectly synchronizes lighting effects with other AORUS devices to shape the metal back.

Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle – about its appearance

Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle uses a three-fan cooling design, the front color contrast design is very edgy, the edge of the graphics card which has a sharp transition treatment is very tough.

The graphics card is equipped with two 90mm and a special 80mm blade-type fan. With the forward reversal function, seven high-performance pure copper thermal conducting tubes, super-large copper sheet directly contacting GPU thermal conducting, and cooling technologies such as fan intelligent start and stop, as well as cooling technologies such as intake grille, the cooling capability can be greatly improved.

The design of the metal backboard on the back of the video card is very simple. The metal reinforced backboard not only strengthens the overall structure, but also prevents the circuit board from bending or the parts from crashing, thus providing an additional layer of protection for the video card. The edges are hollowed out so you can see the fins of the video card.

The fins extend out beyond the PCB, allowing air to pass through and improving the heat dissipation. Some users who often pay attention to the hardware temperature can be reassured now.

In addition to the back, the LOGO of ‘GIGABYTE’ can also be clearly seen on the side of the video card. In addition to supporting 16.77-million color changes, the lighting can be configured with various modes of personal preference through the software. What’s more, the lighting can be synchronized with other AORUS products that support RGB Fusion 2.0 for a harmonious and consistent visual feast.

There is also a mode switch on the side of the card, and silent mode provides a quieter experience. After the mode switch, you need to restart the machine. Factory default is OC mode.

Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle offers 3 DP 1.4 ports and 2 HDMI 2.1 ports. The rich interface allows players to easily achieve the split screen operation, but also allows more options to connect devices.

In terms of power interface, this video card uses dual 8Pin power interface. There are still certain requirements for users’ power supply, which will be mentioned in the subsequent power consumption test.

Next I am ready to test on the machine.

Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle – about the host test

Test platform:

First of all, the test platform was introduced. In order to ensure the best performance of Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle, the platform adopted the current flagship configuration as follows:

The Benchmark test uses 3DMARK, and the game performance test uses the game Benchmark and the average of the scene. It has been tested many times to ensure the accuracy of the test.

First of all, take a look at GPU-Z parameters. Gigi RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Phantom Eagle uses GA102 core, Samsung 8nm, 628 square mm in chip area, 8704 CUDAs, 1440-1800MHz in frequency, 10GB GDDR6X video memory, 320bit bit width, 760.3GB/s video memory bandwidth, 96 and 272 raster units and texture units respectively.

We can also use AORUS Engle software to set the graphics card parameters according to our needs, which is very convenient.

The test begins:

First, we used our 3DMARK FS set to test the basic performance of the video card, among which FS, FSE and FSU correspond to the theoretical performance of the video card in 1080P, 2K and 4K respectively. The actual test results of the video card score are as follows:

Gigi RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle scored 56% higher in THE FS than RTX 2080, 60% higher in the FSE, and 70% higher in the FSU in the 3DMARK FS suite of DX11 performance graphics cards. It is not difficult to find that the higher the resolution, the greater the difference in score。 If you want to play HD games, it is a wise choice to use Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle.

In the Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme tests for DX12 performance, Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle scored 66% higher than RTX 2080 TS and 77% higher than TSE. In the DX12 environment, Gigi RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle was particularly strong.

PortRayal is 3D MARK specifically for light chase in the performance of the test item, Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G compared to magic eagle RTX 2080 improved the score of 81%.

If theoretical tests give you a psychological expectation, only actual game tests can impress those who are hardcore players.

Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle – about gaming test

In our performance test, we chose software such as Tomb Raider, Far Marvel 5, and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. The software gives you a rough idea of how many frames a player has in their actual game experience, and generally over 60 frames is pretty smooth.

In Tomb Raider Dark shadow, due to the addition of light tracking and DLSS effect, we also divided into two groups for 6 tests. The first group was RTX OFF/DLSS OFF with the preset highest image quality, and the second group was RTX ultra-high /DLSS ON with the preset highest image quality. Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle is 30% and 45% higher than RTX 2080 at 1080P resolution. 57% and 55% higher at 2K resolution; The 4K resolution is 70% and 65% higher, and the overall improvement range is between 50% and 70%.

Next Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, this game for graphics card requirements are relatively high, and Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle in 4K quality is stable at 60 frames, this performance is incredible. Among them, Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle score was 38% higher than RTX 2080 at 1080P resolution. 42% higher at 2K resolution; It’s 54% higher in 4K resolution.

Far Cry 5 is a great 3A game with good optimization. Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle has a 3% higher score than RTX 2080 at 1080P resolution. 57% higher at 2K resolution; It’s 70% higher in 4K resolution. The advantage of 30 series video card is very obvious, 2K&144 free play game is no longer a dream.

Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle – about temperature power consumption

In terms of temperature power consumption test, the room temperature is 24℃, and the chassis is ZEROZONE EOS chassis. Now 30 series of graphics cards are very large, and ordinary small chassis cannot be put down at all. The large space of ZEROZONE EOS case can ensure that the heat dissipation of the video card will not be affected by sealing to the maximum extent.

In the power test, FurMark software is selected for the copying test, and the power only calculates the graphics card itself. As you can see from the new NVIDIA Ampere graphics card, it’s true that the power consumption of the two software is slightly different at peak conditions, but the overall average is between 359W and 365W.

This time, Gigi RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle consumes about 40W more power than RTX 2080, so it seems necessary to choose a new video card to upgrade the power supply first.

In terms of temperature, this time Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING 10G Magic Eagle temperature control is around 66℃, which is nearly 10 degrees lower than the public version of RTX 2080 and RTX 3080, the performance and stability of the video card is more guaranteed. This shows that Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle has made great efforts in cooling design, and its performance is very impressive.

Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle — summary:

The new NVIDIA Ampere GPU core has 28 billion transistors, an area of 628 square millimeters. It is based on Samsung’s 8nm NVIDIA custom process, comes from Micron’s GDDR6X video memory, and the three processing cores are all twice the speed of the original Turing, which makes the most powerful Ampere ever.

Strong chip performance is a solid foundation for Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle, and we can feel its strong performance through the above game comparisons.

Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle graphics card has 8,704 CUDAs, nearly double the performance of RTX2080, which makes it a rare weapon for gamers and professionals.

Compared with the previous generation of products, Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle has a more bold and robust design style. Hollow-out metal back design and extended cooling fins also fully guarantee the cooling capability of the graphics card.

If the public version of graphics card is innovated which leads to changes of games and a carnival of performance. The different choices of non – public graphics card of and technology progression may be more exciting. Gigabyte is just like this: it has so many integrated skills. If you want to buy a 30-series video card at this time, Gigi RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G Magic Eagle is definitely an excellent choice.

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