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Poll: You've decided you're going to buy one of these RTX 3080s. Which do you buy?

You've decided you're going to buy one of these RTX 3080s. Which do you buy?  

54 members have voted

  1. 1. Which is your preference to buy?

    • Gigabyte Eagle
      0
    • Asus Tuf
      39
    • EVGA XC3 (not Ultra or FTW3)
      11
    • Zotac Trinity
      0
    • MSI Ventus
      4


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Posted · Original PosterOP

This poll is concerning the non-flashy AIB cards that are closer to MSRP. This helps the decision to be based more in the core quality of the cards than the flashy extras that are catering to more special interests.

 

And if you can explain your choice in a comment, that'd be helpful.

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What goes through my brain when trying to buy one

  1. Founder's Edition
  2. ASUS TUF or ROG STRIX
  3. Any that actually shows up available

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Where do you even order a Founders Edition card? I don't see them listed at Newegg, B&H, or even Amazon. 


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14 minutes ago, Action_Johnson said:

Where do you even order a Founders Edition card? I don't see them listed at Newegg, B&H, or even Amazon. 

Directly from Nvidia's website, assuming they'll become available again at some point.


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1 hour ago, DHV0 said:

What goes through my brain when trying to buy one

  1. Founder's Edition
  2. ASUS TUF or ROG STRIX
  3. Any that actually shows up available

That's my list as well. ASUS did quite good with this card.


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I wouldn't go for the FE anymore.

It's pretty, but I'll take performance over pretty any day.

 

Asus TUF runs cooler and faster, that's all the argument I need.

 

I'm still waiting for the ROG STRIX and EVGA FTW, depending on pricing and performance I might like those more.

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On 9/24/2020 at 1:02 AM, Exeon said:

Asus TUF runs cooler and faster, that's all the argument I need.

Has less overclocking headroom though. (unless you're physically altering the board, or running custom BIOSes)


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I chose the Asus TUF because the gaming x trio wasn't in the list.


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3 hours ago, BTGbullseye said:

Has less overclocking headroom though. (unless you're physically altering the board, or running custom BIOSes)

 

True, though from the OC'd benchmarks there isn't that much difference to be honest.

There might be in the future, I'm just not sure if it should influence the purchase this generation

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None of the above.

 

I would go with the Founders Edition or one of the higher end AIB cards like the FTW3 Ultra, Strix etc.

 

Better cooling, more OCing headroom etc.


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Founders Edition. 

 

Doesn't have the el-cheapo capacitors making people's cards run unstable. I guess the Zotac one is the worst of the lot, the Asus might be the best. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm curious why so many people chose the EVGA, since I haven't been able to find a thorough review of their XC3 to know if it's really decent. But I'm guessing it has a lot to do with their reputation. And now there's more reason to go with them because they supposedly have used enough MLCC caps to avoid the crashing issue - at least on the FTW3 version. It doesn't seem to be confirmed that the lower models are completely fine with 5 POSCAP.

 

The Asus seems pretty good. From temperature, power, noise, and performance comparisons, the Asus:

 

- runs the coolest

- has noise level comparable to or slightly less than the FE

- gets about the same average performance as the FE

 

And it has all MLCC caps, and seems to be free of the game crashing issue affecting all-POSCAP filtering 3080s.

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1 minute ago, Delicieuxz said:

I'm curious why so many people chose the EVGA, since I haven't been able to find a thorough review of their XC3 to know if it's really decent. But I'm guessing it has a lot to do with their reputation. And now there's more reason to go with them because they have supposedly use enough MLCC caps to avoid the crashing issue - at least on the FTW3 version. Not sure if it's been confirmed the lower versions are completely fine with 5 POSCAP.

 

The Asus seems pretty good. From temperature, power, noise, and performance comparisons, the Asus:

 

- runs the coolest

- has noise level comparable to the FE

- gets about the same average performance as the FE

 

And it has all MLCC caps, and seems to be free of the game crashing issue affecting all-POSCAP filtering 3080s.

The main reason I always went with EVGA has to do with warrenty and customer service.

EVGA gives 3 years of warrenty instead of 2, plus they customer service is one of the best (as far as GPU's go)

 

I've known them to replace older GPU's with newer generations(of the same performance) if the card died during the warrenty.

 

However this year I'm most likely going with ASUS, 6 MLCC's, 4% boost over the FE, runs cooler and is cheaper than EVGA XC3

I might just wait for the FTW and STRIX models, but those come at a hefty premium here (between 100-150€ extra)

I don't see performance going that much higher.

 

If EVGA FTW goes with 6 MLCC's and it runs faster than the TUF line I might go with EVGA just because of that warrenty

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6 minutes ago, Exeon said:

The main reason I always went with EVGA has to do with warrenty and customer service.

EVGA gives 3 years of warrenty instead of 2, plus they customer service is one of the best (as far as GPU's go)

 

I've known them to replace older GPU's with newer generations(of the same performance) if the card died during the warrenty.

 

However this year I'm most likely going with ASUS, 6 MLCC's, 4% boost over the FE, runs cooler and is cheaper than EVGA XC3

I might just wait for the FTW and STRIX models, but those come at a hefty premium here (between 100-150€ extra)

I don't see performance going that much higher.

 

If EVGA FTW goes with 6 MLCC's and it runs faster than the TUF line I might go with EVGA just because of that warrenty

 

According to store pages, the Asus Tuf 3080 has a 3-year manufacturer's warranty, too.

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6 minutes ago, Delicieuxz said:

 

According to store pages, the Asus Tuf 3080 has a 3-year manufacturer's warranty, too.

I just went to take a look.

Warranty is dependant on region, locally the TUF cards are announced with 2 years

If it's 3 years it's a very easy desicion for me.

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I'm an Asus Fanboy and will wait til I can get my hands on an ROG Strix version.  I'm hoping that by the time they are readily available they will have the "good" bits on them and will pair well with an LG CX 48" 

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Founder's because it's the least ugly one. I really hate how board partners design their coolers nowadays, they're all so ugly and cheap looking with the excessive angles and rgb

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On 9/25/2020 at 4:06 AM, BTGbullseye said:

Has less overclocking headroom though. (unless you're physically altering the board, or running custom BIOSes)

OC seems like a moot point unless you're doing something major like liquid nitrogen. People are barely getting an extra 5 FPS OC normally.

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1 hour ago, NadeMagnet69 said:

OC seems like a moot point unless you're doing something major like liquid nitrogen. People are barely getting an extra 5 FPS OC normally.

Well, that may actually affect stability with the default boost tables now, and with that particular issue, it looks like the ASUS stuff is actually the most stable currently. (the fewest crashes, whereas just about everything else, including the FE, have lots of crash reports)


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I have a TUF GT501 case, might as well show off a TUF card in it as well lol. Joking aside, I'm not one for liking any brand name that misspells a word deliberately. I feel like there should be a small Tonka truck glued to the backplate to really add emphasis to the branding. But, the TUF products are solid quality for the price, and of course because Asus overengineered their 3080's to handle higher frequencies without charging above MSRP (at least for now). It's not that I would intend to run the card overclocked for day-to-day use, but that extra head room adds peace of mind.


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1 minute ago, HumdrumPenguin said:

You don't buy, you wait for cards with proper VRAM that can also sustain over 2ghz clock speeds, and have a higher power limit.

That's my plan for sure. If AMD delivers, they have my money. If not, then a TUF 20GB will be my next gaming card.


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2 minutes ago, Briggsy said:

That's my plan for sure. If AMD delivers, they have my money. If not, then a TUF 20GB will be my next gaming card.

I'm waiting on a Strix 3080 20gb or 3080 Ti just for matching the rest of the gear I already have. I wouldn't go AMD just because my monitor has a GSync module already, so I might as well make full use of it (natively speaking at least).

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close to the GPU are electrical noise filters. Asus uses 6 of the best. Founder's edition uses 2, all the others use 0-2. The rest of the 6 are the cheaper ones

Use of 0 caused crashes at higher frequencies that people are reporting


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