I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

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polonyc2

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A major selloff of the ~ three cards nVidia has sold? ;)

I don’t think so. I don’t think the ti will be better value than the 3080. The 3090, yes.

you do realize that a lot of the people who bought 3080 cards did not buy the Founders MSRP version right?...meaning they bought Strix or EVGA FTW3 Ultra or Gigabyte Extreme etc...which also means that they spent $750- $900 on the GPU...you're telling me if you gave those people truth serum that they would not rather pay an extra $100- $150 and get the 3080 Ti 20GB card instead?...of course they would
 

hajalie24

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Microcenter Denver still had a ton of 3090s... expensive as hell but I need an HDMI 2.1 card lol. Would've preffered a 3080 but have 30 days to decide if I want to keep it or not.
 

vjhawk

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you do realize that a lot of the people who bought 3080 cards did not buy the Founders MSRP version right?...meaning they bought Strix or EVGA FTW3 Ultra or Gigabyte Extreme etc...which also means that they spent $750- $900 on the GPU...you're telling me if you gave those people truth serum that they would not rather pay an extra $100- $150 and get the 3080 Ti 20GB card instead?...of course they would
You also have to realize that $999 will be the base price of the FE model. AIB models tend to be $25-50 more because of "custom cooling" solutions, upgraded components etc.
If people buy the AIB model "upgraded" versions, you're gonna need to add an extra $100 or more too.
So an AIB 3080 TI FTW3 is going to cost more like $1100-1200 rather than $999. So it's not just an extra 100-150. It's more like $200-250 more than an equivalent 3080. Is it worth it? That depends on the buyer. But let's be realistic, it will cost an extra $200 and up to get the equivalent 3080 Ti version.
 

Chelica

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Microcenter Denver still had a ton of 3090s... expensive as hell but I need an HDMI 2.1 card lol. Would've preffered a 3080 but have 30 days to decide if I want to keep it or not.
A good problem to have, I say, hehe. Good luck deciding.
 

polonyc2

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You also have to realize that $999 will be the base price of the FE model. AIB models tend to be $25-50 more because of "custom cooling" solutions, upgraded components etc.
If people buy the AIB model "upgraded" versions, you're gonna need to add an extra $100 or more too.
So an AIB 3080 TI FTW3 is going to cost more like $1100-1200 rather than $999. So it's not just an extra 100-150. It's more like $200-250 more than an equivalent 3080. Is it worth it? That depends on the buyer. But let's be realistic, it will cost an extra $200 and up to get the equivalent 3080 Ti version.

that's true but theoretically those people could also get the 3080 Ti Founders for MSRP...people that bought the current 3080 cards were not being choosy and pretty much bought whatever they could find in stock...so if Nvidia has more 3080 Ti stock at launch then more people might go with the Founders cards (which were well reviewed)
 

vjhawk

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that's true but theoretically those people could also get the 3080 Ti Founders for MSRP...people that bought the current 3080 cards were not being choosy and pretty much bought whatever they could find in stock...so if Nvidia has more 3080 Ti stock at launch then more people might go with the Founders cards (which were well reviewed)
I mean yes, the Founders Edition models are the best value because not only do they have the lowest price, but they are well engineered and made with high quality components.
The problem is that Nvidia FE cards are in super short supply. And Nvidia has gotten to the point where they have given up on selling their own cards -- you can only get them through Best Buy in North America.
So most people will have to pay the extra $$ for the AIB versions. Theory has to make way for practicality.
 

madpistol

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The 3080 FE feels like the best built GPU I've ever owned. You pick it up, and it feels like a solid brick of metal. It is an absolutely beautiful design, and I applaud Nvidia for thinking outside the box for cooling this time around.
 

kirbyrj

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The 3080 FE feels like the best built GPU I've ever owned. You pick it up, and it feels like a solid brick of metal. It is an absolutely beautiful design, and I applaud Nvidia for thinking outside the box for cooling this time around.

The reviews seem to indicate that the beauty is only skin deep though as the actual cooling is lackluster compared to a more traditional 3 fan design.
 

madpistol

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The reviews seem to indicate that the beauty is only skin deep though as the actual cooling is lackluster compared to a more traditional 3 fan design.
Yes, but the FE is only a 2 fan design, and it exhausts some of the heat out of the case, unlike traditional 3-fan designs. I can also overclock the snot out of the FE with minimal tinkering (+150 core has been 100% stable in benchmarks). I never said it was the "best" for performance, but it is still very inventive and creative.
 

TaintedSquirrel

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The reviews seem to indicate that the beauty is only skin deep though as the actual cooling is lackluster compared to a more traditional 3 fan design.
I still don't understand why the 2nd fan is pull instead of push.
The 3070 FE seems to do it right.
 

kirbyrj

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Yes, but the FE is only a 2 fan design, and it exhausts some of the heat out of the case, unlike traditional 3-fan designs. I can also overclock the snot out of the FE with minimal tinkering (+150 core has been 100% stable in benchmarks). I never said it was the "best" for performance, but it is still very inventive and creative.

And expensive to manufacture, combined with lower margins, means Nvidia doesn't want to make them. They'd rather you buy an AIB card.
 
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Gave my FTW3 to a friend. Got TUF OC. Runs silent and cooler with about same overclock as FTW3. Much better than the FTW3 in all except RGB.
Initial impressions from the XC3 Ultra that just came in is it’s tiny compared to the FTW3. (2070 Super FTW3)

It didn’t go over 74C during my tests with it and it was silent too. Your post here made me nervous about my incoming FTW3 but it’s gonna run cooler than this thing does and even more silent. I’m wondering if you just got a bum FTW3.
 

5150Joker

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So my name just came up for the EVGA 3080 FTW3 version with the metal backplate. I had really decided to go with a 6800XT this time and still think I want to go that way when I can get a Nitro or Red Devil. But I couldn't just turn down the 3080 who knows when I will actually get the 6800XT. If that takes a couple months do people think that I will be able to get my money back on it still? I wouldn't scalp it but I also don't really want to lose money on the whole thing. If I knew I was getting the 6800XT next week I would have passed but with the shortage it seemed fairly low risk. It's a lot of money for me to just throw on a credit card and I am pretty risk averse. BTW Kuods to EVGA doing the queue system, I was in the queue for 5 weeks but still I did not have to do anything to get one, and didn't have to pay a scalper price although the list price of the card is $809. Funny thing because I am in California ground is the fastest way for it to be shipped.
Buy it and sell it here to someone for a $50 profit. This way everyone wins.
 

Sir Psycho

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Well fuck me sideways and call me Sally.

Got an email from EVGA about a XC3 Ultra 3080.

Should be here soon (leaving tomorrow for work until the weekend...).
 

Advil

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The FTW3 runs higher power and voltage out of the box than other cards like the TUF OC. I fixed up an afterburner profile that tops out at about 1.00v and I'm still crushing benchmarks but the video fan stays quiet even under load.

My temps top out at 60C now even when its running at 1980-2000mhz.

The FTW is kind of based around pushing a hard OC, which frankly is stupid on this particular series... but the card itself is fine. Great even. You just need to tweak up the mhz and tweak down the volts.

But I will admit that IF you could just buy any card you want at will, I think the TUF OC is clearly better balanced in tuning out of the box for "turn it on and forget it" with air cooling.
 

GOD'SlittleSERVANT

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What am I doing wrong?

I removed old card, installed new, uninstalled drivers, reinstalled and I'm only getting roughly 2-4 fps more in my Valhalla benchmark, lol.
 

bl4d3runn3r

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20 minutes ago the EVGA FTW3 Ultra 3080 was in stock on Amazon for like 1ms...
Got a notification that it is available and immediately tried to put in into my cart... OOS
What a joke!
 

ZeqOBpf6

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Not interested in hunting, I'm on the EVGA wait-list for the 3070, how long have people been waiting? Since implementation?
 

Epyon

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I signed up of a 3080 that will fit a dan a4 case. But I got in line Oct 20th. I think I might just build out the system and put the 2080 super in and start rendering my projects offshore 24/7. And screw the 3080 and this bull shit
 

grifter_66

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Not interested in hunting, I'm on the EVGA wait-list for the 3070, how long have people been waiting? Since implementation?

I signed up at 5:21 am on September 17th to be notified for both the XC3 Gaming and the XC3 Black Gaming and after exactly 2 months today I've heard nothing.
 

KickAssCop

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Initial impressions from the XC3 Ultra that just came in is it’s tiny compared to the FTW3. (2070 Super FTW3)

It didn’t go over 74C during my tests with it and it was silent too. Your post here made me nervous about my incoming FTW3 but it’s gonna run cooler than this thing does and even more silent. I’m wondering if you just got a bum FTW3.
My FTW3 was running at 1800-1900 rpm on quiet mode and 2000-2100 rpm in OC mode. So yes, whether it was bum or not at least it was exceeding my patience for noise.

This TUF doesn’t break 63 C and I can never hear it.
 

TaintedSquirrel

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More quality watercooling DIY.

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Chelica

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Not interested in hunting, I'm on the EVGA wait-list for the 3070, how long have people been waiting? Since implementation?
The 3070 restocks often on Newegg. I'm noticing a bunch of restocks on weekdays starting at 4PM PST. They are usually the bundled deals but you can snag it and then return the 2nd item you don't want. You have to pay return shipping and forfeit whatever bundle discount it came with but it's better than scalper pricing. If you have IOS, even better. Setup Apple Pay and download the Newegg app. Follow some twitter or discord channels for drops and when it's game time, go to the App (make sure to log in by then) add to cart, apple pay with your face to avoid typing and BOOM, you might have just beaten scripts and bots due to them not having a face!

This was how I managed to sniped a 3080 Vision OC bundle (Returned the PSU) and just yesterday, a 5900x with the Asus board (Might return the board since it doesn't have wifi). Will need to go through the next set of struggle of it actually shipping but that's another battle.

I don't have a bot so I have to be the bot, lol.
 

Chelica

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The 3070 restocks often on Newegg. I'm noticing a bunch of restocks on weekdays starting at 4PM PST. They are usually the bundled deals but you can snag it and then return the 2nd item you don't want. You have to pay return shipping and forfeit whatever bundle discount it came with but it's better than scalper pricing. If you have IOS, even better. Setup Apple Pay and download the Newegg app. Follow some twitter or discord channels for drops and when it's game time, go to the App (make sure to log in by then) add to cart, apple pay with your face to avoid typing and BOOM, you might have just beaten scripts and bots due to them not having a face!

This was how I managed to sniped a 3080 Vision OC bundle (Returned the PSU) and just yesterday, a 5900x with the Asus board (Might return the board since it doesn't have wifi). Will need to go through the next set of struggle of it actually shipping but that's another battle.

I don't have a bot so I have to be the bot, lol.
As an FYI, it's happening right now (for the past hour). If you all are still looking.
 
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My FTW3 was running at 1800-1900 rpm on quiet mode and 2000-2100 rpm in OC mode. So yes, whether it was bum or not at least it was exceeding my patience for noise.

This TUF doesn’t break 63 C and I can never hear it.
I’m not doubting your experience with your card but I was expecting this XC3 to be loud and hot after reading your post and I was happy to find out that it was silent and only hit 73-74C. It’s possible our environments are different as well. I have 3 PCs in the same room plus the TV is always going in the next room over.

I’m assuming my FTW3 will run around 64-67C and be just as quiet based on that experience and my experience with the 2070 Super FTW3 which won’t go over 64C.

I’m not anti Asus at all. My last 3-4 cards have been Asus. I decided to roll with eVGA this time after having to deal with Asus RMA on a motherboard recently. I ended up buying a new board and reselling what they sent me back because it takes them so long to do anything. I’ll still buy Asus boards and cards I’m just rolling with EVGA this time. If I could get a hold of a Strix I’d probably bite if I could get it before my FTW3 comes. Either way enjoy your 3080 I’m enjoying this one.
 

GOD'SlittleSERVANT

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Man, I almost miss my 2080 ti FTW3. My room PC area is now hot as hell with the 3080 in and temps are only at 58.
 
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