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EVGA GeForce RTX 3080Ti XC3 Ultra Gaming GPU Review

NVIDIA is aiming for the release of the RTX 4000 series later in 2022 but production is low because of chip shortages around the world. The chip shortage caused huge price surges for GPUs in 2021 and early 2022 but now the prices are below MSRP and they are available in quantity so you don’t need to worry about the availability issues. Now the question arises which GPU should you buy? Well, don’t worry because today we bring you EVGA RTX 3080Ti for review.

Review of EVGA RTX 3080Ti

EVGA, in simple words, is the middle man between NVIDIA and you. EVGA rebrands the NVIDIA products and sells them as their own and NVIDIA allows them to do this to transfer sales and better management of their products. EVGA is known for its quality products so you don’t need to worry about the integrity of your products and all the specifications are the same.

EVGA RTX 3080Ti is a top-tier graphics card from NVIDIA that promises excellent performance in each department. It has 12GB of GDDRX6 VRAM, exceptional cooling, and supports [email protected] HDR and [email protected] HDR. The rest of the features are discussed below:

Specifications of EVGA RTX 3080Ti

The specifications of EVGA RTX 3080Ti are as follows

General Specifications

  • Brand: EVGA
  • Weight: 3.48 pounds
  • Dimensions: 14.9L x 3.8H (inches)
  • Width: 2.75 slots
  • Max resolution: 7680 x 4320

VRAM

  • Total VRAM: 12GB 320-bit GDDRX6
  • Memory Speed: 19000MHz
  • Memory bandwidth: 760 GB/s

Performance

  • CUDA Cores: 8704 CUDA Cores
  • Boost clock: Up to 1800MHz
  • Texture fill rate: 489.6GTexel/s

Cooling

  • iCX3 Technology

Connectivity

  • PCIe 4.0
  • HDMI, DisplayPort, DisplayPort, DisplayPort

Requirements

  • 750 Watts or greater power supply recommended
  • 350 TGP
  • PCIe 4.0 x 16 GPU interface

Features of EVGA RTX 3080Ti

EVGA RTX 3080Ti is one of the most powerful graphics cards ever manufactured and people bought it at even 1.8x MSRP but now it costs even less than MSRP which makes it even more attractive doesn’t it? We will now go through the features of EVGA RTX 3080Ti.

EVGA ICX3 Cooling

EVGA RTX 3080Ti features ICX3 interactive cooling system that allows more air to flow through the heatsinks to eradicate more heat and the company also claims that it produces very less noise thanks to 2nd Gen optimized HDB active motor for optimal cooling.

The back plate and Printed Circuit board (PCB) have smart cuts that improve airflow and small backplates that pull more heat out of the PCB.

2nd Gen Ray Tracing Cores

The 2nd Gen Ray tracing is there to simulate the behavior of low light in the real world and then produces the best graphics for gamers and creators. It does provide you with beautiful graphics.

NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS)

NVIDIA DLSS provides a massive performance boost and it also increases power efficiency which means more performance in less power and it enhances the image on the screen using AI. Feels good, doesn’t it?

NVIDIA G-Sync

NVIDIA G-Sync makes sure that you experience smooth and fast gaming. It reduces shuttering, and input lag, and it eliminates screen tearing which results in high and stable FPS, a stunning visual experience, and a huge advantage over your enemies in competitive gaming.

It works great with 4K 144Hz monitors and you can read more about them in our review for the best 4K 144HZ monitors here.

NVIDIA GPU Boost

NVIDIA GPU Boost extracts power from your graphics card which results in an FPS boost for a better gaming experience as it allows you to control your GPU fans, do overclock, and much more.

Gaming Performance

EVGA RTX 3080Ti is best suited for 1440p and 4K gaming. It can provide you with the best playable FPS in-game.

Game title Settings/ Resolution Average FPS
Battlefield 5 Ultra/ 2560 x 1440 188 FPS
Cyberpunk 2077 Ultra/ 2560 x 1440 88 FPS
Far Cry New Dawn Ultra/ 2560 x 1440 190 FPS
GTA V Ultra/ 3840 x 2160 80 FPS

Note: These FPS are achieved when we paired EVGA RTX 3080Ti with Intel Core i9-11900K.

Verdict on games

EVGA RTX 3080Ti is a great GPU that can give you excellent performance even at ultra-settings with 4K resolution and give you the satisfaction that you need.

Reasons to Buy EVGA RTX 3080Ti

  • Amazing 4K gaming performance
  • Powerful, quiet, and energy efficient (under ideal load)
  • NVIDIA G-Sync and DLSS to enhance the gaming experience
  • Now priced below MSRP and provides excellent value for money
  • Ray Tracing for best visuals
  • Almost the same performance as compared to RTX 3090

Reasons not to Buy EVGA RTX 3080Ti

  • Can become a power-hungry monster under full load

Final Verdict

With the availability and GPU prices going down, EVGA RTX 3080Ti could be a good partner for your CPU until the next-gen RTX 4000 series is launched but looking at the silicon shortage, RTX 4000 series may suffer from low production which will ultimately lead to scalped prices.

EVGA RTX 3080Ti will play all games to date at 1440p or 4K with ease and it will give you excellent in-game FPS although it can take a bit more power when running at full load but it is energy efficient under ideal load so if you are looking for full power performance then you can expect a spiked electricity bill.

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Taimoor Mohsin

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