All right, so it’s no surprise. You have seen our socials We thought we are not going to get a card but MSI international has delivered this MSI RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio to us. So today we’re going to give you a very in-depth review because the embargo has lifted It’s 17th September 9pm. So gaming benchmarks professional benchmarks and We have a sleepy Gordon down here because he spent the last night doing all these benchmarks for you guys to give you the numbers. So let’s give Gordon a big round of applause And wake the hell of him up.
Oh! Yeah! Gordon, we are filming already please don’t sleep on camera. Oh, yeah. It’s very embarrassing. Yes. Yes, Okay so I have already presented audience we’re going to do a very in-depth review; So, uh first things first, let’s just go run to them through the basics of this card. Oh, yeah. Very hefty card, much bigger than his previous cousin, the 2080. So we like the card already because he has a very nice design. You can see he has a very nice RGB colourful strip here. We don’t have it in the previous one, but it’s very very nice.
4 input ports. We will talk about later. Uh, and of course the big giant thing we have here is 3x 8-pin power in. So it takes a lot of power a lot of juice to run this card. Yes, definitely. That was one thing we saw during our tests. It draws quite a fair bit more power than a 2080 Ti. But we’ll get to that in a bit. Jensen mentioned that it requires 320 watts, so we will show you later whether it does require that or even more than that. Okay so before we go to the meat of the card, Gordon, You have two things that you want to show to the audience, you like these things very much.
Well, We’ve decided not to do a typical unboxing because I think by now you guys are not interested with all the paperwork and all that that usually goes inside there. Yeah, you know what’s gonna be inside. It’s similar to the motherboard reviews. You can just watch that reviews. Yeah So the only two things that are of note I will say that as inside this box is number one is the GPU brace. So if you take it out. Yeah You’ll see that this is the GPU brace itself because this guy being as heavy as it is and as hefty as it is, definitely needs it especially if you’re not going to put it on a vertical mount. The other thing that really Caught my eye is actually this little comic book that they went through the trouble of printing.
Yeah Yeah, it’s got a cute little picture of Lucky the MSI Dragon down here. How to upgrade your PC with a new graphics card. So it’s got these cute little pages like how to unscrew your case, how to take out your old graphics card, how to put it the new one. Oh, they even have Lucky the dragon plugging in the PCIe power connectors. It even teaches you how to use the MSI Afterburner and dragon center.
Oh, yes they do which is a good thing to have. Yeah, we’re not so sure whether this only comes with the new cards? If so, it’s going to be very limited edition, It’s going to be a very expensive comic book’ So if you ever get a hold of this card, you can have a very cool comic book to read. So anyway right now let’s go to the meat of the card. Yes, we’re gonna present the numbers to you.
We went through quite a number of games which is why i’m so sleepy. We’re also gonna go through a couple of professional benchmarks as well, so Without further ado, let’s get right to it. And yeah make sure to subscribe to the channel, click on the bell because as mentioned we’re going to have a lot of RTX 3080 videos for you to watch so, Click on those and come back to our channel Okay, i’m going to go a bit more in depth into as to the layout of this 3080 Gaming X Trio. So first off I’ll just like to start from this part over here. So as you can see they have 3 Display ports as well as one HDMI. What is noticeably missing is the USB type-C connector that is found on both the Turing Founder’s Editions as well as the AIB cards. So i’m not too sure what happened to that maybe that standard quietly got dropped, but nonetheless, it’s not here. So it’s been replaced with just uh, four display outputs. So moving right along, we have the lengthwise of the card.
So this is the RGB strip itself; So when you have it plugged into the set, This is where it all lights up. There’s also some RGB lighting over on here as well as here. So on this surface down here. This is the graphene back plate. So the nice thing about it, it’s a very very nice finish to it with the MSI logo as well as the word geforce RTX on it. So if you mount it horizontally and then you look into the case, yeah, you’ll get to really see.
This gives a nice effect to tell you Yes, I have a Geforce RTX as well as the obligatory MSI Dragon logo. Moving right along, as Mel mentioned just now we have three times eight pin power connectors. Now it comes to the question. Does this card actually need it? Well since each 8 pin has a rating of 150 watts and the second and the third connector was drawing 60 to 70 watts according to Hardware Info 64, If you actually only have two connectors, each of them will either be maxed out or near to maxed out.
So yeah, the third connector is very much needed here, especially if you are going to try to push and overclock this card. Okay, the PSU that we are using for our tests is the Seasonic, uh, Focus Plus 750 watt. It’s the 80 plus gold power supply. So it should be more than enough for all the testing that we’re doing. Last but not least, yes, we have the three nice fans, right the three MSI Torx fans right over here. Like any of the other MSI GPUs with Torx fans? These guys remain still when at idle and they only spin up at a certain RPM.
I believe it’s like 55 To 60 degrees like that. They only start spinning up at about there. In terms of like heft and weight, if I were to compare this to the numerous sets i’ve built with the Msi 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio, this feels quite a fair bit more hefty and a lot more chunky. While this card will very likely be above MSRP unlike his cousin the RTX 3080 Ventus, do I think the premium is worth it? Well, based on just the feel alone. I’ll say yes! Okay, the Ventus, from what i’ve seen from the specifications so far, other than the fact that there’s not so much bling on the Ventus itself, there isn’t any RGB lighting on the Ventus, the most notable difference between them is actually is that the Ventus only has 2x 8-pin power connectors going in. So my take on this is that this is probably clocked quite a fair bit higher than the Ventus.
But since we don’t have the Ventus here to test, we can’t really do a side by side comparison as to how they perform right next to each other. But seeing the power draw on this card, I do believe the Ventus would be quite a bit slower. As to how much is it? We don’t know. We only know if and when we get uh 3080 Ventus down here to do a side-by-side comparison. Overall my feel on this card itself, it’s a pretty nice card and we look forward to testing this fella. So let’s get right onto it. Okay, right. before we get into the benchmarks I’d like to go through why have we decided to take it up against the RTX 2080 Ti? Now, of course the 2080 Ti being the the king of the Turing gaming range is going to be the point where we see everybody is going to measure the new Ampere cards against.
So that’s why the 2080 Ti is in here. And given that the 2080 Ti was until recently when it was still available, was about SGD of 1.6 to 1.7k at least or in US money, you’re probably looking at 1.1 to 1.2 k. Whereas this 3080 is supposedly going to come in at a price lower than this. So this is why we decided to have these two GPUs go up against each other. Okay, right. I’m going to go a bit into our test setup itself. It’s a little bit unusual; In contrast to a lot of other videos where they are probably testing this with a top tier gaming CPU such as a 10900k, Msi has requested that we test this with a 3800XT which they have so kindly provided to us, as well as the MSI B550 Gaming Carbon WIFI motherboard. So the reason for this is that they want this to be representative of what if you took a 3080 Gaming X Trio and you put it in a mid high tier gaming rig rather than a top tier no holds barred rig? Then we agreed with this because it kind of looked very similar to the $3000 theoretical build that we did in one of our previous videos.
So now, this build is going to show you more or less how it’s going to perform. The parts list are as follows: It’s pretty similar to our $3000 build. So here’s the chart showing the rest of the parts. Without further ado, Let’s get to the testing and let’s get to the numbers Right. So first off we have CS GO at a lot of people’s requests.
So for this we have decided to utilize the FPS benchmark which you have seen in some of our previous videos. We have the results here at 1080p 1440p and 4k with everything cranked out to the maximum. At 1080p, you can clearly see that it’s the 3800XT that’s kind of more or less being the limiting factor down here because both cards post almost the same results with with the 3080 having just a slight edge at 515 FPS versus 548 FPS. That’s a lot of numbers already by the way. Next we come to 1440p where the scenario is a little bit better for the 3080 but not really by much. As you can see the gap is approximately like four percent five percent that kind of thing.
I mean, uh considering that you’re looking at 400 plus fps, you’re gonna get a visually smooth experience with both cards. Next we come to 4k. Now I have no idea who actually plays CS at 4k, but here are the results for CS at 4k. So both of them will give you in excess of 250 fps. The 2080 Ti does 284 fps while the 3080 does 343 fps.
So it is only at 4k where in this game the 3080 does have quite a sizable gap over its predecessor. Next we come to a popular online multiplayer title Rainbow 6 Siege. Now for this title we have taken the ultra preset, but we have made one little change to it. We have set the resolution scaling from the default, which is 50%, we have set it to 100%. So moving right along, at 1080p you can see that there isn’t really a lot of gap between the two cards.
Again it’s probably due to the CPU being utilized in this test. At 1080p, we are looking at about 12% gap between them in the minimums the maximums as well as the averages. Now at 1440p and 4k, the higher resolutions: This is where the numbers widen. For example at 1440p, the 3080 is approximately 40% higher in performance compared to the 2080 Ti, pumping out 40% more frames.
The same situation also shows at 4k. If you are one of those that has been playing rainbow six siege on a 1440p 144 hertz monitor, well, both of these cards will give you a very good experience, but the 3080 will give you a much better experience overall. The next game on our list is assassin’s creed odyssey. Now, we have picked this title for benchmarking mainly because we have assassins creed Valhalla, the upcoming installment, in the AC series in November. For this test, we have taken the ultra high preset, we have set AA to high as well as v-sync off. So looking at here, the difference between the two cards are pretty consistent at all three resolution settings; We are looking at about 20 to 25 percent gap between them.
This game at ultra settings is historically you’re not gonna get very big numbers coming out of this game, and it kind of shows here that even at 1080p, the 3080 Gaming X Trio only pumps a little bit over 100 fps on average. The good thing about this game however, is that if you have the benefit of a 4k monitor, this game becomes from somewhat playable to actually looking pretty beautiful actually, with an average of 65 fps compared to 48 on the 2080 Ti. So for a game like this with a lot of visual details, this is something to consider. Next we come to yet another Ubisoft title: This time is Tom Clancy’s Division 2. So for this one we have taken the ultra preset again. We have turned off v-sync; But for this game we have taken to also switching it to DX12 mode. So as you can see, this is a very GPU bound title in the benchmark and it kind of shows here. At all three resolutions the 3080 has a very healthy lead over the 2080 Ti with an approximate 40% gap between them.
At 1440p again like the rainbow six siege, if you have a 1440p 144hz monitor, this game just got a lot better because it will actually come pretty close to the 144hz maximum refresh rate of your monitor itself leading to a much more pleasurable gaming experience at 1440p ultra. If you have a 4k monitor, oh boy: Like assassin’s creed odyssey this again becomes from somewhat playable to actually quite playable with an average fps of well over 60. And since most 4k monitors are still currently in 60hz, this should provide you a very visual experience at 4k. Next we have shadow of the tomb raider. Now this is one of those titles with both ray tracing as well as DLSS incorporated into its graphics. So for this: Again it’s ultra setting, but DLSS has been turned on, ray tracing has been turned on, we have set it to DX12 mode, and v-sync is turned off.
Now this game behaves somewhat like rainbow six siege like that. The game is clearly cpu bound at 1080p; As you can see the gap between the two cards and 1080p is mainly about four five percent on average approximately? The gap pretty much widens when you go to 1440p as well as 4k. Again, this game is quite a visual experience at both 1440p as well as 4k; So the fact that DLSS and ray tracing is all makes for quite a cinematic experience, especially for a game like this.
Okay. next we come to a title that uses Vulkan instead of Directx. For this we have set to the uber setting which is the highest setting in the game. DLSS and ray tracing has been turned on. Now this game is where things get Really really wacky cause there is absolutely almost no gap between the two cards at 1080p as well as 1440p. Not too sure what’s going on here? Really? I really do not know what’s going on here The only resolution where there is actually a gap between the two of them is at 4k.
Yeah, I think that’s probably the case: Is the drivers for Vulkan are a little bit cranky here and there, so maybe that’s better explains the weird results that we are seeing here. But overall on these drivers you can see that you can’t go wrong with all three resolutions. You’re going to get average fps well in excess of 100 which uh will make for quite a pleasurable gaming experience. Okay. Now we come to the professional benchmarks and it is here where things get really really scary. So first off we have Octanebench 2020 Since this is the latest version of Octanebench with the ray tracing ability of GPUs; So first off we have the 2080 Ti which comes in with a score of 350.
Then we have the 3080 which comes in with a score of 570. Which is an astonishing 60% increase in performance itself. So the implication of this is that two RTX 3080s will render slightly faster than 3 2080 Ti’s while consuming much less power in the process since it’s two GPUs versus three. The numbers get even more crazier when we bring Keyshot into the picture. This is another popular render application which renders both using the CPU as well as a GPU but, for this we are using the GPU benchmark. For this one the RTX 3080 has an absolutely insane 90% gap from the 2080 Ti with a score of 73 versus 38 for the 2080 Ti. Again the implication of this is that a single 3080 is almost as fast as two 2080 Tis working together.
Okay, next we come to the Blender benchmarks; Now since the blender benchmark consists of six individual scenes to test, we have decided to take the 3 that are more complicated and hence take longer to render. So first off we have classroom, which you can see the gap is about 30% in between them; the same thing also goes for pavilion barcelona as well as victor. So all in all, we are looking at about a 30 to 35 percent gap between the two GPUs.
Now if you take this into consideration, if there are anything below, uh, 2080 Ti like let’s say a 2080 a 2070, and if you are a professional, on a budget, the RTX 3080, is a good upgrade to jump to. This will definitely improve your render times. All right. So we have done all the benchmarks; the gaming and professional and Gordon is definitely awake now Yeah, I think he’s going back to sleep again. So let’s let’s finish this as possible. So Gordon, what do you think of this giant beast of a card? Well overall, it has impressed me quite a fair bit actually. The differences between the 2080 Ti as well as the rtx. 3080 is quite reminiscent of when pascal first launched back at 2016. Now at that time, the gap between the 980 Ti and the 1080 Ti, is pretty similar to the gap between these two cards.
I remember there were a couple of my friends at that time who bought the 980 Ti before the 1080 Ti launched in August 2016 and they were like shit I should have just waited a couple of months. So the situation is similar here: For those of you who have owned the RTX 2080 ti since launch, which was in August 2018, You got to enjoy the card for about two years. Should you consider jumping to this card? Well, it kind of like depends. I would say that you’re not gonna see too much differences at 1080p that much is shown, especially if you’re not rocking a top-tier CPU, you’re rocking like a mid high tier CPU like the 3800XT we have in the test rig. 1440p you will see quite a sizeable difference.
But again it’s faster, but it’s not really something that i’ll sell my 2080 Ti for. So for 2080 Tis, Maybe you may want to wait a bit more on the fence to see what the RTX 3090 brings to the picture. But for anybody who has a card below the RTX 2080 Ti, based on the numbers that we have just shown you, I think you can probably extrapolate for yourself; My conclusion for you guys is: If you can afford it, get the RTX 3080 And don’t look back. Yeah for myself, I only have a 1070 Ti so it’s gonna be a big jump! Yeah, but uh, the money is still something. Hey don’t complain i’m sitting at home with a Vega 64! So as Jensen said all you guys who own the 10 series cards, it’s definitely safe for you to upgrade now to a 3080. We’re not so sure about 3070 because we haven’t get our cards for that; So, if you do ever get one, we definitely do the review of that Yes 3090? I don’t even know.
We have to see whether you have one of his customers who’s crazy enough to want to buy a 3090, yeah. Or somebody drops us a review unit of the RTX 3090. We shall see what happens. Yeah so if you like this video, give us a thumbs up. And as mentioned we have a lot of videos of this RTX 3080 coming up. So, Next video we’re going to definitely talk about the Intel version of the build because we have an Intel build planned for this card to show the difference between the AMD and Intel side.
As well as some other tests that we’re planning to show you guys. So make sure to come back to our channel. Don’t miss all of these content. So, it has been two very long nights. Gordon, and I, uh, yeah, he’s shaking his head already; Hope you guys can support more because there’s going to be more of us testing and testing and testing. So from Gordon and I, we say a very good night and good bye! I need a fucking Starbucks!.