MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio Graphics Card Review

System Overview & Testing Procedures
We will be testing the RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio in our graphics card test bench, which is made up of the following components:

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio Graphics Card

Processor: Intel Core i9-10900K
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 Blackout DDR4-3600 64GB
Storage: Sabrent Rocket Q 2TB
Power: Corsair HX1200i
Cooling: Noctua NH-U12A
Case: BC1 Open Benchtable

Opening up GPU-Z we can verify the speeds of the card.

rtx 3080 info1

We will be comparing the following cards:

– ASUS ROB RTX 2080 Ti Strix
Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 AMP Extreme
AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X
MSI RX 5700 XT Evoke OC
Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC 8G

Benchmarking Information
We have an entire benchmarking suite to test these cards to their full potential. Games will be run at 1080p, 1440p and 4K resolutions. Our benchmarking suite also includes synthetic tests as well.

Synthetic Tests
– Time Spy
– Fire Strike
– Fire Strike Extreme
– Fire Strike Ultra
UNIGINE SuperPosition Benchmark
– 1080p Extreme Benchmark
– 4K Optimized Becnhmark

Game Tests
Ashes of The Singularity Escalation
Borderlands 3
Far Cry New Dawn
Metro Exodus
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Ray Tracing & DLSS Testing
3DMark Port Royal
3DMark DLSS Test
Bright Memory RTX Benchmark
Metro Exodus
Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Other Tests
Power Consumption
– Kill-a-watt meter (whole system)
– AIDA64 GPU Diode Reading
Noise Level
– RisePro Sound Level Meter

Now let’s get to testing!

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