The new GeForce RTX 3080 equipped with 12 GB of GDDR6X RAM arrives in the catalog of MSI, which draws three models, in its already well-known ranges. Powered by the Ampere architecture, like the other graphics cards in the RTX 30 series, the GeForce RTX 3080 12G are equipped witha GA102-220 GPU with 8960 Cuda cores, compared to 8704 for the standard RTX 3080, while the memory bus for its part, from 320 bits to 384 bits.
Also on the program are Ray-Tracing, oversampling via Deep Learning (DLSS), reduction of latency times via NVIDIA Reflex and NVIDIA Broadcast technology. Enough to complete a rather pleasing technical sheet.
MSI offers the GeForce RTX 3080 12G in three ranges. The first is the range DELETED, which embeds the cooling system Tri Frozr 2S of the brand. In the program, three Torx 4.0 fans, Core Pipes heat pipes and a dedicated heatsink for memory modules. Everything is designed in aluminum. This model benefits from an RGB lighting system and with the Dual BIOS, it is possible to choose between high performance at the expense of noise pollution, or to favor calm, via a simple switch. Cards in this range measure 336 x 140 x 61 mm and weigh 1882 grams.
Range GAMING TRIO, for its part, continues to offer optimal performance with good cooling and controlled noise pollution. On the program, here, three Torx 4.0 fans which embed blades two by two to concentrate the air flow on the system Sorting Frozr 2. A matte finish backplate helps cool the whole thing passively, thanks to the presence of thermal pads. This range does not ignore Mystic Light lighting. These card models measure 323 x 140 x 56 mm and weigh 1566 grams.
Finally, the range VENTUS 3X is arguably the most popular at MSI and it is also the one that offers the most compact RTX 3080 12G. Here they are three Torx 3.0 fans which are present, completed by a reinforced backplate with a brushed finish and an aesthetic that the manufacturer defines as “industrial”. No LED lighting here, we go straight to the point. The dimensions of the cards are 305 x 120 x 57 mm and they weigh 1362 grams.
If MSI did not include a price in its launch press release, it is probably because at present, don’t expect to find an affordable GeForce RTX 3080 12G. While the three ranges of the manufacturer were officially released on January 11, the rare online sales sites that list them display them. between 1700 and 1900 euros, just like models from other manufacturers. What to throw a cold, and bring potential buyers to the sad reality of the current market.