- Dec 2, 2011
Glad to hear it! It's the one I'm planning to get, despite Nvidia doing their best to stop me from bying anything from them apparently.Wanted to throw out a personal recommendation for the Asus 3080 Tuf Gaming OC. Installed it in my NZXT H1 case which isn't know for it's cooling capabilities. The card after a full session of CP2077 at 4k ultra rt w/dlss never saw temps go above 65C. Can't speak for fan noise as I sit about 10 feet away and have an Atmos setup which overpowers everything. For comparison, the prior EVGA 2080 Super XC would get near 80C very quickly and took awhile to cool down. Good balance of size, thermals and performance. Plus the build quality feels great. Compared to my EVGA 3090 FTW3, this card feels like a solid piece of metal and lacks the plastic embellishments.
If it hadn't been for this one game (Assetto Corsa Competizione) that I play a lot then I would have gone for the 6800XT without hesitation. But sadly that game just doesn't like AMD's cards.
Funnily enough my decision to buy it is based mostly on the high recommendations it got from Hardware Unboxed. Oh the irony!