ASUS Strix RTX 3080 Ti LC Watercooled Review
Test Setup and Clock Speed
Published: 2nd June 2021 | Source: ASUS | Price: Air Cooled £1599 Watercooled £1799 |
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3080 Ti Watercooled
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula
Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB Series DDR4 3600MHz
Corsair RM1000i PSU
Corsair iCUE H150i RGB Pro XT AIO
Corsair MP600 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD
Corsiar Obsidian 500D RGB SE
Windows 10 x64 "May 2020" Update
The average boost clock speed is, of course, the most important number, and the Ti might not have the outright speed of the RTX 3080 partner cards, but as we know from our time with the RTX 3090 and similarly high-hardware cards, the more cores you have the slower things are. Slow is, naturally, relative. This is still a super fast card as you'll soon see.
If possible better to get a FE 3090 for £1400 and if the cooler bothers you fit a waterblock and it will still be cheaper than the non reference 3080 Ti cards.
Now would be a good time for NVidia to launch an Ampere Titan, yes hardly anyone would buy it but the asking price would put a cap on non reference 3090s and 3080 Ti cards.Quote