The TUF GAMING GeForce RTX 3080 has been stripped down and built back up to provide more robust power and cooling. A new all-metal shroud houses three powerful axial-tech fans that utilize durable dual ball fan bearings. Fan rotation has been optimized for reduced turbulence, and a stop mode brings all three fans to a halt at low temps. Beneath, a thick heatsink keeps thermals under tight control. Additional features, including TUF components, Auto-Extreme Technology, and a backplate vent, make the TUF a proper powerhouse. For builders looking for a new “old faithful”, this card has your back.
- Base Clock: 1440MHz
- Boost Clock: 1710MHz (1740MHz in OC Mode)
- Memory: 10GB 19000MHz GDDR6
- CUDA Cores: 8704
- Power Consumption: 320W (Recommended PSU: 850W)
- Form Factor: 2.7 Slots
- Dimensions: 299.9 x 126.9 x 51.6 mm
- NVIDIA Ampere Streaming Multiprocessors
- 2nd Generation RT Cores
- 3rd Generation Tensor Cores
- Axial-tech Fan Design
- Dual Ball Fan Bearings
- Military-grade Capacitors
- GPU Tweak II
About the ASUS TUF GAMING GeForce RTX 3080 10G OC Edition
TUF Gaming cards leverage our tried-and-true Axial-tech fan design, with three fans working in tandem to satisfy the thermal demands of NVIDIA’s new high-octane design. The fans rely on dual ball fan bearings to ensure consistent performance and increased longevity compared to sleeve bearings and other bearing types.
To get heat up off the die and into the heatsink array, we’ve engaged MaxContact technology to polish the heat spreader’s surface and improve smoothness at the microscopic level. The extra flatness allows for better contact with the die for enhanced thermal transfer.
Components are selected for TUF Gaming graphics cards based on their durability and performance. In addition to top-shelf chokes and MOSFETs, capacitors that meet military-grade certification make the TUF stand tall amongst the competition. The components are soldered to the PCB using our advanced Auto-Extreme automated manufacturing process. Smooth joints on the rear of the PCB and the elimination of human errors ensure each graphics card meets our rigorous specifications. Finally, to ensure flawless performance when it counts, the cards are subjected to a gruelling 144-hour validation trial.
IT’S COOLER OUT BACK
The underside of the card reveals a host of improvements. Most of the rear is swathed in a protective metal backplate that prominently features a wide vent. The vent allows hot air to escape towards chassis exhaust fans instead of being recycled back into the GPU cooler. Stainless steel is used for the I/O bracket to protect ports and provide a more secure mount. A conveniently placed Dual Bios switch allows customization of the card’s default performance profile without software.