Palit GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Pro Review - Palit RTX 3080 Gaming Pro PHIt’s been almost a year since the NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 30 series launched and the Ampere GPU lineup has matured from the entry-level GeForce RTX™ 3060 all the way to the BFGPU, the GeForce RTX™ 3090. Choosing the right GPU for you is not an easy task albeit worth it once you get to plug in your GeForce RTX™ 30 GPU for the first time. If you’re looking to score a GeForce RTX™ 3080 for gaming or even for content creation then the PALIT GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Pro that we have here might convince you.

RTX™ Technologies Breakdown

Palit GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Pro Review - RTX AmpereThe latest Ampere Architecture features 2nd Generation RT Cores and 3rd Generation Tensor cores that double the performance compared to last generation’s Turing architecture as well as bringing in new and improved features such as Ray Tracing, DLSS 2.0, Nvidia Broadcast, Reflex, and many more.

The all-new GeForce RTX™ 30 graphics cards deliver unmatched Ray Tracing capabilities that further immerses you into games by using ray-traced lighting, shading, and reflection thanks to the 2nd Generation RT Cores. Real-time Ray Tracing is achieved by tracing the path of light as pixels as well as simulating how these light pixels interact with other virtual objects in the game resulting in incredible visuals.

Palit GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Pro Review - Nvidia DLSS 2.0DLSS or Deep Learning Super Sampling is Nvidia’s proprietary image upscaling technology that uses AI or deep learning to render fewer pixels than uses AI to construct sharp, higher resolution images. Enabling DLSS will give you more framerate at higher resolutions without the loss in image quality.

Palit GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Pro Review - Nvidia ReflexNVIDIA Reflex is a feature that debuted alongside the GeForce RTX™ 30 series but the great news is even older GeForce Graphics cards support Reflex. NVIDIA Reflex reduces overall system latency in GPU-intensive games with the help of the GPU, a G-Sync display, and software. If you’re a competitive gamer or a pro player, then NVIDIA helps you by making your PC respond faster to your keyboard and mouse inputs helping you secure victory.

Nvidia GeForce RTX™ 3080

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 3080 features 8,704 CUDA Cores using the latest Ampere architecture delivering the ultra-performance that gamers crave. The superfast 10Gigabyte GDDR6X memory allows gaming at high resolution even up to 8K with the help of DLSS. The GEFORCE RTX™ 3080 delivers double the framerate compared to its predecessor making the Ampere architecture NVIDIA’s greatest generational leap yet.

Cooling the GA102 chip on the Palit GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Pro is a Triple-A Casting Plate Kit and Advanced Turbo Fan 3.0 that brings amazing thermal performance. The Palit RTX 3080 Gaming Pro uses a similar flow-through style cooling technology found on Nvidia’s Founders Edition Graphics Cards. 

Ofcourse, the Palit GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Pro is outfitted with RGB Lighting enabling customized lighting effects to suit your style. Its RGB lighting can be customized on the latest Palit Thunder Master utility which also lets you control your graphics card settings from enabling the 0-decibel fan technology all the way to overclocking.

Nvidia GeForce RTX™ 3080 Specs

Graphics Card RTX™ 3080 RTX™ 3070 RTX™ 3060 Ti RTX™ 2080 Super RTX™ 2060 Super
Architecture GA102 GA104 GA104 TU104 TU106
Process Technology Samsung 8N Samsung 8N Samsung 8N TSMC 12FFN TSMC 12FFN
Transistors (Billion) 28.3 17.4 17.4 13.6 10.8
Die size (mm^2) 628.4 392.5 392.5 545 445
TPCs 34 23 19 24 17
SMs 68 46 38 48 34
GPCs 6 6 5 6 3
GPU Cores 8704 5888 4864 3072 2176
Tensor Cores 272 184 152 384 272
RT Cores 68 46 38 48 34
Base Clock (MHz) 1440 1500 1410 1650 1470
Boost Clock (MHz) 1710 1725 1665 1815 1650
VRAM Speed (Gbps) 19 14 14 15.5 14
VRAM (GB) 10 8 8 8 8
VRAM Bus Width 320 256 256 256 256
ROPs 96 96 80 64 64
TMUs 272 184 152 192 136
Bandwidth (GB/s) 760 448 448 496 448
TDP (watts) 320 220 200 185 185
Launch Price $699 $499 $399 $699 $399


Our Verdict
What's Good
Impressive Cooling
Design + RGB Implementation first almost any build
Metal Backplate aids in cooling
Flowthrough-esque cooling
What's Not
2.7 Slot Size Requires Lots of Case Space
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