Considering the fact that the Inno3D RTX 3080 Ti iChill X4 is our first RTX 3080 Ti GPU review, we’ll have two separate conclusions one for the RTX 3080 Ti itself, and the second one being the iChill X4 variant itself.
RTX 3080 Ti Conclusion
At first, we were skeptical of the RTX 3080 Ti’s positioning in Nvidia’s RTX 30 lineup given the $400 premium over the RTX 3080 as well as being $300 cheaper than the RTX 3090. After seeing the results of our benchmarks, the RTX 3080 Ti at most, peaks at 30% more performance over the RTX 3080 and averages between 10-20% depending on the resolution. That said, 10-20% not as big if you’re already hitting over a hundred FPS but when at the two-digit mark can mean the difference of a smooth gaming experience. The RTX 3080 Ti is the next best GPU that can deliver the highest frame rate for this generation especially when you want to take advantage of the superb image quality produced by enabling Ray Tracing on some game titles.
Overall, the RTX 3080 Ti can be thought of as a discounted RTX 3090 that manages to squeeze more performance if you find the RTX 3080 lacking in some game titles especially when Ray Tracing is taken into account. The supposed $300 savings over the RTX 3090 can be redirected into getting a high-end variant such as the Inno3D RTX 3080 Ti iChill X4 to maximize the performance of the GA102 chip.
Inno3D RTX 3080 Ti iChill X4 Conclusion
Looks aside, the Inno3D RTX 3080 Ti iChill X4 performs admirably especially when it comes to thermals leaving headroom for overclocking as the only managed to peak at 72°c in our testing. Moreover, its price at Php 69,990 (SRP pre-crypto hike) doesn’t command much premium as a third-party model making it a great value card that prioritizes overall build quality and durability. That said, the Inno3D RTX 3080 Ti iChill X4 is more than meets the eye as it’s capable of rendering high framerates at worry-free temperatures thanks to its robust build quality.