Galax GeForce RTX 3080 Ti SG-SG is designed for “serious gamers”-if you want to know-it seems to be compatible with Best graphics card By providing a unique additional function: a fourth clip-on fan to improve cooling performance.That is double Fans of Nvidia Reference GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founding EditionIf you are tracking. The 3080 Ti is currently ranked second in our overall GPU GPU benchmark Hierarchical structure, only lagging behind Tencent 3090, And lead AMD’s competitors by less than one percent RX 6900 XT — Although these results do not include ray tracing, DLSS or FSR performance comparisons. How does Galax perform in the competition, and more importantly, can you find inventory anywhere? Unfortunately, the answer to the latter is usually no, although European readers may have better luck.
Galax products are also sold overseas under the KFA2 brand, but the cards are the same except for the slightly different box art. The parent company of these two brands is Tongde, which is one of the largest graphics card companies in the world in terms of sales volume. Despite the name, the Serious Gamer version is basically equivalent to Nvidia’s reference model. Out of the box, its boost clock is 1695MHz, which is only 30MHz higher than Founders Edition. If you install Galax’s Xtreme Tuner Plus software and use the 1-Click OC option, you will get an almost meaningless 1710MHz boost clock-this is a difference of less than 1%. Nevertheless, we still use factory overclocking for testing, and we will use it in the specification table below.
|Galaxy RTX 3080 Ti SG||RTX 3080 Ti Founding Edition||Galax GeForce RTX 3080 Ti SG|
|Process technology||Samsung 8N||Samsung 8N||Samsung 8N|
|Mold size (mm^2)||628.4||628.4||628.4|
|SM / CU||80||80||80|
|Boost clock (MHz)||1710||1665||1710|
|Video memory speed (Gbps)||19||19||19|
|Video memory (GB)||12||12||12|
|Video memory bus width||384||384||384|
|TFLOPS FP32 (boost)||35||34.1||35|
|TFLOPS FP16 (Tensor)||140 (280)||136 (273)||140 (280)|
|Official price||1,499 USD||1,799 USD||1,199 USD|
We have now tested three different RTX 3080 Ti cards, of which two custom cards have the same specifications. But the specifications do not describe the entire store, because the card design and cooling also affect the equation. Zotac Amp Holo is the largest of the three cards, at least from some indicators. It measures 317.8 mm x 131.8 mm x 64.6 mm and weighs just over 1500 grams. In contrast, the Galax SG card measures 317 mm x 113 mm x 61 mm, so it is longer, but not as tall or thick.
However, the Galax card also includes a support bracket that increases the length of the card by 12 mm, the height of the card by 17 mm, and an additional clip-on fan. The thickness is 25 mm, although it is only located at the end of the card and on the back. Galax RTX 3080 Ti SG weighs 1424g and includes additional fans but not brackets. In other words, it is a fairly large card, definitely not something you want to put in a small box.
In terms of clock speed, even when compared with the reference 1665MHz, the theoretical performance difference is only 2.7%.In practice, all NVIDIA Ampere The GPUs we tested often run at much higher speeds than the official boost clock, and in practice it is not uncommon to see graphics cards with lower official boost clocks actually run at higher speeds. As with the Zotac 3080 Ti, most of the differences between GPUs can be attributed to margins of error in testing, or differences between driver revisions and/or game patches.
The biggest problem with all RTX 3080 Ti cards is price and availability. Given the current demand, one might argue that the official release price of RTX 3080, $699 is too low. This is mainly because the profitability of cryptocurrency mining basically quadrupled after the launch of GPU, which means that every miner and their dog wants to buy as many 3080 cards as possible.But there is no crypto mining (see The best mining GPU) And the shortage of components, US$699 is still the right price. It is too much to ask for $1,199 for the RTX 3080 Ti to get an extra 5-10% performance, and third-party graphics cards go further. Galax tells us that there is a big difference in pricing at the moment, but it expects the RTX 3080 Ti SG to retail for approximately US$1,500, which is 1,150 pounds or 1,350 euros.This is too high in our book, but unfortunately, obviously there are still many people willing to pay such a price because GPU price index shows.
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