Pushing a full-fledged GPU upgrade is not practical at the moment but the market seems to be recovering from low supply units. Albeit, the pricing still touches the roof and moon.
However, you might need a money heist to pull this one into your gaming setup. Armed with 8,704 Cuda Cores and 10GB of GDDR6X VRAM, the RTX 3080 takes a shy step back from the overall VRAM count compared to the 2080 Ti but doubles in transistors and theoretical performance.
AI smarts have also been amped up to deliver twice the number of frame rates with DLSS enabled. The new Ampere architecture has better RT and Tensor cores for increased Ray Tracing and rendering performance.
So how’s the performance? If you want the absolute best Ray Tracing chops with high-resolution support at a high refresh rate, the Zotac is still an undisputed champion in the GPU race. Much of those benefits are due to the triple fans sitting under the GPU with a massive heatsink to cool the thing rapidly. The top and bottom metal build is also very solid and quite heavy. So make sure your cabinet is cut out for this beast.
Latest triple-A games like Deathloop, Ghostrunner, Battlefield, MFS2020, Snowrunner and others run at higher settings and deliver more frames than the stock GPU. It also stays much, much cooler than any other GPU in the biz. For a few extra grand, you can also get the 3080 Ti but yes, you’ll have to befriend Ambani at that point for a marginal boost in work and gaming performance.
Stuff says ★★★★☆