Joined on 01/07/07
Looks great, performs great, and is real real big...
Pros: - Handles just about anything! Great scores on 3DMark, ridiculously solid FPS in high end games running ultra performance 1080p (Horizon: Zero Dawn=90-130, Cyberpunk=70-110) - From reviews, seems to handle 1440p and 4k quite well too, which will be my upgrade plan next year (monitors) - Heat handles great stock (Corsair 4000D Airflow with 3x intake fans, GPU idles 35C, ultra settings Cyberpunk or 3dMark maxes around 65-70C), and even better if you are comfortable working with custom fan curves - Price vs Performance value for this particular card is strangely better than a lot of other 3080 cards, especially now as prices are slightly coming down after so long - Much more elegant looking of a card than just about anything else on the market, fits aesthetic builds nicely, not too "gamer-y" chunky plastic textures compared to the rest
Cons: - HEAVY! If you horizontal mount as is standard, I highly suggest a GPU support bracket (saves you from future pcie slot connectivity issues, or warped PCBs) - LARGE! Very long card, make sure you check physical dimensions and that your case can handle the length, DO NOT CHOKE OUT THE CARD BY INSTALLING THE FAN-SIDE TOO CLOSE TO ANY SURFACE! (this card needs proper ventilation)
Overall Review: Basically, the card is a fantastic 3080 that handles just like the rest of the, however, from what reviews/comparisons I have seen, it runs a tad cooler than many others purely due to its physical cooler size. The HEAVY and LARGE cons are somewhat outweighed by the fact that that basically pertains to ALL serious top end GPUs these days. If you are in the market for an air cooled 3080, and you do not want to pay the premiums for the Ti, this one is one of the best, especially since it is for SOME reason that I cannot figure out, cheaper than a lot of the other 3080 cards on the market. Gigabyte has aimed the "vision" product line at content creators, so the nice bonus of this card is the engineering that went into it is aimed at efficient heat , fast data rates, and proven reliable workloads, for simultaneous multi-job requirements like streaming, gaming and/or rendering, etc. Even though it is still considered expensive vs MSRP, if you are remotely in the arena to buy a 3080, I highly suggest this particular one!
Pros: Very easy install, very complete packaging including a multitude of cables/adapters. Great improved graphic stability, and frame rate. VERY good cooling for a stock setup.
Cons: HUGE card. Barely fit in my ATX mid-size tower.
Overall Review: Good stable card is what i was looking for after 4 different Nvidia GPU's would artifact heavily on me. ATi has never failed be before, CS:S gives me 70+ frames @ 1280x1024, and 50+ frames @ 1400x1050 (22" monitor, native res). Other games run smooth and perfect. I am sure many rigs can get even better framerates cause my CPU is bottlenecking this card (P4 2.66ghz). So far overclocking works great, core stock speed is 500Mhz, but using Riva Tuner i got it to 600Mhz with nearly no change in heat output. DO NOT use the ATi OverClocking Utility. This warning is not from experience, it is from many others reporting problems. I didn't take the chance... Frankly tho, great card!
Great, but not for me
Pros: Greatly increased my FPS from my old x700. Smooth install. VERY quiet fan, yet stayed cool.
Cons: None. However, this is the 4th nvidia GPU i have tried, and they ALL artifact on me. Nvidia just simply doesnt seem to work for me.
Overall Review: This was only the first nvidia i got from NewEgg. As usual NewEgg is insanely good at what they do. Just happened to not work out...
Good Service, Good Product!
Pros: Plugged them in and they immedietly were recognized and worked like a dream! Newegg service was surpurb as usual!
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: Purchased 2 of these chips to replace my 2 old 512mb chips. One of my old chips was dying so this upgrade not only doubled my system performance but can ONLY be a good thing for me going frmo my fustrations of daily troubleshooting... Still, such a relief i had no problems during installation. A great buy!
Great Purchase, Great Service!
Pros: Purchased for a CU500 LG Phone, as reported being the only MicroSD manufacture that the phone works with. Works GREAT! No hiccups, or issues, great/fast service from NewEgg as usual!
Overall Review: Being the only reliable memory for my model phone is limiting, but i couldn't be happier with the end results...