Joined on 09/15/13
Big chungus of a card. Good performance, high cost.
Pros: - Gets the performance expected. - Quiet as hell out-of-box. - Solid build quality, doesn't feel like a cheap and flimsy product (looking at your 10-series cards, Gigabyte).
Cons: - VRAM gets much hotter than I'd like. Still within spec, but very hot. An aggressive fan curve helps this, but you trade off the out-of-box quietness. - Die temps are hotter than I'd like. Again, setting a more aggressive fan curve than the default helps. - Having to download MSI Center to get MSI Mystic Light is ridiculous. - Not a unique issue for MSI, but having to have several companies' lighting programs running at once is ridiculous. MSI not allowing this card to be accessed by Corsair iCue, or NZXT CAM, or ASUS Aura, or Gigabyte RGB Fusion, etc. is bunk. - Expensive model of 3080, especially considering it is an LHR card.
Overall Review: If you can get a 3080 right now, get it. If it happens to be this one, I don't think it's worth the added cost, but you would get out of it what you'd expect performance-wise. You'd be happy with it if you can afford it and can get it.