Date Joined: 09/04/07
Pros: 4k60 smooth as butter. Cool and Quiet. Managed to order one the day after release (after mashing F5 for about 36 hours) and had card in hand the following Monday. Newegg is awesome!
Cons: Considered expensive, however as I usually skip GPU generations, sometimes twice, I see this as an investment as I'll be able to skip the Hopper architecture without any concern compared to my 970SLI workhorse which was tempting me to replace it with every new game release for years.
Overall Review: Went from 970 SLI to this. Talk about a leap in performance :) Paired with a relatively under-powered CPU (2600X), this card can run most of my games at native 4k60, settings maxed, with no issue. (Exceptions are having to use DLSS in SOTTR to maintain 60fps at 4k and Control with ray-tracing) Runs cool and the fans are quiet. Hasn't crashed once so far, either in-game or during normal tasks. I'm using an 850W Corsair 80+ Titanium power supply with 32GB CL14 3200 FlareX ram and have not had one issue with the card. Also, after running the new Nvidia automatic tuning feature, it says there is 119Mhz headroom for overclocking, however YMMV. I have yet to test the stability of the card using this OC feature as the stock settings run my games perfectly so I just ran the scan out of curiosity.
Other thoughts: Resident Evil 2 Remake with 4k on maxed settings uses more than 10GB of VRAM (Around 12 to 13GB actually so more than the 2080ti) and the 3080 only having 10GB initially (as there is a 20GB version reportedly coming) was a big motivator getting this card. Not just for that game but the fact that 24GB of VRAM is not likely to be a limitation for at least a few years, however 10GB is already a limitation today.
Pros: -XMP runs at 3200(1600) CL16 stable on MSI X470 Pro Carbon. Haven't tried overclocking (see cons)
-If you want stable memory that just works, this is it.
Cons: This is SpecTek ram. Not even going to try overclocking or tighter timings. You might get lucky and get regular Samsung ram but then again, you might get SpecTek. It is stable and it does run at advertised XMP speeds, however, if you want anything more, go for the CL14 ram so you're guaranteed the Samsung B-die.