When it comes to a new GPU series from NVIDIA the majority of the cards out there and in the various gaming PCs of the world come from its partners like MSI. And often partner cards improve things like cooling and performance over the Founders Editions, at least on the high end. Enter the MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
, built like a Rolls Royce, cool, silent, and an OC beast.
As one of the first Ampere GPUs from MSI, the MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio takes the route of using all of the architectural advances that come with NVIDIA’s new line-up to create a graphics card that is not only about keeping things cool, but offering up the sort of tools and features that would make any high-end PC extend its arms in a welcoming embrace. Translation, open up the case and throw out whatever was keeping the PCIE slot warm.
Our Full MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio Review
With double the CUDA Core count of the RTX 2080 Ti, thanks to NVIDIA following the “it’s smaller so let's put more of them in'' approach, Ampere is powerful. Throw in fast GDDR6X memory and bandwidth and support for PCIE Gen4, the story could just as easily become entirely focused on the power increase over the RTX 20 series. It’s a combination of the above, alongside the new RT Cores and Tensor Cores that provide the bigger picture.
The MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio is entirely focused on leveraging the RTX 3080 architecture and putting it’s full power into the hands of gamers whilst keeping things both cool and quiet.