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ASUS boasts ambitious Boost clocks with their ROG Strix RTX 3080 OC

Over 200MHz faster than Founders Edition models

ASUS boasts ambitious Boost clocks with their ROG Strix RTX 3080 OC

ASUS boasts ambitious Boost clocks with their ROG Strix RTX 3080 OC

ASUS has revealed the specifications of its ROG Strix RTX 3080 graphics cards, confirming ambitious clock speeds for their flagship Gaming OC model. ASUS' RTX 3080 Strix Gaming models will include a new cooler design from the manufacturer, upgraded fans and feature three 8-pin PCIe power connectors, all of which are designed to get the most out of Nvidia's Ampere silicon. 

With a boost clock of 1935MHz in the graphics card's OC mode, ASUS' ROG Strix RTX 3080 Gaming OC has a 225MHz higher boost clock speed than Nvidia's RTX 3080 Founders Edition model. Only time will tell if this clock speed advantage will deliver gamers more real-world performance. 

When we reviewed ASUS' more entry-level RTX 3080 TUF Gaming OC, we were impressed by ASUS' cooling solution and the performance that the company could deliver so close to Nvidia's MSRP pricing. With the ROG Strix model, ASUS promises a more advanced cooling solution, more RGB illuminated elements, higher clock speeds and stronger power circuitry. 

Below are the specifications of Nvidia's RTX 3080 Founders Edition and ASUS' custom models. 

 
 Nvidia RTX 3080 FEASUS RTX 3080 TUF GAMINGASUS RTX 3080 TUF Gaming OCASUS ROG Strix RTX 3080 GamingASUS ROG Strix RTX 3080 Gaming OC
Node8nm8nm8nm8nm8nm
CUDA Cores87048704870487048704
Base Clock1.44 GHz1.44 GHz1.44 GHz1.44 GHz1.44 GHz
Boost Clock1.71 GHz1.71 GHz (GM)
1.74 GHz (OCM)
1.785 GHz (GM)
1.815 GHz (OCM)
1.71 GHz
(GM)
1.74 GHz (OCM)
1.905 GHz
(GM)
1.935 GHz
(OCM)
Memory10GB GDDR6X10GB GDDR6X10GB GDDR6X10GB GDDR6X10GB GDDR6X
Memory Speed19 Gbps19 Gbps19 Gbps19 Gbps19 Gbps
Memory Bus320-bit320-bit320-bit320-bit320-bit
Power Inputs1x
12-pin
2x 8-pin2x 8-pin2x 8-pin2x 8-pin
Recommended PSU750W750W750W750W750W

ASUS boasts ambitious Boost clocks with their ROG Strix RTX 3080 OC  


ASUS' ROG Strix RTX 3080 Gaming models will feature dual HDMI 2.1 outputs and three DisplayPort 1.4 connectors, and utilise three 8-pin PCIe power connectors for power. These features make these new graphics cards ideal for connecting to several new HDMI 2.1 devices, which can offer gamers support for 8K displays and 120Hz support on some 4K OLED TVs. 

The ROG Strix RTX 3080 Gaming is a 2.9 slot graphics card and is 31.85 cm long. 

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21-09-2020, 08:19:29

Damien c
Hardly ambitious when most if not all cards are boosting to 1930Mhz and above anyway.


I might be wrong, but I think I saw in a review that most cards are hitting almost 2Ghz when the temps are under control.


I know it's a different card but my RTX 2080Ti Gaming X Trio from MSI apparently only has a boost clock of 1755Mhz but sit's at 1930Mhz to 1965Mhz nearly all the time when gaming.


If I try overclocking which I have not really done, I have seen it iirc hit 2100Mhz on Air since it's not watercooled.


As much as I don't like Asus, at least they seem to be being honest with the boost clocks for a change.Quote

21-09-2020, 08:34:35

Warchild
Quote:
Originally Posted by Damien c View Post
Hardly ambitious when most if not all cards are boosting to 1930Mhz and above anyway.


I might be wrong, but I think I saw in a review that most cards are hitting almost 2Ghz when the temps are under control.


I know it's a different card but my RTX 2080Ti Gaming X Trio from MSI apparently only has a boost clock of 1755Mhz but sit's at 1930Mhz to 1965Mhz nearly all the time when gaming.


If I try overclocking which I have not really done, I have seen it iirc hit 2100Mhz on Air since it's not watercooled.


As much as I don't like Asus, at least they seem to be being honest with the boost clocks for a change.
Not sure about Air, but I have the same card and it hits 2150 under water. I dont think most are hitting 2Ghz though. Maybe the factory OC cards are but we wont know until we see more reviews out side of the founders circle.Quote

21-09-2020, 08:41:34

Damien c
I honestly cannot remember exactly what it would hit but based of the last time which was the other day when messing around, I hit this on 3DMark Firestrike Extreme.


https://www.3dmark.com/fs/23467428


I was thinking of watercooling this card a while ago, but since there is a possibility of me getting a new job soon with a major salary increase (45%) I will be able to basically build a whole new machine, and that will be in a desk not a normal case.




As I say at least it seems Asus is actually showing what it will boost to, instead of a number around the "FE Cards" boost clock which again the FE's boost higher than the advertised boost clock.Quote

21-09-2020, 09:37:17

YOUDIEMOFO
Why am I seeing three eight pin power connectors in the picture and it says two in the description??Quote

21-09-2020, 09:40:32

Warchild
Quote:
Originally Posted by Damien c View Post
I honestly cannot remember exactly what it would hit but based of the last time which was the other day when messing around, I hit this on 3DMark Firestrike Extreme.


https://www.3dmark.com/fs/23467428


I was thinking of watercooling this card a while ago, but since there is a possibility of me getting a new job soon with a major salary increase (45%) I will be able to basically build a whole new machine, and that will be in a desk not a normal case.




As I say at least it seems Asus is actually showing what it will boost to, instead of a number around the "FE Cards" boost clock which again the FE's boost higher than the advertised boost clock.
I honestly think given the Nvidia limitations around the bios and current allowed through, I didnt see much need to overclock the cards. Ok, I hit 2150 which I am extremely pleased with as I never had a golden chip before. However... boosting hard and pulling so much more watts for a few fps just wasnt worth my electricity bill, or degradation on the life cycle of the card. Instead I just use stock boost now, swapped the Tim for some Liquid metal and enjoy a much cooler card.

You own the Gaming X trio yourself, so you know how good it is out of the box. We don't really need to punish the card for miniscule gains except bragging rights.Quote
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