MSI RTX 3080 Ti SuprimX Review
Last time we reviewed the Ampere cards at launch we had two of the MSI SuprimX cards to play with. Rather than going with their famous Lightning brand the new kid on the block seems to be a model with which MicroStar International are sticking. We have to say we still can't get used to the SuprimX brand. It just feels like the Youtube comment spelling of Supreme. Heck even your search engine of choice will show the MSI SuprimX if you type "Supreme Graphics card", so maybe it's just a trademark issue circumvented by spell correcting algorithms. It's still a bugger to type though.
However, one thing that we do know from our previous experience of the SuprimX cards is that they are extremely high quality and very fast. The Lightning branding might not be here, but all the qualities that you associate with the famous MSI card are present and correct. A fantastic cooler, great lighting and blazing performance. Sure you have to put up with the name, but who cares when the eye candy is this good?
How good is it when compared to the RTX 3080 Ti stylings of the Nvidia Founders Edition and ASUS Strix? That's exactly what we are here to discover so settle down and click on, dear reader.
The primary differences between the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3080 Ti are to be found in all the important places. The Ti has 12 extra Shader Modules which give 48 extra Tensor Cores, 12 extra RT Cores, and 1536 more CUDA Cores. In case that doesn't feel like enough the Texture Unit quota has been upped from 272 to 320, whilst you have another 16 ROPs to play with too. Video Memory has been increased from 10GB to 12GB and it's now at 384-bit instead of 320, which brings the bandwidth up from 760 GB/s to 912 GB/. All in all it's a total improvement from the RTX 3080 that's so popular.
Just like the ASUS Strix the SuprimX is rated to a boost of 1830MHz, although as we'll show you in a moment it actually boosts and averages deeply into the 1900s.
|RTX 3080 FE||RTX 3080 Ti FE|
|Boost Clock||1710 MHz||1830 MHz|
|Memory Clock||9500 MHz||9500 MHz|
|Video Memory||10240 MB GDDR6X||12GB GDDR6X|
|Memory Bandwidth||760 GB/s||912 GB/s|