Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Aorus Master: Reviews 2021 | Hashrate |Specs | Profitability | Overclocking Settings – The Gigabyte company has a large number of variations of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti video card. Today we will talk about one of the older models, called Aоrus Master. The main characteristics, performance of the video card, its temperatures, as well as the software through which the backlight is controlled – GIGABYTE RGB Fusion, will be considered.
Appearance and characteristics
The video card comes in a fairly large box that will not fit into every package, for this reason the manufacturers have prudently provided the packaging of the video card with a handle.
The package includes a user manual, a sticker, and the video card itself.
The video card boasts not only an impressive appearance, but also impressive dimensions. The length of the video card is 319 mm, the width is 140 mm, and the height is 70 mm, while the video card occupies 3.5 expansion slots, which is a rarity, even for video cards of this level. On the side of the video card there are 3 8 pin connectors for additional power supply, which hints at high consumption. On the same side, we can observe an LCD display designed to display information (chip frequency, memory frequency, power consumption, chip temperature, etc.), images or animation.
This model is equipped with 3 DisplayPort connectors, and 3 HDMI connectors.
On the right side of the backplate, there is a cutout through which hot air flows from the radiator. And to the left is a lighting element with the “Aorus” logo.
The cooling system includes a massive radiator equipped with seven heat pipes and 3 fans, two of which are 115 mm in diameter and the third is 100 mm. It is also worth noting that the middle fan rotates clockwise (unlike the other two), which, according to the manufacturer, allows for maximum efficiency.
Specification: AORUS GеForcе RТX 3080 Ti MASTER
|Video card||AORUS GеForcе RТX 3080 Ti MASTER|
|Core frequency||1770 MHz|
|Memory frequency||19000 MHz|
|Memory bus||384 pages|
Test stand and testing methodology
- Корпус: Frаctal Dеsign MESHIFY 2 XL
- Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus Z490 Pro AX
- Processor: Intel Core i7 10700k @ 5.1 GHz
- Cooling system: NZXT Krаkеn x62
- Video card: Gigabyte RTX 3080 Ti Aorus 12 GB
- RAM: Kingston HyperX FURY Black DDR4 2×16 Gb 3600 MHz
- SSD 1: Samsung 970 EVO M.2 1 TB
- SSD 2: WD Blue 1 TB
- Power supply unit: Corsair HX 1000W
All tests were carried out at 2560×1440. Nvidia driver version 466.77. Before running the tests, I set the fans to high revs to avoid frequency drops due to the temperature rise of the chip.
3D Mark Port Royal
The result is 13846 points, which is almost 5% higher than the average result when using this hardware configuration.
Assаssin’s Creed Valhаlla
The schedule settings are maximum. The average frame value was 85, which in my opinion is not bad enough, but a fan of high fps will have to turn down a couple of settings.
Graphics settings are at their maximum, ray tracing, and DLSS are enabled. Here we see more than 100 frames on average, and the minimum fps is kept at around 60 frames per second, which is an excellent indicator for a shooter.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Graphics settings are maximum, anti-aliasing is TAA, FXAA, tessellation of trees is disabled. Almost 85 fps on average, a very decent result for such a heavy project.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
Maximum graphics settings. The average frame rate will obviously please the owners of 144 Hz monitors, since it is very close to this value.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Maximum graphics settings, ray tracing and DLSS are enabled. As a result, an excellent result – 110 fps.
Summing up the performance, it can be noted that this video card feels very confident in the 2560×1440 resolution, showing in modern projects that are most demanding on hardware resources, from 80 frames per second, and in some cases more than 100 frames. Considering these results, we can say that the video card will feel confident in the 3840×2160 resolution.
Temperatures and power consumption
To measure the temperature of the chip and video memory, I used the FurMark stress test. The temperature in the room was about 25 degrees, and the test lasted 10 minutes. Under such conditions, the video card’s chip was able to reach 69 degrees, and the video memory – 84. Taking into account the hot temper of the older video cards of the Ampere family, and in particular the GDDR6x memory, the efficiency of the cooling system raises no doubts.
To measure power consumption, I also used FurMark. The result turned out to be “no joke”, at full load the video card consumes as much as 400 watts. Given this indicator, it is not difficult to conclude that such a video card will require a power supply unit with a capacity of 850 watts or more.
To control the lighting elements, Gigabyte’s RGB Fusion software version 2.0 is used. This program has a large number of settings, among the glow options, there are “static”, “ripple”, “flash”, “gradient” and others. You can select color, speed, and backlight intensity. The program supports saved profiles.
The display on the side of the video card deserves special attention. It can display various parameters of the video card, such as “chip frequency”, “power consumption”, “video memory frequency”, “video card load” and others. In addition, any photo or animation can be placed on the display.
Summing up, first of all I want to note the high level of performance, this video card is perfect for owners of high-hertz 2k monitors, and can confidently cope with 4k resolution. The cooling system left a very pleasant impression, it copes well with cooling the chip and memory, while on some models of the RTX 3080/3080 Ti / 3090 you can see a picture when the memory temperature reaches 100 degrees. Also from the point of view of price, the video card looks quite interesting, since it costs less than top solutions from ASUS, represented by Strix and MSI, represented by Suprim. The disadvantages include high power consumption and the lack of a holder for a video card.