Packaging and Overview
Asus TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 OC comes in a typical Asus graphics card box as all previous cards from the past few years are coming in, with card picture on top and features overview at the back.
The TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 OC features a new-generation triple Axial-Tech fan cooler with a matt grey and black metal shroud with TUF military theme. The cooler is longer than the PCB underneath. Much like NVIDIA’s Dual Axial Flow-Through cooling solution on the Founders Edition card, ASUS used the extra length of the cooler to vent air through the card.
The card is 2.7 slots thick and will require three slots in your system. It’s powered by pair of conventional 8-pin, unlike the Founders Edition card with its fancy 12-pin connector. There is a switch on the top side to change the mode between Performance and Quiet.
Display connectivity options include three standard DisplayPort 1.4a and two HDMI 2.1. Interestingly, the USB-C port for VR headsets, which NVIDIA introduced on Turing Founders Editions, has been removed, guess it didn’t take off as planned.