ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 OC Review

Closer look

The cooler is attached to the backplate with six screws, to remove the cooler completely you need to disconnect two power connectors, one for the fans and one for LEDs. The cooling solution uses two large aluminium fin stacks joined at the hip by six 6 mm-thick copper heat pipes.

ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 OC Review

There is a separate base plate heatsink on the memory chips and some of the VRM MOSFETs. The heatsink was interconnected by a flat heat pipe. There are also some flat surfaces where thermal pads pass some of the heat onto the main cooler. I didn’t remove this heatsink because it was very tightly glued to the memory chips and may damaged it if too much force been applied to review it.

ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 OC Review

 

In the center is NVIDIA’s new GA 102 chip which is little bigger than the previous-generation, with over 8,704 CUDA cores, 68 RT cores, 272 tensor cores, 272 TMUs, and 96 ROPs. The GDDR6X memory chips are made by Micron and carry the model number D8BGW, which decodes to MT61K256M32JE-19:T.

ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 OC Review

As you can see the ASUS using a completely custom PCB design with their Super Alloy Power (SAP) II design with a pair of UPI uP9512R 8-phase VRM controllers, which puts out a 16-phase VRM for the GPU. The memory power is a 4-phase setup pulled by a uP9512S buck controller.

ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 OC Review

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