Nvidia's latest GPU RTX 3080 Ti is here. It is a sleek and clean looking graphic card very similar to the 3080. Visually, we get three 1.4a DP and one HDMI 2.1 Port on the side.
There's a clean looking power connector that comes with an adapter, so it can connect to two 8-pin power connectors off your power supply.
To run this card, it's recommended that you have at least a 750w power supply. The card can draw 350w under full load, and there's no question about it.
The latest Nvidia’s GPU is an extreme card meant for enthusiasts who want a gaming experience unparalleled.
Are you interested in gaming smoothly at 4K or maxing out your graphics and your favorite games while also getting 100 plus FPS? Well, that's what this card is designed to do.
It's clear that RTX 3080 Ti designed to be an absolute monster. Performance wise it beats out everything AMD has available and it's only bested by Nvidia's own RTX 3090 monster GPU.
Now, admittedly, I've been very spoiled recently in the GPU market as I was lucky enough to already own a RTX 3080, so I wasn't witnessing the same kind of performance boost when upgrading to this card as compared to when I upgraded from the 2000 series GPUs to 3080.
But that being said, for the most part, I don't game at 4K as I prefer the boosted FPS of playing at 1440 P, which I think is the sweet spot for multiplayer gaming. So at that resolution, it's closer to about a 7% boost from the RTX 3080 and clearly has pretty much always been the case at this level of hardware.
You're going to start seeing diminishing returns as you go up in price. But to some and probably more than you might think, that 11% boost is well worth it. It's the difference between 54 frames per second and 60 frames per second or 108 FPS and 120 FPS. All the value of these performance boost is up to the individual. So I'm not here to tell you what your dollar is worth to you, but I can certainly tell you that Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition on Ultra settings looks insane at 1440P resolution. And if FPS is your most important consideration, it might be worth it to you.
I thought, why not Max out everything aside from motion blur just because I don't really like motion blur. The Quality is on Extreme. Ray Tracing is set to Ultra, DLSS is set to Quality, Hairworks and Advanced Physx are on and I've even bumped up the Field Of View for a more pleasant viewing experience.
Something to consider is that bumping up your FOV dramatically increases the amount of environment that's rendered. So if you like a wide FOV as I do, well then you're going to need a beefy card to maintain a good FPS.
Now, when it comes to price, well, there's a lot to consider and frankly, it's complied. The 3080 Ti is $1200 at retail price compared to the 3080 $700 or even the 3070 $500. And if the world was not in a hardware starved crypto mining extreme demand state, one might say that the 3080 Ti is overpriced when compared to the 3080. However, this price difference actually isn't that unusual for extreme cards because hardware manufacturers know that they're leaving the economy market with these cards and looking for people willing to drop a lot of money for the ultimate experience. And personally, I would be in that demographic of consumers looking to spend thousands for the best possible gaming experience. So in non pandemic conditions, I'm pretty likely to pay the retail price for a card like this.
That being said, if you are lucky enough to just get a card at retail prices these days, you might not have the option of choosing which model you can get. And if you are buying the card at eBay prices, well then the standard 3080 has been well above $2000 on average, and I'm starting to see the 3080 Ti listed for around 2,700 dollars. So in this crazy marked up market, the price difference between the 3080 and the 3080 Ti is less extreme than the retail prices. But again, the pandemic economic situations really do complicate price critiques right now, so I'm just not going to get into it much more than that.
At the end of the day, if you're able to get either a 3080 or 3080 Ti, both cards are absolute monsters. The 3080 Ti is the King, though, and it's unlikely to be dethroned anytime soon if you get one. Well, then you're going to be future proof when it comes to gaming for quite some time.