NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 is one of the latest offerings by NVIDIA. It was announced in September 2020 and is currently one of the best graphics cards for gaming in the market. Needless to say, it is more on the expensive side. Currently, the price of RTX 3080 in India starts from around 80,000 INR, however, the high-end variants are more like around the 1,00,000 INR mark. There are a lot of variants of the RTX 3080 in India.
We have options from reputed brands such as Asus, Gigabyte, Zotac, MSI, etc. But, which one should you go for? What features do they have? Today, in this article, we are going to talk about few NVIDIA RTX 3080 graphics cards that we believe are the top RTX 3080 graphics cards in India. These cards will be feature-loaded and have excellent performance on offer, thanks to the high clock speeds. Let’s start with the list:
1. ASUS GeForce ROG STRIX RTX 3080 OC Gaming
ASUS’ high-end gaming products fall under its ROG STRIX category. The items that fall under this category have top of the line specifications, tons of features, and are specifically tuned for the best gaming performance. The ASUS GeForce ROG STRIX RTX 3080 OC is currently the flagship offering from ASUS when it comes to RTX 3080. This graphics card has an extremely sharp design, with various RGB elements. This gives it a striking aesthetic, and design language. ASUS GeForce ROG STRIX RTX 3080 OC Gaming uses Axial tech fans that have improved airflow, which results in better thermal performance.
Talking of thermal performance, the STRIX RTX 3080 comes with three of these fans, and an enhanced heatspreader that makes maximum contact with the GPU die. When you couple all of that with the thick heatsink that this card has, what you get is a high-performance card that stays sufficiently cool even under heavy load. The ASUS GeForce ROG STRIX RTX 3080 OC Gaming comes with a boost clock of 1935 MHz (OC Mode), and a memory speed of 19 Gbps. Just like any other RTX 3080, you also get the standard 8704 CUDA cores, and 10GB GDDR6X.
2. Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 VISION OC
If you are looking for a new RTX 3080. But, you are not a fan of the flashy, and sharp design that many modern graphics cards have these days, and want something that looks minimalistic, then Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 VISION OC would be perfect for you. It uses a brushed metal finish front panel which makes it look classy. It uses the WINDFORCE 3X cooling system which utilizes three fans that have triangular edges that allow them to throw more air inside the card. Graphene nano lubricant is used for the fans which ensure a long life for the fans.
Apart from that, you get a large copper plate that makes direct contact with the GPU due, 7 copper heat pipes, and Screen Cooling which allow for excellent heat dissipation. The Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 VISION OC has some RGB elements too. The Gigabyte logo on it has a lighting kit under it, and the colors, and mode of lighting can be customized using RGB Fusion 2.0. Talking of things that affect the performance, the RTX 3080 Vision OC has a core clock of 1800 MHz, and a memory clock of 19000 MHz. CUDA cores count, and memory is 8704, and 10GB GDDR6X respectively, like every RTX 3080.
3. ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity
ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity is the card you should opt for if you want a long warranty. Zotac offers 5 years of extended warranty, 3 years come as standard, and once you register it on their site, you get an additional 2 years. Now, let’s talk about what you get with the RTX 3080 Trinity. In terms of aesthetics, the card has a stylish design language. Sharp design elements, with RGB lighting on the sides, and even on the backplate. These are Spectrum 2.0 powered RGB and can be customized using ZOTAC GAMING FireStorm software. The card uses Zotac’s IceStorm 2.0 cooling technology.
It uses 3 fans, each of which comes with 11 fans, and the one at the middle spins in reverse. These three fans combined result in optimal airflow, which leads to great temperatures. It is not just the fans that are responsible for the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity being so good in terms of heat management. This graphics card also comes with three groups of aluminum, fin-array heatsinks, and an abundance of heat pipes. All of these coupled together result in excellent thermal dissipation. When it comes to the performance, the card does not disappoint. It is an RTX 3080 after all. It comes with 8704 CUDA cores, with a 10GB of GDDR6X memory. As for the core clock, it is set at 1710 MHz, and the memory speed is 14 Gbps.
4. MSI NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
MSI NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio is one of the best RTX 3080 cards that MSI has on offer. It comes with high-end features, and being an RTX 3080, the performance is extremely good too. This graphics card is quite aesthetically-pleasing, with various RGB elements through the card. All of the RGB elements can be customized using MSI Dragon Centre software.
The Gaming X Trio comes with TRI FROZR 2 cooling technology. This includes 3 MSI TORX 4.0 fans, these fans are able to produce better airflow when compared to traditional fans. Core pipes that make direct contact with the GPU chip, and transfer heat to the heatsink for exceptional heat management. Wave-curved 2.0 fins result in less noise from the wind going through the fins. As for the durability, there is nothing to complain about. It comes with a solid graphene backplate, metal anti-bending strap, and even an additional support bracket for additional reinforcement. MSI NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio has a boost clock of 1815 MHz, and a memory speed of 19 Gbps.