Today we will be taking a look at the GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER GAMING OC 16G graphics card. It’s powered by Nvidia’s latest GPU featuring their ADA Lovelace architecture, and comes with 4th-Gen Tensor Cores, 3rd-Gen RT Cores, and supports DLSS 3.5.
The GPU is slightly overclocked at 2,595 Mhz (default is 2550 Mhz) and comes with a total of 10,240 CUDA cores, 320 Tensor cores, and 80 RT cores.
The card comes with 16GB of GDDR6X ram on a 256-bit memory bus, running at a speed of 23 Gbps.
Video outputs include 3 x DisplayPort 1.4 and 1 x HDMI 2.1, with a maximum resolution of 4K at 240Hz, or 8K at 60Hz. which is more than enough for most gamers out there.
For cooling the card uses Gigabyte’s WindForce Cooling system featuring 9 composite copper heatpipes, a large copper plate for the GPU, and 3 x 110mm unique blade fans with alternate spinning.
The card comes with a solid metal backplate giving it structural stability and protection. The included anti-sag bracket provides better reinforcement, and prevents that ugly-looking sag due to the weight of the graphics card.
The Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER a full-length graphics card, measuing 342 x 150 x 75mm and uses up to 4 PCI slot space, so make sure you have enough room inside your PC.
According to Nvidia, the GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER has a total board power is around 320W, so we recommend a minimum power of 850W or higher.
You’ll also find the 12VHPWR 16-pin power connector and a BIOS OC/Silent switch, wich allow users to get the best performance or enjoy silent operation.
And lastly, the card comes with Gigabyte’s RGB Fusion with 3 ring LEDs inside the cooling fans. You can choose any lighting effects or synchronise it with other devices by using the Gigabyte’s Control Center.
If you didn’t know, Nvidia announced their new line of refreshed GPUs during CES 2024. These include the GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER ($999), RTX 4070 Ti SUPER ($799) and the RTX 4070 SUPER ($599). Prices quoted are MSRP.
The new RTX 40 SUPER series, now feature more CUDA cores, slightly more Tensor and RT cores, as well as faster memory. However having said that, many have stated that the performance difference was only minimal between the original RTX 40 series, versus the newly launched RTX 40 SUPER series.
What is true though, is that Nvidia have lowered the MSRP launch price of their new RTX 4080 SUPER to $999 from $1,200, which was the original price tag of the RTX 4080 at launch. The launch price of the RTX 4070 Ti SUPER and the RTX 4070 SUPER remains the same as the original at $799 and $599 respectively.
I would like to thank Gigabyte for providing the review sample. This is a snippet from what Gigabyte has to say about themselves on their website:
A global leader in the PC industry, GIGABYTE offers a comprehensive product lineup that aims to “Upgrade Your Life.” With expertise encompassing consumer, business, gaming, and cloud systems, GIGABYTE uses research and innovation to consistently meet user needs. GIGABYTE is renowned for award-winning products including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, mini PCs, and other PC components and accessories, and has revolutionized the PC industry with patented DualBIOS™ and Ultra Durable™ technologies. As an expert in PC technology, GIGABYTE is poised to extend our scope in business servers and cloud systems with hardware and software solutions that integrate AI and AloT applications to develop the ideal infrastructure for future prospects in 5G.
That which resonates with your life
“Upgrade Your Life” is the core essence in everything we do at GIGABYTE. We believe only technology made for you will speak to you. With a keen understanding of your needs, we have raised industry standards with game-changing DualBIOS™ technology; our patented Ultra Durable™ motherboards are designed to last and outlast, and our superior Windforce Stack 3x Cooling System exceeds all expectations.
We break new ground. We also continuously provide reliable cloud infrastructure to help businesses optimize their operations as well as to advance development and expansion in the digital realm. By combining innovation and practicality, GIGABYTE wields the technology of the future to improve your life today.
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We have your bases covered, starting with the motherboard. With an established reputation for trusted quality, we pushed forward with graphics cards, laptops, and mini PCs, and corporations worldwide depend on us for reliable server solutions. We have set the foundations for future forays into machine learning (AI) and deep learning. Most of all, we have always been there innovating products that will spark your creativity. From the adrenaline-pumping AORUS eSport line for enthused gamers, to cutting-edge AERO laptops for inspired artists and creators, or portable yet powerful BRIX mini PCs, with your perspective in mind, we crafted technologies that have more realistic usability to make the future both achievable and approachable.
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Here’s a quick comparison between Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 40 series.
|GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
|GeForce RTX 4080
|GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER
|GeFcorce RTX 4090
|Base/Boost Frequency (GHz)
|Ray Tracing Cores
|12 GB GDDR6X
|TBP (Total Board Power)
As you can see from the table above, the GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER features 10,240 CUDA Cores, a 2.29 GHz base clock that boosts up to 2.55 GHz. It also includes DLSS 3.5 support, 3rd Gen Ray Tracing cores and 4th Gen Tensor cores. The Typical Board Power is rated at 320W, so we recommemd a power supply of 750W or higher.
Now the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER GAMING OC uses a slightly overclocked GPU that operates on a Boost Clock speed of up to 2.595 GHz (the default is 2.55 GHz), and features 16GB of GDDR6X ram on a 256-bit memory bus running at 23 Gbps.
I can’t wait to put this in to our test rig, to see how the GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER will perform, especially against the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti.
Our test rig will consist of an Intel Core i9-14900K, along with a Z790 motherboard, 32GB of DDR5-7200 ram and PCIE Gen4 2TB SDD running Windows 11.
Let’s dive straight in and start by taking a look at the specifications of the graphics card on our next page. You can buy the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER Gaming OC graphics card for around USD $1,500 approx. from Amazon – https://amzn.to/3I4ukoR
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