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unnamed file 2383,Introduction,Last time we reviewed the Ampere cards at launch we had two of the MSI SuprimX cards to play with. Rather than going with their famous Lightning brand the new kid on the block seems to be a model with which MicroStar International are sticking. We have to say we still can’t get used to the SuprimX brand. It just feels like the Youtube comment spelling of Supreme. Heck even your search engine of choice will show the MSI SuprimX if you type “Supreme Graphics card”, so maybe it’s just a trademark issue circumvented by spell correcting algorithms. It’s still a bugger to type though.,However, one thing that we do know from our previous experience of the SuprimX cards is that they are extremely high quality and very fast. The Lightning branding might not be here, but all the qualities that you associate with the famous MSI card are present and correct. A fantastic cooler, great lighting and blazing performance. Sure you have to put up with the name, but who cares when the eye candy is this good?,How good is it when compared to the RTX 3080 Ti stylings of the Nvidia Founders Edition and ASUS Strix? That’s exactly what we are here to discover so settle down and click on, dear reader.,Technical Specifications,The primary differences between the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3080 Ti are to be found in all the important places. The Ti has 12 extra Shader Modules which give 48 extra Tensor Cores, 12 extra RT Cores, and 1536 more CUDA Cores. In case that doesn’t feel like enough the Texture Unit quota has been upped from 272 to 320, whilst you have another 16 ROPs to play with too. Video Memory has been increased from 10GB to 12GB and it’s now at 384-bit instead of 320, which brings the bandwidth up from 760 GB/s to 912 GB/. All in all it’s a total improvement from the RTX 3080 that’s so popular.,Just like the ASUS Strix the SuprimX is rated to a boost of 1830MHz, although as we’ll show you in a moment it actually boosts and averages deeply into the 1900s., , unnamed file 2383,Up Close,The packaging certainly grabs the attention with a bright white box and clear product imagery. The addition of the gold version of the MSI Dragon gives away how high end the RTX 3080 Ti SuprimX is.,unnamed file 2385  ,Just like the SuprimX RTX 3080 and 3090 pair before it, the RTX 3080 Ti SuprimX comes with a graphics card stand so you can be assured that droop, or stress on your slot, won’t be an issue.,
unnamed file 2386  ,Should you want to show off your purchase in a way other than the bright lights shining through your case window, the SuprimX also comes with a branded cloth mouse mat.,
unnamed file 2387  ,If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it is very much something we can get on board with here at OC3D. The SuprimX cooler was fantastic on the vanilla RTX 3080 so we’ve no reason to believe it won’t be equally good on this Ti version. Triple fans and a seriously chunky heatsink should be more than enough to keep this card cool.,
unnamed file 2388  ,Around the back the SuprimX has a brushed aluminium backplate separated in two different directions for an attention grabbing aesthetic. We like that the Suprim logo itself is white to catch any lighting you have, whilst the MSI logo is full RGB as you can see in the photo at the top of this page.,
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unnamed file 2390  ,The side view gives you a clear indication of how beefy the SuprimX heatsink is, as well as the size of the SuprimX logo on the side. Whereas the FE version of the RTX 3080 Ti has a 12 pin power input, like the Strix the SuprimX goes with three 8 pin PCIe power, ensuring you won’t be left demanding more juice during a heavy overclocking session.,
unnamed file 2391  ,Lastly in keeping with the recent Nvidia batch of card outputs the SuprimX has three DisplayPorts and a single 8K60 HDMI port.,
unnamed file 2392  unnamed file 2383,Test Setup,
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,The Ti version of the SuprimX isn’t quite as quick as its regular RTX 3080 sibling, but it’s not that far behind and still capable of averaging over 1900 MHz, which with the extra hardware on the Ti should bring a nice improvement over the regular 3080.,unnamed file 2395  unnamed file 2383,Borderlands 3,Borderlands 3 saw Gearbox Software return to developing their most famous IP following the somewhat dubious reception The Pre Sequel received. Borderlands has plenty of settings to tweak and, despite looking superficially similar to Borderlands 2, it’s significantly more demanding upon your hardware. At higher resolutions only the most performance rich need apply. Naturally we run with everything at the maximum possible settings.,unnamed file 2397  unnamed file 2383,Control,Remedy Entertainment’s Control is one of those games that demonstrates everything available to you in modern engines and with modern hardware. Not only does it have destructible environments but it supports all the hardware tricks, including Ray Tracing and DLSS on hardware with either or both of those features. We’re testing in every possible combination to demonstrate how each can impact your frames per second. The first graph is all resolutions in ‘plain’ mode. The second graph with Ray Tracing on, and the third graph with Ray Tracing and DLSS on for performance impact demonstration purposes.,unnamed file 2399
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unnamed file 2401  unnamed file 2383,Cyberpunk 2077,Oh Cyberpunk 2077. Rarely has a game promised so much and come out of the gate so absolutely bug-ridden. Thankfully CDPR are working hard to squash most of the bugs, and indeed have, but incredibly ambitious games allied to the world going into lockdown for most of its fine polishing left us all a bit disappointed. It’s still a gorgeous, sprawling title though, which is enough for our purposes. We’re running on the Ultra preset here, as gorgeous – and performance heavy – as it’s possible to make the game with the second graph in Ultra Ray-Tracing mode with DLSS on and off.,unnamed file 2403
unnamed file 2404  unnamed file 2383,Dirt 5,The latest version of Codemasters long running Rally game has plenty of visual splendour. Sure it’s never going to be mistaken for Richard Burns Rally or any of the genuine sims out there, but if you want to get muddy and know your “medium left over crest don’t cut”s from your “5 right tightens” then it’s a good place to start.,unnamed file 2406  unnamed file 2383,F1 2020,Despite being launched at a time when there wasn’t any motorsport – or any sport – in the world, F1 2020 is everything it could realistically be. No, the track list doesn’t match the real 2020 F1 season, but the cars are close to their real-life counterparts and the graphics engine brings all the glorious imagery we’ve come to expect from Codemasters F1 titles. We’re running with it all to the stops, because of course we are.,unnamed file 2408  unnamed file 2383,Gears 5,A game where we always mentally add “of War” to the title, the most recent addition to the Gears franchise saw The Coalition stick rigidly to the formula that has made this title a success on the Xbox. It’s more of a ‘best of’ than a new title, but still brings all the graphical glory to your screen as befits a game aimed at the console market. With everything turned up to ten the graphics can bring even beefy systems to their knees.,unnamed file 2410  unnamed file 2383,Horizon Zero Dawn,Alongside God of War, Horizon is one of the best titles from this generation of games. A massive open world and story rich game with none of the ‘collect 500 tiny things’ that plagues many open world titles, the breath-taking vistas and gorgeous animation of Aloy’s adventures should be experienced by all gamers. The PC release required some fine tuning to be all it could be, but graphically it’s still jaw-dropping and with everything up to the hilt as we have here, few games look better.,unnamed file 2412  unnamed file 2383,Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition,The latest version of Metro Exodus – the Enhanced Edition – continues to utilise all of the potential of your graphics card in a way few other games do. No matter what you may feel about the game play style and that post-apocalypse horror aesthetic, it’s worth checking out just to see what graphical splendour modern titles can bring.,unnamed file 2414  unnamed file 2383,Microsoft Flight Simulator,A title that doesn’t just require you to have some beefy hardware to maximise the visuals, but also a fairly empty hard drive to squeeze on one of the largest install sizes on the market, the newest instalment in the famous Flight Simulator series is gorgeous. Without any combat you’ve plenty of time with which to appreciate the satellite based ground imagery as well as the hand-crafted airports. With all the detail settings maximised it’s a stern test of your system.,unnamed file 2416  unnamed file 2383,Monster Hunter World,Capcom’s Monster Hunter World might be, compared to other titles in our test suite, getting a little long in the tooth but it’s still a gorgeous title with beautiful scenery punctuated by boss fights that wouldn’t look out of place in a From Software title. The introduction of the Iceborne expansion pack boosted the graphics a little further, and as always we’re running everything as high as we can push.,unnamed file 2418  unnamed file 2383,Resident Evil 3,Another Capcom title, the newest instalment of the remade Resident Evil franchise continues to up the ante in graphical glory. As someone old enough to have played the originals, seeing Jill Valentine in all her high definition glory never stops being impressive, and whilst the gameplay doesn’t quite shine as brightly as the two games that bracket this in the Res line-up, it’s still fun to turn everything up to max and murder some zombies.,unnamed file 2420  unnamed file 2383,The Witcher 3,The original Witcher flew under the radar a little bit in the mainstream, whilst winning an army of fans amongst the RPG hardcore. The Witcher 2 brought everything to it’s knees and was the Crysis of it’s time. The Witcher 3, rightfully, is legendary amongst gamers as the perfect blend of open-world, choices matter, graphically gorgeous role playing. Comfortably one of the best games ever.,unnamed file 2422  unnamed file 2383,Total Warhammer 2,Creative Assembly rewrote the book for strategy games with their Total War series, and with Total Warhammer they brought fantasy into that sphere. Total Warhammer 2 took all that was great about the first entry and filled it so full of content that you can play the Mortal Empires campaign for literal years if you wish. The CPU does as much work as the GPU here, thanks to hundreds of units and vast draw distances.,Clearly there is something strange going on, as the resolution change doesn’t actually affect the performance, yet neither does any of the performance resemble what we’d expect from any resolution. It’s here for completeness, but safe to ignore until we figure out what went wrong. Maybe pre-launch drivers.,unnamed file 2424  unnamed file 2383,Total War Saga: Troy,A game everyone probably owns thanks to the free 24 hours on the Epic Store, Troy might not have the breadth of some of the more fully-fledged entries in the long Total War series, but it’s still a good way of showing off the well-rounded nature of your system. You need every component to be finely tuned to really pump those frames out.,unnamed file 2426  unnamed file 2383,Watch Dogs : Legion,It’s been three games and Watch Dogs still hasn’t quite lived up to its promise, but Legion is much closer than either of the previous two titles were to fulfilling the ‘hack the world’ tagline. It’s a Ubisoft game, so you already know pretty much what to expect, just on PC we get Ray-Tracing and all the good eye candy stuff. Graph one is vanilla and graph two has RT and DLSS (where available).,unnamed file 2428
unnamed file 2432  unnamed file 2383,3DMARK: Port Royal,One of the first Ray Tracing benchmarks to appear, the value of Port Royal cannot be overstated. Games always take a while to adopt new technologies but benchmark/demos can get on board much faster and show off where your hard-earned is going. With the next generation of consoles supporting Ray Tracing too it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a bigger part of our lives.,unnamed file 2437  unnamed file 2383,3DMARK: Time Spy,If you’ve been using 3D Mark since the days when it was largely full of dragons and Matrix-esque FPS games, you’ll appreciate Time Spy taking you on a trip down memory lane whilst also showing the future too. It’s always a  lovely thing to watch which, as people who’ve seen the Fire Strike benchmark a thousand times or more, is a feature we appreciate.,unnamed file 2441  unnamed file 2383,Temperatures and Power Draw,Modern graphics cards no longer rely upon the user to overclock them, as the drivers now make the most of any spare power or thermal headroom available to boost the clocks to give the smoothest performance. Thus the temperature graph is a little less important than it used to be unless the manufacturer has created a godly cooler, whilst Power Draw is fun on your energy bill, but most of us just care about performance rather than a handful of Watts here and there. With slight variance in ambient temperatures we’re also including the delta temperature too, so you know exactly how well the card performs relative to the air temperature.,unnamed file 2448
unnamed file 2450  unnamed file 2383,RTX 3080 vs RTX 3080 Ti Performance,Yep, you’re getting some extra performance from the RTX 3080 Ti when compared to the RTX 3080, and even more gains are to be had from the RTX 3080 Ti SuprimX when compared to the Nvidia FE version of that card. But the price though, oh boy.,unnamed file 2452
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Conclusion,There isn’t enough sugar in the Tate and Lyle factory that will help this particular spoonful of medicine go down.,Let’s get the good out of the way to begin with, whilst we lace up our bovver boots. Of the three RTX 3080 Tis we’ve got for review today the SuprimX is unquestionably the prettiest. If you want a card which shows itself off as a beacon in the middle of your case window, it’s the very card for you. Additionally it’s got lots of performance, even more than the Nvidia FE version, and runs nice and quiet/cool even under hefty loading. It is built like a tank and looks the absolute business.,Right.,When the RTX 3080 was launched the Nvidia version was £649 and the MSI SuprimX a hefty £850. From that we can glean that the cooler is worth, if MSI brought cards at the retail price and sold at cost (which they definitely don’t), £200 tops. Why then does the Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti FE cost £1049, and the MSI SuprimX cost £1749?,

 

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