Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card has been overclocked by experts to produce record-breaking predictable results (with exotic cooling – liquid nitrogen – and all sorts of adjustments, as one might expect).
As Wccftech noted, Ronaldo Buassali, who is the in-house overclocker of GPU manufacturer Galax (Galax is KFA2 in Europe, by the way), managed to run a Galax RTX 3080 SG graphics card at up to 2340 MHz to take the first place in the Port Royal of 3DMark benchmark with a score of 13,488 points.
And another record was set by Buassali and his team in 3DMark Time Spy Extreme where the overclocker took the top spot with a graphics score of 10,595 (with the GPU running at 231
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The other really interesting point to note is that with these early runs, Buassali was overclocking the GPU, but not the memory, so when the VRAM is boosted too, we should get even better results from the RTX 3080.
Buassali and his team admit that these records will be beaten soon, with the release of more powerful GPUs – the RTX 3090 is about to be released on September 24, of course – but it’s still interesting to see how the RTX 3080 can go flat now.
The downside to the RTX 3080 is, of course, that you’ll struggle to find any stock to actually buy one, and the same was previously predicted for the RTX 3090 from the rumor mill. Its high price tag will apparently not be a deterrent to shoppers looking at RTX 3080 graphics card sales on eBay, and exactly how far they are going when it comes to Nvidia Ampere first-time enthusiasts.