1. Foreword: 25.900.000 VND graphics card is also coming crazy
30% better performance than RTX 2080 Ti, but 40% cheaper! RTX 3080 can be said to be NVIDAI’s most conscientious graphics card in the past ten years. Of course, although the performance is strong, its TDP is also rising, from 225 watts of the previous generation RTX 2080 to 320 watts, so there are higher requirements in terms of heat dissipation and power supply circuits.
One AIC, due to excessive “cautiousness”, put its own non-public RTX 3080 cruelly stockpiled. This is the iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Ultra 10G we received!
Most non-public RTX 3080 graphics cards below 6,000 yuan use 16 power supply, but iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G is directly equipped with 20-phase power supply, for which a 3x8pin power supply interface is also designed.
In terms of heat dissipation, 2*90mm+80mm triple fans and 7 composite heat pipes with a diameter of 8mm are integrated with heat dissipation fins using a reflow soldering process.
We know that the thermal efficiency of one 8mm heat pipe is roughly equivalent to two 6mm heat pipes. The iGame RTX 3080 Ultra uses 7 8mm heat pipes, which is basically the limit of an air-cooled radiator.
The PCB uses an excessive silver plating design, and silver plating is used in the contact layer between each component and the PCB circuit layer, which can enhance the stability of the GPU under high load, reduce power consumption and extend its service life.
With such exaggerated heat dissipation and workmanship, what is unimaginable is that it uses a full public version of the specification, that is, 320W TDP, 1710MHz Boost frequency. The price is only 5699 yuan, which is only 200 yuan more than the cheapest “Beggar in Beggar”.
In addition, Colorful also provides the iGame Center software tool, which can directly adjust various parameters of the graphics card and lighting effects through this software.
This is the overclocking interface, which can adjust the frequency, power consumption, and temperature wall of the GPU and video memory.
The lighting adjustment interface can not only adjust the lighting effects of the graphics card, but also adjust the lighting effects of other A-RGB devices.
Here you can see the operating status of the graphics card.
Below is a screenshot of the GPU-Z of the iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G:
2. Appearance: 20-phase power supply design and 7 8mm composite heat pipes
Very futuristic technology-style packaging box.
The iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G bid farewell to the previous single color scheme and adopts the steam wave style prevailing in subculture youth groups in appearance. The graphics card’s measurements are 310x131x59mm, which requires 3 slots.
The full-size iGame metal back panel absorbs the design elements of trendy clothing. Of course, the main role of the metal backplane is to stabilize the PCB board and assist in heat dissipation.
The left and right two fan blades of iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G use the 13-wing wind catcher fixed-rotation fan blades developed by our own. After many adjustments of dynamic balance and repeated simulation experiments, the edge bends form the “wind catcher”. The cyclone is pressed into the radiator to increase the wind pressure and air intake.
There are 3 fans in total, supporting intelligent start and stop in standby.
The top perspective view, there are 3 8Pin power supply ports on the left, and an RGB LOGO light above the power supply port. Through the official iGame Center software, a variety of RGB light sets can be switched in play mode to achieve personalized color matching.
From the bottom perspective, the graphics card is 6cm thick and needs to occupy 3 slots.
3xPin power supply interface, plus PCIe slot can provide up to 525W of power.
Three DP 1.4, one HDMI 2.1 interface, and a BIOS switch button, when one of the BIOS overclocking or flashing fails, press this button to directly switch to the other BIOS.
Seven composite heat pipes with a diameter of 8mm are integrated with heat dissipation fins by reflow soldering process, which has a higher thermal conductivity. At the bottom is a large area of pure copper heat spreader, which can quickly distribute the heat of the GPU to each heat pipe.
In addition, the main heat dissipation parts on the PCB, such as video memory and MosFET, are designed with thermal paste.
PCB nude photos, 16+4 total 20-phase power supply circuit design, it is hard to imagine Colorful Pile on such a public version of the graphics card.
The PCB board also uses super silver plating technology, which can increase the stability of the graphics card and extend the service life.
Close-up of power supply circuit.
GA102-200-KD-A1 core, 8704 stream processors, core area 628.4mm2, with 28.3 billion transistors. The frequency is 1710MHz, which is exactly the same as the public version.
There are 10 GDDR6 memory particles around the chip.
Micron’s GDDR6X video memory has a total of 10 chips, each with a capacity of 1GB and a total capacity of 10GB. The frequency is 19GHz, the bit width is 320Bit, and the memory bandwidth is 760GB/s.
3. Theoretical performance test: the operating frequency is up to 2040MHz, and the running score is 2% higher than the public version
The test platform is as follows:
In the 2K resolution 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme test, the iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G graphics score reached 21255 points, the core temperature is up to 69°C, the core operating frequency is 2025MHz, the maximum fan speed is 1811RPM, and the maximum power consumption is 336W.
In the 4K resolution 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra test, the iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G graphics score reached 10955 points, the core temperature is up to 69°C, the core operating frequency is 2040MHz, the maximum fan speed is 1791RPM, and the maximum power consumption is 336W.
Although the parameters are exactly the same as the public version, the test results of the iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G are still slightly better than the public version RTX 3080. At 2K resolution, it is 276 points more than the public version, and the lead is 1.3%; at 4K resolution, it is 170 points more than the public version, and the lead is 1.6%.
2. 3DMark Time Spy
In the 2K resolution 3DMark Time Spy test, the iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G graphics score reached 18081 points, the core temperature is up to 70℃, the core operating frequency is 1995 MHz, the maximum fan speed is 1856RPM, and the maximum power consumption is 335W.
In the 4K resolution 3DMark Time Spy Extreme test, the iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G graphics score reached 9047 points, the core temperature is up to 70°C, the core operating frequency is 1995MHz, the maximum fan speed is 1813RPM, and the maximum power consumption is 342W.
4. 4K game performance test: 1% stronger than the public version
In 4K resolution, iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G can run 126FPS in “APEX”. You must know that the flagship GTX 1080 Ti two years ago has less than 60 frames here.
2. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
In “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey”, the frame rate of the iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G is 65FPS, which allows this top graphics card to only run out of this score, indicating the identity of this game’s graphics card killer, but it is already smooth enough.
3. German headquarters: new blood
In Wolfenstein: New Blood, iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G can get 152FPS.
4. Far Cry 5
iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G ran 100FPS in “Far Cry 5”.
5. Tomb Raider: Shadow
In “Tomb Raider: Shadow”. The iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G got 83FPS in 4K resolution.
6. Flight simulation
“Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020” is undoubtedly the game with the highest demand for graphics cards on the market. Even the iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G does not exceed 60 frames at 4K resolution, and the actual measurement is 54FPS.
7. The Witcher 3
The frame rate of iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G in “The Witcher 3” is 92FPS.
8. Borderlands 3
Borderlands 3 is another game that can easily squeeze GPU performance out of “Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020”. The iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G can run 59FPS.
9. Gears of War 5
iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G can also get 81FPS in “Gears of War 5”.
Although the performance in the game test is not as eye-catching as 3DMark, at 4K resolution, the game frame rate of iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G is still 1% higher than the public version RTX 3080, and 66% performance compared with RTX 2080 Advantages, but can also lead RTX 2080 Ti by about 31%.
5. Temperature and power consumption test: the temperature of the baking machine is 69 degrees in 20 minutes
1. Temperature test
Use Furmark to test the iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G with a baking machine. The room temperature is 28 degrees during the test.
Set the parameters of Furmark to 1920*1080 resolution and 0AA. After running for 20 minutes, the iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G has been maintained at a maximum of 69 degrees, showing no signs of rising, and the power consumption of the graphics card has stabilized around 310~320W.
2. Power consumption test
Test the power consumption of the whole machine in standby and Furmark baking machine respectively. In addition, we will add a game power test. The tested game item is Witcher 3. The power supply used in the test is Cooler Master V850 platinum power supply.
The standby power consumption of several graphics cards is similar, between 90~94W.
When running the large-scale 3D game “The Witcher 3”, the overall power consumption of the iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G is 7W higher than the public version RTX 3080 and 123W higher than the RTX 2080.
When using FurMark for baking machine, the power consumption of the iGame RTX 3080 Ultra 10G platform is 6W higher than the public version, and 61W higher than the RTX 2080 Ti.
6. Summary: A non-public RTX 3080 graphics card worth recommending to everyone
Although the power consumption of iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Ultra 10G is only 320W, and the Boost frequency is only 1710MHz, there is no overclocking at all, but in actual operation, its highest acceleration frequency can reach 2040MHz, which is basically not lost to those on the market. A non-public model with a frequency of 1800MHz.
Many people may have some misunderstandings about GPU overclocking. In fact, AIC manufacturers simply increasing the Boost frequency has a very small performance and does not make much sense. Need to increase the base/Boost frequency at the same time to be considered as true overclocking.
In the temperature test, the performance of iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Ultra 10G is also remarkable. Using FurMark for a 20-minute baking machine test, its temperature is only 69 degrees, and the fan speed of 1900RPM is not too high. This performance is in the upper middle and upper reaches of the current non-public version.
The power consumption of this generation of GDDR6X video memory is very high. The 7 8mm heat pipes of the iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Ultra 10G can simultaneously dissipate heat from the GPU and the video memory through the heat plate. Therefore, the temperature of the video memory is expected to be controlled within 70 degrees.
At present, some non-public products on the market separate the heat dissipation of the video memory from the heat dissipation of the GPU, so that the huge heat sink cannot directly dissipate the heat of the video memory. Although the GPU temperature is reduced, the memory temperature is sacrificed, which is not a good heat dissipation solution. .
As for performance, the iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Ultra 10G super silver-plated PCB can slightly reduce the power loss on some lines and increase the power consumption of the GPU. Coupled with the huge heat dissipation system, the 20-phase power supply circuit and the blessing of the 3x8Pin power supply interface, Although the specifications are exactly the same as the public version, its 3DMark running score is 2% better than the public version, and the game performance can also be 1% stronger.
The current price of iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Ultra 10G is 5699 yuan. In terms of overall workmanship and heat dissipation, this is a non-public RTX 3080 graphics card worth recommending to everyone.