If you are in the market for the GeForce RTX 2080 or RTX 2080 SUPER, the Founders Edition is a good card but holy hell is MSI's custom GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GAMING X TRIO awesome. It doesn't breach 66C under load, even when pushed to its limits -- and that's with the GDDR6 at record speeds of 18Gbps.
The card barely makes any noise under load, and the fans won't even spin up until the GPU reaches 60C. So it is literally silent until you jump into a game, and even when you're in a game it barely makes any noise. Inside of your PC with everything else going (fans, CPU cooler, etc) you won't even hear it.
MSI has some overclocking headroom in the RTX 2080 SUPER GAMING X TRIO, with our sample topping out at around 2040MHz but the 8GB of GDDR6 went from 15.5Gbps (which is already fast) up to a blistering 18Gbps which results in 568GB/sec of memory bandwidth. This is the big selling point here: NVIDIA using Samsung-produced GDDR6 memory which has much more headroom for some OC fun.
I played hours and hours of Overwatch and Apex Legends on two gaming displays and configurations: 2560x1440 @ 144Hz (32-inch) and 3840x2160 @ 144Hz (27-inch) and it handled both without a problem. MSI has done such a good job that I had a double-take when I was loading into games and the three fans weren't spinning on the card for a few minutes... just, wow.
MSI has produced yet another kick ass card in its GAMING X TRIO range of card with the new RTX 2080 SUPER GAMING X TRIO, a purchase you won't regret.
Performance (overclocking, power) 95%
Quality (build, design, cooling) 90%
General Features (display outputs, etc) 90%
Bundle, Packaging & Software 90%
The Bottom Line
MSI's custom GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GAMING X TRIO simply kicks ass... barely makes noise, reaches just 66C and can have its 8GB of GDDR6 kicked up to an incredible 18Gbps resulting in 568GB/sec memory bandwidth. WOW.
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