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MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GAMING X TRIO Review (Page 12)

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 26, 2019 at 12:03 am CDT - 1 min, 25 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Final Thoughts

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST

Performance (overclocking, power)95%

Quality (build, design, cooling)90%

General Features (display outputs, etc)90%

Bundle, Packaging & Software90%

Overall Rating91%

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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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