Nvidia RTX 3080 review: 60fps, 4K, ray-traced gaming finally hits a fair price – VG247

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Nvidia’s latest flagship graphics card wants to future-proof your PC for all next-gen games – and it just might do it. Back when the Nvidia RTX 2080 ti first released, I described it as the future – but arguably too expensive for mass adoption. Almost exactly two years later, Nvidia is back with a proposition: what if the future was even better, and even cheaper? Say hello to the GeForce RTX 3080, the latest flagship gaming GPU from the graphics powerhouse. I describe the 3080 as the flagship, and I already know some of you will be wondering about its bigger brother, the 3090. And it’s true – that is the top-tier 30 series card from Nvidia. It’s important to define the hierarchy here, though: the 3090 is more like a ‘Titan’ card, the hyper-expensive high-ends cards not really aimed at the average or even above-average PC gaming consumer. If you’re going to be doing heavy production work or playing in 8K you might want a 3090, but for 4K gaming, the 3080 is king. I’ve been toying with an RTX 3080 for over a week now, and the overall take-away that you need to know about from many hours of benchmarking and testing across a variety …

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