After several months of waiting, you will finally be able to upgrade your PC. Today, one of the most powerful graphics cards of the moment, a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti model with 12 GB of memory, is on sale at Rue du Commerce.
The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has been available since mid-January with more memory and a bit more computing power. It is the latest high-end graphics card from Nvidia. Here, we are taking advantage of a promotion on a well-known model, the MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gaming X Trio (12 GB). The product is sold and shipped by Rue du Commerce.
Highlights of the MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gaming X Trio (12GB)
The MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gaming X Trio 12 GB model is available today at 1099.90 euros. Yesterday, it was still sold for 1,249.90 euros. With this, you are even entitled to 4 free games on the Nvidia site.
- 4K with maximum graphics
- An efficient cooling system
- A relatively quiet card
- Best value for money in this category
The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12GB is the fifth graphics card based on the high-end “Gamer Ampere” GA102 GPU. Its great strength is the presence of 12 GB of GDDR6X memory with a 384-bit bus. This ability is important, which makes the card more scalable.
It is based on the architecture of the excellent GeForce RTX 3080 Ti released in June 2021. We could summarize it in a few words: it is a slightly restrained RTX 3090 which does not say its name. It now allows you to run anything in 4K/60 FPS without batting an eyelid. here are some benchmarks.
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On Watch Dogs Legion :
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There are 10,240 classic calculation units (Cuda Cores), as well as 320 units for AI calculation (Tensor Cores) and 80 units dedicated to ray tracing (RT Cores), in other words, the difference with the GeForce RTX 3090 is not significant. This means that you will be able to play in excellent conditions in all definitions, including 4K. You simply won’t find a graphics card with better performance at this price.
A good graphics card is a graphics card intelligently designed to evacuate heat while controlling its consumption and the heat generated. Here, MSI used multiple technologies to get the job done.
There are heat pipes Core Pipes, they are placed on the GPU to ensure the widest possible contact area and dissipate heat along the entire length of the heatsink. Then comes the technology Airflow Control. The latter is responsible for improving the circulation of the air flow thanks to deflectors and wave-shaped fins. Finally, as important as the two technologies above, the three Torx 4.0 fans help redirect the air.
If you choose, you can activate the RGB LED backlight Mystic Light. The latter is light and elegant, you can customize it from dedicated software. The application is called MSI Center, it also allows to monitor, modify and optimize all the parameters in real time and in a few clicks.
Be careful though: this graphics card has a TDP of 350 Watts. You need a good diet to sustain it.
In terms of connectors, the back of the card is well supplied: three DisplayPort ports (v1.4a) as well as an HDMI which supports 4K definition at 120 Hz as specified by the HDMI 2.1 standard.
The first technology implemented, DLSS is at the heart of Nvidia cards. The idea of super-sampling technology is to reduce the strain on your GPU by rendering the original image at a lower definition and then, using artificial intelligence, upscaling that image to give the illusion that it was created at a higher definition.
Second technology, the Nvidia Broadcast also uses the Ampere architecture. This opens the door to cool features like virtual background removal for a digital green screen, noise cancellation, and voice tracking.
FPS fans can enable Nvidia Reflex and Nvidia Boost in supported games to reduce latency. Finally, for video streaming, the card provides AV1 decoding to enjoy the latest from Netflix and other major streaming platforms.
In addition, if you plan to use the card for work, know that RTX cards are very versatile. Application fields such as graphical visualization, machine learning, data analysis, and artificial intelligence (AI) leverage the computing power of these cards and Nvidia’s technologies. We just tried the Nvidia Canvas software to create a digital work, and the result is worth the detour.
Nvidia graphics cards are back in stock
After long months of shortage, Nvidia graphics cards are gradually returning to stock. The manufacturer has even developed a “Restock & Reloaded” page allowing you to see the availability of its graphics cards.
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