Just recently, I got the iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Vulcan 10GB graphics card from Colorful Hands. This is also the first 30 series graphics card to surface. Can this graphics card capture everyone’s hearts? Don’t worry, let’s take a look at the features of this graphics card.
1. Equipped with 8nm NVIDIA Ampere architecture and GDDR6X video memory, the performance is greatly improved.
2. Multiple heat dissipation deployment, with super high heat dissipation efficiency.
3. It is the only one to support custom upload control LCD side display.
4. RTX ray tracing or DLSS 2.0 to test the image quality and frame rate improvement brought by the new technology.
5. Realize professional-level live broadcast effects, and more perfect professional applications.
Let me first introduce the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, which is based on 8nm. Compared with the original Turing RTX architecture, the NVIDIA Ampere architecture has doubled its computing power. Each clock performs two shader operations, while Turing is once. The shader performance reaches 30 TFLOPS single precision performance, while Turing is 11 TFLOPS. The NVIDIA Ampere architecture doubles the throughput of light and triangle intersections, RT Core reaches 58 RT TFLOPS, and Turing reaches 34 RT TFLOPS.
Next, let’s take a look at the appearance information of the iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Vulcan 10GB graphics card.
In terms of appearance, the overall image of the iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Vulcan 10GB graphics card adopts the image of future technology. The overall image is sharp, angular, and has a strong sense of technology. At the same time, the graphics card is also equipped with multiple “RGB” lights to create a game. Bopunk’s style perfectly shows the sense of future technology. The size of the graphics card is 323*158.5*60.5mm, which is heavier than the previous generation graphics card. It is best to use the graphics card bracket to ensure the safety of the graphics card and the motherboard when installing.
As the flagship product of Colorful, the Vulcan series still continues the “intelligent” style. The iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Vulcan 10GB graphics card is again equipped with an LCD side display. This is the third generation of the “V” with a larger and stronger side display. The resolution is 480*128PX. The biggest difference from the previous generation Vulcan graphics card , This version of the LCD side display can be flipped, players can adjust the angle of the screen according to the installation method of their graphics card, with good playability.
In terms of radiator materials, it is equipped with iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Vulcan 10GB graphics card, equipped with SWORIZER 3.0 radiator, adopts 6 8mm diameter heat pipe design, iGame vacuum ice flake technology, and three “wind catchers” pre-installed on the top The fixed-rotating fan fan supports intelligent start-stop technology.
First introduce the test platform. In order to ensure the best performance of RTX 3080 graphics card in this evaluation, the motherboard and CPU adopt the current desktop flagship configuration, as follows.
In terms of test results, the benchmark test uses 3D MARK, and the game performance test uses the game’s built-in Benchmark to take the average number of game frames.
First look at the parameters of GPU-Z, RTX 3080 uses GA102 core, Samsung 8nm, chip area reaches 628 square millimeters, has 8704 CUDA, frequency is 1440-1710MHz, uses 10GB GDDR6X memory, bit width is 320bit, and memory bandwidth It reaches 760.3GB/s, and the raster unit and texture unit are 96 and 272 respectively.
For the theoretical test, we chose the well-known test software: 3DMARK , and used Fire Srike based on DX11 to test the performance at 1080P resolution, Fire Srike Extreme to test 2K resolution, and DX12 test we chose Time spy with 2K resolution. To compare.
The iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Vulcan 10GB graphics card scored 42089 in the Fire Strike test. Compared to RTX 2080, it increased by 65.3% and compared with RTX 2080 SUPER by 54.5%.
The iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Vulcan 10GB graphics card scored 20,932 points in Fire Strike Extreme. Compared to RTX 2080, it increased by 59.2%, and compared to RTX 2080 SUPER by 53%.
The iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Vulcan 10GB graphics card scored 17,672 points in Time spy. A 65% increase compared to RTX 2080, and a 54% increase compared to RTX 2080 SUPER.
For the game test, we selected 8 3A masterpiece games ” Assassin’s Creed : Odyssey”, ” Shadow of the Tomb Raider “, ” Far Cry 5 “, “New Blood of the German Headquarters”, “DOOM Eternal”, “Bright Memory: Infinite” , “Control”, “Border”. Among them, the “Control” and “DOOM Eternal” games do not have their own Benchmark, so we choose FrameView to take the average value of the same scene game for calculation, and the remaining games are recorded by the game’s own BenchMark to record the average number of frames. In the game, we use 1080P resolution, 2K resolution, 4K resolution, and the picture quality is the highest preset for testing.
Judging from the above results, the iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Vulcan 10GB graphics card has a significant increase in the number of game frames compared to the RTX 2080 graphics card, with a minimum increase of 53.1% and a maximum increase of 72%.
“Far Cry 5”: It is also a 3A masterpiece with well-optimized comparisons. Compared with RTX 2080, the score is 20% higher at 1080P resolution for iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Vulcan 10GB. 2K resolution is 63% higher; 4K resolution is 92% higher.
“Assassin’s Creed Odyssey”: This game was called equal to all beings before the RTX 30 series was released, but from the picture we can see that there are really graphics cards that can stabilize more than 60 frames at 4K resolution. The iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Vulcan 10GB graphics card scores 37% higher at 1080p resolution; 40% higher at 2K resolution; and 60% higher at 4K resolution.
PCI Express (PCIe) is a standard interface that provides high-bandwidth communication between devices in a computer.
The available bandwidth on PCI Express increases with the evolution of each new version. PCIe 4.0 can support twice the bandwidth of PCIe 3.0, and RTX 30 series graphics cards finally support PCIe 4.0, which means that iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Vulcan 10GB graphics cards will Have higher bandwidth.
Test conditions: The iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Vulcan 10GB graphics card is tested by the PCI Express bandwidth test in the 3D Mark by installing the graphics card on the X570 motherboard and Z490 motherboard. The test results are as follows.
Judging from the test results, the bandwidth of the iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Vulcan 10GB graphics card has doubled year-on-year. However, PCIe 4.0 has almost no impact on the number of frames of the game at this stage. Of course, the game continuously transmits data to the graphics card during loading and running, and this process requires high bandwidth. With more bandwidth, the game can transmit more data, reduce loading time, and support more complex scenarios. In addition, facing the future 8K video transmission will play an important factor.
The iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Vulcan 10GB graphics card is a high-end graphics card. As Colorful’s flagship Vulcan series, it naturally has many features, such as a flip-up LCD side display and support for custom uploading of content. The distinctive features perfectly explain The flagship label. Moreover, the iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Vulcan 10GB graphics card is equipped with multiple heat dissipation technology, even when the graphics card is fully loaded, it can still get a lower temperature, and with the graphics card’s super power supply, it is fully prepared for stable overclocking.
At the same time, the performance has been greatly improved compared to the RTX 20 series. This is also due to the new NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPU core, which has 28 billion transistors and an area of 628 square millimeters, based on Samsung’s 8nm NVIDIA Customized technology, GDDR6X video memory from Micron, and three processing cores are all twice the speed of the original Turing, forming the most powerful NVIDIA Ampere architecture graphics card ever.