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- EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra specs, design, and features
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- Gaming performance benchmarks
- Power draw, thermals, and noise
- Should you buy the EVGA RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra?
Total War: Troy
The latest game in the popular Total War saga, Troy was given away free for its first 24 hours on the Epic Games Store, moving over 7.5 million copies before it went on proper sale. Total War: Troy is built using a modified version of the Total War: Warhammer 2 engine, and this DX11 title looks stunning for a turn-based strategy game. We test the more intensive battle benchmark.
The latest in a long line of successful racing games, F1 2020 is a gem to test, supplying a wide array of both graphical and benchmarking options, making it a much more reliable (and fun) option that the Forza series. It’s built on the latest version of Codemasters’ buttery-smooth Ego game engine, complete with support for DX12 and Nvidia’s DLSS technology. We test two laps on the Australia course, with clear skies on and DLSS off.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Shadow of the Tomb Raider concludes the reboot trilogy, and it’s still utterly gorgeous a couple of years after its debut. Square Enix optimized this game for DX12 and recommends DX11 only if you’re using older hardware or Windows 7, so we test with DX12. Shadow of the Tomb Raider uses an enhanced version of the Foundation engine that also powered Rise of the Tomb Raider and includes optional real-time ray tracing and DLSS features.
Rainbow Six Siege
Rainbow Six Siege still dominates the Steam charts years after its launch, and Ubisoft supports it with frequent updates and events. The developers have poured a ton of work into the game’s AnvilNext engine over the years, eventually rolling out a Vulkan version of the game that we use to test. By default, the game lowers the render scaling to increase frame rates, but we set it to 100 percent to benchmark native rendering performance on graphics cards. Even still, frame rates soar.
Next page: Power, thermals, and noise
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra
The EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra is an ultra-fast, power-chugging graphics card built to ride the bleeding-edge of performance—if you can afford it. Overclocking enthusiasts and gamers who refuse to sacrifice a single frame will love it, but most people would be better off with a more affordable option.
- Excellent 4K and 1440p gaming
- Huge factory overclock
- As fast as RTX 3090, sometimes faster
- 12GB of high-speed GDDR6X memory
- Loaded with overclocking-friendly features
- Fan and RGB headers, striking RGB lights
- Precision X1 software is superb
- Staggering power draw
- Massive size, 3x power pins limits some PC compatibility
- EVGA's fantastic cooler delivers merely very good heat, noise results due to sky-high power draw
- Very expensive (more so on the street), low availability
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