Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Graphics Card Review Roundup

The 3080 review embargo is lifted - find out how it did...

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The official embargo of the reviews for the brand new 3080 series graphics card has just lifted, and finally, we are seeing some official reviews roll in from around the web regarding the performance and power of this new card – and what its users can expect from it when its finally plugged into their system!

The Bottom Line:

The bottom line here is that the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 is by most accounts meeting everyone’s expectations. The card itself has been reported as being able to perform the tech-based feats that everyone was so excited about, with stable 4K gameplay at a steady 120FPS alongside ray-traced environments in modern triple-A game settings.

If you want to learn more about the exact specifications of the 3080, you can read all about them here – or if you want to learn where to buy one for yourself, you can find all the information you need on our specialist where to buy page here.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Reviews:

Video Reviews:

Linus Tech Tips – Positive
Gamers Nexus – Positive 
JayzTwoCents – Positive 
Joker Productions – Positive 
Hardware Unboxed – Positive 
Hardware Canucks – Positive 
Gear Seekers – Positive 
Greg Salazar – Positive 
Bitwit – Positive 

Written Reviews: 

KitGuru – Positive 
‘There’s no two ways about it. Nvidia’s RTX 3080 is a stunning return to form for the manufacturer, delivering hugely impressive gen-on-gen gains compared to the RTX 20-series that debuted two years ago. The 3080 is the fastest graphics card we have ever tested… and it is delivered at almost half the price of last generation’s flagship, the RTX 2080 Ti.’
Dominic Moass – Kitguru

Forbes – Positive
‘I’ll say it again, NVIDIA crushed it.’
Dave Altavilla – Forbes 

Eurogamer – Positive 
‘The new Ampere line looks like a highly compelling upgrade.’
Richard Leadbetter & Will Judd – Eurogamer

PC Gamer – Positive 
‘Pick your expletive, because the RTX 3080 Founders Edition is ****ing great. Far from just being the reference version of the ‘flagship’ Ampere graphics card, because of that cooler and redesigned PCB, it is the ultimate expression of the RTX 3080.’
Dave James – PC Gamer

WCCFTech – Positive
‘Ampere delivers and it’s quite easy to see why NVIDIA was so AMP’d.’
Hassan Mujtaba & Keith May – Wccftech

Tweaktown – Positive 
‘But in a nutshell: NVIDIA has an incredible product with the GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition graphics card. I would probably recommend that if you are an enthusiast, skipped the GeForce RTX 20 series, and are now thirsty for some frames — the GeForce RTX 3080 is for you.’
Anthony Garreffa – Tweaktown

Aus Gamers – Positive 
‘When it comes to that next-gen feel, the RTX 3080 sets the bar so high across look, feel, thermals, and in-game performance, that we’re inclined to call a victory before the battle has even begun.’
Kosta Andreadis – Ausgamers

Toms Hardware – Positive 
‘The bottom line is that the RTX 3080 is the new high-end gaming champion, delivering truly next-gen performance without a massive increase in price.’
Jarred Walton – Toms Hardware 

The FPS Review – Positive
‘It [sic] offers the fastest performance around, and even provides better performance than the fastest video card of the last generation. Whether you play games without Ray Tracing and DLSS, or you play games with, this video card will provide the best gameplay experience.’
Brent Justice – The FPS Review

Tech Power Up – Positive
‘At the RTX 3080’s price point there really is no alternative’
W1zzard – Techpowerup

Overclockers Club – Positive 
‘Not only does the RTX 3080 bring a giant leap for 4K and competitive gaming, but it is also accomplished this without forgetting the importance of having a price that is still affordable for those gaming enthusiasts.’
ir_cow – Overclockers Club

Overclock 3D – Positive 
‘Here you have a card which is, right now, the fastest card on the planet and yet is so affordable that you could grab a 2TB M.2 NVMe drive and still save on the price of an RTX 2080 Ti…That’s bananas.’
Tom Logan – Overclock 3D 

Lowyat Net – Positive 
With Ampere, NVIDIA simply took (turning) out of its infancy stage and ramped up the efficacy of all the relevant parts, in order to make the GPU significantly more potent in its delivery…To that end, the GeForce RTX 3080 FE is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, one of NVIDIA’s most powerful I’ve ever tested and as it stands, the most powerful card in my lab’s inventory.’
John Law – Lowyat.net

Hexus Net – Positive
‘All that’s left to say is that if you want the fastest GPU money can currently buy, at least for the next week, GeForce RTX 3080 provides it with alarmingly good value.’
Tarinder Sandhu – Hexus

Hot Hardware – Positive
‘The GeForce RTX 3080 is nothing short of impressive. At its expected $700-ish price point (depending on the model), there is nothing that can come even close to touching it.’
Marco Chiappetta – Hot Hardware

Bit-Tech – Positive