As some of you may have noticed, NVIDIA lifted the embargo for GeForce RTX 3080 galleries and unboxing videos yesterday, so we’ve gone ahead and shared a collection of early images from our own vault. Being that the official renders are practically burned into our eyeballs at this point, we’ve made an effort to highlight some of the finer details that haven’t been shown up close, such as the texture of the shroud.
We’ll start with the GeForce RTX 3080 in its full, unmitigated glory. Clearly, NVIDIA has built a beautiful graphics card that not only appears good in renders, but in person as well. The hourglass-inspired design of the shroud looks excellent and should pair up well with most setups.
Now for some shots of the fans and cooler/grille, which is matte black in color. These fins may not be all that exciting up close, but they do a great job in contributing to the GeForce RTX 3080’s somewhat futuristic look. We’ve also tried to get some of the texture in the shots for those of you who are curious what the surface might feel like.
We also have a close-up of the GeForce RTX 3080’s connectivity options, which comprise a single HDMI 2.1 port and three DisplayPort 1.4a ports. The metal bracket is, of course, black to blend in with the most popular computer cases out there.
Most of you have been wondering what NVIDIA’s 2x 8-pin to 12-pin power adapter looks like, so we’ve made sure to get some close ups of that, too. As we’ve alluded to in previous articles, it’s the opposite of what you’d call sexy, but it does its job. There should also be plenty of cleaner cables from third parties.
Capping this gallery off is a shot of the GeForce RTX 3080 being bullied by its jealous predecessors, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, and GeForce RTX 2080. The GeForce RTX 30 Series shroud looks like the best one yet, doesn’t it?