MSI GeForce RTX 3080 SUPRIM X Video Card Review

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Test Setup

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MSI GeForce RTX 3080 SUPRIM X Video Card Review System Setup

System Changes

Note that we have made a few system changes started now for our GPU review system. We have, as of this review, now upgraded our CPU to a Ryzen 7 5800X Zen 3 CPU. We are no longer using the 3700X, it is now the new 5800X. That alone will make a difference in the results moving forward and help alleviate CPU bottlenecks. We have also updated the BIOS to the latest at the time which was 3101 Beta which uses AGESA ComboAM4 V2 PI As of this writing. Since this is a Beta BIOS, ASUS is sure to come out with more so we will keep the BIOS updated when they release a new one. We have also changed our AIO over to an NZXT Kraken X63 AIO for now.

In terms of drivers, we are using the latest video card drives for each video card at the time of writing.

Note that for this system we do not have the Resizable Bar function (AMD Smart Access) enabled. We are using the default motherboard settings, which means at this time it is disabled by default. If and when it becomes enabled by default, then we will leave it. We always use the default motherboard settings as they are. The only thing we change is to enable DOCP for the memory.

In addition, since we are using Zen 3 (and Ryzen power profiles are no longer relevant) we are leaving the power profile on the default Balanced and instead changing the new Performance and Energy slider to Best Performance in Windows 10.

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Brent Justice
Former managing editor of GPUs at HardOCP for 18 years, Brent Justice has been reviewing computer components since the late 90s, educated in the art and method of the computer hardware review, he brings experience, knowledge, and hands-on testing with a gamer-oriented and hardware enthusiast perspective. You can follow him on Twitter - @Brent_Justice You can sub to his YouTube channel - Justice Gaming You can check out his computer builds on KIT - @BrentJustice

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