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MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ventus 3X OC 10GB GDDR6X LHR review

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ventus 3X OC 10GB GDDR6X LHR review

Is the 3080 TI Ventus LHR? The GeForce RTX 3080 delivers the ultra performance that gamers crave, powered by Ampere—NVIDIA’s 2nd gen RTX architecture. It’s built with enhanced RT Cores and Tensor Cores, new streaming multiprocessors, and superfast G6X memory for an amazing gaming experience. Find details in MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ventus 3X OC 10GB GDDR6X LHR review.

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Pros & Cons


  • 10 GB GDDR6X video memory;
  • Factory overclocking of the video card;
  • High performance and speed;
  • Appearance and design of the novelty;
  • Includes a special bracket.
  • Quiet cooling system to dissipate 320W;


  • Requirements for a power supply unit from 750 W.

Specs – MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ventus 3X OC 10GB GDDR6X LHR

  • Series NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series
  • GPU Chipset GeForce RTX 3080
  • GPU Memory Size 10GB
  • GPU Interface PCIe x16
  • GPU Boost Clock Rate 1740MHz
  • DirectX DirectX 12
  • GPU Memory Type GDDR6X
  • GPU Memory Interface 320-Bit
  • GPU Clock Rate 1440MHz
  • Max Resolution 7680 x 4320
  • TDP 320W
  • OpenGL OpenGL 4.6
  • SLI Support
  • CrossFire Support
  • Length 305mm
  • Cooling Type 3 Fans
  • Power Connectors 2 PCIe 8-pin
  • HDMI 1
  • G-SYNC Support: No
  • DVI-D (Dual Link) 0
  • DVI-I (Dual Link) 0
  • DisplayPort 3
  • FreeSync Support : Yes
  • Expansion slots required 2

Compare MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ventus 3X OC 10GB GDDR6X LHR

 MSI Ventus GeForce RTX 3080 10GB GDRR6X 320-Bit 19 Gbps PCI Express 4.0 Graphic Card GIGABYTE AORUS GeForce RTX 3080 Xtreme 10G (REV2.0) Graphics Card
Graphics Card InterfacePCI-Express x16PCI-Express x16
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
Graphics Ram Size10.00 GB10 GB
Hardware InterfacePCI Express x16PCI Express x16
Item Dimensions12 x 2.2 x 4.7 inches12.56 x 5.51 x 2.76 inches
Memory Clock Speed1740 MHz19000 MHz

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ventus 3X OC 10GB GDDR6X LHR review


The length of the graphics accelerator is 305 mm with a total weight of 1370 g, the new product covers 2.5 expansion slots inside the PC. The base uses a nickel-plated copper plate with six heat pipes with a diameter of 6 mm each. The heatsink sole covers the GPU, memory chips, and all two rows of power elements scattered on either side of the GPU.


The rear interface panel houses three DisplayPort 1.4a ports and one HDMI 2.1. NVIDIA has dropped the USB C port. Additional power is provided using a pair of familiar 8-pin connectors. 


It was produced using an 8nm process technology in the 35th week of 2020 and includes 8704 shaders, 96 rasterization units and 272 texture units. It is surrounded by 10 video memory chips with a density of 8 Gbit, which gives a total memory capacity of 10 GB of the GDDR6X standard, operating at a frequency of 19000 MHz.

Frame rates

First off we have researched Grand Theft Auto VI and predict it will be reasonable. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were – Low: 157 FPS, Medium: 124 FPS, High: 83 FPS and Ultra: 59 FPS. We added Forza Horizon 5 to our tests and saw it was good with a 65 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Far Cry 6 which got 59 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce RTX 3080 MSI Ventus 3X OC 10GB is a very good hardware option at these screen sizes. Ultra is easily achieved across almost all games at 1440p and we would suggest an increase of screen size up to 4K for this graphics card.


At full power of the cooler, the temperatures of the GPU and VRM are reduced to 57 ° C and 61 ° C, respectively. It seems to me that the optimal rotation speed for the MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ventus 3X model will be ~ 1850-1900 rpm with a noise level below average.


MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ventus 3X received a new cooling system with the latest developments from MSI, which migrated models from previous tops: now Ventus uses TORX 3.0 fans, acquired Zero Frozr support, covers all hot elements of the printed circuit board and much more. The main cooler section is secured with four spring-loaded screws in the GPU area and nine pivots around the perimeter.

Power consumption

TDP of new items is limited at around 320 W, the recommended power supply is 750 W and above.


The core frequency can be raised as much as 135 MHz, but this does not mean anything, because GPU Boost directly depends on PL, and it is small, so the video card only boosts up to 1890 MHz in the core. Memory overclocking – 1300 MHz (20800 MHz).

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ventus 3X OC 10GB GDDR6X LHR customer review

iRacing only, and it’s solid in VR.

4-stars? 5-stars? I don’t know. I just know that I’m coming from an old machine to a 5600x/3080 rig and iRacing is basically the only game I play. I turned the graphics slider to max (which doesn’t literally max everything out, btw, but I figure it’s a baseline for anyone who is curious), and I have yet to see below the 90fps lock that comes with this Lenovo Explorer VR HMD (even with 30 other Ai cars). On a single monitor at 1440p I was getting 300-400fps alone in testing, sometimes over 400.

I did not use the support bracket, because I personally didn’t like how it works. I read that others like it, but I didn’t. My motherboard is reinforced at the PCI slot, and I may create my own bracket.

There are no stability issues that I can see thus far. I have not tried overclocking, and probably won’t mess with that.

I’m a little disappointed with the pricing. Even big box places like BB have raised the price on this card. I paid well over original Nvidia MSRP, and a few weeks later the price is $100 more than I paid. This really decreases the “value” of the card. I marked the value as “poor”. If the card were more in line with MSRP, I’d mark it a much better value.

By Adam at Best Buy

Alternate of MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ventus 3X OC 10GB GDDR6X LHR

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti: 4K gaming at 60fps or more, plus some exciting new tech.

The RTX 2080 Ti is the culmination of decades of work from Nvidia, and it shows. The 2080 Ti comes with significant improvements to raw graphical horsepower over the GTX 1080 Ti card it nominally replaces, plus exclusive access to new technologies like real-time ray tracing (RTX) and deep learning super sampling (DLSS) that can improve the looks and performance of supported games. With real-time ray tracing coming to both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, expect the value of this technology to only increase over time.

Outside of new technologies, the powerful RTX 2080 Ti can handle resolutions up to 4K with ease, and performs well at high refresh rates too – just remember that high refresh rates also demand a powerful processor, so don’t spend all of your cash on a new RTX card without at least a Core i7 7700K or better in your build. The RTX 2080 Ti is also a brilliant choice for VR gaming, especially for high-res VR headsets such as the Valve Index.

With the right system to back it up, you can roughly expect your RTX 2080 Ti to deliver at least 144 frames per second at 1080p, 100 frames per second at 1440p and 60 frames per second at 4K. Obviously, more recent and intensive titles may show poorer performance, while older esports-focused games are likely to perform significantly better.


  • Fastest consumer graphics card available
  • Excellent performance at 4K and under
  • Features like real-time ray tracing and DLSS are getting better over time


  • Most expensive consumer graphics card available
  • RTX and DLSS support still isn’t a given, although expect much more in 2020

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