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Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 EAGLE 10G Video Card V2 $1899 + Delivery @ PCByte

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Integrated with 10GB GDDR6X 320-bit memory interface

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    LHR or non LHR?

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      V2 = LHR

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      I'm out of the loop, whats the difference other than LHR = Lite Hash Rate?

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        that's it

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          But why do people care is what I want to know? I assume it's something only miners care about because of the hash rate or does it have other performance related things.

          • +3 votes

            @DisabledUser193539: Because resale value will be higher with non-LHR cards.

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            @DisabledUser193539: Because you can make back your money on the card mining when you're not using it. Anybody should be interested in that no?

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              @bumluffa: It's sad that you had a downvote. People don't seem to be able to separate commercial mining on industrial scale and a guy trying to make the most of a shit situation. We are all getting (profanity) over. And in this system we are paying a mining premium for non mining cards is just a terrible shame.

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                @alumunum: I think they're just angry at the crypto industry & its effect on their hobbies- I know I am, I'd much prefer we stuck to traditional market manipulation than inventing types of cryptocurrency(much of it fluffing up the black market) that use GPUs to mine. Of course, I can separate the individuals wanting to take advantage of something from the industrial behemoths that set it all in motion.

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        Not great for mining

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          Was this purposely done to counter the shortages due to miners buying out all the GPU's?

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            @DisabledUser193539: Yes, it's designed to make mining less profitable.

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              @Jabob: Interesting, I can see this becoming the future of GPU's. New generations are released in LHR and non-LHR versions where the latter will cost more.

              • +7 votes

                @DisabledUser193539: I mean hopefully crypto crashes and it's just generally not profitable at all. Until then I'm down with them exclusively making LHR cards.

  • +9 votes

    I would still steer clear of Gigabyte 3080 cards.

    Rubbish thermal pads means your memory temps will soar even in gaming-only usage.

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      get what you pay for? reason they are the cheapest card on average

      btw does that really matter if your get the frames?

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        If you don't want oil dripping down your card from the wasted thermal pads, then yes, it does matter.

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        Gigabyte make solid cards, there's just some confirmation bias from people with bad experiences. You'll get that with every brand though, whether it's Asus, EVGA, Galax, etc. there's always some people that have had faulty cards.

        The best 3080 right now is the one you can actually get, and if that happens to be Gigabyte then I'd say go for it!

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          No, it isn't just "confirmation bias"

          I've personally owned 3070 XC3, 3070 FTW3, 3080 TUF, 3080 Gaming Z trio. None of them leaked oil, and this is with the memory junction temps on the 3080s pegged at between 86-96 non-stop for weeks.

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            @CrushJelly: all the oem pads leaked oil, it's not just a gigabyte thing, it's just that gigabyte has the worse thermal temps so it leaks quicker

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              @ln28909: That is a "chicken or the egg" scenario.

              The reason why the thermal temps are so bad is because the thermal pads don't transfer the heat to the heatsinks properly.
              Therefore the memory junction temps will soar, which will then lead to oil leakage.

              I have also had a 3080 Aorus Master that had TERRIBLE memory junction temps. We replaced the pads with Thermalright 12w/mk pads.
              The memory junction temps decreased significantly.

              So the cooling package on the Gigabyte is great, but the thermal pads that link up between the memory modules and the heatsinks are the letdown.

              It's like having a massive engine but trying to get the power to the ground via skinny bicycle tyres.

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                @CrushJelly: zotac, asus, msi pads all leaked oil after 5-6 months of use

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                @CrushJelly: im gonna do the same i ordered some gelid extreme thermal pads for the 3080 aorus master 2 days ago 2mm on the front and 2mm + 0.5mm = 2.5mm on the back just for the vram gonna leave the other original ones on there

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                  @BargainWizard: wont that void your warranty?

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                    @Hornpub: i opened a ticket about warranty with gigabyte and they said that so long as any fault is not caused by user maintenance the warranty is still good but the way i see it you might still have to prove that any fault it the future wasnt caused by user maintenance and that might be a problem

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            @CrushJelly: It's the definition of confirmation bias.

            You realise how small that sample size is right? We're talking about tens of millions of video cards, and you've got like 4. I've owned about 5 different graphics cards in the last 5 years, two of them were Gigabyte, two were Asus, and one was ZOTAC, and I only had problems with one of the Asus ones.

            That doesn't mean Asus is bad, it just means I got unlucky. To try and extrapolate that into suggesting that 50% of all Asus cards are dodgy, or that 100% of ZOTAC cards are good would just be silly.

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              @Jabob: Each manufacturer does well for certain series.

              Gigabyte for the RTX 30 series has been shit.

              Also - there are numerous reports that the vast majority of RMA'd cards for the RTX30 series is Gigabyte.

              Take of that what you will.

              I bought a repaired 3070 Gaming OC for $1100 two months ago. Works perfectly fine. Still full warranty.

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              @Jabob: This isn't very scientific, so I realise this doesn't counter your claim about this just being confirmation bias, but for what little it's worth, the majority of complaints I've heard from RTX 30 owners have been related to Gigabyte cards (from a GPU hunter discord).

              Specifically: leaky thermal pads as @CrushJelly points out, bent pins on the Gaming and Vision cards, and more generally people RMAing their cards for other issues (artefacts, stopped working suddenly etc) and having a hard time with it.

              I know that the sample size is still too low to draw any firm conclusions, but there's enough of a smell there for me that I'd also choose another manufacturer for this generation/series given the choice.

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                @evanjd: Oh I'd totally believe that there are some bad cards, maybe even more from Gigabyte this generation than other manufacturers. But as a general rule it's going to be fine.

                Most of what Gigabyte makes is super solid and even if 0.1% of their cards have issues, the overwhelming chance is still that any card you purchase is going to work without issue.

                And sure, if you had two comparable cards at the same price with the same specs, choose the brand your comfortable with. But the best 3080 to by is the one you can actually get, so it's silly for someone to say 'don't buy this card' just because it's Gigabyte when we aren't really spoiled for choice.

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              @Jabob: Also no, I don't have 4 cards. Those are just 4 different variants as an example of what I've experienced.

              I bought, mined and sold 4 x 3070 XC3, 4 x 3070 FTW3, a 3070 Palit GamingPro, a TUF 3080 and an MSI Gaming Z 3080. I also bought (but gave to my cousins) the refurb'd Gigabyte 3070 Gaming OC and the Gigabyte Aorus Master.

              So that's more than 10 cards. And I'm not even going by my personal experience. I'm going by the experiences from hundreds of thousands of other Reddit users. I keep my ears to the ground in relation to that. And as indicated above by @evanjd, Gigabyte doesn't pass the smell test.

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                @CrushJelly: Okay, your realise how small a sample size that is still right? My point wasn't that my sample size was bigger than yours, it's that unless you've used 100,000 cards in the past year, it's not really a solid indicator of anything.

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                  @Jabob: As I said, I'm not posting about MY OWN experiences, but those experiences posted by hundreds of thousands of Reddit users. But you can continue in your bubble of ignorance, that'll be your own prerogative.

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            @CrushJelly: you forgot to mention the increased reports of bent and pushed inwards power pins on gigabyte 3080/3090 cards.

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              @SardineHead: Yep exactly. I was more interested in the leaking oil as I was mining with the cards, but the faulty power pins are equally a massive issue.

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          Yeah they really dont make good cards, its not confirmation bias, pc forums are full of how bad they are, over and above any other brand.

          Not to mention their 20xx series cards where also equally complete garbage, would never buy or recommend any gigabyte

  • +2 votes

    Same price on Techfastau ebay page, although it was 5% off over ther weekend for ebay plus members.

    EDIT: NVM just checked and it must have sold out in the last 24hrs

    Glad to see these slowly coming down.

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    3080ti Master Aorus $2,596 on SkyComp

    Never mind bumped up $90 now lol

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      This was a good price ? Ooof

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        I didn’t neg lol but I personally think so considering 3080tis way more elsewhere or OoS. Got a 1080ti to sell and offset cost too so eh

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          oh that's ok, was expecting it …nothing abnormal with the neg stuff hehe…. just thinking vs a 3080 (two already listed for $1788 and this $1899) i don't think it's an amazing deal (with gaming in mind)… if there's a use case for it then i'm sure the Ti is as good as it can get right now… 3090 at the price you list is a better option especially if you need the vram :)

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            @scud70: I agree there it isn’t the best for gaming but I game at 4k and was slightly better considering. And is already in hand after buying on Sunday. I was looking at a 3090 but the cost is even more insane, to me. I will be eventually going back to a custom water loop

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              @JMxoxo: Yeh i haven't looked at 3090's but i'm guessing 3-4k+ for those… i just haven't understood the point of the 3080Ti … seems to be a 3090 with less vram but 4k gaming no different to 3080 in most cases… but who am i to judge.. lol my plan was to get a 6800XT or 3080 and i ended up with a 5600XT lolll just couldn't justify the cost …

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                @scud70: My other part was I had the 1080ti since launch so over 5 years now and it’s gone strong. Was a founders edition and now with an EKWB. I agree, it is hard to justify and I won’t be doing any mining with it. But couldn’t wait any longer after getting a new monitor. And some stores were asking way more for a decent 3080, just absurd

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                  @JMxoxo: pretty much describes this whole past 18 months… absurd LOL

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                    @scud70: Hahaha legit. Hate it and love it.

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    Would this be overkill with an i7-6700k OC @ 4.4ghz? Want to improve Flight Simulator performance

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      It'd be fine. You might get a CPU bottleneck in some games at lower resolutions, but the 6700K can still hold it's own.

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      I'd move to a newer platform first, especially if you've got the $$$ to burn on a card like this in the first place.

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