Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card has been overclocked by gurus to generate some predictably document-breaking results (with exotic cooling – liquid nitrogen – and all manner of tweaking, as you may well be expecting).

As Wccftech spotted, Ronaldo Buassali, who is GPU maker Galax’s in-residence overclocker (Galax is KFA2 in Europe, by the way), managed to crank a Galax RTX 3080 SG graphics card up to 2340MHz to acquire the leading location in 3DMark’s Port Royal benchmark with a score of thirteen,488 factors.

And another document was established by Buassali and his team in 3DMark Time Spy Severe wherever the overclocker grabbed the leading location with a graphics score of ten,595 (with the GPU operating at 2310MHz) – a consequence which is 7% crystal clear of the former speediest RTX 2080 Ti (which was overclocked to 2745 MHz). And a even further document was established for Hearth Strike Extremely at 12,815, just outdoing the Titan RTX which was the former crown holder in this article.

A lot more to arrive

The other genuinely appealing issue to be aware is that with these early operates, Buassali was overclocking the GPU, but not the memory – so when the VRAM is also juiced up, we should get even far better results from the RTX 3080.

Buassali and his team concede that these information will be damaged in a small time, with the launch of extra strong GPUs – the RTX 3090 is about to be unleashed on September 24, of course – but it is nevertheless appealing to see how the RTX 3080 can move up to the plate correct now.

The downside to the RTX 3080 is, of course, that you will struggle to come across any inventory to essentially be ready to obtain just one, and the similar has been predicted of the RTX 3090 by the rumor mill formerly. Its significant value tag seemingly will not be substantially of a deterrent to purchasers looking at the sales of RTX 3080 graphics playing cards on eBay, and particularly how substantially they’re likely for when it arrives to eager early Nvidia Ampere adopters.