Question RTX 3080 Ti bad performance?

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Hello,
I recently bought the RTX 3080 Ti FE. I did some testing and my results seems a bit underwhelming.
First: My previous card was a 2080 ti and was idling at 32°C. I swapped it for the 3080 Ti and it's now idling at 50°C with the fans at 47%. It seems hot and it is very noisy.
Second: I launched a Time Spy extreme benchmark and I got a Graphics score of 9320 and it seems low. Temps were around 80°C.
Do you have similar performance? Do you think of something I might have done wrong? I can provide more data if needed.
Thx a lot for your help !
 

Eximo

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Seems pretty normal then.

3080Ti FE is basically a 3090 with the 3080 cooler. Not ideal and there is certainly more performance on the table with a CPU upgrade and water cooling the GPU if you wanted to go down that route.
 

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JayzTwoCents and Gamers Nexus both thought the founders edition 3080ti was underwhelming compared to the vanilla 3080. Jay did review both a founders and an EVGA FTW3 card, though, and said that the EVGA card performed like a 3090 for less money, so it was a better value overall then the founders 3080ti. I think a lot of people are going to be buying these with unrealistic expectations of a massive performance uplift over the vanilla cards, when the real gain will probably be closer to 3-4%, which isn't justified for nearly double the MSRP.
 

wyliec2

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The FE reviews I read did speculate about cooling with power of 350 watts (same as 3090) using the same cooling as 320 watt 3080.

I have a Gigabyte 3080TI Gaming and it runs around 35C at idle. It will hit 60C when drawing 350 watts. My case is set up for very good airflow.
 
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I bought the 3080 ti at MSRP so no regret at all regarding the cost of this card. I cannot find any 3080 at this cost anyway ! YouTubers saying that it’s not worth it are irrelevant in my case because you cannot buy a 3080 for the MSRP of a 3080 ti at the moment. Why would I spend more than 1200$ for a 3080 when I was able to buy the 3080 ti at this price?

Plus I don’t even talk about the value regarding other card, I only compare it to others 3080 ti data, even to 3080 ti FE data.

Anyway, thx to those who helped with the DDU tips ;)
 
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There are aftermarket air coolers which can help you if you wish to squeeze a bit more out of it.
Oh I'd be interested in that actually ! Would you mind giving me an example plz? I used the Arctic accelero Xtrem IV on my previous card and it did great. I wasn't able to find one for the 3080 ti fe though.
 
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