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MSI RTX 3080 Gaming Trio Review Rundown

MSI (Micro-Star International)Published on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 16 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming (X / Z) Trio (Plus) Graphics Card
Neoscore* 80%
  • Extremely fast
  • Very quiet under load
  • Very good input devices
  • Very cool under low load
  • Not as powerful as the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti

Summary

The MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio is the second fastest model of MSI's Turing series. The card is huge, it's brawny, and it packs a hell of a lot of power under its gigantic shroud. In pure performance terms, this graphics card doesn't have to hide behind the competition. It's an irrepressible beast, and the story of this card is common to every Turing card.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

notebookcheck[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
With the MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, we have the second fastest model of MSI's GTX 3080 series in review. To supply the graphics card with enough power, it requires three 8-pin power connectors internally. The gaming tests that we conducted show very good performance in modern games. In pure performance terms, this graphics card doesn't have to hide.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fast enough for a GeForce RTX 3080
  • Very good system performance
  • Very quiet under load
  • Very long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Only one year of warranty

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The $759 MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio 10G packs a lot of power. It's an irrepressible beast, and the story of this card is one that is common to all third-party cards. If you can actually find one, that's probably the card to buy, if you simply have to be an early adopter.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous, brawny design
  • Powerful enough to handle AAA games at the highest possible quality settings
Cons[**]
  • Not as fast as some third-party RTX 3080 cards

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
MSI's RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio is one of the best models for serious enthusiasts. It has three massive fans and a graphene backplate that will help wick away excess heat. It also has an extra 8-pin power connector, which will allow serious overclockers to bump up the voltage to unlock even more performance.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful enough for 4K gaming
  • Three massive fans
  • Extra 8-pin PCIe power connector
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio 10G desktop graphics card in review. Notebookcheck. 19 December 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio 10G Review. Pcmag. 15 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ MSI RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio review. Techradar. 17 September 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  5. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  6. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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