MSI (via VideoCardz) has added the GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Z Trio 10G and GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Trio Plus 10G to its existing lineup of custom GeForce RTX 3080 (Ampere) graphics cards.
If you think you've already seen the two graphics cards before, you're not crazy. The new offerings are almost identical replicas of the GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio that MSI announced last year. Given the very close resemblance, the GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Z Trio 10G and GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Trio Plus 10G could just be mere revisions of the original.
Aesthetically, they employ the same Tri Frozr 2 cooling system with the triple-fan setup. The dimensions (323 x 140 x 56mm) are identical to the original except for the weight. The GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio weighs 1,565g, while the GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Z Trio 10G and GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Trio Plus 10G check in at 1,537g.
MSI obviously did something to the new models to reduce the weight by 1.8%, but we're unsure just what that is. From what's visible, MSI reworked the backplate's design. The backplate on the GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Z Trio 10G and GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Trio Plus 10G feature more diagonal cutouts that could help heat dissipation. The backplate on the GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio was made of plastic with a composite graphene coating, and it's uncertain if the backplates on the latest models use the same recipe.
The boost clock speed is the biggest differentiator between the four Gaming models. The GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Z Trio 10G arrives with a 1,830 MHz boost clock, which is 15 MHz faster than the GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio 10G.
The GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Trio Plus 10G, on the other hand, appears to be a revised version of the GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Trio 10G. Other than the redesigned backplate, the graphics card rocks the same 1,755 MHz boost clock as the original.
|Graphics Card||Boost Clock (MHz)||Dimensions (mm)||Weight (g)|
|GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Z Trio 10G||1,830||323 x 140 x 56||1,537|
|GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio 10G||1,815||323 x 140 x 56||1,565|
|GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Trio Plus 10G||1,755||323 x 140 x 56||1,537|
|GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Trio 10G||1,755||323 x 140 x 56||1,565|
The GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Z Trio 10G and GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Trio Plus 10G are still rated with power consumption up to 340W. Therefore, the graphics cards retain the three 8-pin PCIe power connectors to feed the GPU. The minimum recommended capacity for a power supply is fixed at 750W.
Both graphics cards support up to four monitors simultaneously. The display outputs layout remains untouched with one HDMI 2.1 port and three DisplayPort 1.4a outputs.
Pricing for the GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Z Trio 10G and GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Trio Plus 10G is currently unknown.
Actual price: MSRP + 1.
It shows you who, between the retailer and manufacturer, is charging you too much.
The problem right now is that the MSRP is by no means "reasonable".
Nvidia's MSRPs are at or below the production cost of the cards.
AMD's MSRPs can maybe provide some minor profit margin to the retailer. (In Sweden the typical wholesale price is above MSRP.)
Based on the limited supply of cards all MSRP is way off in terms of modifying the demand to meet the supply.
I expect it is to add an additional heatspreader for the GDDR6X which gets unacceptably hot when mining but is fine under gaming loads.
Portugal's minimum wage : 600 euros
Same MRSP. Fair and honest. And there are worst cases probably involving Denmark.
Publishing the same MRSP for everyone in the world as if they have the same funds available is just dumb and insulting, it's the eternal run to grab the carrot that is in front of your noose but in fact it is always out of reach.
These graphics cards are produced in one factory and then shipped worldwide. Variations in cost depends on shipping rates and the costs of running wholesaler and retailer at the location. If anything it's just as likely that the cost of selling a card in a shop located in a small Sudanese town is just as high as selling it in a down town Manhattan shop, so a similar retail price (before taxes) should apply.
And that is why people die of hunger, have no medice and rely on external help. When you set prices based on maximizing profit you will have 3 groups : 1 group has a cheap product, 1 group has the MRSP product and the last group gets the shaft.
But sure lets ignore that the guy in Manhattan can afford to pay the extra tax and transport and it will still be a fraction of his income when compared to the Sudanese buyer.
Basically you sell goods for the same price for rich and poor countries or country groups included even for goods people need to survive and that is before tax or transport cost the price is already out of reach.