Review: NVIDIA RTX 4080 Founders Edition

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The test configuration:

As we said in the introduction, we are (again) busy updating all our graphics using the latest drivers from NVIDIA, AMD and of course INTEL. We also took the opportunity to slightly modify our test configuration. So here we go again for a new series of tests and therefore of graphics on this slightly modified configuration:

  • Motherboard: ROG Maximus Z690 APEX
  • Processor: Intel Alder Lake i9-12900K
  • Memory : 32 GB Corsair Vengeance 5600 CL38 DDR5
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA RTX 4080 FE, MSI RTX 4080 Surpim X, KFA2 RTX 4080, MSI RTX 4090 Suprim Liquid X, NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti FE, KFA2 RTX 3090 HOF (BIOS 1000w), KFA2 RTX 3090 Ti HOF, Asus RX 6800 XT LC, MSI RX 6900 XT Gaming Z and Powercolor RX 6950 XT LC
  • Cooling system: ROG Ryujin II 360 from Asus
  • SSD : Western Digital Black SN750 2 TB + EKWB radiator
  • Power supply : Corsair AX1600i + 12VHPWR 600W adapter
  • Operating system : Windows 11 64 bits

For this test, we used a high-end configuration using an i9-12900K processor and DDR5. The use of a 144 Hz 4K display is also a prerequisite. For our tests we use a copy of the ROG PG27UQ.

The drivers used are NVIDIA 517.48 and AMD 22.9.2. For the RTX 4080, we used the press drivers in version 526.72.

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Our test protocol:

All cards are tested at stock frequencies and without any optimization. For the various benchmarks, whether synthetic or gaming, we will opt for 1080p, 1440p and 2160p resolutions depending on the card’s performance. Here, with this ultra high-end model, we will only use 2160p definition.

As you can see, we have switched to Windows 11 and we have activated in the BIOS the ” ReSize BAR ” visible in GPU-Z. Now that you know everything about our test configuration, it’s time to start!