During the launch day of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 left tons of PC gamers who were hoping to buy one graphics card disappointed, due stock issues. At the same time, a group of some overclockers who had received their RTX 3080 cards from board partners were pushing the card to its limits to produce some predictably record-breaking results.
RTX 3080 the new crown holder but Not for Long
As spotted by Wccftech, Ronaldo Buassali, who is GPU maker Galax’s (based in Latin America) in-house overclocker, managed to crank a Galax RTX 3080 SG graphics card up to 2340MHz to hold the highest spot in 3DMark’s Port Royal benchmark with a score of 13,488 points. Ronaldo is well-known within the overclocking scene but mostly for his Youtube video where he alongside his team transformed an RTX 2080 Ti graphics card into an RTX 2080 Ti SUPER by using some faster GDDR6 dies from RTX 2080 SUPER series.
And another record was set by Ronaldo Buassali and his team in 3DMark Time Spy Extreme, where the overclocker grabbed the highest spot with a graphics score of 10,595 with the GPU running at 2310MHz. And got a result which is 7% beyond the previous fastest RTX 2080 Ti.
The other really interesting point to notice is that with these early runs, Buassali was overclocking the GPU, but not the memory – so when the VRAM is additionally juiced up, we should see even more surprising results from the new RTX 3080.
Buassali and his team concede that these records are going to be broken in a short time, with the discharge of more powerful GPUs i.e the RTX 3090. Which is about to be unleashed on September 24 – but it’s still interesting to ascertain how the RTX 3080 can step up to the plate right now.