Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    30,501
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1,943 times in 684 posts

    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    Making sensible choices with Ampere.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    434
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    25 times in 19 posts
    • Bagpuss's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro Wi-Fi
      • CPU:
      • Intel i9-9900K
      • Memory:
      • 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 3400
      • Storage:
      • Gigabyte 512GB NVMe SSD, Crucial 1Tb NVMe SSD, 6Tb Seagate 7200
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 2080 Black Edition
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 850 RMx 850 Gold
      • Case:
      • Fractal Meshify C Copper Front Panel
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG UK850 27in 4K HDR Freesync/Gsync
      • Internet:
      • Three Mobile 4G Unlimited Data (35-45Mbit)

    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    I'd like to know why EVGA has all but abandoned the UK market in the last 2yrs, and on a side note, really bummed about the USB-C ports going on these 30xx cards, the one on my 2080 was good for charging my phone! seeing as my Fractal Meshify C case, doesn't have a USB-C port.

  3. #3
    HEXUS.timelord. Zak33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    I'm a Jessie
    Posts
    34,958
    Thanks
    2,974
    Thanked
    2,975 times in 1,843 posts
    • Zak33's system
      • Storage:
      • Kingston HyperX SSD, Hitachi 1Tb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 1060
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 800w
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT01
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTC uber speedy

    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    I'd like to know why EVGA has all but abandoned the UK market in the last 2yrs, and on a side note, really bummed about the USB-C ports going on these 30xx cards, the one on my 2080 was good for charging my phone! seeing as my Fractal Meshify C case, doesn't have a USB-C port.
    What do you mean abandoned? I can see EVGA items for sale at multiple places here in the UK.

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
    "The second you aren't paying attention to the tool you're using, it will take your fingers from you. It does not know sympathy." |
    "If you don't gaffer it, it will gaffer you" | "Belt and braces"

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    434
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    25 times in 19 posts
    • Bagpuss's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro Wi-Fi
      • CPU:
      • Intel i9-9900K
      • Memory:
      • 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 3400
      • Storage:
      • Gigabyte 512GB NVMe SSD, Crucial 1Tb NVMe SSD, 6Tb Seagate 7200
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 2080 Black Edition
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 850 RMx 850 Gold
      • Case:
      • Fractal Meshify C Copper Front Panel
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG UK850 27in 4K HDR Freesync/Gsync
      • Internet:
      • Three Mobile 4G Unlimited Data (35-45Mbit)

    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    What do you mean abandoned? I can see EVGA items for sale at multiple places here in the UK.
    Shut down their UK RMA centre and their GPU's are being sold in the UK by a 3rd party importer, not by EVGA themselves.

  5. #5
    IQ: 1.42
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    old trafford
    Posts
    1,268
    Thanks
    132
    Thanked
    92 times in 78 posts
    • Tunnah's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus somethingorother
      • CPU:
      • 3700X
      • Memory:
      • 16GB 3600
      • Storage:
      • Various SSDs, 90TB RAID6 HDDs
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 1080Ti
      • PSU:
      • Silverstone 650w
      • Case:
      • Lian-Li PC70B
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Internet:
      • 40mbit Sky Fibre

    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    I'd like to know why EVGA has all but abandoned the UK market in the last 2yrs, and on a side note, really bummed about the USB-C ports going on these 30xx cards, the one on my 2080 was good for charging my phone! seeing as my Fractal Meshify C case, doesn't have a USB-C port.
    Why do you need a USB-C port to charge your phone ? I don't think I've ever seen a USB-C > USB-C lead in my life now that I think on it.

  6. #6
    Banhammer in peace PeterB kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    29,953
    Thanks
    1,630
    Thanked
    3,068 times in 2,487 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra
      • CPU:
      • Intel i9 9900k
      • Memory:
      • 32GB DDR4 3200 CL16
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung 970Evo+ NVMe
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • rubbish

    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    Why do you need a USB-C port to charge your phone ? I don't think I've ever seen a USB-C > USB-C lead in my life now that I think on it.
    Every macbook has come with such a lead for at least the last two years - the power adaptors are just 3 pin to USB-C then you use a USB-C to USB-C lead from the plug to the laptop, which is handy for charging your phone instead if you need it, so yeah, I've got several such leads lying around which I don't mind being able to use from a PC as well.

  7. #7
    Theoretical Element Spud1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    7,286
    Thanks
    296
    Thanked
    286 times in 228 posts
    • Spud1's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • 2x 2.8ghz Quad Core Xeons (octo-core)
      • Memory:
      • 4gb DDR2 FB-Dimm
      • Storage:
      • 1x1TB, 1x320gb, 2x500gb, 1x250gb, 120GB SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia Geforce 560Ti
      • PSU:
      • Mac pro PSU
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro Case
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1x22" LG 3D TFT 1x 19" ViewSonic
      • Internet:
      • 80mb BT Infinity

    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    really bummed about the USB-C ports going on these 30xx cards
    Me also but more as I used it to connect my Oculus Rift to my PC - single cable carrying the Sensor & Headset HDMI signal rather than needing to faff with multiple cables. It's a shame more people didn't use it

  8. #8
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Posts
    74
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    It will be the cost of EVGA doing business in Europe impacting their bottom line, things like imports, regulation and consumer protection. EVGA make good products but I feel they have lost their way with the added customer service they used to be known for e.g. the 'Step Up Programme' is basically rigged against offering any real value by how what & when they choose to release products

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    339
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked
    21 times in 18 posts

    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    I'd like to know why EVGA has all but abandoned the UK market in the last 2yrs, and on a side note, really bummed about the USB-C ports going on these 30xx cards, the one on my 2080 was good for charging my phone! seeing as my Fractal Meshify C case, doesn't have a USB-C port.
    Why do you need a USB-C port to charge your phone ? I don't think I've ever seen a USB-C > USB-C lead in my life now that I think on it.
    I've got them with several pieces of music equipment, of all things. If they're not common in your life now, they will be soon (especially after USB4 unifies USB-C and Thunderbolt)

  10. #10
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    20
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    With you on that one. It makes it a hell of a lot simpler and it's a shame they're on on these cards.

  11. #11
    Be wary of Scan Dashers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    1,074
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked
    137 times in 107 posts
    • Dashers's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-X99-UD4
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7-5930K
      • Memory:
      • 48GB Corsair DDR4 3000 Quad-channel
      • Storage:
      • Intel 750 PCIe SSD; RAID-0 x2 Samsung 840 EVO; RAID-0 x2 WD Black; RAID-0 x2 Crucial MX500
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
      • PSU:
      • CoolerMaster Silent Pro M2 720W
      • Case:
      • Corsair 500R
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Philips 40" 4K AMVA + 23.8" AOC 144Hz IPS
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTTC

    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    "We like that EVGA restrains the form factor to what it describes as a 2.2-slot affair."

    I don't get this, how is this advantageous to anybody? Slots work in integer values, you either use a slot, or you don't. 2.2 is still taking up 3 slots which renders usually your next PCIe x16 slot inoperable.

    If you're going to go into 3 slots, make use of it and beef up the heatsink.

    Can we get anything that spills over into the third slot labelled with a con in reviews?

    Having a useful PC that can game on is getting harder and harder these days with stuff like this. Cards all take up extra slots, and cases increasingly come without even a single 5.25" - which means they can put in more LEDs, but come on! We're not all teenagers.

  12. #12
    IQ: 1.42
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    old trafford
    Posts
    1,268
    Thanks
    132
    Thanked
    92 times in 78 posts
    • Tunnah's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus somethingorother
      • CPU:
      • 3700X
      • Memory:
      • 16GB 3600
      • Storage:
      • Various SSDs, 90TB RAID6 HDDs
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 1080Ti
      • PSU:
      • Silverstone 650w
      • Case:
      • Lian-Li PC70B
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Internet:
      • 40mbit Sky Fibre

    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Every macbook has come with such a lead for at least the last two years - the power adaptors are just 3 pin to USB-C then you use a USB-C to USB-C lead from the plug to the laptop, which is handy for charging your phone instead if you need it, so yeah, I've got several such leads lying around which I don't mind being able to use from a PC as well.
    Oh yeah duh, completely blanked on the Apple ecosystem there.

  13. #13
    Nefarious Networker Dareos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Larkhall, Scotland
    Posts
    3,383
    Thanks
    451
    Thanked
    399 times in 296 posts
    • Dareos's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z77 - UD3H
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 Ivy Bridge
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair Vengeance
      • Storage:
      • Crucial M4 128GB, Seagate Barracuda 2TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte Geforce 670 OC Windforce x 2
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 1050 Modular
      • Case:
      • Fractal R3
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" DGM and 40" Samsung TV
      • Internet:
      • 152 Mb Virgin

    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

    Not just there. My mother recently got a 2019 Merc a200, the usb ports in front and back are C ports. I've used USB C on my phone for 3 or 4 years now so have a few c to c cables in use in various places. It seems to be replacing the usual A to C system. In general I think that's a good thing, cables fit both directions, smaller heads make it easier to thread etc.

    I think the fact there's a few more USB C monitors around now makes it a bit more surprising that it's been dropped.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •