The RTX 3080 offers incredible value for money, providing 4K 60fps PC gaming at an RRP of almost half the last generation of cards. A must-buy for any serious PC gamer wanting a GPU upgrade.
When Nvidia revealed the latest 30-series of graphics cards, PC gamers everywhere rejoiced. While the 3070 offers 2080 Super-level performance for a significantly cheaper price, and the 3090 is the most powerful consumer-level GPU the world has ever seen; it was the 3080 that caused a big ruckus, sitting bang in the middle of the two and featuring some awesome new architecture and specs.
The 3080 really is the flagship of the three, aimed at those who want to play the latest and greatest games at a smooth 60fps in 4K. It’s safe to say this is the biggest graphical leap we’ve seen in a long time; all three 30-series cards on launch have impressed – and the fourth, the 3060 Ti, when it joined the party too. While a 3090 packs incredible power, supporting up to 8K gaming potentially, a price tag of $1,499/£1,399 is still eye-watering. Meanwhile, you can get a 3080 for half that, at $699/£649. This is 4K gaming at an accessible price for the first time ever, and lists of the best graphics card across the internet have been significantly reshuffled because of this.