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[Canada Computers] EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING, 10G-P5-3897-KL, LHR, 10GB (1079$+tx)

Prices keep dropping!

Edit: make sure to clip the 70$ coupon.
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happy to keep chugging along with my 1060 Smiling Face With Sunglasses
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tkl2020 wrote: happy to keep chugging along with my 1060 Smiling Face With Sunglasses $1000 gpu is not for me
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How is EVGA in terms of QC and long term reliability/warranty?

I've been checking into some of the other GPU threads, and people seem to HATE Zotac. Is EVGA better than Asus and Gigabyte?
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Tihor05 wrote: How is EVGA in terms of QC and long term reliability/warranty?

I've been checking into some of the other GPU threads, and people seem to HATE Zotac. Is EVGA better than Asus and Gigabyte?
EVGA's FTW3 line and Asus's TUF line of 3000 series cards are generally considered to be top tier. EVGA's XC3 line aren't quite as reliable as the FTW3 line. EVGA's post-sale support and warranties are some of the best in the industry. I have an Asus TUF 3070 and it's been a quiet and reliable beast.

Gigabyte has had issues with their 3000 series cards in the cooling department, which is likely why so many are available and discounted.

Of course, I'm speaking in general terms here. Yes, you can absolutely find anecdotes of people hating their EVGA and ASUS cards and people loving their Gigabyte cards.
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Cheaper than my evga ftw3 3070ti that also came from CanadaComputers
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And yeah, on a side note, I'm waiting until October :)

Btw, ASUS TUF 3070 ti is available on Amazon.com for $699 USD if anyone is interested. Ships to Canada but it'll cost a bit more.
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Gimped with 10 gigs of ram, was outdated before it launched and now we'll see what these cards are really worth without mining propping them up.
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nabiul wrote: Gimped with 10 gigs of ram, was outdated before it launched and now we'll see what these cards are really worth without mining propping them up.
What's your example case for this statement? I have yet to see a game use more than 8GB at 4K 144Hz.
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JFlash20 wrote: What's your example case for this statement? I have yet to see a game use more than 8GB at 4K 144Hz.
MSFS 2020 - 4K ate up to 14GB ram easily
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Rosskoay wrote: MSFS 2020 - 4K ate up to 14GB ram easily
OK, I could see that. Not the most common use-case though.
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Tihor05 wrote: How is EVGA in terms of QC and long term reliability/warranty?

I've been checking into some of the other GPU threads, and people seem to HATE Zotac. Is EVGA better than Asus and Gigabyte?
EVGA had/has a pretty good rep but everything is YMMV these days. If you really want a 10GB 3080, the FTW3 ultra or ROG Strix OC are the ones to get. Personally, unless you can't wait til Sept, don't buy it.
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Tihor05 wrote: How is EVGA in terms of QC and long term reliability/warranty?

I've been checking into some of the other GPU threads, and people seem to HATE Zotac. Is EVGA better than Asus and Gigabyte?
As a computer technician:

EVGA is best in-class. Their cards are top quality, and customer service will always take care of you. Warranty is transferrable. RMA takes one to two weeks.

ASUS and MSI are 2nd best, they are up there close to EVGA but EVGA slightly wins out. Warranty is transferrable. RMA takes one to two weeks. Plus is that they have depots in Canada as opposed to the other companies.

Gigabyte support is poor. They will deny warranty based on "physical damage" with things that are more of a manufacturer defect. Their RMA process is slow, they usually do not have stock available for their RMA's. Warranty is transferrable. RMA takes around 2 - 3 months.

See the following, I get cards with this exact issue in all of the time. Gigabyte will always deny for this issue. It is caused by the card sagging due to the heavy weight.


Zotac is the worst. They will deny your warranty if name or address on the invoice does not match your current address or name. They will deny warranty if you got the card out of a pre-built from anywhere other than an authorized reseller. They will also deny RMA if you simply make too may RMA's with them. None of the other card manufactures do this.
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Tihor05 wrote: How is EVGA in terms of QC and long term reliability/warranty?

I've been checking into some of the other GPU threads, and people seem to HATE Zotac. Is EVGA better than Asus and Gigabyte?
EVGA has the step-up programme as well, pretty nice to have with next gen launch rumoured to be imminent
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JFlash20 wrote: What's your example case for this statement? I have yet to see a game use more than 8GB at 4K 144Hz.
Anything VR. My 1070 with 8GB gets maxed out playing old VR games with my oculus rift. Newer headsets have higher requirements.

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