The ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 3080 OC is the fastest RTX 3080 around and clocks 13% higher than the Founders Edition
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It has been a few weeks since ASUS announced its ROG STRIX variants of the RTX 3080, which it unveiled shortly after the official launch of the RTX 30 series. However, the company has only now announced the clock speeds of the ROG STRIX RTX 3080 OC edition, and they are way above NVIDIA's reference speeds. The RTX 3080 has 10 GB of GDDR6X VRAM, although Gigabyte has confirmed that 20 GB models are incoming. The current batches of RTX 3080 cards have 8,704 CUDA cores, along with a 320-bit memory interface and VRAM that operates at 19 Gbps.
The ROG STRIX RTX 3080 OC is currently the fastest RTX 3080 of the lot, though. The OC has a 1,440 MHz base clock and can reach 1,905 MHz by default in Gaming Mode, which is way beyond other custom cards. However, enabling OC Mode increases the card's peak clock speed to 1,935 MHz, a 13.2% increase over the boost clock of the RTX 3080 Founders Edition. Understandably, the ROG STRIX RTX 3080 OC requires 3x 8-pin power connectors. The card measures 318.5 x 140.1 x 57.8 mm, for reference, making it a 2.9-slot card according to ASUS.
The ROG STRIX RTX 3080 OC is still not available to order, and ASUS has not given any hints when the card will be orderable from third-party retailers. Videocardz notes that 20 GB versions of the RTX 3080 may have higher clock speeds than these initial 10 GB models, so the ROG STRIX RTX 3080 OC may not be at the top of the pile for long.