Originally Posted by sugalumps
Yo, is it worth the extra £20 for the trio x gaming 2080 over the duke oc 2080?
Most reviews were at launch making it hard to judge how the cards have come along, the differences seem to be custom pcb and two 8 pins on the trio x also bigger cooler with the 3.0 newer fans. However alot of reviews putting the noise and temperatures the same if not in favour of the duke oc for some reason. Also the extra power doesn't seem to matter since all 2080s are power limited, so my question is the trio x still worth getting will I hit better oc's with it?
Really I am open to getting any 2080 except reference or asus strix since it's to expensive, msi seems to be the next go to choice after asus. The evga xc is only a two fan and the gigabyte gaming oc while the cheapest I do not trust as much due to general opinion being gigabyte qc not being as good as other brands.
It depends on how much you like to push the very least OC.
Of course silicon lottery always affects but overall yes the Gaming X Trio will have more OC capabilities.
Being an 2x 8 pin means you have more power, you can cross-flash let's say the 338W EVGA FTW3 bios and it should work w/o issues.
But if you don't care about all that to get probably a 30~45 Mhz more clock, then the Duke OC should be enough for ya.