Best NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Graphics Cards (GPU) 2020

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (Image credit: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA announced the new series of GeForce RTX 3080 GPUs, which is what you should consider if you're searching for the best graphics card. If you're not a fan of the founder's edition, we've rounded up some of the best third-party RTX 3080 GPUs from manufacturers right here.

Choosing the best NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU

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When it comes down to choosing the best aftermarket GPU, you can look at price as the main factor in your decision making. Most manufacturers produce similar results within a GPU series like the RTX 3080, so you can expect to see similar results throughout. There are some cards that come with higher clock speeds and other high-end features that set them apart, however.

The MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio is a brilliant GPU for your new gaming PC build. It has incredible amounts of power compared to even the RTX 20 series from NVIDIA, providing a significant boost in performance per $. If you've been holding off on buying a new GPU, the RTX 3080 is your reward that'll last for many years to come.

But don't worry if your budget can't quite stretch the premium RTX 3080 cards. Options like the PNY GeForce RTX 3080 XLR8 Gaming Epic-X are still worth considering and won't let you down in-game. Even the more affordable RTX 3080 cards will be a significant upgrade on past generation GPUs.

Rich Edmonds
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.