Nvidia RTX 4080 Graphics Card Review

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INNO3D RTX 4080 iChill X3

Moving onto the INNO3D iChill X3 and this actually differs slightly to the 4090 version of the same model. The cooler actually looks to share some similarities with its bigger brother, though changes things up a bit on the front of the shroud with some grey bolted-on accents instead of the glossy RGB panels that were on the 4090 version.

Speaking of RGB, it still includes a panel on the top of the card, which makes it visible when mounted horizontally or vertically and in another small changeup, it’s matte, instead of glossy, which does in my opinion, look a lot better.

The card still remains very large, measuring in at 334mm long, 148mm wide and 62mm thick so it takes up 3 slots inside your case with the cooler sitting just under that.

It’s the lightest card we have today, coming in at 2060 grams, which don’t get me wrong, is still heavy, but a lot less than the other SKUs we have. Due to the weight and length of the card, INNO3D do include a pretty decent-looking stand to hold the card into place to avoid any potential sag, which is a shame, as the 4090 included a built-in bracket to aid with stability, but being a cheaper card, I do get it.

The cooler features a large vapour chamber design, similar to what we’ve seen on the 4090, and includes a total of 8 heatpipes to help dissipate the heat away from the core and surrounding memory chips.

The heatsink is actually split into 3 sections with the heatpipes connecting them all together for the biggest surface area for the heat to travel to.

No word on pricing on this one, but being a custom card, and being factory overclocked, you’ll likely pay a slight premium of around £200 or so in the UK, and INNO3D have no presence in the US so there’s nothing to really comment on there.

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