Yeston GeForce RTX 4080 Super Sakura Sugar review

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Yeston is widely recognized, particularly in Asia and some Western markets, for its unique offering of components featuring an anime-inspired aesthetic. Within this niche, the company has gained a reputation for producing high-quality products. The packaging of the card is not only functional but also aesthetically ehm ..  alluring :) 

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Their latest creation, the 4080 Super Sakura Sugar, appears poised to uphold this tradition. The Sakura presents itself as a substantial graphics card with an unconventional cooler design that Yeston has named "SUGAR." This imposing triple-fan cooler exhibits a distinctive feature: each fan is adorned with a different pastel hue. Notably, the cooler's dimensions extend into a third slot and stand considerably taller than the rear I/O bracket.

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER is a refresh successor in the ADA series, and is set to replace the current Ampere based 4080. This graphics card is equipped with 16 Gigabytes of GDDR6X memory, operating at an effective data rate of 23  Gbps. This configuration results in a memory bandwidth of 736 GB/sec. Detailed insights into the product's features and specifications are provided in the subsequent sections. While last-gen GeForce RTX 3080 Ti featured 10240 stream/shader processors, the RTX 4080 SUPER also offers 10240 shading cores and delivers markedly higher performance. 

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The cooling solution, named "Sugar," employs larger 10cm fans compared to its predecessor, enhanced with eight copper heatpipes. The shroud benefits from in-mold injection molding, ensuring the durability and clarity of the underlying graphics. Despite its robust cooling capabilities, the card maintains quiet operation, with fans remaining idle until the GPU temperature surpasses 60°C, supporting a 0dB technology feature.Included are a braided white power adapter cable, which feeds from three 8-pin PCIe PEG power headers. Of course, if your power supply supports the new 12VHPWR directly with one cable, connect that, this product weighs just over 1.5kg.

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NVIDIA exclusively provides power adapters for the RTX 40-series graphics cards, applicable to both Founders Edition and custom designs by partners. The 12VHPWR connector has recently been a topic of discussion due to isolated overheating incidents, potentially linked to cable bending, user installation, or quality control issues. However, these connectors generally maintain a safe temperature under normal usage conditions.

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The GeForce RTX 4000 series, while adhering to PCIe Gen 5 specifications, operates using a PCIe Gen 4.0 x16 host interface. Similarly, the RTX 4080 / SUPER 16GB GDDR6X memory, with its 256-bit wide memory bus, offers significant bandwidth and storage capacity. Despite its 320W Total Graphics Power (TGP), a 650-watt power supply is recommended, although the actual power consumption typically ranges between 275-325 Watts. Keep in mind that board partners may allow for higher TGP, potentially leading to increased power usage in certain configurations, alongside a notch of extra performance of course.

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 It offers three DisplayPort 1.4 and one HDMI 2.1 output, making it one of the longest graphics cards available. And yeah, that backside, waify anime style themed cherry blossom.

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