NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card has reportedly been tested by a Chinese-based tech media outlet, TecLab. The outlet posted a video showing several benchmarks and game performance tests for the card and while their video has since been removed (probably due to embarrassing breeches), the performance tests were caught by our friends at VideoCordz.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Benchmark Leak Out, 30% faster than RTX 2080 TI and 50% faster than average RTX 2080 Super.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 is going to be the flagship offering within the RTX 30 Series lineup and fits right under the GeForce RTX 3090 which is the halo product of this generation. In performance tests, the GeForce RTX 3080 was categorized as AAA Gaming Titles and synthetics including 3DMark tests.
Performance was measured with GeForce 456.16 drivers that appear to be the official test drivers for the GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card, but it should be noted that based on previous benchmarking coverage of TecLab, these latest tests were a slight pinch of salt. Should be taken with . The test setup had an Intel Core i9-10900K and 32 GB of DDR4 memory (4133 MHz at CL time). The PSU used was a Superflower Lidex G1000 which is a 1000W PSU and should be more than enough to power the entire system.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Synthetic Performance Test
First, we have synthetic tests that were done within the 3DMark Firestrike, Time Spy and Port Royal. In the 3DMark Firestrike, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 is about 25% faster than the RTX 2080 Ti and 45% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER in performance and peak tests. Surprisingly, the card has even more performance when tested in the Ultra Preset (4K) which shows a jump of up to 36% on the RTX 2080 Ti with 1GB of higher memory capacity. It seems that the Firestream Ultra preset is more capable of using the Ampere GPU core than the other two presets.
The full stop of the tests is given below:
- 3DMark Fire Strike Performance: 31919 (+ 25% 2080Ti, + 43% 2080S)
- 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme: 20101 (+ 24% 2080Ti, + 45% 2080S)
- 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra: 11049 (+ 36% 2080Ti, + 64% 2080S)
- 3DMark Fire Strike Time Spy: 17428 (+ 28% 2080Ti, + 49% 2080S)
- 3DMark Fire Strike Time Spy Extreme: 8548 (+ 38% 2080Ti, + 59% 2080S)
- 3DMark Fire Strike Port Royal: 11455 (+ 45% 2080Ti, + 64% 2080S)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Performance Test
Moving on to gaming performance tests, several titles were tested here, including Far Cry 5, Borderlands 3, Forza Horizon 4, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Horizon Zero Dawn, Shadow of the Red Raider, Control and Death Stranding. For standard titles, the GeForce RTX 3080 is shown to be 62% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER. Among titles that support DLSS, the RTX 3080 performs 70–80% better than the DLSS Off, which is quite impressive.
RTX 3080 Game Test:
RTX 3080 DLSS Test:
Lastly, electricity consumption is also mentioned. With the GeForce RTX 3080 installed, TecLab reports a maximum system power consumption of 500W which does not seem to be much higher than the current high-end graphics card. With that, many publications, including myself, are posting full RTX 3080 reviews on 14 September, so if you’re waiting for in-department testing and data for the card, you can just wait a few more days.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Graphics Card Specifications
The RTX 3080 featured some crazy specifications such as 68 SM units resulting in a total of 8704 CUDA cores. In addition to the CUDA core, the card also comes with next-gen RT (ray-tracing) cores, tensor cores, and brand new SM or streaming multi-processor units. Other specialties include 272 TMU, 272 Tensor Cores, 96 ROP and 68 RT cores. The card has a base clock of 1440 MHz and a boost clock of 1710 MHz with a TDP of 320W.
In terms of memory, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 is packed with 10 GB memory and that too the next generation GDDR6X design. Micron dies with the latest and greatest graphics memory, the RTX 3080 can deliver GDDR6X memory speeds up to 19.0 Gbps. Will provide a cumulative bandwidth of 760 Gbps with a 320-bit bus interface.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series ‘Ampere’ graphics card specifications:
|Graphics card name||NVIDIA Geforce RTX 3070||NVIDIA Geforce RTX 3080||NVIDIA Geforce RTX 3090|
|GPU Name||Ampere GA104-300||Ampere GA102-200||Ampere GA102-300|
|Process node||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm|
|Transistor||17.4 billion||28 billion||28 billion|
|TMU / ROP||TBA||272/96||TBA|
|Tensor / RT Crore||184/46||272/68||328/82|
|Base clock||1500 MHz||1440 MHz||1400 MHz|
|Boost clock||1730 MHz||1710 MHz||1700 MHz|
|FP32 Compute||20 TFLOPs||30 TFLOPs||36 TFLOPs|
|RT TFLOPs||40 TFLOPs||58 TFLOPs||69 TFLOPs|
|Tenser-tops||163 top||238 top||285 top|
|Memory capacity||8/16 GB GDDR6||10/20 GB GDDR6X||24 GB GDDR 6X|
|Memory speed||14 Gbps||19 gps||19.5 Gbps|
|The bandwidth||448 Gbps||760 Gbps||936 Gbps|
|Price (MSRP / FE)||$ 499 U.S.||$ 699 US||$ 1499 US|
|Launch (Availability)||October 2020||17 September||24 September|
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Graphics Card Price and Availability
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 will be launched to consumers on September 17, 2020. The version of the reference founder version will be priced at $ 699 US. The NVIDIA RTX 3080 will be priced at $ 699 (MSRP), although custom models will vary depending on their design and the additional horsepower they offer. For users who are awaiting performance reviews, the NDA RTX 3080 will be up on September 14.
There is no detailed display number that NVIDIA is sharing right now, but from what has been showcased, the GeForce RTX 3070 is faster than the RTX 2080 Ti, a bit better than the RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 3090 RTX. The 2080 is about 50% faster than the TI which is very impressive for the full lineup stack. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 claims itself to be two times faster than the RTX 2080 and significantly faster than the RTX 2080 Ti, making it an ideal 60 FPS 4K gaming graphics card for its price.