NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop 4 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

103 %
114% significantly better overall score
48 %

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

119 FPS
48 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
70 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

102 FPS
66 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
37 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

78 FPS
29 FPS significantly higher City frame rate
49 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

80 FPS
53 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
27 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

19% slightly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

1% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

62% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,480 MHz
21% slightly higher core clock speed
1,222 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,582 MHz
6% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,485 MHz


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

11 GiB
175% significantly more memory
4 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

352 Bit
175% significantly larger memory bus width
128 Bit

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

22nd of 526
79th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

March 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported


OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported


GeForce GTX 1080 Ti vs GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop specs and performance

For gaming, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card is better than the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop in our tests.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has a slightly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti also has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery an thermals allow.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has significantly more memory with 11 GiB of memory compared to 4 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is faster than the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop.

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Graphics card specifications

Core Clock speed and Boost clock speed directly influence gaming performance, typically the higher, the better. When thermals and power delivery allow, the GPU will raise its core clock to the boost clock for even more performance. A higher core clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

Memory is important for high resolutions and high resolution textures in games, if you're gaming at 4K or even 8K lots of memory is required. Too little memory may result in stuttering as the GPU tries to swap and fit everything in memory.

Memory bandwidth relates to the speed at which the GPU memory can be accessed. Higher speed is better as the graphics card won't need to wait for memory access before rendering a frame to the screen.

The memory bus width doesn't directly impact performance but, it the memory bandwidth. It measures how much data can be sent at one to and from the memory.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a GPU is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the GPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance. If you're comparing two laptop GPUs, you may take this into account when choosing between the two, since a cooler laptop generally runs faster for longer.


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