NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 1399.00
$ 522.49
$ 876.51 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

62 %
65 %
4% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

126 FPS
158 FPS
32 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

105 FPS
26 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
80 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

82 FPS
116 FPS
35 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

83 FPS
21 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
62 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

55628
128321
130% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score
Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

61295
120183
96% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

85662
95490
11% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

9889
11624
17% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1480 MHz
4% slightly higher core clock speed
1410 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1582 MHz
1665 MHz
5% slightly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

11 GiB
37% slightly more memory
8 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

352 Bit
37% slightly larger memory bus width
256 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

484.4 GB/s
8% slightly higher memory bandwidth
448 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

250 W
200 W
25% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

139.2 Gigapixels/s
4% slightly higher pixel rate
133.2 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

354.4 Gigatexels/s
40% slightly higher texture rate
253.1 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

11.34 TFLOPS
16.20 TFLOPS
42% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

3584
4864
35% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

224
47% significantly more texture mapping units
152

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

88
10% slightly more render output processors
80

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

28th of 531
25th of 531

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

March 2017
December 2020

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR5X
GDDR6

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.5
4.6

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti vs GeForce RTX 3060 Ti comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GPU is faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti in gaming.

In our comparison, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has a slightly higher core clock speed. This is the frequency at which the graphics core is running at. While not necessarily an indicator of overall performance, this metric can be useful when comparing two GPUs based on the same architecture. Despite this, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti has a slightly higher boost clock speed. The boost clock speed is the frequency that the GPU core can reach if the temperature is low enough. The allows for higher performance in certain scenarios.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has slightly more memory with 11 GiB of memory compared to 8 GiB. If you're planning at playing games at high resolutions with high-quality textures, you will need a lot of memory.

In addition, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti has a slightly lower TDP at 200 W when compared to the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti at 250 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

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