NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12 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 %
184 %
78% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

119 FPS
249 FPS
131 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

102 FPS
140 FPS
38 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

78 FPS
189 FPS
111 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

80 FPS
110 FPS
30 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

323% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

241% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

54% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

98% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,480 MHz
8% slightly higher core clock speed
1,370 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,582 MHz
1,665 MHz
5% slightly higher boost clock speed


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

11 GiB
12 GiB
9% slightly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

352 Bit
384 Bit
9% slightly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

484 GB/s
912 GB/s
88% significantly higher memory bandwidth


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

250 W
40% slightly lower TDP
350 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

139 Gigapixels/s
187 Gigapixels/s
33% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

354 Gigatexels/s
533 Gigatexels/s
50% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

200% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

185% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

42% much more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

27% slightly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

22nd of 526
5th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

March 2017
May 2021

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 3080 Ti comparison

In our benchmarks, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti beats the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti in gaming performance.

Our database shows that 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 3080 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.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has slightly more memory with 12 GiB of memory compared to 11 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 GTX 1080 Ti has a slightly lower TDP at 250 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti at 350 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is better than the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

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Our overall benchmark score measures CPU performance in gaming and compute scenarios.

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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