NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8 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

$ 960
$ 450
$ 509.80 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

77 %
107 %
38% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

84 FPS
149 FPS
65 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

75 FPS
78 FPS
2 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

57 FPS
112 FPS
55 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

60 FPS
Identical
60 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

51,531
128,321
149% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

54,640
120,183
119% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

66,552
95,490
43% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

7,547
11,700
55% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,607 MHz
13% slightly higher core clock speed
1,410 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,733 MHz
4% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,665 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
Identical
8 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
Identical
256 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

320 GB/s
448 GB/s
39% slightly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

180 W
11% slightly lower TDP
200 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

111 Gigapixels/s
133 Gigapixels/s
20% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

277 Gigatexels/s
9% slightly higher texture rate
253 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

9 TFLOPS
16 TFLOPS
82% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

2,560
4,864
89% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

160
5% slightly more texture mapping units
152

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

64
80
25% slightly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

42nd of 526
20th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2016
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 vs GeForce RTX 3060 Ti benchmarks

For gaming, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics card is better than the GeForce GTX 1080 in our tests.

The GeForce GTX 1080 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. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1080 also has a slightly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

As stated by the manufacturer, they both have the same amount of memory at 8 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.

In addition, the GeForce GTX 1080 has a slightly lower TDP at 180 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti at 200 W. This is not a measure of performance, but rather the amount of heat generated by the chip when running at its highest speed.

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

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