NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 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
$ 609
$ 351.30 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

77 %
140 %
81% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

84 FPS
190 FPS
106 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

75 FPS
99 FPS
24 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

57 FPS
141 FPS
83 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

60 FPS
78 FPS
18 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

51,531
165,866
221% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

54,640
147,200
169% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

66,552
104,828
57% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

7,547
14,857
96% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,607 MHz
2% slightly higher core clock speed
1,575 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,733 MHz
1,770 MHz
2% slightly higher boost clock speed

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
608 GB/s
89% significantly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

180 W
61% significantly lower TDP
290 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

111 Gigapixels/s
170 Gigapixels/s
53% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

277 Gigatexels/s
340 Gigatexels/s
22% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

9 TFLOPS
22 TFLOPS
145% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

2,560
6,144
139% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

160
192
20% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

64
96
49% significantly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

41st of 526
11th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2016
May 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR5X
GDDR6X

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 3070 Ti benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti beats the GeForce GTX 1080 in gaming performance.

Our database shows that the GeForce GTX 1080 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. Despite this, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 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.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, 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 significantly lower TDP at 180 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti at 290 W. This is not a measure of performance, but rather the amount of heat generated by the chip when running at its highest speed.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is better than the GeForce GTX 1080.

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