NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

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$ 960
$ 868
$ 92.30 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

80 %
186 %
132% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

87 FPS
261 FPS
174 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

76 FPS
136 FPS
60 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

59 FPS
189 FPS
130 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

61 FPS
106 FPS
45 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

51,531
206,390
300% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

54,640
181,771
232% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

66,552
126,138
89% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

7,547
17,552
132% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,607 MHz
11% slightly higher core clock speed
1,440 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,733 MHz
1% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,710 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
10 GiB
25% slightly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
320 Bit
25% slightly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

320 GB/s
760 GB/s
137% significantly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

180 W
77% significantly lower TDP
320 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

111 Gigapixels/s
164 Gigapixels/s
48% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

277 Gigatexels/s
465 Gigatexels/s
67% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

9 TFLOPS
30 TFLOPS
235% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

2,560
8,704
239% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

160
272
69% significantly 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

42nd of 536
8th of 536

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2016
September 2020

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 3080 comparison

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

Our database shows that 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. 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 has slightly more memory with 10 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 GTX 1080 has a significantly lower TDP at 180 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3080 at 320 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 is better than the GeForce GTX 1080.

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