NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 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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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 1,600
$ 944
$ 655.66 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

158 %
184 %
16% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

197 FPS
249 FPS
52 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

146 FPS
6 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate
140 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

143 FPS
189 FPS
46 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

109 FPS
110 FPS
1 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

176,681
235,513
33% slightly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

145,322
209,081
43% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

132,328
0% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
131,975

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

14,639
19,628
34% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,350 MHz
1,370 MHz
1% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,545 MHz
1,665 MHz
7% slightly higher boost clock speed

Memory

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

616 GB/s
912 GB/s
48% significantly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

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

136 Gigapixels/s
187 Gigapixels/s
37% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

420 Gigatexels/s
533 Gigatexels/s
26% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

13 TFLOPS
34 TFLOPS
153% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

4,352
10,240
135% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

272
320
17% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

88
112
27% slightly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

9th of 526
5th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

September 2018
May 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR6
GDDR6X

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.6

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti vs GeForce RTX 3080 Ti comparison

In our benchmarks, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti beats the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti in gaming performance.

The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 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. In addition, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti also has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery an thermals allow.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has slightly more memory with 12 GiB of memory compared to 11 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti has a slightly lower TDP at 250 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti at 350 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

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GPU rating

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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