NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 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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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

99 %
107 %
8% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

142 FPS
149 FPS
7 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

89 FPS
12 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate
78 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

98 FPS
112 FPS
14 FPS slightly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

63 FPS
3 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate
60 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

120,612
128,321
6% slightly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

105,930
120,183
13% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

87,178
95,490
9% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

11,016
11,700
6% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,515 MHz
7% slightly higher core clock speed
1,410 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,710 MHz
2% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,665 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
8 GiB
1% slightly more memory

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

448 GB/s
Identical
448 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

250 W
200 W
25% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

109 Gigapixels/s
133 Gigapixels/s
21% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

315 Gigatexels/s
24% slightly higher texture rate
253 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

10 TFLOPS
16 TFLOPS
60% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

2,944
4,864
65% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

184
21% 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

24th of 526
20th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

September 2018
December 2020

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR6
GDDR6

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 vs GeForce RTX 3060 Ti specs and performance

For gaming, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics card is better than the GeForce RTX 2080 in our tests.

In our comparison, the GeForce RTX 2080 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 2080 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.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti has slightly more memory with 8 GiB of memory compared to 8 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.

In addition, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti has a slightly lower TDP at 200 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 2080 at 250 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti over the GeForce RTX 2080.

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