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

64 %
65 %
1% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

151 FPS
159 FPS
8 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

93 FPS
14 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate
79 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

106 FPS
115 FPS
10 FPS slightly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

68 FPS
6 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate
62 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

5% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

25% slightly higher Blender score
Geekbench 5 (CUDA) score

Geekbench 5 (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

6% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (CUDA) score
Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

13% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score
Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

9% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score
Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

1% slightly higher Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score
Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

2% slightly higher Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1515 MHz
7% slightly higher core clock speed
1410 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1710 MHz
2% slightly higher boost clock speed
1665 MHz


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
8 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
256 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

448 GB/s
448 GB/s


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

109.4 Gigapixels/s
133.2 Gigapixels/s
21% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

314.6 Gigatexels/s
24% slightly higher texture rate
253.1 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

10.07 TFLOPS
16.20 TFLOPS
60% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

65% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

21% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

25% slightly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

29th of 549
27th of 549

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

September 2018
December 2020

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported


OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported


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 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 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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