NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 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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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

64 %
110 %
71% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

151 FPS
268 FPS
117 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

93 FPS
138 FPS
45 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

106 FPS
193 FPS
87 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

68 FPS
108 FPS
40 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

59% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score
Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

105% significantly higher Blender score
Geekbench 5 (CUDA) score

Geekbench 5 (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

71% significantly higher Geekbench 5 (CUDA) score
Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

71% significantly higher Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score
Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

44% significantly higher Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score
Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

54% significantly higher Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score
Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

55% significantly higher Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1515 MHz
5% slightly higher core clock speed
1440 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1710 MHz
1710 MHz


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

448 GB/s
760.3 GB/s
69% significantly higher memory bandwidth


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

250 W
28% slightly lower TDP
320 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

109.4 Gigapixels/s
164.2 Gigapixels/s
50% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

314.6 Gigatexels/s
465.1 Gigatexels/s
47% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

10.07 TFLOPS
29.77 TFLOPS
195% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

195% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

47% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

49% significantly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

32nd of 557
14th of 557

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

September 2018
September 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 3080 comparison

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

Our database shows that 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.

As stated by the manufacturer, the GeForce RTX 3080 has slightly more memory with 10 GiB of memory compared to 8 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the GeForce RTX 2080 has a slightly lower TDP at 250 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 RTX 2080.


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