NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8 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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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

131 %
184 %
40% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

178 FPS
249 FPS
71 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

95 FPS
140 FPS
46 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

134 FPS
189 FPS
55 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

75 FPS
110 FPS
35 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

41% slightly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

42% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

25% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

32% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,575 MHz
14% slightly higher core clock speed
1,370 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,770 MHz
6% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,665 MHz


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
12 GiB
49% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
384 Bit
49% significantly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

608 GB/s
912 GB/s
49% significantly higher memory bandwidth


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

290 W
20% slightly lower TDP
350 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

170 Gigapixels/s
187 Gigapixels/s
9% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

340 Gigatexels/s
533 Gigatexels/s
56% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

56% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

66% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

66% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

16% slightly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

11th of 526
5th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2021
May 2021

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 3070 Ti vs GeForce RTX 3080 Ti specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU is faster than the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti in gaming.

In our comparison the GeForce RTX 3070 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 3070 Ti 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.

As stated by the manufacturer, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has significantly more memory with 12 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 3070 Ti has a slightly lower TDP at 290 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti at 350 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 Ti is better than the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti.

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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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