NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 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

120 %
186 %
55% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

165 FPS
261 FPS
96 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

87 FPS
136 FPS
49 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

123 FPS
189 FPS
66 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

69 FPS
106 FPS
37 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

37% slightly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

34% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

26% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

29% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,500 MHz
4% slightly higher core clock speed
1,440 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,725 MHz
0% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,710 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 GB/s
69% significantly higher memory bandwidth


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

220 W
45% significantly lower TDP
320 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

166 Gigapixels/s
0% slightly higher pixel rate
164 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

317 Gigatexels/s
465 Gigatexels/s
46% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

46% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

47% 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


Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

17th of 536
8th of 536

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

September 2020
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 3070 vs GeForce RTX 3080 specs and performance

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

In our comparison, the GeForce RTX 3070 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 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 has slightly more memory with 10 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 has a significantly lower TDP at 220 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 3070.


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