NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 1157.09
$ 242.90 slightly less expensive
$ 1399.99

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

117 %
132 %
12% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

278 FPS
303 FPS
26 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

151 FPS
163 FPS
11 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

207 FPS
231 FPS
23 FPS slightly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

119 FPS
129 FPS
10 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

235513
238123
1% slightly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score
Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

209081
2% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
204921
Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

131975
138859
5% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

19592
19854
1% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1370 MHz
1400 MHz
2% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1665 MHz
1695 MHz
1% slightly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

12 GiB
24 GiB
100% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

384 Bit
Identical
384 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

912.4 GB/s
936.2 GB/s
2% slightly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

350 W
Identical
350 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

186.5 Gigapixels/s
189.8 Gigapixels/s
1% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

532.8 Gigatexels/s
556 Gigatexels/s
4% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

34.1 TFLOPS
35.58 TFLOPS
4% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

10240
10496
2% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

320
328
2% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

112
Identical
112

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

10th of 531
8th of 531

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2021
September 2020

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR6X
GDDR6X

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.6

GeForce RTX 3080 Ti vs GeForce RTX 3090 benchmarks

For gaming, the GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card is better than the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in our tests.

In our comparison, the GeForce RTX 3090 has a slightly higher core clock speed. This is the frequency at which the graphics core is running at. While not necessarily an indicator of overall performance, this metric can be useful when comparing two GPUs based on the same architecture. In addition, the GeForce RTX 3090 also has a slightly higher boost clock speed. The boost clock speed is the frequency that the GPU core can reach if the temperature is low enough. The allows for higher performance in certain scenarios.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that the GeForce RTX 3090 has significantly more memory with 24 GiB of memory compared to 12 GiB. If you're planning at playing games at high resolutions with high-quality textures, you will need a lot of memory.

In addition, both the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and the GeForce RTX 3090 have an identical TDP. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce RTX 3090 is faster than the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

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