NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10 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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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

110 %
137 %
24% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

268 FPS
318 FPS
50 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

138 FPS
166 FPS
28 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

193 FPS
238 FPS
45 FPS slightly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

108 FPS
132 FPS
25 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

13% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

19% slightly higher Blender score
Geekbench 5 (CUDA) score

Geekbench 5 (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

15% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (CUDA) score
Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

12% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score
Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

10% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score
Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

12% slightly higher Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score
Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

8% slightly higher Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1440 MHz
2% slightly higher core clock speed
1400 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1710 MHz
0.88% slightly higher boost clock speed
1695 MHz


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

10 GiB
24 GiB
139% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

320 Bit
384 Bit
20% slightly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

760.3 GB/s
936.2 GB/s
23% slightly higher memory bandwidth


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

320 W
9% slightly lower TDP
350 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

164.2 Gigapixels/s
189.8 Gigapixels/s
15% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

465.1 Gigatexels/s
556 Gigatexels/s
19% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

29.77 TFLOPS
35.58 TFLOPS
19% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

20% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

20% slightly 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

14th of 363
10th of 363

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 3080 vs GeForce RTX 3090 specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3090 GPU is faster than the GeForce RTX 3080 in gaming.

Our database shows that the GeForce RTX 3080 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 3080 also has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

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 10 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the GeForce RTX 3080 has a slightly lower TDP at 320 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3090 at 350 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 3090 over the GeForce RTX 3080.


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