NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 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

109 %
211 %
93% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

266 FPS
482 FPS
216 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

137 FPS
242 FPS
104 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

191 FPS
356 FPS
164 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

107 FPS
193 FPS
86 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

101% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score
Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

142% significantly higher Blender score
Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

81% significantly higher Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score
Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

67% significantly higher Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1440 MHz
2235 MHz
55% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1710 MHz
2520 MHz
47% significantly higher boost clock speed


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


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

320 W
40% slightly lower TDP
450 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

164.2 Gigapixels/s
483.8 Gigapixels/s
194% significantly higher pixel rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

29.77 TFLOPS
82.58 TFLOPS
177% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

88% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

88% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

100% significantly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

13th of 549
2nd of 549

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

September 2020
October 2022

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 4090 comparison

In our benchmarks, the GeForce RTX 4090 beats the GeForce RTX 3080 in gaming performance.

In our comparison, the GeForce RTX 4090 has a significantly 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 4090 also has a significantly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, the GeForce RTX 4090 has significantly more memory with 24 GiB of memory compared to 10 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.

In addition, the GeForce RTX 3080 has a slightly lower TDP at 320 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 4090 at 450 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 4090 is better than the GeForce RTX 3080.


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