RTX 2080 Super vs RTX 3070

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1650
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 15500
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1500
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 578$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating2212
Place by popularityno data34
Value for money53.1646.23
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameTuring TU104Ampere GA104
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date2 July 2019 (3 years ago)16 September 2020 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$699 $499
Current price$454 (0.6x MSRP)$578 (1.2x MSRP)
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores30725888
Core clock speed1650 MHz1500 MHz
Boost clock speed1815 MHz1725 MHz
Number of transistors13,600 million17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology12 nm8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)250 Watt220 Watt
Texture fill rate348.5317.4

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
Length267 mm242 mm
Width2-slot2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin1x 12-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount8 GB8 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed15500 MHz14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth495.9 GB/s448.0 GB/s
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI++
G-SYNC support+no data

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_1)12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.56.5
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL1.22.0
Vulkan1.2.1311.2
CUDA7.58.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RTX 2080 Super 66.04
RTX 3070 75.37
+14.1%
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

RTX 2080 Super 19527
RTX 3070 22287
+14.1%

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RTX 2080 Super 40963
RTX 3070 43005
+5%

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 2080 Super 140388
RTX 3070 154864
+10.3%

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 2080 Super 23364
RTX 3070 25739
+10.2%

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 2080 Super 27398
RTX 3070 31020
+13.2%

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

RTX 2080 Super 113021
RTX 3070 135064
+19.5%

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RTX 2080 Super 515887
+2.7%
RTX 3070 502470

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

RTX 2080 Super 93540
RTX 3070 99895
+6.8%

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

RTX 2080 Super 126056
RTX 3070 149734
+18.8%

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2080 Super 132
RTX 3070 188
+42.1%

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Super 71
RTX 3070 76
+7%

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Super 13
RTX 3070 13

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Super 42
RTX 3070 44
+3.8%

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Super 107
RTX 3070 115
+7.4%

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Super 53
RTX 3070 61
+14.7%

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Super 12.6
RTX 3070 12.8
+1.6%

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Super 141
RTX 3070 160
+13.2%

Benchmark coverage: 1%

RTX 2080 Super 221
RTX 3070 266
+20.1%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HD143
−4.9%
150
+4.9%
1440p100
−6%
106
+6%
4K72
+2.9%
70
−2.9%

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
−123%
147
+123%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 99
−26.3%
125
+26.3%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 94
−6.4%
100
+6.4%
Battlefield 5 122
−22.1%
149
+22.1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 191
+155%
75−80
−155%
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
−111%
139
+111%
Far Cry 5 109
−36.7%
149
+36.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 98
−26.5%
124
+26.5%
Forza Horizon 4 143
+90.7%
75−80
−90.7%
Hitman 3 197
+15.2%
171
−15.2%
Horizon Zero Dawn 125
−22.4%
153
+22.4%
Red Dead Redemption 2 126
−23.8%
156
+23.8%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 116
−44%
167
+44%
Watch Dogs: Legion 114
−6.1%
121
+6.1%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 87
−23%
107
+23%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 79
−10.1%
87
+10.1%
Battlefield 5 110
−20%
132
+20%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 154
+105%
75−80
−105%
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
−90.9%
126
+90.9%
Far Cry 5 105
−35.2%
142
+35.2%
Far Cry New Dawn 95
−27.4%
121
+27.4%
Forza Horizon 4 142
+89.3%
75−80
−89.3%
Hitman 3 173
+4.2%
166
−4.2%
Horizon Zero Dawn 104
−25%
130
+25%
Metro Exodus 93
−29%
120
+29%
Red Dead Redemption 2 77
−27.3%
98
+27.3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 115
−37.4%
158
+37.4%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 195
−17.9%
230
+17.9%
Watch Dogs: Legion 99
−12.1%
111
+12.1%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 68
−19.1%
81
+19.1%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 70
−11.4%
78
+11.4%
Battlefield 5 131
+10.1%
119
−10.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
−54.5%
102
+54.5%
Far Cry 5 106
−26.4%
134
+26.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 93
−15.1%
107
+15.1%
Forza Horizon 4 133
+77.3%
75−80
−77.3%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 109
−11%
121
+11%
Watch Dogs: Legion 75
−13.3%
85
+13.3%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 110
+46.7%
75−80
−46.7%
Hitman 3 115
−21.7%
140
+21.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 75
−42.7%
107
+42.7%
Metro Exodus 63
−19%
75
+19%
Red Dead Redemption 2 51
−23.5%
63
+23.5%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 92
−23.9%
114
+23.9%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 58
−17.2%
68
+17.2%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 57
−14%
65
+14%
Battlefield 5 108
+4.9%
103
−4.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
+6.5%
62
−6.5%
Far Cry 5 100
−19%
119
+19%
Far Cry New Dawn 90
−12.2%
101
+12.2%
Forza Horizon 4 117
+56%
75−80
−56%
Watch Dogs: Legion 57
−15.8%
66
+15.8%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65
−15.4%
75−80
+15.4%
Hitman 3 64
−21.9%
78
+21.9%
Horizon Zero Dawn 44
−56.8%
69
+56.8%
Metro Exodus 40
−22.5%
49
+22.5%
Red Dead Redemption 2 33
−30.3%
43
+30.3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 49
−26.5%
62
+26.5%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 79
−13.9%
90
+13.9%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 41
−17.1%
48
+17.1%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 36
−19.4%
43
+19.4%
Battlefield 5 68
−2.9%
70
+2.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
+120%
30
−120%
Far Cry 5 61
−14.8%
70
+14.8%
Far Cry New Dawn 63
−12.7%
71
+12.7%
Forza Horizon 4 81
+8%
75−80
−8%
Watch Dogs: Legion 34
−11.8%
38
+11.8%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 66.04 75.37
Novelty 2 July 2019 16 September 2020
Cost $699 $499
Memory bandwidth 495.9 448
Pipelines / CUDA cores 3072 5888
Chip lithography 12 nm 8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 250 Watt 220 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of GeForce RTX 2080 Super by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 2080 Super from AMD is Radeon RX 6700, which is slower by 2% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3070 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3070 from AMD is Radeon RX 6800, which is slower by 6% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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