NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super vs RTX 3070

General info

Comparison of GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.01
 
2.95
Architecture
Turing
 
Ampere
Code name
Turing TU104
 
GA104
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
2 July 2019
 
1 September 2020
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
$499
Price now
$1386
 
$1039

Technical specs

GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
3072
 
5888
Core clock speed
1650 MHz
 
1500 MHz
Boost Clock
1815 MHz
 
1725 MHz
Transistor count
13,600 million
 
17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
8 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
250 Watt
 
220 Watt
Texture fill rate
348.5
 
317.4

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070 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).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
267 mm
 
242 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
 
1x 12-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR6
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
15500 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
495.9 GB/s
 
448.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
no data

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI
+
 
+
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
VR Ready
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_1)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2
CUDA
7.5
 
8.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RTX 2080 Super 76.41
RTX 3070 84.36 +10.4%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RTX 2080 Super 515887 +7.6%
RTX 3070 479404

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RTX 2080 Super 143256
RTX 3070 155091 +8.3%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RTX 2080 Super 21767
RTX 3070 26306 +20.9%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RTX 2080 Super 27721
RTX 3070 31096 +12.2%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RTX 2080 Super 40408
RTX 3070 40646 +0.6%

Passmark

RTX 2080 Super 19389
RTX 3070 21408 +10.4%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super

Higher memory bandwidth (495.9 vs 448 GB/s)
DLSS
Raytracing
VR Ready
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

10.4% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 September 2020 vs 2 July 2019)
Cheaper ($499 vs $699)
More pipelines (5888 vs 3072)
Finer manufacturing process technology (8 vs 12 nm)
Less power hungry (220 vs 250 watts)

So, RTX 2080 Super or RTX 3070?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070.
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