RTX 2080 Ti vs RTX 3070

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1350
  • Max video memory 11 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • 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 rating1312
Place by popularityno data34
Value for money30.1846.23
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameTuring TU102Ampere GA104
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date27 August 2018 (4 years ago)16 September 2020 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$999 $499
Current price$816 (0.8x 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 cores43525888
Core clock speed1350 MHz1500 MHz
Boost clock speed1545 MHz1725 MHz
Number of transistors18,600 million17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology12 nm8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)270 Watt220 Watt
Texture fill rate420.2317.4

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 connectors2x 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 amount11 GB8 GB
Memory bus width352 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed14000 MHz14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth616.0 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
OpenCL2.02.0
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 Ti 73.85
RTX 3070 75.37
+2.1%
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 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 Ti 21836
RTX 3070 22287
+2.1%

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 Ti 47166
+9.7%
RTX 3070 43005

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RTX 2080 Ti 83556
RTX 3070 88744
+6.2%

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 Ti 165122
+6.6%
RTX 3070 154864

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 2080 Ti 26227
+1.9%
RTX 3070 25739

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 Ti 20210
RTX 3070 31020
+53.5%

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 Ti 138925
+2.9%
RTX 3070 135064

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 Ti 521458
+3.8%
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 Ti 119018
+19.1%
RTX 3070 99895

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 Ti 165093
+10.3%
RTX 3070 149734

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2080 Ti 181
RTX 3070 188
+4.1%

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Ti 79
+4.2%
RTX 3070 76

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Ti 12
RTX 3070 13
+3.2%

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Ti 51
+17.2%
RTX 3070 44

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Ti 121
+5.3%
RTX 3070 115

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Ti 63
+4.3%
RTX 3070 61

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Ti 16.7
+30.5%
RTX 3070 12.8

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Ti 179
+12%
RTX 3070 160

Benchmark coverage: 1%

RTX 2080 Ti 272
+2.2%
RTX 3070 266

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 HD166
+10.7%
150
−10.7%
1440p121
+14.2%
106
−14.2%
4K90
+28.6%
70
−28.6%

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 70−75
−98.6%
147
+98.6%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 125
+0%
125
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 107
+7%
100
−7%
Battlefield 5 170
+14.1%
149
−14.1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 70−75
−1.4%
75−80
+1.4%
Cyberpunk 2077 70−75
−87.8%
139
+87.8%
Far Cry 5 136
−9.6%
149
+9.6%
Far Cry New Dawn 110
−12.7%
124
+12.7%
Forza Horizon 4 182
+143%
75−80
−143%
Hitman 3 171
+0%
171
+0%
Horizon Zero Dawn 146
−4.8%
153
+4.8%
Red Dead Redemption 2 119
−31.1%
156
+31.1%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 144
−16%
167
+16%
Watch Dogs: Legion 111
−9%
121
+9%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 108
+0.9%
107
−0.9%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 91
+4.6%
87
−4.6%
Battlefield 5 164
+24.2%
132
−24.2%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 81
+8%
75−80
−8%
Cyberpunk 2077 70−75
−70.3%
126
+70.3%
Far Cry 5 130
−9.2%
142
+9.2%
Far Cry New Dawn 106
−14.2%
121
+14.2%
Forza Horizon 4 181
+141%
75−80
−141%
Hitman 3 163
−1.8%
166
+1.8%
Horizon Zero Dawn 124
−4.8%
130
+4.8%
Metro Exodus 107
−12.1%
120
+12.1%
Red Dead Redemption 2 90
−8.9%
98
+8.9%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 139
−13.7%
158
+13.7%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 247
+7.4%
230
−7.4%
Watch Dogs: Legion 99
−12.1%
111
+12.1%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 82
+1.2%
81
−1.2%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 80
+2.6%
78
−2.6%
Battlefield 5 159
+33.6%
119
−33.6%
Cyberpunk 2077 70−75
−37.8%
102
+37.8%
Far Cry 5 122
−9.8%
134
+9.8%
Far Cry New Dawn 96
−11.5%
107
+11.5%
Forza Horizon 4 168
+124%
75−80
−124%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 135
+11.6%
121
−11.6%
Watch Dogs: Legion 90
+5.9%
85
−5.9%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 127
+69.3%
75−80
−69.3%
Hitman 3 147
+5%
140
−5%
Horizon Zero Dawn 94
−13.8%
107
+13.8%
Metro Exodus 76
+1.3%
75
−1.3%
Red Dead Redemption 2 63
+0%
63
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 110
−3.6%
114
+3.6%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 72
+5.9%
68
−5.9%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 67
+3.1%
65
−3.1%
Battlefield 5 134
+30.1%
103
−30.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 70−75
+19.4%
62
−19.4%
Far Cry 5 117
−1.7%
119
+1.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 98
−3.1%
101
+3.1%
Forza Horizon 4 147
+96%
75−80
−96%
Watch Dogs: Legion 73
+10.6%
66
−10.6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 77
+2.7%
75−80
−2.7%
Hitman 3 85
+9%
78
−9%
Horizon Zero Dawn 54
−27.8%
69
+27.8%
Metro Exodus 51
+4.1%
49
−4.1%
Red Dead Redemption 2 42
−2.4%
43
+2.4%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 61
−1.6%
62
+1.6%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 98
+8.9%
90
−8.9%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 50
+4.2%
48
−4.2%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 46
+7%
43
−7%
Battlefield 5 86
+22.9%
70
−22.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 70−75
+147%
30
−147%
Far Cry 5 78
+11.4%
70
−11.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 77
+8.5%
71
−8.5%
Forza Horizon 4 107
+42.7%
75−80
−42.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 44
+15.8%
38
−15.8%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 73.85 75.37
Novelty 27 August 2018 16 September 2020
Cost $999 $499
Memory bus width 352 256
Memory bandwidth 616 448
Pipelines / CUDA cores 4352 5888
Chip lithography 12 nm 8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 270 Watt 220 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

and

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 2080 Ti from AMD is Radeon RX 6800, which is slower by 4% and lower by 3 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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