NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti vs RTX 3070

General info

Comparison of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.88
 
2.97
Architecture
Turing
 
Ampere
Code name
Turing TU102
 
GA104
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
27 August 2018
 
1 September 2020
Launch price (MSRP)
$999
 
$499
Price now
$1121
 
$1071

Technical specs

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 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 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4352
 
5888
Core clock speed
1350 MHz
 
1500 MHz
Boost Clock
1545 MHz
 
1725 MHz
Transistor count
18,600 million
 
17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
8 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
250 Watt
 
220 Watt
Texture fill rate
420.2
 
317.4

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 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
2x 8-pin
 
1x 12-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 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
11 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
352 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
616.0 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 Ti 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 Ti 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 Ti 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
2.0
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2
CUDA
7.5
 
8.5

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

RTX 2080 Ti 86.33 +1.4%
RTX 3070 85.14

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RTX 2080 Ti 521458 +8.8%
RTX 3070 479404

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RTX 2080 Ti 165122 +6.5%
RTX 3070 155091

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RTX 2080 Ti 26227
RTX 3070 26306 +0.3%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RTX 2080 Ti 34316 +10.4%
RTX 3070 31096

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RTX 2080 Ti 47166 +16%
RTX 3070 40646

3DMark Vantage Performance

RTX 2080 Ti 83556
RTX 3070 85505 +2.3%

Passmark

RTX 2080 Ti 21565 +1.4%
RTX 3070 21267

Gaming performance

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

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

1.4% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (352 vs 256 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (616 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

Much newer (1 September 2020 vs 27 August 2018)
Cheaper ($499 vs $999)
More pipelines (5888 vs 4352)
Finer manufacturing process technology (8 vs 12 nm)
Less power hungry (220 vs 250 watts)

So, RTX 2080 Ti or RTX 3070?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070. The differences in performance seem too small.
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