NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti vs RTX 3080
Comparison of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080'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 3080's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 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).
PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 4.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080. 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.
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080, sometimes including their particular versions.
12 Ultimate (12_1)
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
RTX 2080 Ti 89.20
RTX 3080 98.18 +10.1%
RTX 2080 Ti 21561
RTX 3080 23731 +10.1%
Let's see how good GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Wider memory bus (352 vs 320 bit)
Less power hungry (250 vs 320 watts)
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 3080
10.1% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 September 2020 vs 20 September 2018)
Cheaper ($699 vs $999)
More pipelines (8704 vs 4352)
Higher memory bandwidth (760.3 vs 616 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (8 vs 12 nm)
So, RTX 2080 Ti or RTX 3080?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.