NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti vs RTX 3090

General info

Comparison of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3090 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
38.05
 
19.09
Architecture
Turing
 
Ampere
Code name
TU102
 
GA102
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
20 September 2018
 
1 September 2020
Launch price (MSRP)
$999
 
$1,499
Price now
$716
 
$1600

Technical specs

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3090'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 3090's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4352
 
10496
Core clock speed
1350 MHz
 
1400 MHz
Boost Clock
1545 MHz
 
1695 MHz
Transistor count
18,600 million
 
28,300 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
8 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
250 Watt
 
350 Watt
Texture fill rate
420.2
 
556.0

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3090 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
 
313 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
1x 12-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3090: 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
 
GDDR6X
Maximum RAM amount
11 GB
 
24 GB
Memory bus width
352 Bit
 
384 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
19.5 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
616.0 GB/s
 
936.2 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3090. 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
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3090. 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 3090, 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 3090. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RTX 2080 Ti 89.20
RTX 3090 100.00 +12.1%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RTX 2080 Ti 26227
RTX 3090 30247 +15.3%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RTX 2080 Ti 34316
RTX 3090 43404 +26.5%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RTX 2080 Ti 47166
RTX 3090 58698 +24.4%

Passmark

RTX 2080 Ti 21561
RTX 3090 24180 +12.1%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3090 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

Cheaper ($999 vs $1499)
Less power hungry (250 vs 350 watts)
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 3090

12.1% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 September 2020 vs 20 September 2018)
Wider memory bus (384 vs 352 bit)
More pipelines (10496 vs 4352)
Higher memory bandwidth (936.2 vs 616 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (8 vs 12 nm)

So, RTX 2080 Ti or RTX 3090?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3090, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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