NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 3080 sales 1 September 2020 at a recommended price of $699. This is high-end Ampere architecture desktop card based on 8 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 10 GB of GDDR6X memory clocked at 19 GB/s are supplied, and together with 320 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 760.3 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is Dual-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 285 mm. 1x 12-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 320 Watt.

It provides outstanding gaming and benchmark performance at 96.10 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090.

General info

Of GeForce RTX 3080's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
42.70
 
Architecture
Ampere
 
Code name
GA102
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
1 September 2020
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
Price now
$750
 
of 10182 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

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 3080's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
8704
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
1450 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1710 MHz
 
Transistor count
28,300 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
8 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
320 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
465.1
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 3080's 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 4.0 x16
 
Length
285 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 12-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on 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.
Memory type
GDDR6X
 
Maximum RAM amount
10 GB
 
of 8192 (Radeon RX 480)
Memory bus width
320 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
19 GB/s
 
Memory bandwidth
760.3 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on 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.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 3080, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce RTX 3080. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

96.10

Passmark

24626

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 3080 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3080 from AMD is Radeon VII, which is slower by 31% and lower by 14 positions in our rating.

User rating

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