NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1370
  • Max video memory 12 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6X
  • Memory clock speed 19000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2020
Performance 91.10

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 3080 Ti sales 24 September 2020 at a recommended price of $1,199. This is a high-end Ampere architecture desktop card based on 8 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 12 GB of GDDR6X memory clocked at 19 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 912.4 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 350 Watt.

It provides outstanding gaming and benchmark performance at

91.10%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce RTX 3080 Ti's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating3
Value for money33.87
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameAmpere GA102
Market segmentDesktop
Release date24 September 2020 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,199
Price now$1213 (1x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

GeForce RTX 3080 Ti's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 3080 Ti's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores10240of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1370 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1667 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors28,300 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)350 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate532.8of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 3080 Ti'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).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16
Length285 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 12-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 3080 Ti: 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 typeGDDR6X
Maximum RAM amount12 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed19000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth912.4 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. 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 Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.6
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL3.0
Vulkan1.2
CUDA8.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. 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 3080 Ti 91.10
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA

Passmark

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: 25%

RTX 3080 Ti 27111

3DMark Vantage Performance

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 3080 Ti 120236

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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: 16%

RTX 3080 Ti 60980

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RTX 3080 Ti 36285

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

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: 13%

RTX 3080 Ti 218185

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

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: 13%

RTX 3080 Ti 46771

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

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 3080 Ti 209081

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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%

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GeekBench 5 CUDA

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 3080 Ti 235513

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD207
1440p147
4K98

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 90−95

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 90−95
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 90−95
Battlefield 5 90−95
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 90−95
Cyberpunk 2077 90−95
Far Cry 5 200
Far Cry New Dawn 165
Forza Horizon 4 90−95
Hitman 3 90−95
Horizon Zero Dawn 90−95
Red Dead Redemption 2 90−95
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 226
Watch Dogs: Legion 90−95

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 90−95
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 90−95
Battlefield 5 90−95
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 90−95
Cyberpunk 2077 90−95
Far Cry 5 190
Far Cry New Dawn 157
Forza Horizon 4 90−95
Hitman 3 134
Horizon Zero Dawn 90−95
Metro Exodus 171
Red Dead Redemption 2 56
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 211
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 365
Watch Dogs: Legion 90−95

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 90−95
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 100
Battlefield 5 196
Cyberpunk 2077 90−95
Far Cry 5 175
Far Cry New Dawn 132
Forza Horizon 4 90−95
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 179
Watch Dogs: Legion 97

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 90−95
Hitman 3 210
Horizon Zero Dawn 90−95
Metro Exodus 112
Red Dead Redemption 2 93
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 161

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 90−95
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 86
Battlefield 5 192
Cyberpunk 2077 90−95
Far Cry 5 168
Far Cry New Dawn 128
Forza Horizon 4 90−95
Watch Dogs: Legion 89

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 90−95
Hitman 3 120
Horizon Zero Dawn 90−95
Metro Exodus 75
Red Dead Redemption 2 63
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 93
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 149

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 90−95
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 61
Battlefield 5 136
Cyberpunk 2077 90−95
Far Cry 5 108
Far Cry New Dawn 104
Forza Horizon 4 90−95
Watch Dogs: Legion 59

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce RTX 3080 Ti performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce RTX 3080 Ti's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6950 XT, which is faster by 3% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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