NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregated performance score

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 70.27% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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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.

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce RTX 3080 Ti: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking16
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money15.03
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameAmpere GA102
Market segmentDesktop
Release date24 September 2020 (3 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,199
Current price$1135 (0.9x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

GeForce RTX 3080 Ti's specs 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 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1370 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1667 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors28,300 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)350 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate532.8of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for 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 have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR6X
Maximum RAM amount12 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed19000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth912.4 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
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 graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

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

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 70.27

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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 27218

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%

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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: 17%

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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 made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

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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: 14%

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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%

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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: 4%

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Benchmark coverage: 2%

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Gaming performance

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.

Average FPS across all PC games

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

Full HD214
1440p144
4K96

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 219

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 100−110
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 120−130
Battlefield 5 150−160
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 170−180
Cyberpunk 2077 184
Far Cry 5 208
Far Cry New Dawn 174
Forza Horizon 4 190−200
Hitman 3 200−210
Horizon Zero Dawn 150−160
Red Dead Redemption 2 110−120
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 247
Watch Dogs: Legion 110−120

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 100−110
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 120−130
Battlefield 5 150−160
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 170−180
Cyberpunk 2077 160
Far Cry 5 198
Far Cry New Dawn 167
Forza Horizon 4 190−200
Hitman 3 134
Horizon Zero Dawn 150−160
Metro Exodus 172
Red Dead Redemption 2 56
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 226
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 372
Watch Dogs: Legion 110−120

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 100−110
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 100
Battlefield 5 196
Cyberpunk 2077 146
Far Cry 5 186
Far Cry New Dawn 146
Forza Horizon 4 190−200
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 181
Watch Dogs: Legion 97

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 120−130
Hitman 3 210
Horizon Zero Dawn 110−120
Metro Exodus 114
Red Dead Redemption 2 93
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 164

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75−80
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 86
Battlefield 5 192
Cyberpunk 2077 99
Far Cry 5 176
Far Cry New Dawn 141
Forza Horizon 4 160−170
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 130−140
Watch Dogs: Legion 89

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 75−80
Hitman 3 120
Horizon Zero Dawn 75−80
Metro Exodus 76
Red Dead Redemption 2 63
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 94
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 152

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 55−60
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 61
Battlefield 5 136
Cyberpunk 2077 50
Far Cry 5 109
Far Cry New Dawn 108
Forza Horizon 4 120−130
Watch Dogs: Legion 59

Relative perfomance

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


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is Radeon RX 6900 XT, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our ranking.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce RTX 3080 Ti according to our statistics.

User Ratings

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