RTX 3090 Ti vs RTX 3080 12 GB

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1560
  • Max video memory 24 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6X
  • Memory clock speed 21000
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 12 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6X
  • Memory clock speed 1710
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 802$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating15
Place by popularity6no data
Value for money12.7322.28
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameAmpere GA102Ampere GA102
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date27 January 2022 (less than a year ago)11 January 2022 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,999 $799
Current price$1348 (0.7x MSRP)$802 (1x MSRP)
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores107528960
Core clock speed1560 MHzno data
Boost clock speed1860 MHz1260 MHz
Number of transistors28,300 million28,300 million
Manufacturing process technology8 nm8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)450 Watt350 Watt
Texture fill rate625.0478.8

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
Length336 mm285 mm
Width3-slot2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 16-pin1x 12-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR6XGDDR6X
Maximum RAM amount24 GB12 GB
Memory bus width384 Bit384 Bit
Memory clock speed21000 MHz1710 MHz
Memory bandwidth1,008 GB/s912.4 GB/s
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a
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API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.66.6
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL3.03.0
Vulkan1.31.3
CUDA8.68.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 3090 Ti 100.00
+10.6%
RTX 3080 12 GB 90.45
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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: 26%

RTX 3090 Ti 29443
+10.7%
RTX 3080 12 GB 26590

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%

RTX 3090 Ti 69481
RTX 3080 12 GB 217116
+212%

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%

RTX 3090 Ti 246319
RTX 3080 12 GB 549644
+123%

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 3090 Ti 36563
RTX 3080 12 GB 56634
+54.9%

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: 14%

RTX 3090 Ti 53110
+47.8%
RTX 3080 12 GB 35922

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%

RTX 3090 Ti 564087
+783354%
RTX 3080 12 GB 72

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

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

Full HD211
+13.4%
186
−13.4%
1440p142
+10.9%
128
−10.9%
4K100
+13.6%
88
−13.6%

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 219
+141%
90−95
−141%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 160
+75.8%
90−95
−75.8%
Battlefield 5 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 201
+121%
90−95
−121%
Far Cry 5 100−105
−71%
171
+71%
Far Cry New Dawn 100−105
−36%
136
+36%
Forza Horizon 4 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Hitman 3 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Horizon Zero Dawn 100−105
−100%
200
+100%
Red Dead Redemption 2 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 265
+26.8%
209
−26.8%
Watch Dogs: Legion 171
+44.9%
118
−44.9%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 138
+51.6%
90−95
−51.6%
Battlefield 5 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 173
+90.1%
90−95
−90.1%
Far Cry 5 100−105
−62%
162
+62%
Far Cry New Dawn 100−105
−31%
131
+31%
Forza Horizon 4 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Hitman 3 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Horizon Zero Dawn 100−105
−65%
165
+65%
Metro Exodus 178
+21.1%
147
−21.1%
Red Dead Redemption 2 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 251
+24.3%
202
−24.3%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 394
+22.7%
321
−22.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 154
+42.6%
108
−42.6%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 123
+35.2%
90−95
−35.2%
Battlefield 5 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 152
+67%
90−95
−67%
Far Cry 5 100−105
−51%
151
+51%
Far Cry New Dawn 100−105
−18%
118
+18%
Forza Horizon 4 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 193
+17%
165
−17%
Watch Dogs: Legion 130
+36.8%
95
−36.8%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Hitman 3 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Horizon Zero Dawn 100−105
−32%
132
+32%
Metro Exodus 125
+27.6%
98
−27.6%
Red Dead Redemption 2 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 184
+25.2%
147
−25.2%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 108
+18.7%
90−95
−18.7%
Battlefield 5 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 104
+14.3%
90−95
−14.3%
Far Cry 5 100−105
−47%
147
+47%
Far Cry New Dawn 100−105
−16%
116
+16%
Forza Horizon 4 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Watch Dogs: Legion 108
+28.6%
84
−28.6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Hitman 3 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Horizon Zero Dawn 100−105
+25%
80
−25%
Metro Exodus 84
+29.2%
65
−29.2%
Red Dead Redemption 2 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 106
+27.7%
83
−27.7%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 173
+31.1%
132
−31.1%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 73
−24.7%
90−95
+24.7%
Battlefield 5 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 53
−71.7%
90−95
+71.7%
Far Cry 5 100−105
−2%
102
+2%
Far Cry New Dawn 100−105
+2%
98
−2%
Forza Horizon 4 100−105
+9.9%
90−95
−9.9%
Watch Dogs: Legion 70
+27.3%
55
−27.3%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 100.00 90.45
Cost $1999 $799
Pipelines / CUDA cores 10752 8960
Memory bandwidth 1 912.4
Thermal design power (TDP) 450 Watt 350 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3090 Ti by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3090 Ti from AMD is Radeon RX 6950 XT, which is slower by 4% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB from AMD is Radeon RX 6900 XT, which is slower by 2% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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