NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 4080 sales 20 September 2022 at a recommended price of $1,199 . This is a high-end Ada Lovelace architecture desktop card based on 5 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 16 GB of GDDR6X memory clocked at 22.4 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 716.8 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is triple-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 310 mm. 1x 16-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 320 Watt.

It provides outstanding gaming and benchmark performance at 89.40% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

Some basic facts about GeForce RTX 4080: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking2
Place by popularity83
Value for money13.27
ArchitectureAda Lovelace
GPU code nameAD103-300-A1
Market segmentDesktop
Release date20 September 2022 (1 year old)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,199
Current price$1451 (1.2x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

GeForce RTX 4080's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 4080's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores9728of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed2205 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed2505 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors45,900 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology5 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)320 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate761.5of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce RTX 4080 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
Length310 mm
Width3-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 16-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 4080: 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 amount16 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed22400 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth716.8 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 4080. 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 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a
HDMI+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 4080, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.6
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL3.0
Vulkan1.3
CUDA8.9

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 4080. 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 4080 89.40

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 4080 34628

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 4080 143194

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%

RTX 4080 86838

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%

RTX 4080 58893

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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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%

RTX 4080 792455

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 4080 310

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 4080 120

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 4080 23

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 4080 225

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 4080 114

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 4080 199

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 4080 58

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Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 4080 490

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 4080 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 HD245
1440p176
4K113

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 231

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 130−140
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 262
Battlefield 5 180−190
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 170−180
Cyberpunk 2077 231
Far Cry 5 223
Far Cry New Dawn 173
Forza Horizon 4 260−270
Hitman 3 210−220
Horizon Zero Dawn 190−200
Red Dead Redemption 2 150−160
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 309
Watch Dogs: Legion 191

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 130−140
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 217
Battlefield 5 180−190
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 170−180
Cyberpunk 2077 210
Far Cry 5 218
Far Cry New Dawn 166
Forza Horizon 4 260−270
Hitman 3 210−220
Horizon Zero Dawn 190−200
Metro Exodus 213
Red Dead Redemption 2 150−160
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 306
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 547
Watch Dogs: Legion 173

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 130−140
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 189
Battlefield 5 180−190
Cyberpunk 2077 190
Far Cry 5 204
Far Cry New Dawn 150
Forza Horizon 4 260−270
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 258
Watch Dogs: Legion 164

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 140−150
Hitman 3 210−220
Horizon Zero Dawn 160−170
Metro Exodus 154
Red Dead Redemption 2 90−95
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 247

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 100−110
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 153
Battlefield 5 170−180
Cyberpunk 2077 129
Far Cry 5 201
Far Cry New Dawn 149
Forza Horizon 4 230−240
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 210
Watch Dogs: Legion 142

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 95−100
Hitman 3 120−130
Horizon Zero Dawn 110−120
Metro Exodus 105
Red Dead Redemption 2 60−65
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 133
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 202

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75−80
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 100
Battlefield 5 130−140
Cyberpunk 2077 63
Far Cry 5 140
Far Cry New Dawn 130
Forza Horizon 4 190−200
Watch Dogs: Legion 87

Relative perfomance

GeForce RTX 4080's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce RTX 4080 is Radeon RX 7900 XTX, which is slower by 11% and lower by 4 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 4080 according to our statistics.

User Ratings

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