Ever since Nvidia formally unveiled the RTX 3080 (along with the RTX 3070 and RTX 3090), we’ve been determined to know simply how a lot of a gaming beast this new flagship graphics card is – and new benchmarks have appeared on-line that seem to indicate simply that.
A number of early benchmarks have been posted on-line (and collected by VideoCardz), which claim to indicate the OpenCL and CUDA benchmarks of the new GPU compared to the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti.
Whereas these benchmarks don’t actually present the gaming potential of the brand new GPU, they do give us an concept of the type of overall performance we might expect.
Nonetheless, it’s value noting that these benchmarks haven’t been confirmed, and they’re operating on present Nvidia GeForce drivers (456.6). It’s possible that Nvidia will launch new drivers when the RTX 3080 goes on sale on September 17, which should bring further performance improvements.
As you can see from the benchmarks posted by VideoCardz, the GeForce RTX 3080 is 68% quicker on average than the RTX 2080 during CUDA checks. It’s additionally apparently 38% quicker than the RTX 2080 Ti – previously Nvidia’s prime canine when it got here to gaming GPUs.
Nonetheless, whereas these outcomes are spectacular sufficient, in some checks the RTX 3080 was as much as twice as quick as the RTX 2080, and around 60% quicker than the RTX 2080 Ti.
In OpenCL tests, the RTX 3080 again carried out brilliantly, with it showing to be as much as 68% quicker on common than the RTX 2080, and 41% faster than the RTX 2080 Ti.
Whereas this might not be the type of efficiency bounce that may make it value swapping out your RTX 2080 Ti for an RTX 3080, it does counsel that the RTX 3080 will certainly be a formidable card, and with a price tag of $699 (£649, about AU$950), it’s launching at a lot lower cost than the RTX 2080 Ti did.
We’ll be publishing our full evaluation of the RTX 3080 quickly, the place we’ll actually dig into what sort of efficiency this thrilling new GPU is capable of.