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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB
Cyberpunk 2077 55% 38%
Hitman 3 41% 19%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 59% 43%
Resident Evil 8 55% 38%
FIFA 21 77% 69%
Grand Theft Auto VI 36% 13%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 60% 45%
The Medium 44% 23%
Genshin Impact 55% 38%
Far Cry 6 35% 10%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB.

The GeForce RTX 3080 has a 30 MHz higher core clock speed and 68 more Texture Mapping Units than the RTX 2070. This results in the GeForce RTX 3080 providing 102.3 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce RTX 3080 has a 30 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 2070 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce RTX 3080 providing 2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce RTX 3080 was released over a year more recently than the RTX 2070, and so the GeForce RTX 3080 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the RTX 2070.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GeForce RTX 3080 has 2048 MB more video memory than the RTX 2070, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The RTX 2070 has 448 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce RTX 3080, which means that the memory performance of the RTX 2070 is massively better than the GeForce RTX 3080.

The GeForce RTX 3080 has 8704 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce RTX 3080 is 14884 and the actual shader performance of the RTX 2070 is 4216. The GeForce RTX 3080 having 10668 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the RTX 2070 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce RTX 3080 transistor size technology is 4 nm (nanometers) smaller than the RTX 2070. This means that the GeForce RTX 3080 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the RTX 2070.

The GeForce RTX 3080 requires 320 Watts to run and the GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB requires 225 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GeForce RTX 3080 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the RTX 2070. The GeForce RTX 3080 requires 95 Watts more than the RTX 2070 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce RTX 3080 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RTX 2070.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 101.9 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

101.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 62.3 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

62.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 105.6 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

105.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 53.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

53.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 106.2 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

106.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 77.8 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

77.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 118.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

118.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 73.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

73.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 118.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

118.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 94.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

94.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 120.4 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

120.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 75 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

75 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 126.7 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

126.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 104.8 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

104.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 127.8 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

127.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 94.6 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

94.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 132.4 FPS on Control

Control

132.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 79.3 FPS on Control

Control

79.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 132.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

132.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 121.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

121.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 147.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

147.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 97.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

97.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 162.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

162.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 114.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

114.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 175.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

175.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 116.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

116.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 200+ FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 185.9 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

185.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 200+ FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 162.3 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

162.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 71.3 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

71.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 52.2 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

52.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 75.4 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

75.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 37.8 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

37.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 82.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

82.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 49.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

49.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 86.6 FPS on Control

Control

86.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 52.2 FPS on Control

Control

52.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 97.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

97.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 56.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

56.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 103.3 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

103.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 86.6 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

86.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 126.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

126.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 63.9 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

63.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 200+ FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 125.8 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

125.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 35.7 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

35.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 26 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

26 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 40.4 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

40.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 17.5 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

17.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 42.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

42.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 26.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

26.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 46.3 FPS on Control

Control

46.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 22.9 FPS on Control

Control

22.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 47.2 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

47.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 23.8 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

23.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 49.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

49.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 33.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

33.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 51.1 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

51.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 36.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

36.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 59.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

59.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 32.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

32.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 63.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

63.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 41.9 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

41.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 64.4 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

64.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 36.9 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

36.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 64.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

64.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 38.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

38.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 71.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

71.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 48.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

48.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 76.7 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

76.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 51 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

51 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 79.4 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

79.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 66.6 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

66.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 82.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

82.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 67.3 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

67.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 86.7 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

86.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 56.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

56.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 89.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

89.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 62.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

62.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 99.1 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

99.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 80.6 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

80.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 104.6 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

104.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 63.7 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

63.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 108.6 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

108.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 41.5 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

41.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 117.8 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

117.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 58.6 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

58.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 125.2 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

125.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 76.6 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

76.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 gets 132 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

132 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB gets 72.2 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

72.2 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1440 MHzvs1410 MHz
Boost Clock1710 MHzvs1830 MHz
ArchitectureAmpere GA102Turing TU106
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Driver Support - vs -
Release Date17 Sep 2020vs17 Oct 2018
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
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3840x2160
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GPU Memory

Memory10240 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1750 MHz
Memory Bus320 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR6
Memory Bandwidth-vs448GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units8704vs2304
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology8nmvs12nm
Texture Mapping Units212vs144
Texture Rate305.3 GTexel/svs203 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate92.2 GPixel/svs90.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power320 Wattsvs225 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Wattsvs550 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model6.1vs6.1
Open GL4.6vs4.6
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-9700KF 8-Core 3.6GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs3840x2160

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview The GeForce RTX 3080 is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Ampere Architecture. This card has also been rumoured to be called the GeForce GTX 2180. Architecture It equips an Ampere GPU Codenamed GA102 which is a First Gen Ampere GPU and has 20 SM activated, offering 3386 Shader Processing Units, 212 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The Ampere architecture provides the world's best consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. It also has 544 Tensor Cores for AI purposes. GPU Name: GA102 GPU The central unit runs at 1424MHz and goes up to 1872MHz in Turbo Mode. Memory The GPU accesses a 10GB frame buffer of Third Gen GDDR6X through a 320-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective. Total memory bandwidth is 448 Gb/s. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 320W, it requires at least a 650W PSU with available 8-pin + 6-pin power connector. Performance Predicted performance of the GeForce RTX 3080 suggests it will be faster than the Geforce RTX 2080 Ti, making it a suitable graphics card for 4K gaming. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 3080 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.Overview The GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB is a High-End Graphics Card based on the 12nm Turing Architecture and is considered a great 1440p video card. This is a dual-slot graphics card with a dual-fan thermal design using TORX 3.0 fans for improved airflow and optimised heat dissipation. This video card uses Zero Frozr to eliminate fan noise in low-load situations, and also has RGB Mystic Light lighting, and anti-bending backplate. This video card has great overclocking potential. Architecture It equips a cut-down Turing GPU Codenamed TU106, more specifically the TU106-400A-A1 variant which means factory overclocks are permitted. This is a First Gen Turing GPU and has 16 SM activated, offering 2304 CUDA Shader Processing Units, 144 TMUs, and 64 ROPs. The Turing architecture provides the world's first consumer support for real-time ray-tracing (RTX) technology. It is equipped with 288 Tensor Cores for AI purposes and 32 RT Cores for ray-tracing. GPU The central unit runs at 1410 MHz and goes up to 1830 MHz in Boost Mode, providing a large 13% overclock when compared to the reference model. Memory The GPU accesses an 8GB frame buffer of Second Gen GDDR6 through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective. Total memory bandwidth is 448GB/s. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 225W, it requires at least a 550W PSU with one available 8-pin and one 6-pin power connector. Performance The GeForce RTX 2070 offers performance in between the GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, albeit also boasting ray-tracing and DLSS support. System Suggestions The GeForce RTX 2070 MSI Gaming Z 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a high-end processor and 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.
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