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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Blower 8GB
Cyberpunk 2077 58% 42%
Hitman 3 46% 24%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 62% 47%
Resident Evil 8 58% 42%
FIFA 21 79% 71%
Grand Theft Auto VI 42% 18%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 63% 49%
The Medium 48% 28%
Genshin Impact 58% 42%
Far Cry 6 40% 16%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Blower 8GB.

The RTX 2080 has a 115 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce RTX 3090, but the GeForce RTX 3090 has 136 more Texture Mapping Units than the RTX 2080. As a result, the GeForce RTX 3090 exhibits a 169.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RTX 2080. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RTX 2080 has a 115 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce RTX 3090, but the GeForce RTX 3090 has 32 more Render Output Units than the RTX 2080. As a result, the GeForce RTX 3090 exhibits a 37.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RTX 2080. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce RTX 3090 was released over a year more recently than the RTX 2080, and so the GeForce RTX 3090 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the RTX 2080.

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 3090 has 16384 MB more video memory than the RTX 2080, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce RTX 3090 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce RTX 3090 has 464 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RTX 2080, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce RTX 3090 is massively better than the RTX 2080.

The GeForce RTX 3090 has 10496 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Blower 8GB has 2944. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce RTX 3090 is 17843 and the actual shader performance of the RTX 2080 is 5034. The GeForce RTX 3090 having 12809 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce RTX 3090 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RTX 2080.

The GeForce RTX 3090 transistor size technology is 4 nm (nanometers) smaller than the RTX 2080. This means that the GeForce RTX 3090 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the RTX 2080.

The GeForce RTX 3090 requires 350 Watts to run and the GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Blower 8GB requires 215 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GeForce RTX 3090 and a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the RTX 2080. The GeForce RTX 3090 requires 135 Watts more than the RTX 2080 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce RTX 3090 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RTX 2080.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce RTX 3090 gets 104.2 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

104.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Blower 8GB gets 73.2 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

73.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 3090 gets 128.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

128.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Blower 8GB gets 81.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

81.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 3090 gets 84.9 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

84.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Blower 8GB gets 48.3 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

48.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 3090 gets 89.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

89.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Blower 8GB gets 57.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

57.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 3090 gets 46.1 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

46.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Blower 8GB gets 24.6 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

24.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 3090 gets 46.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

46.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Blower 8GB gets 30.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

30.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 3090 gets 51.4 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

51.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 3090 gets 59.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

59.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Blower 8GB gets 33.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

33.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 3090 gets 143.6 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

143.6 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1400 MHzvs1515 MHz
Boost Clock1700 MHzvs1710 MHz
ArchitectureAmpere GA102Turing TU104-400A-A1
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date24 Sep 2020vs20 Sep 2018
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

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2560x1440
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3840x2160
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GPU Memory

Memory24576 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1750 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6XvsGDDR6
Memory Bandwidth912GB/secvs448GB/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 Units10496vs2944
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology8nmvs12nm
Texture Mapping Units320vs184
Texture Rate448 GTexel/svs278.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units96vs64
Pixel Rate134.4 GPixel/svs97 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power350 Wattsvs215 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Wattsvs650 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-8700K 6-Core 3.7GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs3840x2160

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 is the top RTX 30 Series graphics card and considered an Enthusiast graphics card based on the Ampere architecture. Architecture The Ampere architecture represents a process shrink down to 7nm compared to 12nm Turing. The Ampere architecture provides the world's next consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. GPU It equips a GPU Codenamed Ampere GA102 which has 5120 Shader Processing Units, 320 TMUs, and 96 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1520MHz and goes up to 2153MHz in Boost mode. It also has 610 Tensor Cores for AI purposes and 72 RT Cores for real-time ray-tracing. Memory The GPU accesses a 24GB frame buffer of second-gen GDDR6X memory through a 384-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 350W, it requires at least a 650W PSU with two 8-pin power connectors. System Suggestions Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a top-End Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.Overview The GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Blower 8GB is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Turing Architecture and is suitable for 1440p or 4K gaming. This is a dual-slot graphics card with a basic blower fan design. This video card has poor overclocking potential. Architecture It equips a Turing GPU Codenamed TU104. More specifically, it uses the TU104-400-A1 variant which means factor overclocks are not permitted. This is a First Gen Turing GPU and has 20 SM activated, offering 2944 Shader Processing Units, 184 TMUs, and 64 ROPs. The Turing architecture provides the world's first consumer support for real-time ray-tracing (RTX) technology. It also has 368 Tensor Cores for AI purposes. GPU The central unit runs at 1515MHz and goes up to 1710MHz in Turbo Mode, the same as the reference specs and 5% slower clock speeds than the Founders Edition. 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 448 Gb/s. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 215W, it requires at least a 650W PSU with available 8-pin + 6-pin power connector. Performance The performance of the GeForce RTX 2080 is slightly faster than the GTX 1080 Ti, making it a suitable graphics card for 4K gaming. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phoenix 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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