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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 3060 GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gigabyte Windforce OC 8GB
Cyberpunk 2077 39% 46%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 44% 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 46% 52%
FIFA 21 69% 73%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 46% 52%
Watch Dogs Legion 41% 48%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 12% 22%
Grand Theft Auto VI 14% 24%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 42% 49%
Genshin Impact 39% 46%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gigabyte Windforce OC 8GB are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060.

The RTX 2080 has a 240 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce RTX 3060. This results in the RTX 2080 providing 61 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 RTX 2080 has a 240 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce RTX 3060 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the RTX 2080 providing 15.4 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 3060 was released over a year more recently than the RTX 2080, and so the GeForce RTX 3060 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 RTX 2080 has 2192 MB more video memory than the GeForce RTX 3060, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RTX 2080 also has superior memory performance overall.

The RTX 2080 has 48.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce RTX 3060, which means that the memory performance of the RTX 2080 is noticeably better than the GeForce RTX 3060.

The GeForce RTX 3060 has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gigabyte Windforce OC 8GB has 3072. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce RTX 3060 is 3940 and the actual shader performance of the RTX 2080 is 5622. The RTX 2080 having 1682 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RTX 2080 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce RTX 3060.

The GeForce RTX 3060 transistor size technology is 5 nm (nanometers) smaller than the RTX 2080. This means that the GeForce RTX 3060 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the RTX 2080.

The GeForce RTX 3060 requires 180 Watts to run and the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gigabyte Windforce OC 8GB requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GeForce RTX 3060 and a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the RTX 2080. The RTX 2080 requires 70 Watts more than the GeForce RTX 3060 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RTX 2080 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce RTX 3060.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1410 MHzvs1650 MHz
Boost Clock1710 MHzvs1830 MHz
ArchitectureAmpere GA106Turing TU104
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Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 Sep 2020vs23 Jul 2019
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
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1920x1080
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2560x1440
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3840x2160
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GPU Memory

Memory6000 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1940 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR6
Memory Bandwidth448GB/secvs496.6GB/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 Units2304vs3072
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology7nmvs12nm
Texture Mapping Units144vs160
Texture Rate203 GTexel/svs264 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate90.2 GPixel/svs105.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power180 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Wattsvs650 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model6.1vs6.4
Open GL4.6vs4.6
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-8700 6-Core 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i9-9900K 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 3060 is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Ampere Architecture. Architecture It equips a cut-down Ampere GPU Codenamed GA106 which is a First Gen Ampere GPU and has 16 SM activated, offering 2304 CUDA Shader Processing Units, 144 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The Ampere architecture provides next-gen consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. It is equipped with 288 Tensor Cores for AI purposes. GPU The central unit runs at 1410 MHz and goes up to 1710 MHz, in Turbo Mode. Memory The GPU accesses a 6GB 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 180W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector. Performance Predicted performance of the GeForce RTX 3060 suggests it will be as fast as the Nvidia RTX 2070, making it a suitable graphics card for 4K gaming. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 3060 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 2080 Super Gigabyte Windforce OC 8GB is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Turing Architecture. This is the 'Super' variant of the RTX 2080. Architecture It equips a Turing GPU Codenamed TU104-450-A11 which is a 2nd-Gen Turing GPU and has 48 SM activated, offering 3072 CUDA Shader Processing Units, 192 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The Turing architecture provides the world's first consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. It is equipped with 384 Tensor Cores for AI purposes. GPU The central unit runs at 1650 MHz and goes up to 1830 MHz in Turbo Mode. Memory The GPU accesses an 8GB frame buffer of Second Gen GDDR6 through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1940MHz, or 15.5GHz effective. Total memory bandwidth is 496.6GB/s. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 250W, it requires at least a 650W PSU with one available 8+6-pin power connector. Performance Performance of the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gigabyte Windforce OC 8GB puts it between the RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti making it a suitable graphics card for 4K gaming. System Suggestions The GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gigabyte Windforce OC 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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