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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Cyberpunk 2077 55% 33%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 59% 39%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 60% 41%
FIFA 21 77% 66%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 60% 41%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 63% 46%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 36% 4%
Watch Dogs Legion 57% 36%
Genshin Impact 55% 33%
Grand Theft Auto VI 37% 6%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q.

The RTX 2080 has a 210 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 3080, but the RTX 3080 has 52 more Texture Mapping Units than the RTX 2080. As a result, the RTX 3080 exhibits a 41.3 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 210 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 3080 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the RTX 2080 providing 13.4 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 RTX 3080 was released over a year more recently than the RTX 2080, and so the 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 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 3080 has 2048 MB more video memory than the RTX 2080, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the RTX 2080 has superior memory performance.

The RTX 2080 has 496.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RTX 3080, which means that the memory performance of the RTX 2080 is massively better than the RTX 3080.

The GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB has 8704 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q has 3072. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 3080 is 15276 and the actual shader performance of the RTX 2080 is 5576. The RTX 3080 having 9700 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the RTX 2080 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The RTX 3080 transistor size technology is 4 nm (nanometers) smaller than the RTX 2080. This means that the RTX 3080 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the RTX 2080.

The GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB requires 320 Watts to run and the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q requires 215 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the RTX 3080 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the RTX 2080. The RTX 3080 requires 105 Watts more than the RTX 2080 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RTX 3080 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RTX 2080.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 106.2 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

106.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 57.1 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

57.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 106.9 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

106.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 57.4 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

57.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 119.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

119.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 76.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

76.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 119.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

119.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 64.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

64.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 121.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

121.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 65.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

65.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 127.4 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

127.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 68.5 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

68.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 128.5 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

128.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 69.1 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

69.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 133.2 FPS on Control

Control

133.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 71.6 FPS on Control

Control

71.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 133.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

133.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 71.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

71.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 148.7 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

148.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 79.9 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

79.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 163.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

163.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 87.7 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

87.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 176.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

176.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 94.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

94.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 200+ FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 165.4 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

165.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 200+ FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 196.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

196.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 35.9 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

35.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 19.3 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

19.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 43.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

43.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 27.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

27.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 46.6 FPS on Control

Control

46.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 25.1 FPS on Control

Control

25.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 47.5 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

47.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 31.9 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

31.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 51.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

51.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 27.6 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

27.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 55 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

55 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 36.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

36.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 60.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

60.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 32.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

32.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 63.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

63.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 34.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

34.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 64.8 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

64.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 34.9 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

34.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 65 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

65 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 35 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

35 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 71.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

71.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 38.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

38.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 77.1 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

77.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 41.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

41.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 79.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

79.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 42.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

42.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 82.7 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

82.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 44.5 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

44.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 87.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

87.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 46.9 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

46.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 90.2 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

90.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 48.5 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

48.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 99.7 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

99.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 53.6 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

53.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 105.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

105.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 56.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

56.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 109.2 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

109.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 58.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

58.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 118.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

118.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 63.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

63.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 126 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

126 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 67.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

67.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 71.8 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

71.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 38.6 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

38.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 83.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

83.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 53.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

53.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 87.1 FPS on Control

Control

87.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 46.8 FPS on Control

Control

46.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 98.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

98.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 52.9 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

52.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 104 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

104 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 55.9 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

55.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 127.4 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

127.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 68.5 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

68.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB gets 200+ FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q gets 129.4 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

129.4 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1440 MHzvs1650 MHz
Boost Clock1755 MHzvs1815 MHz
ArchitectureAmpere GA102Turing TU104
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date17 Sep 2020vs09 Jul 2019
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
10
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2560x1440
10
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9.6
3840x2160
9
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7.5

GPU Memory

Memory10240 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1940 MHz
Memory Bus320 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR6
Memory Bandwidth-vs496.6GB/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 Units8704vs3072
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology8nmvs12nm
Texture Mapping Units212vs160
Texture Rate305.3 GTexel/svs264 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate92.2 GPixel/svs105.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs2
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power320 Wattsvs215 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Wattsvs600 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel 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 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB 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 1440MHz and goes up to 1755MHz 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 750W PSU with available two 8-pin power connector. Performance Predicted performance of the GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB suggests it will be faster than the Geforce RTX 2080 Ti, making it a suitable graphics card for 4K gaming. System Suggestions The GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer 10GB 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 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 1815 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 215W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with one available 8+6-pin power connector. Performance Performance of the GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB puts it between the RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti making it a suitable graphics card for 4K gaming. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a high-end processor and 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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N/A
GPU Variants
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