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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer White 10GB GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W
Cyberpunk 2077 55% 25%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 59% 31%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 60% 33%
FIFA 21 77% 62%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 60% 33%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 63% 39%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 36% 8%
Watch Dogs Legion 57% 27%
Genshin Impact 55% 25%
Grand Theft Auto VI 37% 6%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer White 10GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W.

The RTX 3080 has a 450 MHz higher core clock speed and 28 more Texture Mapping Units than the RTX 2080. This results in the RTX 3080 providing 123.1 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 3080 has a 450 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 2080 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the RTX 3080 providing 28.8 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. This is supported by the fact that the RTX 3080 also has superior memory performance overall.

The RTX 2080 has 384 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 White 10GB has 8704 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W has 2944. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 3080 is 15276 and the actual shader performance of the RTX 2080 is 3621. The RTX 3080 having 11655 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 White 10GB requires 320 Watts to run and the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W requires 90 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the RTX 3080. The RTX 3080 requires 230 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 White 10GB gets 106.2 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

106.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 50.7 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

50.7 FPS

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

Total War: Three Kingdoms

106.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 51 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

51 FPS

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

Borderlands 3

119.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 68.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

68.2 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

119.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 57.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

57.1 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

121.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 57.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

57.8 FPS

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

Total War: Warhammer 2

127.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 60.8 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

60.8 FPS

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

Grand Theft Auto V

128.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 61.3 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

61.3 FPS

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

Control

133.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 63.6 FPS on Control

Control

63.6 FPS

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

Far Cry: New Dawn

133.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 63.7 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

63.7 FPS

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

Just Cause 4

148.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 70.9 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

70.9 FPS

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

The Witcher III

163.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 77.9 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

77.9 FPS

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

Battlefield V

176.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 84.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

84.3 FPS

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

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 146.8 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

146.8 FPS

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

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 174.4 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

174.4 FPS

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

Total War: Three Kingdoms

35.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 17.1 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

17.1 FPS

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

Borderlands 3

43.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 24.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

24.7 FPS

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

Control

46.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 22.2 FPS on Control

Control

22.2 FPS

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

Watch Dogs Legion

47.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 28.3 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

28.3 FPS

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

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

51.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 24.5 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

24.5 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

55 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 32.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

32.8 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

60.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 28.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

28.7 FPS

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

Just Cause 4

63.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 30.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

30.3 FPS

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

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

64.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 30.9 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

30.9 FPS

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

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

65 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 31 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

31 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

71.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 34.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

34.1 FPS

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

Hitman 2 (2018)

77.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 36.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

36.8 FPS

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

Far Cry 5

79.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 38.1 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

38.1 FPS

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

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

82.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 39.5 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

39.5 FPS

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

Far Cry: New Dawn

87.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 41.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

41.6 FPS

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

Battlefield V

90.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 43.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

43.1 FPS

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

Rise of the Tomb Raider

99.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 47.6 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

47.6 FPS

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

The Witcher III

105.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 50.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

50.2 FPS

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

Grand Theft Auto V

109.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 52.1 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

52.1 FPS

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

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

118.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 56.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

56.5 FPS

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

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

126 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 60.1 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

60.1 FPS

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

Total War: Three Kingdoms

71.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 34.2 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

34.2 FPS

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

Borderlands 3

83.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 47.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

47.6 FPS

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

Control

87.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 41.5 FPS on Control

Control

41.5 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

98.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 46.9 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

46.9 FPS

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

Hitman 2 (2018)

104 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 49.6 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

49.6 FPS

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

The Division 2

127.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 60.8 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

60.8 FPS

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

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W gets 114.9 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

114.9 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1440 MHzvs990 MHz
Boost Clock1755 MHzvs1230 MHz
ArchitectureAmpere GA102Turing TU104 N18E-G3-A1
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date17 Sep 2020vs20 Sep 2018
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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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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9.1
3840x2160
9
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7

GPU Memory

Memory10240 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus320 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR6
Memory Bandwidth-vs384GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units8704vs2944
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology8nmvs12nm
Texture Mapping Units212vs184
Texture Rate305.3 GTexel/svs182.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate92.2 GPixel/svs63.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections3vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power320 Wattsvs90 Watts
Recommended PSU750 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 i7-9850H 6-Core 2.6GHz
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 White 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 White 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 White 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 Max-Q 90W is a High-End laptop Graphics Card based on the Turing Architecture. As a Max-Q graphics card it is ideally suited for thin gaming laptops. However, this does impact performance. Architecture It equips a Turing GPU Codenamed TU104 N18E-G3-A1 which 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 technology, or RTX. It also has 368 Tensor Cores for AI purposes. GPU Name: TU104-400A-A1 GPU The central unit runs at 990MHz and goes up to 1230MHz 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 1500MHz, or 12GHz effective. Total memory bandwidth is 384 Gb/s. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 90W, the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W is fairly power hungry for a laptop graphics processor. It runs around 15% faster than the 80W model. Performance Performance of the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W falls a long way short of the desktop GeForce RTX 2080. However, the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q is still a decently fast mobile graphics card which offers performance on par with a desktop GeForce GTX 1070. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560 x 1440. 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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GPU Variants
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