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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer White 10GB GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
Cyberpunk 2077 55% 4%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 59% 12%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 60% 15%
FIFA 21 77% 52%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 60% 15%
Watch Dogs Legion 57% 8%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 36% 37%
Grand Theft Auto VI 37% 35%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 57% 9%
Genshin Impact 55% 4%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer White 10GB are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q.

The RTX 3080 has a 465 MHz higher core clock speed and 92 more Texture Mapping Units than the RTX 2060. This results in the RTX 3080 providing 188.3 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 RTX 3080 has a 465 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the RTX 2060. This results in the RTX 3080 providing 45.4 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 less than a year after the RTX 2060, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

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 4096 MB more video memory than the RTX 2060, 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 2060 has 264 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RTX 3080, which means that the memory performance of the RTX 2060 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 2060 Max-Q has 1920. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 3080 is 15276 and the actual shader performance of the RTX 2060 is 2275. The RTX 3080 having 13001 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RTX 3080 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RTX 2060.

The RTX 3080 transistor size technology is 4 nm (nanometers) smaller than the RTX 2060. This means that the RTX 3080 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the RTX 2060.

The GeForce RTX 3080 Galax EX Gamer White 10GB requires 320 Watts to run and the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q requires 65 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the RTX 3080. The RTX 3080 requires 255 Watts more than the RTX 2060 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 2060.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1440 MHzvs975 MHz
Boost Clock1755 MHzvs1185 MHz
ArchitectureAmpere GA102Turing
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date17 Sep 2020vs29 Jan 2020
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1920x1080
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2560x1440
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3840x2160
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GPU Memory

Memory10240 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1375 MHz
Memory Bus320 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR6
Memory Bandwidth-vs264GB/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%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units8704vs1920
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology8nmvs12nm
Texture Mapping Units212vs120
Texture Rate305.3 GTexel/svs117 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs48
Pixel Rate92.2 GPixel/svs46.8 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections3vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power320 Wattsvs65 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Watts-

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model6.1vs-
Open GL4.6vs4.6
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnoyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs2560x1440

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 GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q is the low-power variant of the RTX 2060 Mobile and is a mid-range GeForce 20 Series graphics card for laptops based on the Turing GPU architecture. It is considered a great price to performance graphics card. Architecture The Turing architecture represents a process shrink down to 12nm compared to 14nm Pascal. The Turing architecture provides the world's first consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. The GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q supports real-time ray-tracing and excels at 1080p screen resolution. GPU It equips a Turing GPU codenamed TU106 which has 1920 Shader Processing Units, 120 TMUs and 48 ROPs. The central unit runs at 975 MHz and goes up to 1185 MHz in Boost mode. Memory The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of first-gen GDDR6 memory through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1375MHz, or 11GHz effective. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 65W the RTX 2060 Max-Q is averagely resource-intensive and will fairly significantly reduce laptop battery life at full load. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 2060 6GB Max-Q is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a mid-range Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.
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