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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 3090 Galax EX Gamer 24GB GeForce RTX 3080
Cyberpunk 2077 59% 55%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 62% 59%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 63% 60%
FIFA 21 79% 77%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 63% 60%
Watch Dogs Legion 60% 56%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 41% 35%
Grand Theft Auto VI 42% 36%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 61% 57%
Genshin Impact 59% 55%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Galax EX Gamer 24GB are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080.

The GeForce RTX 3080 has a 30 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 3090, but the RTX 3090 has 108 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce RTX 3080. As a result, the RTX 3090 exhibits a 145.9 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce RTX 3080. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce RTX 3080 has a 30 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 3090, but the RTX 3090 has 32 more Render Output Units than the GeForce RTX 3080. As a result, the RTX 3090 exhibits a 43.2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GeForce RTX 3080. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RTX 3090 was released less than a year after the GeForce RTX 3080, 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 3090 has 14336 MB more video memory than the GeForce RTX 3080, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RTX 3090 also has superior memory performance overall.

The memory bandwidth of the GeForce RTX 3090 Galax EX Gamer 24GB and the GeForce RTX 3080 are the same, which means the RTX 3090 and the GeForce RTX 3080 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The GeForce RTX 3090 Galax EX Gamer 24GB has 10496 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce RTX 3080 has 8704. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 3090 is 18263 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce RTX 3080 is 14884. The RTX 3090 having 3379 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RTX 3090 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce RTX 3080.

The GeForce RTX 3090 Galax EX Gamer 24GB requires 350 Watts to run and the GeForce RTX 3080 requires 320 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the RTX 3090 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GeForce RTX 3080. The RTX 3090 requires 30 Watts more than the GeForce RTX 3080 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the RTX 3090 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce RTX 3080.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1410 MHzvs1440 MHz
Boost Clock1740 MHzvs1710 MHz
ArchitectureAmpere GA102Ampere GA102
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Driver Support - vs -
Release Date24 Sep 2020vs17 Sep 2020
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory24576 MBvs10240 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1750 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs320 Bit
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Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units10496vs8704
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology8nmvs8nm
Texture Mapping Units320vs212
Texture Rate451.2 GTexel/svs305.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units96vs64
Pixel Rate135.4 GPixel/svs92.2 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power350 Wattsvs320 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Wattsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

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

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Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs3840x2160

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview The GeForce RTX 3090 Galax EX Gamer 24GB 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 1740MHz 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 750W PSU with two 8-pin power connectors. System Suggestions The GeForce RTX 3090 Galax EX Gamer 24GB 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 3080 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 1424MHz and goes up to 1872MHz 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 650W PSU with available 8-pin + 6-pin power connector. Performance Predicted performance of the GeForce RTX 3080 suggests it will be faster than the Geforce RTX 2080 Ti, making it a suitable graphics card for 4K gaming. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 3080 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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