NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

Comparative analysis of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 videocards for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Technical info, Video outputs and ports, Compatibility, dimensions and requirements, API support, Memory. Benchmark videocards performance analysis: PassMark - G3D Mark, PassMark - G2D Mark, Geekbench - OpenCL, CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps), 3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 1 year(s) 7 month(s) later
  • Around 5% higher core clock speed: 1440 MHz vs 1365 MHz
  • Around 2% higher boost clock speed: 1710 MHz vs 1680 MHz
  • 4.5x more pipelines: 8704 vs 1920
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running videocard: 8 nm vs 12 nm
  • Around 67% higher maximum memory size: 10 GB vs 6 GB
  • Around 76% better performance in PassMark - G3D Mark: 24396 vs 13878
  • Around 33% better performance in PassMark - G2D Mark: 1001 vs 751
  • 2.6x better performance in Geekbench - OpenCL: 181072 vs 70344
  • 2.7x better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s): 596.218 vs 220.457
  • 2.2x better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s): 6745.122 vs 3131.344
  • 2.6x better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s): 55.839 vs 21.726
  • Around 60% better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s): 217.054 vs 135.923
  • Around 91% better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s): 2179.577 vs 1141.283
  • Around 76% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames): 34185 vs 19427
  • Around 76% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps): 34185 vs 19427
  • 2.3x better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score: 17699 vs 7592
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 1 Sep 2020 vs 7 January 2019
Core clock speed 1440 MHz vs 1365 MHz
Boost clock speed 1710 MHz vs 1680 MHz
Pipelines 8704 vs 1920
Manufacturing process technology 8 nm vs 12 nm
Maximum memory size 10 GB vs 6 GB
Benchmarks
PassMark - G3D Mark 24396 vs 13878
PassMark - G2D Mark 1001 vs 751
Geekbench - OpenCL 181072 vs 70344
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 596.218 vs 220.457
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 6745.122 vs 3131.344
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 55.839 vs 21.726
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 217.054 vs 135.923
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 2179.577 vs 1141.283
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 34185 vs 19427
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 34185 vs 19427
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 17699 vs 7592

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

  • 2x lower typical power consumption: 160 Watt vs 320 Watt
  • 11.8x more memory clock speed: 14000 MHz vs 1188 MHz (19 Gbps effective)
  • 6.4x better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames): 23622 vs 3717
  • 16.8x better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames): 56437 vs 3356
  • 6.4x better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps): 23622 vs 3717
  • 16.8x better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps): 56437 vs 3356
Specifications (specs)
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 160 Watt vs 320 Watt
Memory clock speed 14000 MHz vs 1188 MHz (19 Gbps effective)
Benchmarks
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 23622 vs 3717
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 56437 vs 3356
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 23622 vs 3717
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 56437 vs 3356

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
GPU 2: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

PassMark - G3D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
24396
13878
PassMark - G2D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
1001
751
Geekbench - OpenCL
GPU 1
GPU 2
181072
70344
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s)
GPU 1
GPU 2
596.218
220.457
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s)
GPU 1
GPU 2
6745.122
3131.344
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s)
GPU 1
GPU 2
55.839
21.726
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s)
GPU 1
GPU 2
217.054
135.923
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s)
GPU 1
GPU 2
2179.577
1141.283
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
34185
19427
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
3717
23622
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
3356
56437
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
34185
19427
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
3717
23622
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
3356
56437
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score
GPU 1
GPU 2
17699
7592
Name NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
PassMark - G3D Mark 24396 13878
PassMark - G2D Mark 1001 751
Geekbench - OpenCL 181072 70344
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 596.218 220.457
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 6745.122 3131.344
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 55.839 21.726
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 217.054 135.923
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 2179.577 1141.283
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 34185 19427
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 3717 23622
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 3356 56437
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 34185 19427
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 3717 23622
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 3356 56437
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 17699 7592

Compare specifications (specs)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

Essentials

Architecture Ampere Turing
Code name GA102 TU106
Launch date 1 Sep 2020 7 January 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $699 $349
Place in performance rating 9 12
Type Desktop Desktop
Price now $349.99
Value for money (0-100) 62.74

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1710 MHz 1680 MHz
Core clock speed 1440 MHz 1365 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 8 nm 12 nm
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance 465.1 GFLOPS (1:64)
Peak Half Precision (FP16) Performance 29.77 TFLOPS (1:1)
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance 29.77 TFLOPS
Pipelines 8704 1920
Pixel fill rate 164.2 GPixel/s
Texture fill rate 465.1 GTexel/s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 320 Watt 160 Watt
Transistor count 28300 million 10,800 million

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
DisplayPort count 2
DisplayPort support
HDMI

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Height 112 mm (4.4 inches)
Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Length 285 mm (11.2 inches) 229 mm
Recommended system power (PSU) 700 Watt
Supplementary power connectors 1x 12-pin 1x 8-pin
Width Dual-slot

API support

DirectX 12.1 12
OpenCL 2.0
OpenGL 4.6 4.6
Shader Model 6.5
Vulkan

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 10 GB 6 GB
Memory bandwidth 760.3 GB/s
Memory bus width 320 bit 192 Bit
Memory clock speed 1188 MHz (19 Gbps effective) 14000 MHz
Memory type GDDR6X GDDR6