NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

Comparative analysis of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 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 - G2D Mark, PassMark - G3D Mark, 3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score, 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).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

  • Around 20% higher texture fill rate: 556.0 GTexel/s vs 465.1 GTexel/s
  • Around 21% higher pipelines: 10496 vs 8704
  • 2.4x more maximum memory size: 24 GB vs 10 GB
  • Around 3% higher memory clock speed: 1219 MHz (19.5 Gbps effective) vs 1188 MHz (19 Gbps effective)
  • Around 6% better performance in PassMark - G3D Mark: 24997 vs 23638
  • Around 12% better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score: 19833 vs 17685
  • Around 14% better performance in Geekbench - OpenCL: 202954 vs 177590
Specifications (specs)
Texture fill rate 556.0 GTexel/s vs 465.1 GTexel/s
Pipelines 10496 vs 8704
Maximum memory size 24 GB vs 10 GB
Memory clock speed 1219 MHz (19.5 Gbps effective) vs 1188 MHz (19 Gbps effective)
Benchmarks
PassMark - G3D Mark 24997 vs 23638
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 19833 vs 17685
Geekbench - OpenCL 202954 vs 177590

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

  • Around 3% higher core clock speed: 1440 MHz vs 1395 MHz
  • Around 1% higher boost clock speed: 1710 MHz vs 1695 MHz
  • Around 9% lower typical power consumption: 320 Watt vs 350 Watt
  • Around 1% better performance in PassMark - G2D Mark: 982 vs 977
Specifications (specs)
Core clock speed 1440 MHz vs 1395 MHz
Boost clock speed 1710 MHz vs 1695 MHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 320 Watt vs 350 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - G2D Mark 982 vs 977

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
GPU 2: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

PassMark - G2D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
977
982
PassMark - G3D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
24997
23638
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score
GPU 1
GPU 2
19833
17685
Geekbench - OpenCL
GPU 1
GPU 2
202954
177590
Name NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
PassMark - G2D Mark 977 982
PassMark - G3D Mark 24997 23638
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 19833 17685
Geekbench - OpenCL 202954 177590
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 582.401
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 6745.122
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 53.526
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 176.953
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 1961.892
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 33241
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 3719
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 3360
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 33241
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 3719
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 3360

Compare specifications (specs)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

Essentials

Architecture Ampere Ampere
Code name GA102 GA102
Launch date 1 Sep 2020 1 Sep 2020
Launch price (MSRP) $1499 $699
Place in performance rating 1 6
Type Desktop Desktop

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1695 MHz 1710 MHz
Core clock speed 1395 MHz 1440 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 8 nm 8 nm
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance 556.0 GFLOPS (1:64) 465.1 GFLOPS (1:64)
Peak Half Precision (FP16) Performance 35.58 TFLOPS (1:1) 29.77 TFLOPS (1:1)
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance 35.58 TFLOPS 29.77 TFLOPS
Pipelines 10496 8704
Pixel fill rate 189.8 GPixel/s 164.2 GPixel/s
Texture fill rate 556.0 GTexel/s 465.1 GTexel/s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 350 Watt 320 Watt
Transistor count 28300 million 28300 million

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Height 138 mm (5.4 inches) 112 mm (4.4 inches)
Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
Length 313 mm (12.3 inches) 285 mm (11.2 inches)
Recommended system power (PSU) 750 Watt 700 Watt
Supplementary power connectors 1x 12-pin 1x 12-pin
Width Triple-slot Dual-slot

API support

DirectX 12.2 12.1
OpenCL 2.0 2.0
OpenGL 4.6 4.6
Shader Model 6.5 6.5
Vulkan

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 24 GB 10 GB
Memory bandwidth 936.2 GB/s 760.3 GB/s
Memory bus width 384 bit 320 bit
Memory clock speed 1219 MHz (19.5 Gbps effective) 1188 MHz (19 Gbps effective)
Memory type GDDR6X GDDR6X