The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 is the latest release from Nvidia. It’s not only a significant improvement over the company’s old generation VGA Card, but with the rest of the Nvidia 3000 series, but also making 4K Graphic games more accessible
Giving 50-80% best and fast performance than the RTX 2080 and 20-30% higher quality performance and improvements than the RTX 2080 Ti, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 is probably the biggest generation jump we’ve ever seen on a VGA.
Price and availability
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 will be you can buy on September 17th, starting at $ 699 (around 9 649, AU $ 950). However, as with any major graphics card launch, there are dozens of aftermarket graphics cards from MSI, Asus, Zotac and more.
Keep in mind that some of these aftermarket card designs may see a drastic increase in price than the Founders edition, based on things like overseas cooling solutions and factory-tuned overlock. But every RTX 3080 has more or less the same functional ballpark as Nvidia launches.
Features and chipset
Nvidia has increased the energy saving so much more than the RTX 2080 and
There have been obvious best improvements to the RT and Tensor cores – we are the 2nd and 3rd generation, respectively – but perhaps the biggest achievement is the rasterization engine.
Through some clever optimization, Nvidia was able to double the size of the CUDA cores in each streaming multiprocessor (SM), making it possible for both databases on each SM to handle the role of Floating Point 32 (FP32) – a major improvement over Turing. The data line is fully dedicated to the integer workload. This does not directly double the frame rate of your favorite computer games, but it effectively doubles the raw FP32 output core for the core – at least not for most of them.
This means that the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 has only 68 SMs, 50% more than the RTX 2080, When you pair CUDA core upgrades with a massive update to Cache, Texture Units, and Memory Bandwidth – to the fast-moving GDDR6X memory on a 320-bits – the gaming functionality takes the biggest generational leap in a few years. It’s a little lower than that ‘2x performance’ target and we’re sure some expected it. But more on that later.
Nvidia RT hubs have also returned – hence the name Nvidia RTX, after all – they are also seeing massive improvements. Nvidia Ampere graphics cards, including the RTX 3080, include a second-generation RT core that will run similarly to the first-generation RT core, but will be twice as efficient.
During beam tracking, the SM emits a beam of light emitted by a beam, and then receives the RT core, where it performs all the calculations needed to find where the beams are jumping and records that information. Back to SM. This means that only SM is left to provide the rest of the view. But, we are still in a place where activating the ray tracking has no effect on performance. Maybe one day.
Tensor cores are twice as powerful this time around, which is why Nvidia has included only 4 out of every 8 SM you find in a Turing SM. With more SMs now in general, DLSS performance also gets a huge boost.
Test system specifications
The system we used to test the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition is:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X (16-core, up to 4.7GHz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master 360P Silver Edition
RAM: 64GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 3,600MHz
Motherboard: X570 Aorus Master
SSD: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro @ 1TB
Power supply: Phanteks RevoltX 1200
Case: Praxis Wetbench
From Nvidia’s (advanced) marketing, we already expected the RTX 3080 to be a faster graphics card, but calling it “fast” is a bit of an understatement. From the moment we open the box, it stays in our personal machine, everything from Final Fantasy XIV to control is activated, coming out of our personal machine to connect to our test bench for real measurement.
Before the 3080, we had the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 , and the difference was fast apparent before we started measuring performance in a quantitative way.
For example, one of the games we play the most is Final
Fantasy XIV – that’s a problem – and there were times when the RTX 2080 Ti 4K dropped below 60 fps, especially in the latest expansion of the game. That does not happen with the RTX 3080. In fact, the basic game runs from 75-100 fps in 4K with high or ultra graphics settings, where the RTX 2080 Ti typically cools around 60 fps – a huge leap in performance at half price.
No matter what game we play, this story is repeated over and over again. Is Max Exodus optimized with Ray Tracing and DLSS? 60 fps is locked in Smooth 4K. Control with innumerable ray tracking effects? Silk is soft. Even the Final Fantasy XV with all the weird alternative graphic effects is beautiful at 4K stable 60 fps. Here is the accessible 4K60 game – although we use the term “accessible” very loosely here.
You need to keep in mind that the heat in our benchmarks is not very refreshing and they are recorded on an outdoor test bench. In our enclosed tower, which serves as a consumer for two 240 mm, the temperature rose to around 60 C – cooler than the mid-80 ° C temperature we normally see with the RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition.
Buy now …
You want the best 4K performance
Enabling 4K gaming is incredibly difficult, but the RTX 3080 is still the best graphics card to handle. You will be able to maximize 60 fps or less for every game under the sun at this resolution.
You want the next generation of ready-made performance
With the next generation of sports on the horizon, performance needs are about to skyrocket. The RTX 3080 is significantly more powerful than the GPUs of the PS5 or Xbox Series X (at least on paper).
You have an old graphic card
Since the hereditary achievements between the Nvidia Pascal and Nvidia Turing graphics cards were minimal, many stayed on their 10-series cards. However, if you have one of these older cards, you will get huge benefits with the RTX 3080.