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An Ampere 4K king? Tipster claims that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 beats the RTX 2080 Ti by 20 percent, suggesting truly monstrous GeForce RTX 3080 Ti

The US$1400 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti could be bested by the GeForce RTX 3080 (Image source: NVIDIA)
The US$1400 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti could be bested by the GeForce RTX 3080 (Image source: NVIDIA)
Tipster @KkatCorgi claimed that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ampere graphics card will deliver up to 20 percent higher performance than the outgoing GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. This aligns with rumors that the RTX 3080 will be built on the high-performing GA102 silicon and opens up the path to 4K/60 PC gaming.

Tipster @KkatCorgi recently made the claim that NVIDIA’s upcoming Ampere GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card will deliver up to 20 percent greater performance than the current king of the hill, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. This aligns with what we know so far about the RTX 3080 - namely that it’ll run on a cut-down variant of the flagship GA102 variant. If true, this rumor opens up a number of interesting possibilities.

For starters, it suggests that the top-end GeForce RTX 3080 Ti could be as much as 40 percent faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. The RTX 2080 Ti occasionally struggles to hit 60 FPS in intensive games at 4K. A 40 percent performance uplift, together with Ampere’s alleged ray-tracing improvements, could mean that the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti could easily run titles at 4K/60 FPS, even with ray-tracing enabled. 

We’ve seen a number of demos over the past month, from Cyberpunk 2077 to Watch Dogs Legion handing in a 1080p update with ray-tracing enabled on the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Clearly a higher-tier graphics card is in need to run these games at 4K. 

The rumor also correlates with some of the things we’ve heard about Big Navi. Earlier leaks indicated that the Big Navi flagship delivered 15-20 percent higher performance than the RTX 2080 Ti. If this is the case, AMD’s top-end card might only compete with the RTX 3080, leaving the RTX 3080 Ti in a class of its own. 

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-07-22 (Update: 2020-07-23)
Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - News Editor
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.