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Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC desktop GPU in review

Ampere with 3x 8-Pin! The launch of the new Ampere graphics cards was anything but smooth. The new graphics cards from Nvidia are still hard to come by. Fortunately, we were able to get hold of a custom model from Asus for a few days. In this review, we'll clarify what the Asus RTX 3080 ROG Strix OC is capable of and for whom the purchase is worthwhile.
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The external connections of the Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
The external connections of the Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
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The server segment started benefiting from the new Ampere architecture of Nvidia graphics cards earlier in 2020. About half a year later, the consumer models followed, which should bring a breath of fresh air to the desktop graphics card market. However, after the introduction of the new RTX 3000 series, the disenchantment was very big, because the large number of orders wasn't and still isn't able to be completely covered.

Those who were still able to secure a model of the new Nvidia graphics cards will be rewarded with very good performance throughout; we can reveal that much in advance. For this review, however, we received a test sample from Asus, which differs significantly from the Founders Edition. But nothing has changed in terms of the base of the GA102 Ampere chip. The same applies to the VRAM, which is identical at 10 GB GDDR6X on all RTX 3080 models. Asus grants the GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC a bit more leeway when it comes to boosting, though - it's almost 200 MHz compared to Nvidia's Founders Edition.

Moreover, Asus has given its top RTX 3080 model a very powerful triple-slot cooler. Overall, the graphics card measures just under 32 centimeters, which absolutely needs to be considered when buying this GPU. Not every case offers so much space for such a monster of a graphics card.

Asus follows the old familiar path when it comes to power supply and doesn't go for the 12-pin connector that Nvidia uses with its RTX 3000 cards. The GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC requires three 8-pin connectors for its operation. As a result, a strong power adapter is inevitable, and Asus itself speaks of at least 850 watts. Up to four external monitors can be connected simultaneously. For this purpose, the GPU features HDMI supporting the latest standard (2.1) as well as DisplayPort connections (1.4a).

Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC

The RTX 3080 compared with other NVIDIA GPUs

Specification RTX 3090 RTX 3080 (Asus ROG) RTX 3080 FE RTX 3070 FE Titan RTX TITAN X Pascal RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080
Chip GA102 GA102 GA102 GA104 TU102 GP102 TU102 TU104
FinFET process 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 12 nm 16 nm 12 nm 12 nm
CUDA cores 10,496 8,704 8,704 5,888 4,608 3,584 4,352 2,944
Texture units 328 272 272 184 288 224 272 184
Tensor cores 328 3rd Gen. 272 3rd Gen. 272 3rd Gen. 184 3rd Gen. 576 2nd Gen. - 544 2nd Gen. 368 2nd Gen.
RT Cores 82 68 68 46 72 - 68 46
GPU base clock 1,395 MHz 1,440 MHz 1,440 MHz 1,500 MHz 1,350 MHz 1,417 MHz 1,350 MHz 1,515 MHz
GPU boost clock 1,695 MHz 1,905 MHz 1,710 MHz 1,725 MHz 1,770 MHz 1,531 MHz 1,545 MHz 1,710 MHz
Memory bus 384-bit 320-bit 320-bit 256-bit 384-bit 384-bit 352-bit 256-bit
Memory bandwidth 936 GB/s 760 GB/s 760 GB/s 448 GB/s 672 GB/s 480.4 GB/s 616 GB/s 448 GB/s
Video memory 24 GB GDDR6X 10 GB GDDR6X 10 GB GDDR6X 8 GB GDDR6 24 GB GDDR6 12 GB GDDR5X 11 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6
Power consumption 350 W 320 W 320 W 220 W 280 W 250 W 250 W 215 W

Our test system with the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X as base

A current AMD platform based on the Asus X570 ROG Crosshair VIII serves as our test system. The CPU (AMD Ryzen 9 5900X) offers good CPU performance, and we used an AIO (Alphacool Eisbaer 280cmm) for the cooling. The 32 GB of RAM comes from Corsair and clocks at 4,000 MHz. As monitor, we use the Acer Predator XB321HK. It doesn't limit us due to its UHD capability. At this point we would like to thank AMD for providing the test platform as well as Corsair for the RAM kit.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
Asus X570 ROG Crosshair VIII
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 4000 2x 16 GB

For the upcoming benchmarks and tests, we use the following system:

  • Corsair Carbide Air 540 ATX Cube
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
  • Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC (Nvidia driver 457.09)
  • Asus X570 ROG Crosshair VIII (BIOS 2402, default settings, XMP 1 for DDR4 4000)
  • Corsair RM1000X 1000-watt power supply unit
  • Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 4000 2x 16 GB RAM kit
  • Corsair MP600 2 TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD
  • Crucial MX500 2 TB (for games)

The clock speeds of the Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC

At 1,440 MHz, the base clock speed of the Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC has remained unchanged compared to the reference model. However, Asus takes a different path when it comes to the boost clock rate and allows its model to reach a considerably higher speed at up to 1,905 MHz. This clock rate can also be maintained without problems under load and is usually even exceeded. Moreover, Asus also allows a higher power target of up to 21%. As a result, the GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC can even be run stably at over 2 GHz. In terms of VRAM, there's GDDR6X now instead of GDDR6, which was previously used, although 10 GB should be enough now compared to the RTX 2080 Ti. At the moment, only the GeForce RTX 3090 of the current Ampere series offers more graphics memory.

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Synthetic benchmarks

In the synthetic benchmarks, the Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC already begins to show its potential quite clearly. Only the GeForce RTX 3090 offers more performance; we already reviewed it in our partner Zotac's configuration. Compared to the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, our test sample can set itself apart with a lead of about 30%. The significantly more expensive Nvidia Titan RTX only manages to take third place in our comparison and can't keep up with the GeForce RTX 3080.

In contrast to the Founders Edition, Asus has a better cooling structure in the GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC, which results in a slight performance advantage over the reference model.

3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
18863 Points ∼100% +8%
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
17467 Points ∼93%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
15283 Points ∼81% -13%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
13744 Points ∼73% -21%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
11477 Points ∼61% -34%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
11294 Points ∼60% -35%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
10094 Points ∼54% -42%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
9236 Points ∼49% -47%
Radeon VII
8803 Points ∼47% -50%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
8795 Points ∼47% -50%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
8673 Points ∼46% -50%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
7732 Points ∼41% -56%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
7675 Points ∼41% -56%
RX Vega 64
7183 Points ∼38% -59%
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
11715 Points ∼100% +9%
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
10793 Points ∼92%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8649 Points ∼74% -20%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
7925 Points ∼68% -27%
Radeon VII
6837 Points ∼58% -37%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
6513 Points ∼56% -40%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
6500 Points ∼55% -40%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
5955 Points ∼51% -45%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
5786 Points ∼49% -46%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
5450 Points ∼47% -50%
RX Vega 64
5441 Points ∼46% -50%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
5292 Points ∼45% -51%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
5175 Points ∼44% -52%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
4244 Points ∼36% -61%
Fire Strike Extreme Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
22423 Points ∼100% +7%
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
20861 Points ∼93%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
17176 Points ∼77% -18%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
15603 Points ∼70% -25%
Radeon VII
13388 Points ∼60% -36%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
13355 Points ∼60% -36%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
12968 Points ∼58% -38%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
12209 Points ∼54% -41%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
11634 Points ∼52% -44%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
11021 Points ∼49% -47%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
10876 Points ∼49% -48%
RX Vega 64
10758 Points ∼48% -48%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
10481 Points ∼47% -50%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
9097 Points ∼41% -56%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
43404 Points ∼100% +6%
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
40910 Points ∼94%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
34722 Points ∼80% -15%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
32081 Points ∼74% -22%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
27620 Points ∼64% -32%
Radeon VII
27476 Points ∼63% -33%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
27075 Points ∼62% -34%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
25383 Points ∼58% -38%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
24151 Points ∼56% -41%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
22999 Points ∼53% -44%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
22457 Points ∼52% -45%
RX Vega 64
22338 Points ∼51% -45%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
21970 Points ∼51% -46%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
19338 Points ∼45% -53%
Unigine Superposition
7680x4320 8k Optimized
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
6969 (43.54min - 60.14max) Points ∼100% +12%
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
6243 Points ∼90%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
5402 Points ∼78% -13%
3840x2160 4k Optimized
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
15888 (99.72min - 146.92max) Points ∼100% +14%
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
13984 Points ∼88%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
12186 Points ∼77% -13%
1920x1080 1080p Extreme
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
11927 (69.49min - 121.03max) Points ∼100% +13%
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
10572 Points ∼89%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
9056 Points ∼76% -14%
1920x1080 1080p High
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
23626 (113.62min - 236.69max) Points ∼100% +11%
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
21333 Points ∼90%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
20315 Points ∼86% -5%
1280x720 720p Low
NVIDIA Titan RTX
40994 Points ∼100% +33%
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
30851 Points ∼75%
Unigine Heaven 4.0
Extreme Preset OpenGL
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
232.4 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
215.1 fps ∼93% -7%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
204.4 fps ∼88% -12%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
167.5 fps ∼72% -28%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
161.4 fps ∼69% -31%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
153.5 fps ∼66% -34%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
139 fps ∼60% -40%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
132.3 fps ∼57% -43%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
115.8 fps ∼50% -50%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
110.2 fps ∼47% -53%
Radeon VII
109 fps ∼47% -53%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
100.7 fps ∼43% -57%
Extreme Preset DX11
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
272.4 (47.3min - 557.4max) fps ∼100% +17%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
237.1 fps ∼87% +2%
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
232.6 fps ∼85%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
215.2 fps ∼79% -7%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
176.5 fps ∼65% -24%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
175.2 fps ∼64% -25%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
160.1 fps ∼59% -31%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
149.3 fps ∼55% -36%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
141.7 fps ∼52% -39%
Radeon VII
140.3 fps ∼52% -40%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
132.5 fps ∼49% -43%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
124.1 fps ∼46% -47%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
119.9 fps ∼44% -48%
Unigine Valley 1.0
1920x1080 Extreme HD DirectX AA:x8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
184.2 (47.3min - 301.5max) fps ∼100% +5%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
180.1 fps ∼98% +2%
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
176.2 fps ∼96%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
159.4 fps ∼87% -10%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
120.2 fps ∼65% -32%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
119.6 fps ∼65% -32%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
113.7 fps ∼62% -35%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
111.5 fps ∼61% -37%
Radeon VII
108.5 fps ∼59% -38%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
106.9 fps ∼58% -39%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
106.3 fps ∼58% -40%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
99.3 fps ∼54% -44%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
91.2 fps ∼50% -48%
1920x1080 Extreme HD Preset OpenGL AA:x8
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
163.8 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
158.5 fps ∼97% -3%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
145.1 fps ∼89% -11%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
114.5 fps ∼70% -30%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
110.5 fps ∼67% -33%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
105.6 fps ∼64% -36%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
101 fps ∼62% -38%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
98.3 fps ∼60% -40%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
89.1 fps ∼54% -46%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
83.6 fps ∼51% -49%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
82.7 fps ∼50% -50%
Radeon VII
81.3 fps ∼50% -50%
SiSoft Sandra 2016
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Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
3721.4 MPix/s ∼100%
Radeon VII
2800 MPix/s ∼75% -25%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
1958.5 MPix/s ∼53% -47%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
1430 MPix/s ∼38% -62%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
1380 MPix/s ∼37% -63%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
1250 MPix/s ∼34% -66%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
1150 MPix/s ∼31% -69%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
1110 MPix/s ∼30% -70%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
919.18 MPix/s ∼25% -75%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
912 MPix/s ∼25% -75%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
775 MPix/s ∼21% -79%
GP Cryptography (Higher Security AES256+SHA2-512)
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
172.85 GB/s ∼100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
129.33 GB/s ∼75% -25%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
101.78 GB/s ∼59% -41%
Radeon VII
99.22 GB/s ∼57% -43%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
95.65 GB/s ∼55% -45%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
88.45 GB/s ∼51% -49%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
75.37 GB/s ∼44% -56%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
74.59 GB/s ∼43% -57%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
63.84 GB/s ∼37% -63%
GP Financial Analysis (FP High/Double Precision)
Radeon VII
1130 KOPT/s ∼100% +431%
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
212.75 KOPT/s ∼19%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
206.84 KOPT/s ∼18% -3%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
159.44 KOPT/s ∼14% -25%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
151.52 KOPT/s ∼13% -29%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
124.66 KOPT/s ∼11% -41%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
121.31 KOPT/s ∼11% -43%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
105.33 KOPT/s ∼9% -50%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
99.09 KOPT/s ∼9% -53%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
24 KOPT/s ∼2% -89%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
20.81 KOPT/s ∼2% -90%
3DMark 05 Standard
46192 points
3DMark 06 Standard
44255 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
93066 points
3DMark 11 Performance
32211 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
238949 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
75364 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
33440 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
20455 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
15712 points
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Game benchmarks

The Witcher 3 frame times (Ultra preset)
The Witcher 3 frame times (Ultra preset)
The Witcher 3 frame progression (Ultra preset)
The Witcher 3 frame progression (Ultra preset)

The conducted gaming tests reveal that the GeForce RTX 3080 is more suitable for high resolutions. Nearly all the games that we tested could be played at 2160p without any problems. Nevertheless, there are specific games, such as Flight Simulator 2020, where even the GeForce RTX 3080 reaches its limits. The new graphics card shows the biggest advantage when it goes beyond 1080p. If you don't play at high resolutions, the purchase of an RTX 3080 is currently not worthwhile.

But smooth gaming is guaranteed with the Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC. We examined the frame progression and also the frame times in the game The Witcher 3 (Ultra preset) and didn't find any noteworthy irregularities. We documented individual outliers. However, at 139 FPS, smooth playing is definitely guaranteed.

The Witcher 3 frame progression - Ultra preset

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ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P: Ø139 (111-148)
Far Cry New Dawn - 3840x2160 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
92 (72min - 122max) fps ∼100% +3%
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
89 (72min - 108max) fps ∼97%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
84 (71min - 100max) fps ∼91% -6%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
81 (68min - 98max) fps ∼88% -9%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
73 (59min - 92max) fps ∼79% -18%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
64 (54min - 81max) fps ∼70% -28%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
62 (52min - 76max) fps ∼67% -30%
Radeon VII
61 (50min - 80max) fps ∼66% -31%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
58 (48min - 72max) fps ∼63% -35%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
56 (47min - 73max) fps ∼61% -37%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
51 (43min - 61max) fps ∼55% -43%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
51 (42min - 67max) fps ∼55% -43%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
50 (41min - 62max) fps ∼54% -44%
RX Vega 64
47 (38min - 60max) fps ∼51% -47%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
42 (35min - 52max) fps ∼46% -53%
Far Cry 5 - 3840x2160 Ultra Preset AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
101 (88min - 116max) fps ∼100% +6%
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
95 (85min - 107max) fps ∼94%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
81 (73min - 95max) fps ∼80% -15%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
78 (66min - 93max) fps ∼77% -18%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
74 (65min - 88max) fps ∼73% -22%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
61 (53min - 70max) fps ∼60% -36%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
59 (53min - 71max) fps ∼58% -38%
Radeon VII
59 (50min - 75max) fps ∼58% -38%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
54 (48min - 65max) fps ∼53% -43%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
51 (44min - 66max) fps ∼50% -46%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
48 (41min - 57max) fps ∼48% -49%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
45 (40min - 55max) fps ∼45% -53%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
45 (38min - 58max) fps ∼45% -53%
RX Vega 64
44 (37min - 56max) fps ∼44% -54%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
41 (37min - 49max) fps ∼41% -57%
F1 2020 - 3840x2160 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
133 (113min - 155max) fps ∼100% +13%
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
118 (102min - 137max) fps ∼89%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
97.4 (84min - 114max) fps ∼73% -17%
Borderlands 3 - 3840x2160 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
71.5 fps ∼100% +16%
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
61.5 fps ∼86%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
46.7 fps ∼65% -24%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
46 fps ∼64% -25%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
43.6 fps ∼61% -29%
Metro Exodus - 3840x2160 Ultra Quality AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
71.7 (40.9min - 110.8max) fps ∼100% +12%
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
64.1 (36.54min - 108.57max) fps ∼89%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
54.9 (34.88min - 89.73max) fps ∼77% -14%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
53.7 (33.8min - 83.74max) fps ∼75% -16%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
47.5 (31min - 69max) fps ∼66% -26%
RX Vega 64
45.7 (26min - 67max) fps ∼64% -29%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
40 (25.84min - 59.35max) fps ∼56% -38%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
38.6 (25min - 58max) fps ∼54% -40%
Radeon VII
37.4 (25min - 50max) fps ∼52% -42%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
35 (23min - 51max) fps ∼49% -45%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
31.9 (21min - 45max) fps ∼44% -50%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
29.7 (20min - 42max) fps ∼41% -54%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
29.6 (20.7min - 36.64max) fps ∼41% -54%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
28.6 (19.67min - 36.24max) fps ∼40% -55%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
26.3 (17min - 38max) fps ∼37% -59%
Red Dead Redemption 2 - 3840x2160 Maximum Settings
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
61.9 (32.6min, 55.6P1 - 85.2max) fps ∼100% +11%
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
56 fps ∼90%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
41 (29min - 50max) fps ∼66% -27%
Rise of the Tomb Raider - 3840x2160 High Preset AA:FX AF:4x
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
107 (99min - 120max) fps ∼100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
93 (86min - 104max) fps ∼87% -13%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
79 (72min - 87max) fps ∼74% -26%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
77 (71min - 85max) fps ∼72% -28%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
68 (60min - 75max) fps ∼64% -36%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
58.1 (53min - 68max) fps ∼54% -46%
Radeon VII
56.3 (51min - 65max) fps ∼53% -47%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
53.4 (47min - 61max) fps ∼50% -50%
RX Vega 64
50.4 (45min - 57max) fps ∼47% -53%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
47.3 (43min - 55max) fps ∼44% -56%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 3840x2160 Highest Preset AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
89.3 fps ∼100% +6%
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC
83.9 fps ∼94%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
66.3 fps ∼74% -21%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
66 fps ∼74% -21%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
60 fps ∼67% -28%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
49 fps ∼55% -42%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
48 fps ∼54% -43%
Radeon VII
44 fps ∼49% -48%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
43 fps ∼48% -49%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
40 fps ∼45% -52%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
38 fps ∼43% -55%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
36 fps ∼40% -57%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
34 fps ∼38% -59%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
32 fps ∼36% -62%
RX Vega 64
29 fps ∼32% -65%
low med. high ultraQHD4K
GTA V (2015) 187 187 184 130 122 136 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 427 375 286 152 115 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 216.6 197.1 184.4 168.7 159.1 fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 327 231 217 217 107 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 228 205 156 124 76.1 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 165 153 123 105 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 184 162 155 145 137 95 fps
Strange Brigade (2018) 567 416 336 289 220 135 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 227 206 198 185 147 83.9 fps
Battlefield V (2018) 192 178 163 152 132 94.2 fps
Apex Legends (2019) 144 144 144 144 144 143 fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 150 132 127 115 110 89 fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 212 155 143 111 92.2 64.1 fps
The Division 2 (2019) 240 197 168 140 107 65 fps
Anno 1800 (2019) 142 139 99.3 54.1 52.5 46.3 fps
Rage 2 (2019) 294 209 182 180 134 72.1 fps
Control (2019) 240 196 155 106 56.2 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 165 143 129 128 103 61.5 fps
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019) 134 132 133 132 92.9 fps
Red Dead Redemption 2 (2019) 167 154 135 96 81 56 fps
Hunt Showdown (2020) 236 173 172 155 95.8 fps
Doom Eternal (2020) 283 277 270 268 248 153 fps
F1 2020 (2020) 367 255 239 185 155 118 fps
Horizon Zero Dawn (2020) 164 151 147 141 133 95 fps
Flight Simulator 2020 (2020) 115 97.4 79.9 62.8 55.6 37.3 fps
Serious Sam 4 (2020) 182.5 148.6 138.1 135.2 124.8 117 fps
Mafia Definitive Edition (2020) 199 184 169 137 78.2 fps
Star Wars Squadrons (2020) 586 433 379 358 266 169 fps
FIFA 21 (2020) 306 312 293 295 295 284 fps
Watch Dogs Legion (2020) 147 146 125 103 81.6 54.1 fps
Dirt 5 (2020) 176 121 111 111 69.1 55.3 fps

Compute performance

In LuxMark and ComputeMark, the Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC scores significantly better than the older comparison models. The SPECviewperf tests are primarily aimed at workstations. Here, Quadro and FirePro models often deliver more performance due to driver optimizations. The Nvidia Titan RTX has a special position here, since it's identical in construction to the RTX 6000 of the Quadro series. Overall, it offers the best performance here, although the new Ampere graphics cards deliver better values in individual disciplines.

LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
Room GPUs-only
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
5790 Samples/s ∼100% +13%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
5112 Samples/s ∼88%
Nvidia Titan RTX
4643 Samples/s ∼80% -9%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
4494 Samples/s ∼78% -12%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
4429 Samples/s ∼76% -13%
AMD Radeon VII
3477 Samples/s ∼60% -32%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
3453 Samples/s ∼60% -32%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
3430 Samples/s ∼59% -33%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
3404 Samples/s ∼59% -33%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
3300 Samples/s ∼57% -35%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
3274 Samples/s ∼57% -36%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
2586 Samples/s ∼45% -49%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
2104 Samples/s ∼36% -59%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
1856 Samples/s ∼32% -64%
Sala GPUs-only
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
14740 Samples/s ∼100% +15%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
12797 Samples/s ∼87%
Nvidia Titan RTX
10799 Samples/s ∼73% -16%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
10291 Samples/s ∼70% -20%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
9999 Samples/s ∼68% -22%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
7928 Samples/s ∼54% -38%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
7878 Samples/s ∼53% -38%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
7594 Samples/s ∼52% -41%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
7179 Samples/s ∼49% -44%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
6980 Samples/s ∼47% -45%
AMD Radeon VII
6869 Samples/s ∼47% -46%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
6188 Samples/s ∼42% -52%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
5655 Samples/s ∼38% -56%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
5312 Samples/s ∼36% -58%
ComputeMark v2.1
1024x600 Normal, QJuliaRayTrace
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
16403 Points ∼100% +11%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
14718 Points ∼90%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
9690 Points ∼59% -34%
Nvidia Titan RTX
9418 Points ∼57% -36%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
9104 Points ∼56% -38%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
7283 Points ∼44% -51%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
7258 Points ∼44% -51%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
6155 Points ∼38% -58%
AMD Radeon VII
5878 Points ∼36% -60%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
5761 Points ∼35% -61%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
5747 Points ∼35% -61%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
5271 Points ∼32% -64%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
4903 Points ∼30% -67%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
4703 Points ∼29% -68%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Scalar
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
10766 Points ∼100% +13%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
9554 Points ∼89%
AMD Radeon VII
6312 Points ∼59% -34%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
6226 Points ∼58% -35%
Nvidia Titan RTX
5977 Points ∼56% -37%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
5679 Points ∼53% -41%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
4869 Points ∼45% -49%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
4526 Points ∼42% -53%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
4525 Points ∼42% -53%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
4043 Points ∼38% -58%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
3782 Points ∼35% -60%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
3514 Points ∼33% -63%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
3185 Points ∼30% -67%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
2982 Points ∼28% -69%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Vector
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
8038 Points ∼100% +12%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
7148 Points ∼89%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
5037 Points ∼63% -30%
Nvidia Titan RTX
4944 Points ∼62% -31%
AMD Radeon VII
4714 Points ∼59% -34%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
4695 Points ∼58% -34%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
4246 Points ∼53% -41%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
3892 Points ∼48% -46%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
3835 Points ∼48% -46%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
3532 Points ∼44% -51%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
3358 Points ∼42% -53%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
3169 Points ∼39% -56%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
2939 Points ∼37% -59%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
2800 Points ∼35% -61%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 2DTexArr
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
4366 Points ∼100% +7%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
4087 Points ∼94%
Nvidia Titan RTX
3691 Points ∼85% -10%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
3539 Points ∼81% -13%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
3444 Points ∼79% -16%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
2655 Points ∼61% -35%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
2482 Points ∼57% -39%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
2331 Points ∼53% -43%
AMD Radeon VII
2248 Points ∼51% -45%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
2221 Points ∼51% -46%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
2064 Points ∼47% -49%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
1960 Points ∼45% -52%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
1810 Points ∼41% -56%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
1801 Points ∼41% -56%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 3DTex
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
5376 Points ∼100% +22%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
4417 Points ∼82%
Nvidia Titan RTX
3877 Points ∼72% -12%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
3653 Points ∼68% -17%
AMD Radeon VII
3646 Points ∼68% -17%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
3589 Points ∼67% -19%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
2736 Points ∼51% -38%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
2588 Points ∼48% -41%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
2456 Points ∼46% -44%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
2380 Points ∼44% -46%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
2349 Points ∼44% -47%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
2294 Points ∼43% -48%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
2289 Points ∼43% -48%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
1889 Points ∼35% -57%
1024x600 Normal, Score
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
44948 Points ∼100% +13%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
39924 Points ∼89%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
28145 Points ∼63% -30%
Nvidia Titan RTX
27907 Points ∼62% -30%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
26510 Points ∼59% -34%
AMD Radeon VII
22798 Points ∼51% -43%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
21009 Points ∼47% -47%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
20771 Points ∼46% -48%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
19184 Points ∼43% -52%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
18083 Points ∼40% -55%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
17031 Points ∼38% -57%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
16383 Points ∼36% -59%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
15749 Points ∼35% -61%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
14375 Points ∼32% -64%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
Nvidia Titan RTX
132.89 fps ∼100% +44%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
114.44 fps ∼86% +24%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
113.15 fps ∼85% +22%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
111.83 fps ∼84% +21%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
108 fps ∼81% +17%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
101.77 fps ∼77% +10%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
100.32 fps ∼75% +9%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
99.6 fps ∼75% +8%
AMD Radeon VII
95.07 fps ∼72% +3%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
93.26 fps ∼70% +1%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
92.41 fps ∼70%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
86.72 fps ∼65% -6%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
83.42 fps ∼63% -10%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
75.73 fps ∼57% -18%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
Nvidia Titan RTX
462.35 fps ∼100% +1891%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
61.27 fps ∼13% +164%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
60.49 fps ∼13% +161%
AMD Radeon VII
37.03 fps ∼8% +59%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
23.62 fps ∼5% +2%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
23.22 fps ∼5%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
22.45 fps ∼5% -3%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
21.99 fps ∼5% -5%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
21.94 fps ∼5% -6%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
21.7 fps ∼5% -7%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
20.71 fps ∼4% -11%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
15.6 fps ∼3% -33%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
15.46 fps ∼3% -33%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
14.99 fps ∼3% -35%
Showcase (showcase-02)
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
237 fps ∼100%
Nvidia Titan RTX
192.01 fps ∼81%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
180.44 fps ∼76%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
179.52 fps ∼76%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
144.5 fps ∼61%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
137.65 fps ∼58%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
127.25 fps ∼54%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
127.03 fps ∼54%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
116.78 fps ∼49%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
101.59 fps ∼43%
Medical (medical-02)
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
102 fps ∼100% +11%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
91.81 fps ∼90%
Nvidia Titan RTX
89.3 fps ∼88% -3%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
84.77 fps ∼83% -8%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
82.83 fps ∼81% -10%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
82.05 fps ∼80% -11%
AMD Radeon VII
77.93 fps ∼76% -15%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
71.61 fps ∼70% -22%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
71.01 fps ∼70% -23%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
67.51 fps ∼66% -26%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
63.78 fps ∼63% -31%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
57.66 fps ∼57% -37%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
54.52 fps ∼53% -41%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
49.1 fps ∼48% -47%
Maya (maya-05)
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
433 fps ∼100% +20%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
392.06 fps ∼91% +9%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
386.6 fps ∼89% +7%
Nvidia Titan RTX
367.78 fps ∼85% +2%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
360.16 fps ∼83%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
328.67 fps ∼76% -9%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
290.37 fps ∼67% -19%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
275.28 fps ∼64% -24%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
262.37 fps ∼61% -27%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
246.96 fps ∼57% -31%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
220.34 fps ∼51% -39%
AMD Radeon VII
212.65 fps ∼49% -41%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
185.19 fps ∼43% -49%
Energy (energy-02)
Nvidia Titan RTX
51.91 fps ∼100% +44%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
44.36 fps ∼85% +23%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
36.08 fps ∼70%
AMD Radeon VII
35.05 fps ∼68% -3%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
32.91 fps ∼63% -9%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
31.52 fps ∼61% -13%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
26.82 fps ∼52% -26%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
24.55 fps ∼47% -32%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
23.78 fps ∼46% -34%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
23.76 fps ∼46% -34%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
22.33 fps ∼43% -38%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
21.81 fps ∼42% -40%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
7.62 fps ∼15% -79%
Creo (creo-02)
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
328 fps ∼100% +17%
Nvidia Titan RTX
307.59 fps ∼94% +9%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
291.06 fps ∼89% +3%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
286.53 fps ∼87% +2%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
281.24 fps ∼86%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
220.34 fps ∼67% -22%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
220.06 fps ∼67% -22%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
184.2 fps ∼56% -35%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
172.51 fps ∼53% -39%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
170.99 fps ∼52% -39%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
169.83 fps ∼52% -40%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
156.98 fps ∼48% -44%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
116.7 fps ∼36% -59%
AMD Radeon VII
115.67 fps ∼35% -59%
Catia (catia-05)
Nvidia Titan RTX
260.44 fps ∼100% +37%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
242.76 fps ∼93% +28%
AMD Radeon VII
239.18 fps ∼92% +26%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
209.21 fps ∼80% +10%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
203 fps ∼78% +7%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
190.39 fps ∼73%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
180.34 fps ∼69% -5%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
178.84 fps ∼69% -6%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
157.71 fps ∼61% -17%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
146.32 fps ∼56% -23%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
118.59 fps ∼46% -38%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
114.59 fps ∼44% -40%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
108.16 fps ∼42% -43%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
333 fps ∼100% +40%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
272.38 fps ∼82% +14%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
269.4 fps ∼81% +13%
Nvidia Titan RTX
268.74 fps ∼81% +13%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
238.19 fps ∼72%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
227.75 fps ∼68% -4%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
212.43 fps ∼64% -11%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
207.32 fps ∼62% -13%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
199.4 fps ∼60% -16%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
184.36 fps ∼55% -23%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
175.55 fps ∼53% -26%
AMD Radeon VII
168.51 fps ∼51% -29%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
157 fps ∼47% -34%
SPECviewperf 12
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03)
Nvidia Titan RTX
139.59 fps ∼100% +96%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
89.55 fps ∼64% +26%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
79.28 fps ∼57% +11%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
79.21 fps ∼57% +11%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
78.36 fps ∼56% +10%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
77.1 fps ∼55% +8%
AMD Radeon VII
75.95 fps ∼54% +7%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
71.14 fps ∼51%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
70.77 fps ∼51% -1%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
70.14 fps ∼50% -1%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
65.36 fps ∼47% -8%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
60.64 fps ∼43% -15%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
58.88 fps ∼42% -17%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
57.59 fps ∼41% -19%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02)
Nvidia Titan RTX
256.34 fps ∼100% +1832%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
35.27 fps ∼14% +166%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
33.5 fps ∼13% +152%
AMD Radeon VII
20.54 fps ∼8% +55%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
13.27 fps ∼5%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
13.03 fps ∼5% -2%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
12.4 fps ∼5% -7%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
12.26 fps ∼5% -8%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
12.16 fps ∼5% -8%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
12.08 fps ∼5% -9%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
11.44 fps ∼4% -14%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
8.63 fps ∼3% -35%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
8.57 fps ∼3% -35%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
8.35 fps ∼3% -37%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01)
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
237 fps ∼100% +19%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
199.88 fps ∼84%
Nvidia Titan RTX
191.62 fps ∼81% -4%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
179.21 fps ∼76% -10%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
175.64 fps ∼74% -12%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
143.61 fps ∼61% -28%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
137.84 fps ∼58% -31%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
128.17 fps ∼54% -36%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
126.92 fps ∼54% -37%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
116.95 fps ∼49% -41%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
101.03 fps ∼43% -49%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01)
Nvidia Titan RTX
87 fps ∼100% +71%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
80.9 fps ∼93% +59%
AMD Radeon VII
52.28 fps ∼60% +3%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
51.12 fps ∼59% +1%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
50.82 fps ∼58%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
48.61 fps ∼56% -4%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
46.9 fps ∼54% -8%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
45 fps ∼52% -11%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
44.89 fps ∼52% -12%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
42.65 fps ∼49% -16%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
40.97 fps ∼47% -19%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
39.61 fps ∼46% -22%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
38 fps ∼44% -25%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
35.22 fps ∼40% -31%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04)
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
184.65 fps ∼100%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
180.76 fps ∼98% -2%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
177.8 fps ∼96% -4%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
170 fps ∼92% -8%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
148.72 fps ∼81% -19%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
146.27 fps ∼79% -21%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
146.18 fps ∼79% -21%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
134.84 fps ∼73% -27%
Nvidia Titan RTX
132.76 fps ∼72% -28%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
127.42 fps ∼69% -31%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
125.05 fps ∼68% -32%
AMD Radeon VII
88.09 fps ∼48% -52%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
86.51 fps ∼47% -53%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
73.32 fps ∼40% -60%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01)
Nvidia Titan RTX
28.12 fps ∼100% +52%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
24.81 fps ∼88% +34%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
18.47 fps ∼66%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
16.68 fps ∼59% -10%
AMD Radeon VII
16.63 fps ∼59% -10%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
15.86 fps ∼56% -14%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
13.09 fps ∼47% -29%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
12.72 fps ∼45% -31%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
12.52 fps ∼45% -32%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
11.96 fps ∼43% -35%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
11.53 fps ∼41% -38%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
11.27 fps ∼40% -39%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
11.07 fps ∼39% -40%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
9.19 fps ∼33% -50%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01)
Nvidia Titan RTX
106.3 fps ∼100% +43%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
74.19 fps ∼70%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
69.4 fps ∼65% -6%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
66.87 fps ∼63% -10%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
63.31 fps ∼60% -15%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
63.07 fps ∼59% -15%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
60.21 fps ∼57% -19%
AMD Radeon VII
55.43 fps ∼52% -25%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
52.69 fps ∼50% -29%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
52.49 fps ∼49% -29%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
47.4 fps ∼45% -36%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
45.67 fps ∼43% -38%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
44.45 fps ∼42% -40%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
43.87 fps ∼41% -41%
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04)
Nvidia Titan RTX
178.15 fps ∼100% +41%
AMD Radeon VII
159.12 fps ∼89% +26%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
158.81 fps ∼89% +26%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
135.74 fps ∼76% +8%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
132 fps ∼74% +5%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
126.14 fps ∼71%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
120.6 fps ∼68% -4%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
118.48 fps ∼67% -6%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
109.43 fps ∼61% -13%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
104.22 fps ∼59% -17%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
96.26 fps ∼54% -24%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
81.9 fps ∼46% -35%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
77.09 fps ∼43% -39%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
74.84 fps ∼42% -41%
1900x1060 3ds Max (3dsmax-05)
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
329 fps ∼100% +19%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
275.59 fps ∼84%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
272.72 fps ∼83% -1%
Nvidia Titan RTX
268.22 fps ∼82% -3%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
258.11 fps ∼78% -6%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
234.09 fps ∼71% -15%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
225.82 fps ∼69% -18%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
211.78 fps ∼64% -23%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
207.18 fps ∼63% -25%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
201.5 fps ∼61% -27%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
183.6 fps ∼56% -33%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
173.77 fps ∼53% -37%
AMD Radeon VII
166.92 fps ∼51% -39%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
155.74 fps ∼47% -43%

Emissions of the Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC

The Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC in the stress test
The Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC in the stress test
The Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC in the stress test
The Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC in the stress test

The Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC is by no means a power-saving graphics card. But with a TDP of 320 watts, it's on par with the Founders Edition. The extremely protruding cooler is ventilated by three axial fans, and this was compensated for with good temperatures in the test. It's worth mentioning that the middle fan rotates in the opposite direction to the two side ones. In the stress test with the case closed, the graphics card heated up to 73 °C (~163 °F), which can definitely be considered to be a very good result. Furthermore, the noise level isn't too loud, even when the fans rotate at a good 2,300 revolutions per minute. With our measuring system, we were able to detect about 44 dB(A). In idle usage, the graphics card is completely silent due to the fan-stop mode. Low coil whine occurs from time to time as soon as the frame rates in menus exceed 1,000. In general, the issue isn't as present on the Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC as it is on other graphics cards that we've already tested.

The GeForce RTX 3080 is quite power-hungry in terms of energy consumption. Just looking at the graphics card quickly reveals that a strong power supply unit is needed here, as the Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC requires three 8-pin power connections. At around 505 watts, we measured almost identical values for the entire system under load, both in the stress test as well as the gaming test. If we now increase the power target to 121%, our measuring device shows just over 600 watts in the stress test. Consequently, it's not surprising that Asus specifies a power supply recommendation of at least 850 watts.

Test system energy consumption (idle)
Test system energy consumption (idle)
Test system energy consumption (FurMark PT 100%)
Test system energy consumption (FurMark PT 100%)
Test system energy consumption (FurMark PT 121%)
Test system energy consumption (FurMark PT 121%)
Test system energy consumption (gaming - The Witcher 3 Ultra preset)
Test system energy consumption (gaming - The Witcher 3 Ultra preset)
Stress test FurMark (PT 100%)
Stress test FurMark (PT 100%)
Noise level in the stress test (case fans off)
Noise level in the stress test (case fans off)
Noise level in idle usage - Fan-stop mode (case fans off)
Noise level in idle usage - Fan-stop mode (case fans off)
 
Power Consumption
1280x720 FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test (external Monitor)
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 88.3 W)
504.5 (493min - 541max) Watt * ∼100%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, R7 2700X (Idle: 81.39 W)
417.78 (399min - 446max) Watt * ∼83% +17%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), R7 2700X
402.24 (320min - 423max) Watt * ∼80% +20%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 100.5 W)
400.8 (354min - 432max) Watt * ∼79% +21%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X (Idle: 78.87 W)
376.76 (331min - 409max) Watt * ∼75% +25%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), R7 2700X (Idle: 73.3 W)
343 (336min - 382max) Watt * ∼68% +32%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), R7 2700X (239 fps, Idle: 69.8 W)
326.56 (313min - 351max) Watt * ∼65% +35%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X (283 fps, Idle: 80.5 W)
326 (315min - 348max) Watt * ∼65% +35%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X (Idle: 74.66 W)
295.2 (148min - 331max) Watt * ∼59% +41%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X (237 fps, Idle: 77.12 W)
281.4 (275min - 321max) Watt * ∼56% +44%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), R7 2700X (207 fps, Idle: 64.5 W)
280.49 (271min - 312max) Watt * ∼56% +44%
1920x1080 The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor)
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 88.3 W)
505 (389min - 543max) Watt * ∼100%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 100.5 W)
438.8 (431min - 463max) Watt * ∼87% +13%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
RX Vega 64, R7 2700X (Idle: 74.3 W)
408 Watt * ∼81% +19%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), R7 2700X (Idle: 87.78 W)
404.67 (389min - 421max) Watt * ∼80% +20%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X (Idle: 78.87 W)
382.79 (360min - 410max) Watt * ∼76% +24%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), R7 2700X (Idle: 69.8 W)
348.71 (341min - 359max) Watt * ∼69% +31%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X (96.8 fps, Idle: 80.5 W)
344.7 (335min - 370max) Watt * ∼68% +32%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), R7 2700X (Idle: 73.3 W)
342.9 (329min - 355max) Watt * ∼68% +32%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, R7 2700X (Idle: 81.39 W)
339 (306min - 359max) Watt * ∼67% +33%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X (82.7 fps, Idle: 77.12 W)
298.2 (293min - 322max) Watt * ∼59% +41%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), R7 2700X (84.2 fps, Idle: 64.5 W)
295.9 (284min - 304max) Watt * ∼59% +41%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X (Idle: 74.66 W)
288.8 (284min - 299max) Watt * ∼57% +43%

* ... smaller is better

Pros

+ fast enough for UWQHD and UHD
+ modern architecture (8 nm)
+ DLSS and Ray Tracing
+ comparatively cool and quiet under load
+ 36-month warranty
+ discreet RGB lighting
+ less expensive than the predecessor
+ zero-fan mode

Cons

- very long (check case compatibility in advance)
- 10 GB GDDR6X only
- high power consumption
- hard to come by

Verdict - Fast and quiet under load

The Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC - provided by Asus Germany
The Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC - provided by Asus Germany
The Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC - provided by Asus Germany
The Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC - provided by Asus Germany

With the GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC, Asus undoubtedly has a very fast graphics card on the market. All the latest games can be played smoothly with it. But this graphics card only starts to feel properly good when it goes beyond a native resolution of 1080p. The current Ampere generation can clearly distinguish itself from Turing here. If you add DLSS or Ray Tracing on top, the advantage of the newer architecture becomes even bigger. However, users must live with drawbacks compared to an RTX 2080 Ti in terms of VRAM, because at 10 GB on the RTX 3080, this is smaller than on the 2080 Ti (11 GB). On a long-term basis, though, that could become the downfall of the RTX 3080, because AMD has already announced its three top models of the 6000 series and consistently uses 16 GB of VRAM here. Nvidia's rumor mill is buzzing, and an RTX 3080 Ti with more shaders and 20 GB of VRAM is already supposed to be in the works.

But what good is a fast graphics card if it's not available to buy? Nvidia, and thus its board partners as well, already wasted a lot of potential here, because the demand still can't be met. According to internal reports, this situation is expected to continue into 2021.

The Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC is one of the fastest RTX 3080 graphics cards that also comes with good cooling. The well thought-out cooling unit is convincing, and with the discreet RGB lighting, there's also something to feast your eyes on.

Those who have already managed to get their hands on an RTX 3080 model will be rewarded with a good amount of graphics power. But this also results in high energy consumption, which should be considered when buying. The correct power supply unit choice is important here so as to not suffer from ugly system crashes under load. Asus recommends at least an 850-watt power supply for our test sample.

The Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC is currently priced at 999 Euros (~$1,185). That's 300 Euros (~$356) more than the MSRP of the Founders Edition; but the small quantities drive the prices extremely high, so that even the Founders Edition is partly offered at over 1,000 Euros (~$1,186). Our advice is, therefore, to wait and see what the competition does, so that you don't regret your purchase decision later.

All benchmarks and test values for the RTX 3080 can be found on the graphics card site for the GeForce RTX 3080 (regularly updated).

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Sebastian Bade, 2020-11-17 (Update: 2020-11-17)
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