First GeForce RTX 3080 benchmarks by NVIDIA showcase insane 100 percent performance gains over the GeForce RTX 2080: Control and Minecraft with RTX blaze past 4K/60 FPS
During its Ampere launch event, NVIDIA shared a performance benchmark slide giving us a clear picture of the GeForce RTX 3080’s capabilities. It appears that, as promised, the GeForce RTX 3080 will indeed deliver up to twice the performance of the Turing GeForce RTX 2080, meaning that NVIDIA’s new US$799 flagship will likely leave the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti behind as well and offer a true 4K/60 experience.
In Control and Minecraft RTX, DLSS is enabled. If NVIDIA had only shown titles that leverage RTX and DLSS in this performance comparison, it would have been hard for us to obtain a clear picture of raster performance since improved tensor and RT cores could skew the numbers. Fortunately, NVIDIA also shared performance figures for Borderlands 3, a title that supports neither RTX effects DLSS.
Remarkably, Borderlands 3 delivers that promised 2x performance uplift, from a framerate in the mid-30s to an average framerate above 60 FPS with all settings maxed out. In Control and Minecraft RTX, the GeForce RTX 3080 delivers a stunning 80 FPS at 4K, doubling the RTX 2080’s 40 FPS update.
If Borderlands 3 signposts the GeForce RTX 3080’s rasterisation capabilities, gamers looking for a genuine 4K/60 experience sans compromise might just have found their match. We’re interested to see how AMD’s Big Navi will compete in the months to come.