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First Nvidia RTX 3080 3DMark test results plus additional Ashes of the Singularity and 4K game comparisons leak out

Again, the RTX 3080 does not appear to be that fast compared to the RTX 2080 Ti, but this could be due to unstable drivers. (Image Source: Nvidia)
Again, the RTX 3080 does not appear to be that fast compared to the RTX 2080 Ti, but this could be due to unstable drivers. (Image Source: Nvidia)
The 3DMark results still seem suspiciously low, especially those related to ray tracing performance. This could be caused by unstable drivers or the benchmark tests are somehow faked. On the plus side, the new Ashes of the Singularity results are looking better, with 40% gains over the stock RTX 2080 Ti.

In the first AotS leaked benchmarks for the RTX 3080 cards, we have seen that the new Ampere gaming cards might not hit that expected 40+% performance gains over the RTX 2080 Ti in test suites that also rely on the CPU. Admittedly, the results were quite convoluted, since the CPUs of the test machines were all over the place, so how a fairer comparison involving the RTX 3080, RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 Super running on the same CPU in the 3DMark suite.

The source of the 3DMark test results is TecLab on the Bilibili forums, but it looks like the original post has been taken down in the meantime (NDA issues or maybe concerns regarding faked results?). In any case, Twitter user _rogame posted the results in some of his tweets for future reference, but we might want to take these with a grain of salt until we get the official reviews next week.

TecLabs provided results for the Fire Strike, Time Spy and Port Royal (new ray tracing test) suites, and the results are averaging 30% performance gains over the RTX 2080 Ti. Even the ray tracing results seem a bit low, considering that Nvidia promised doubled ray tracing performance over the Turing cards. If these are not faked results, the lower-than-expected performance could be caused by unstable drivers.

Here are the RTX 3080 performance metrics:

11049 FS Ultra (+36% 2080Ti, +64% 2080S )
20101 FS Extreme (+24% 2080Ti, +45% 2080S )
31919 FS  (+25% 2080Ti, +43% 2080S )

8548 TS Extreme (+38% 2080Ti, +59% 2080S )
17428 TS (+28% 2080Ti, +49% 2080S )

11455 PR (+45% 2080Ti, +64% 2080S )

Additionally, _rogame found some RTX 3080 metrics versus the RTX 2080 Super in 4K games like Far Cry 5 (+62% gains), Borderlands 3 (+56% gains), Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (+48% gains), and Forza Horizon 4 (+48% gains).

Twitter user TUM_APISAK also found a series of Ashes of the Singularity comparisons, and this time we have all GPUs running on the same CPU. In the Crazy 4K test, the RTX 3080 scores 9600 points, which makes it ~20% faster than overclocked RTX 2080 Ti models (again, no boost clocks provided) and ~40% faster than stock RTX 2080 Ti. These results are more plausible compared to those presented by _rogame a few days ago, but something still seems off.

3DMark results (Image Source: Bilibili)
3DMark results (Image Source: Bilibili)
Ashes of the Singularity results (Image Source: AotS)
Ashes of the Singularity results (Image Source: AotS)
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Bogdan Solca, 2020-09-10 (Update: 2020-09-10)
Bogdan Solca
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I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.