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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 12GB is high-end desktop graphics card based on the Ampere generation. It uses the big GA102 chip and offers 8,704 shaders and 12 GB GDDR6X graphics memory. Compared to the older 10 GB model, the 12 GB model offers more bandwidth and therefore a higher TDP.

The gaming performance in 4k is clearly better than the old GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (approximately 15% faster). Therefore, even demanding games should run with maximum detail settings in 4k. Enabling raytracing will however reduce the framerate and therefore maximum details won't be playable. 

The RTX3080 is produced in 8nm at Samsung and rated at 350 Watt.

GeForce RTX 3000 Series
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti compare 10752 @ 1.56 - 1.86 GHz384 Bit @ 21000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 compare 10496 @ 1.4 - 1.7 GHz384 Bit @ 19500 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti compare 10240 @ 1.37 - 1.67 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB 8960/ cores @ 1.26 - 1.71 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 compare 8704 @ 1.45 - 1.71 GHz320 Bit @ 19000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU compare 7424 @ 0.98 - 1.59 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 compare 5888 @ 1.5 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU compare 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti compare 4864 @ 1.41 - 1.67 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU compare 5888 @ 0.92 - 1.48 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU compare 5120 @ 0.78 - 1.29 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 compare 3584 @ 1.32 - 1.78 GHz192 Bit @ 15000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q compare 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q compare 5120 @ 1.29 GHz256 Bit
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU compare 3840 @ 0.82 - 1.7 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q compare 3840 @ 1.28 GHz192 Bit
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 compare 2560 @ 1.55 - 1.78 GHz128 Bit Bit @ 1750 MHz
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU compare 2560 @ 1.22 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU compare 2048 @ 1.24 - 1.5 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
CodenameAmpere GA102
ArchitectureAmpere
Pipelines8960 / Pixel- / Vertexshader
TMUs280
ROPs96
Raytracing Cores70
Tensor / AI Cores280
Core Speed1260 - 1710 (Boost) MHz
CacheL1: 128 KB, L2: 5 KB
Memory Speed19000 effective = 1188 MHz
Memory Bus Width384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6X
Max. Amount of Memory12 GB
Shared Memoryno
Memory Bandwidth912.4 GB/s
APIDirectX 12_2, Shader 6.6, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 3.0, Vulkan 1.3
Power Consumption350 Watt
Transistor Count28.3 Billion
Die Size 628 mm²
technology8 nm
PCIe4.0
DisplaysHDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a
Date of Announcement11.01.2022

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
71.4 pt (81%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 +
specvp12 snx-02 +
specvp12 showcase-01 +
specvp12 mediacal-01 +
specvp12 maya-04 +
specvp12 energy-01 +
specvp12 creo-01 +
specvp12 catia-04 +
specvp12 3dsmax-05 +
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 +
specvp13 snx-03 +
specvp13 showcase-02 +
specvp13 medical-02 +
specvp13 maya-05 +
specvp13 energy-02 +
specvp13 creo-02 +
specvp13 catia-05 +
specvp13 3dsmax-06 +
SPECviewperf 2020 specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k +
specvp2020 snx-04 4k +
specvp2020 medical-03 4k +
specvp2020 maya-06 4k +
specvp2020 energy-03 4k +
specvp2020 creo-03 4k +
specvp2020 catia-06 4k +
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k +
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
487 Watt (75%)
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
518 Watt (72%)
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- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Vampire Bloodhunt

Vampire Bloodhunt

2022
low 1920x1080
408 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
300 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
294 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
277 fps  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
214 fps  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
115.8 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Ghostwire Tokyo

Ghostwire Tokyo

2022
low 1920x1080
206 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
196.3 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
195.4 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
192.5 fps  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
165.8 fps  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
86.7 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Highest Settings + Maximum Ray Tracing 1920x1080
99.5 fps