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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 is high-end desktop graphics card based on the Ampere generation. It uses the big GA102 chip and offers 8,704 shaders and 10 GB GDDR6X graphics memory.

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 320 Watt but the power efficiency is still quite good.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU

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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU (mobile, NVIDIA_DEV.2583, GN20-P0) is the slowest RTX 3000 mobile card and based on the GA107 Ampere chip. It offers 2048 CUDA, 16 Ray Tracing and 64 Tensor cores. The memory bus is limited to 128 Bit and supports 4 GB of GDDR6 dedicated graphics memory.The clock speed depends on the TGP variant and can range from 713 - 1530 (base) and 1058 - 1740 (boost) for the TGP variants of 35 to 80 Watt (see table below).

Preliminary clock rates
TGP (Power Consumption)35 W40 W45 W50 W60 W70 W80 W
Base Clock Speed (MHz)71393810651178123814031530
Boost Clock Speed (MHz)1058122313431455150016351740

The performance should be between the old GTX 1650 Ti and the 1660 Ti Max-Q depending on the used TGP variant. Therefore, it is best suited for full HD gaming (1920 x 1080) with high detail settings in demanding games. The performance is not sufficient to enable Raytracing in most games, but the Tensor cores can be used for DLSS in some games (and get performance boost with slight quality reduction). Beware, that the low TGP variants will offer a significantly lower performance.

The faster RTX 3050 Ti offers 25% more cores at similar clock speeds and TGP settings. 

The GA107 chip offers 3,072 FP32 ALUs of which half can also execute INT32 instructions (i.e. 1,536 INT32 ALUs). The RTX 3050 however maybe won't use all ALUs on the chip. With Turing all shaders could still execute FP32 or INT32 instructions. The raytracing and tensor cores on the chip were also improved according to Nvidia. The Ampere chips also include an improved 5th generation video encoder (NVENC for H.264 and H.265) and a 7th generation decoder (for various formats now including AV1).

The GA107 chip is manufactured by Samsung in 8nm (8N), which is not quite able to keep up with the 7nm node at TSMC (e.g. used by AMD and also for the professional GA100 Ampere chip).

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
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 compare 8960/ cores @ 1.26 - 1.71 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 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 2048 @ 1.24 - 1.5 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
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 compare 8960/ cores @ 1.26 - 1.71 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 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 2048 @ 1.24 - 1.5 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
CodenameAmpere GA102GN20-P0
ArchitectureAmpereAmpere
Pipelines8704 - unified2048 - unified
Core Speed1450 - 1710 (Boost) MHz1238 - 1500 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed19000 MHz12000 effective = 1500 MHz
Memory Bus Width320 Bit128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6XGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory24 GB4 GB
Shared Memorynono
APIDirectX 12_2, Shader 7.0, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_2, Shader 7.0, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption320 Watt60 Watt (35 - 80 Watt TGP)
Transistors28 Billion
technology8 nm8 nm
Date of Announcement16.09.2020 11.05.2021
TMUs64
ROPs32
Raytracing Cores16
Tensor / AI Cores64
Memory Bandwidth192 GB/s
PCIe4.0
DisplaysHDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a
FeaturesNVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex, Resizable BAR, NVIDIA Broadcast, NVIDIA Ansel, NVIDIA ShadowPlay®, NVIDIA G-SYNC®, Advanced Optimus, Nvidia Max-Q, Dynamic Boost
Notebook Sizelarge

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
67 pt (76%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
17.4 pt (20%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 15712     avg: 16134     median: 16133.5 (81%)     max: 16555 Points
min: 3500     avg: 4842     median: 4964 (25%)     max: 5506 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 17467     avg: 17536     median: 17535.5 (81%)     max: 17604 Points
min: 3281     avg: 4632     median: 4791.5 (22%)     max: 5295 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 470072     avg: 529548     median: 529548 (62%)     max: 589024 Points
474692 Points (56%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 343894     avg: 391512     median: 391512 (54%)     max: 439129 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 65313     avg: 70339     median: 70338.5 (76%)     max: 75364 Points
min: 20526     avg: 33536     median: 32553 (35%)     max: 45518 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 173402     avg: 188064     median: 188064 (75%)     max: 202725 Points
min: 33426     avg: 65425     median: 64593 (26%)     max: 87403 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 29978     avg: 31709     median: 31709 (76%)     max: 33440 Points
min: 8947     avg: 10996     median: 11060 (27%)     max: 12525 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 37604     avg: 39257     median: 39257 (65%)     max: 40910 Points
min: 9138     avg: 12231     median: 12611 (21%)     max: 14157 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 341116     avg: 408252     median: 408252 (54%)     max: 475388 Points
min: 35518     avg: 48787     median: 48786.5 (7%)     max: 62055 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited
101411 Points (86%)
33342 Points (28%)
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
10391 Points (22%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
min: 59050     avg: 60282     median: 60281.5 (73%)     max: 61513 Points
30196 Points (36%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 114849     avg: 120402     median: 120402 (67%)     max: 125954 Points
43448 Points (24%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 32211     avg: 36325     median: 35564.5 (72%)     max: 41958 Points
min: 11832     avg: 15188     median: 15638.5 (32%)     max: 18259 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 47287     avg: 53094     median: 53713 (76%)     max: 57662 Points
min: 11980     avg: 16247     median: 16955.5 (24%)     max: 18557 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
min: 90427     avg: 91747     median: 91746.5 (27%)     max: 93066 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
43216 Points (13%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
min: 96470     avg: 98653     median: 98653 (67%)     max: 100836 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
47209 Points (32%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 46192     avg: 48523     median: 48522.5 (53%)     max: 50853 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
3DMark 06
min: 41923     avg: 43089     median: 43089 (61%)     max: 44255 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
min: 36425     avg: 39512     median: 39512 (56%)     max: 42599 Points
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
min: 176.2     avg: 179     median: 179 (74%)     max: 181.8 fps
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CUDA *
min: 97     avg: 109.8     median: 108.5 (28%)     max: 125 Seconds
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom OPTIX *
min: 53     avg: 56.3     median: 58 (22%)     max: 58 Seconds
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom HIP *
668 Seconds (88%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
min: 66     avg: 68.6     median: 68.6 (30%)     max: 71.1 fps
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
min: 12.85     avg: 13.1     median: 13.1 (4%)     max: 13.27 fps
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
min: 180     avg: 190     median: 190 (62%)     max: 199.9 fps
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
min: 36.93     avg: 43.9     median: 43.9 (27%)     max: 50.8 fps
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
min: 146     avg: 165.3     median: 165.3 (51%)     max: 184.6 fps
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
min: 16.35     avg: 17.4     median: 17.4 (44%)     max: 18.47 fps
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
min: 65.6     avg: 69.9     median: 69.9 (37%)     max: 74.2 fps
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
min: 116     avg: 121.1     median: 121.1 (41%)     max: 126.1 fps
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05
min: 275.6     avg: 275.8     median: 275.8 (57%)     max: 276 fps
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
min: 92.4     avg: 94.5     median: 94.5 (44%)     max: 96.5 fps
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
min: 23.22     avg: 23.7     median: 23.7 (4%)     max: 24.26 fps
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
204 fps (65%)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
min: 91.8     avg: 95.4     median: 95.4 (52%)     max: 99 fps
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
min: 360.2     avg: 400.1     median: 400.1 (70%)     max: 440 fps
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
min: 36.08     avg: 37     median: 37 (28%)     max: 37.87 fps
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
min: 281.2     avg: 288.1     median: 288.1 (72%)     max: 295 fps
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
min: 190     avg: 190.2     median: 190.2 (41%)     max: 190.4 fps
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
min: 238.2     avg: 266.1     median: 266.1 (55%)     max: 294 fps
SPECviewperf 2020 specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k
158 fps (47%)
specvp2020 snx-04 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 snx-04 4k
19.8 fps (4%)
specvp2020 medical-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 medical-03 4k
18.5 fps (36%)
specvp2020 maya-06 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 maya-06 4k
293 fps (66%)
specvp2020 energy-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 energy-03 4k
51.7 fps (37%)
specvp2020 creo-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 creo-03 4k
77.6 fps (48%)
specvp2020 catia-06 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 catia-06 4k
50 fps (41%)
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k
100 fps (59%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
11506 Points (8%)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
93.2 fps (34%)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 115     avg: 156     median: 143.5 (37%)     max: 217.24 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
min: 99.6     avg: 99.6     median: 99.6 (100%)     max: 99.62 %
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
143.8 fps (4%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
252.9 fps (1%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 5112     avg: 5155     median: 5155 (23%)     max: 5198 Samples/s
2038 Samples/s (9%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 12797     avg: 12889     median: 12888.5 (23%)     max: 12980 Samples/s
4713 Samples/s (8%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 39924     avg: 40759     median: 40759 (78%)     max: 41594 Points
10499 Points (20%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 492     avg: 498.5     median: 498.5 (77%)     max: 505 Watt
min: 49.2     avg: 91.8     median: 96.1 (15%)     max: 126.2 Watt
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 498.3     avg: 502     median: 501.7 (70%)     max: 505 Watt
min: 59.4     avg: 98.2     median: 95.5 (13%)     max: 136.8 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 63.3     avg: 102.1     median: 102.1 (22%)     max: 139.5 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency
min: 0.3735     avg: 0.5     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.641 Points per Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 0.291     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.301 Points per Watt
min: 0.3808     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.646 Points per Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1395     avg: 1667     median: 1710 (86%)     max: 1852 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
min: 1570     avg: 1621     median: 1620.5 (64%)     max: 1671 MHz
min: 1037     avg: 1310     median: 1309.5 (52%)     max: 1582 MHz

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 → 100% n=20

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU → 44% n=20

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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.

The Quarry

The Quarry

2022
low 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU:
85.5 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080:
203 fps  fps
28%
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU:
49 fps 63.7 fps ~ 56 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080:
166.8 fps