Nvidia's RTX 3080 GPU is not particularly impressive in latest leaked Ashes of the Singularity benchmarks
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We’re still almost a week away from the full review NDA lift for Nvidia’s RTX 3000 cards, but results for the RTX 3080 are already leaking from several sources, including an Ashes of the Singularity test spotted by Twitter user _rogame. This particular test pits the RTX 3080 against the RTX 2080 Ti and the RTX 2080, but the results are a bit convoluted since the AotS benchmark does not show the exact clock speeds for each card.
The first set of scores provided by _rogame show that the RTX 2080 Ti actually beats the RTX 3080 by a few percent (89.7 fps vs 88.3 fps, respectively), while the RTX 2080 is behind by at least 26% (69.8 fps). Since these results seem a bit suspicious, _rogame went ahead and searched for stock clock version plus overclocked versions for the RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 models.
For overclocked models, _rogame first provides results coming from an MSI Gaming X Trio RTX 2080 Ti running at +130 MHz core and + 1250 MHz mem, which scores 80.29 fps, making it lag by almost 10% behind the RTX 3080 presumably running at stock speeds. The second overclocked model results come from a watercooled Asus Dual 2080 Ti (reference PCB) that scores 81.55 fps at stock speeds and 83.28 fps at +120 MHz core / +1000 MHz mem.
Later on, _rogame managed to get test results for a reference design RTX 2080 Ti running at stock clocks. This one scored 69.99 fps, lagging behind the RTX 3080 by 26.16%. Additionally, he provides results for the RTX 2070 stock, which scores 46.9 fps and the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT stock, which scores 45.5 fps.
These last results put the RTX 3080 in a better light, but the difference is still not that high. We could see slightly higher results with overclocked specs for the RTX 3080; however, AotS is not really regarded as a reliable test platform anymore, so we might want to wait for 3DMark results before giving the verdict here.