3DMark Port Royal DLSS Benchmarked With All RTX 20 Series Cards [Video]

Feb 5, 2019

NVIDIA and 3DMark have finally updated the 3DMark Port Royal Benchmark to include the ability to test out DLSS along with real time ray tracing.  The DLSS update is big because it is something that NVIDIA has claimed would add a significant performance increase while maintaining, and sometimes improving, image quality.  While the latter is a little harder to convey through a compressed YouTube video, we can confidently test the performance benefits.

So we have done just that in this video.  We take the entire lineup of RTX 20 series cards and see the benefits of DLSS as far as performance goes.  Because the DLSS portion is a feature test and not part of the regular Port Royal benchmark we weren’t able to get an actual score, but had to stick to framerates instead.  I feel like that is a bit more relatable as far as numbers go anyway.  But just RTRT vs RTRT + DLSS is one thing, but I felt it would be more of an impact if we could see how the benchmark would perform under traditional rasterized shadows and screen space reflections so we doubled back and added those results as well.  You’ll find all this information and more in the video below.

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Or if you just want the results, here they are.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX/GTX "Turing" Family:

Graphics Card Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
GPU Architecture Turing GPU (TU116) Turing GPU (TU116) Turing GPU (TU106) Turing GPU (TU106) Turing GPU (TU104) Turing GPU (TU102)
Process 12nm FNN 12nm FNN 12nm FNN 12nm FNN 12nm FNN 12nm FNN
Die Size 284mm2 284mm2 445mm2 445mm2 545mm2 754mm2
Transistors 6.6 Billion 6.6 Billion 10.6 Billion 10.6 Billion 13.6 Billion 18.6 Billion
CUDA Cores 1408 Cores 1536 Cores 1920 Cores 2304 Cores 2944 Cores 4352 Cores
TMUs/ROPs 88/48 96/48 120/48 144/64 192/64 288/96
GigaRays N/A N/A 5 Giga Rays/s 6 Giga Rays/s 8 Giga Rays/s 10 Giga Rays/s
Cache 1.5 MB L2 Cache 1.5 MB L2 Cache 4 MB L2 Cache 4 MB L2 Cache 4 MB L2 Cache 6 MB L2 Cache
Base Clock 1530 MHz 1500 MHz 1365 MHz 1410 MHz 1515 MHz 1350 MHz
Boost Clock 1785 MHz 1770 MHz 1680 MHz 1620 MHz
1710 MHz OC
1710 MHz
1800 MHz OC
1545 MHz
1635 MHz OC
Compute 5.0 TFLOPs 5.5 TFLOPs 6.5 TFLOPs 7.5 TFLOPs 10.1 TFLOPs 13.4 TFLOPs
Memory Up To 6 GB GDDR5 Up To 6 GB GDDR6 Up To 6 GB GDDR6 Up To 8 GB GDDR6 Up To 8 GB GDDR6 Up To 11 GB GDDR6
Memory Speed 8.00 Gbps 12.00 Gbps 14.00 Gbps 14.00 Gbps 14.00 Gbps 14.00 Gbps
Memory Interface 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit 256-bit 256-bit 352-bit
Memory Bandwidth 192 GB/s 288 GB/s 336 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 616 GB/s
Power Connectors 8 Pin 8 Pin 8 Pin 8 Pin 8+8 Pin 8+8 Pin
TDP 120W 120W 160W 185W (Founders)
175W (Reference)
225W (Founders)
215W (Reference)
260W (Founders)
250W (Reference)
Starting Price $219 US $279 US $349 US $499 US $699 US $999 US
Price (Founders Edition) $219 US $279 US $349 US $599 US $799 US $1,199 US
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