NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Flagship Is 68% Faster On Average Than RTX 2080 In OpenCL & CUDA Benchmarks, Up To 2X Faster In Some Cases


NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3080 performance in OpenCL and CUDA benchmarks has been leaked, showcasing an impressive performance uplift of up to 2x over the GeForce RTX 2080. NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3080 is the latest flagship that's launching on the 17th of September & while many enthusiasts will be looking forward to the RTX 3090, the RTX 3080 comes at an insanely sweet pricing segment that's hard to ignore by many.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Is An Insane Graphics Card For OpenCL & CUDA Intensive Workloads - Up To 2X Faster Than The RTX 2080

The several performance benchmarks were compiled by Videocardz and come from within OpenCL and Compuebench databases. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card was tested with NVIDIA GeForce 456.16 drivers but it is early to say whether these are the final drivers or not. The OpenCL and CUDA benchmarks here should not be representative of final gaming performance as they can only take advantage of certain sections of the GPU and not utilize the majority of the features that are brand new for Ampere.

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NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3080 flagship compared to GeForce RTX 2080 Ti & RTX 2080 in OpenCL / CUDA benchmarks. (Image Credits: Videocardz)

Looking at the performance numbers in CUDA tests, the graphics card is about 68% faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 and 38% faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti on average. The GeForce RTX 3080, in some cases, is up to 2x faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 and up to 60% faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti which is quite impressive for the new flagship graphics card which costs only $699 US.

In OpenCL tests, the GeForce RTX 3080 is once again 68% faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 on average but gains a little bit more performance over the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti with a 41% lead over the last-generation graphics card. Once again, the GeForce RTX 3080 could be seen being 2x faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 and up to 60% faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Graphics Card Specifications

The RTX 3080 features some insane specifications such as 68 SM units which results in a total of 8704 CUDA cores. In addition to the CUDA cores, the card also comes packed with next-gen RT (Ray-Tracing) cores, Tensor cores, and brand new SM or streaming multi-processor units. Other specifications include 272 TMUs, 272 Tensor Cores, 96 ROPs, and 68 RT cores. The card has a base clock of 1440 MHz and a boost clock of 1710 MHz with a TDP of 320W.

In terms of memory, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 comes packed with 10 GB of memory and that too the next-generation GDDR6X design. With Micron's latest and greatest graphics memory dies, the RTX 3080 can deliver GDDR6X memory speeds of 19.0 Gbps. That along with a bus interface of 320-bit will deliver a cumulative bandwidth of 760 Gbps.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series 'Ampere' Graphics Card Specifications:

Graphics Card NameNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 TiNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
GPU NameAmpere GA106-300Ampere GA104-200Ampere GA104-300Ampere GA102-200Ampere GA102-300
Process NodeSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nm
Die SizeTBC395.2mm2395.2mm2628.4mm2628.4mm2
TransistorsTBC17.4 Billion17.4 Billion28 Billion28 Billion
CUDA Cores358448645888870410496
TMUs / ROPs112 / 64152 / 80184 / 96272 / 96328 / 112
Tensor / RT Cores112 / 28152 / 38184 / 46272 / 68328 / 82
Base Clock1320 MHz1410 MHz1500 MHz1440 MHz1400 MHz
Boost Clock1780 MHz1665 MHz1730 MHz1710 MHz1700 MHz
FP32 Compute13 TFLOPs16 TFLOPs20 TFLOPs30 TFLOPs36 TFLOPs
Tensor-TOPs101 TOPs192 TOPs163 TOPs238 TOPs285 TOPs
Memory Capacity12 GB GDDR68 GB GDDR68 GB GDDR610 GB GDDR6X24 GB GDDR6X
Memory Bus192-bit256-bit256-bit320-bit384-bit
Memory Speed16 Gbps14 Gbps14 Gbps19 Gbps19.5 Gbps
Bandwidth384 Gbps448 Gbps448 Gbps760 Gbps936 Gbps
Price (MSRP / FE)$329 US$399 US$499 US$699 US$1499 US
Launch (Availability)25th February 20212nd December 202029th October 202017th September 202024th September 2020

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Graphics Cards Price & Availability

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 will be launching to consumers on the 17th of September, 2020. The reference Founders Edition variant will cost $699 US. The NVIDIA RTX 3080 will feature a price of $699 (MSRP) however custom models will vary depending on their design and the extra horse-power that they have to offer. For users who are waiting for performance reviews, the NDA for that will lift on the 14th of September for the RTX 3080.

There aren't any detailed performance numbers that NVIDIA is sharing right now but from what has been showcased, the GeForce RTX 3070 is faster than an RTX 2080 Ti, the RTX 3080 is a good bit ahead of the RTX 2080 Ti and the RTX 3090 is about as much as 50% faster than the RTX 2080 Ti which is very impressive for the full lineup stack. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 itself is claimed to be twice as fast as the RTX 2080 and is considerably faster than the RTX 2080 Ti making it a perfect 60 FPS 4K gaming graphics card for its price.

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