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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ultra-Enthusiast Graphics Card Benchmarks Leak Out, Up To 50% Faster Than The RTX 2080 Ti in 3DMark

Sep 19, 2020 02:46 EDT
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The first benchmarks of NVIDIA's ultra-enthusiast GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card have leaked out over at Videocardz. Featured in several 3DMark synthetic workloads, the GeForce RTX 3090 seems to be the best upgrade path for existing RTX 2080 Ti owners who are looking to get faster graphics performance.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Graphics Card Benchmarks Leak Out - Around 20% Faster Than The RTX 3080 and Up To 50% Faster Than The RTX 2080 Ti in 3DMark

According to the leaked benchmarks, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX is going to be an insanely fast card. The leak shows the tests within 3DMark Time Spy, Port Royal, and Firestrike benchmarks and a few overclocking numbers. As per the leak, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 easily tops 10,300 points in the Time Spy Extreme and 20,000 points in the Time Spy (Performance) benchmarks. This is up to 20% faster than the GeForce RTX 3080 and up to 50% faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti which makes up for impressive gen on gen performance increase.

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You can see the performance benchmarks of the GeForce RTX 3090 in the screenshots below (Image credits: Videocardz).

In addition to the standard benchmarks which were run at stock clocks, a member of Overclock.net forums who goes by Vmanuelgm, has got hands on the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming OC & proceeded to shunt mod it. With the mod, the user claims that the power consumption increased from 390W to 550W. The user also posted some benchmarks of the card with the increased power limit that could be seen below.

It looks like with the mod, the user gained a 7% performance increase but you also have to take into account the 41% increase in power consumption which is literally insane. It remains to be seen just how much of an overclock the card can manage within its 390W TGP. The GeForce RTX 3090 is an insane graphics card but those who can't afford the massive price could invest in an RTX 3080 or wait to see what the competition has to offer next month.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 3DMark Benchmark Comparison (Image Credits: @Harukaze5719):

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Graphics Card Specifications

The RTX 3090 features some insane specifications such as 82 SM units which results in a total of 10496 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. The card has a base clock of 1400 MHz and a boost clock of 1700 MHz with a TDP of 350W.

In terms of memory, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 comes packed with 24 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 19.5 Gbps. That along with a bus interface of 384-bit will deliver a cumulative bandwidth of 936 Gbps.

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

Graphics Card NameNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 TiNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti?NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
GPU NameAmpere GA104-200Ampere GA104-300Ampere GA102-150Ampere GA102-200Ampere GA102-300
Process NodeSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nm
Die Size395.2mm2395.2mm2628.4mm2628.4mm2628.4mm2
Transistors17.4 Billion17.4 Billion28 Billion28 Billion28 Billion
CUDA Cores486458887424870410496
TMUs / ROPs152 / 80184 / 96232 / 80272 / 96328 / 112
Tensor / RT Cores152 / 38184 / 46232 / 58272 / 68328 / 82
Base Clock1410 MHz1500 MHzTBA1440 MHz1400 MHz
Boost Clock1665 MHz1730 MHzTBA1710 MHz1700 MHz
FP32 Compute16.2 TFLOPs20 TFLOPsTBA30 TFLOPs36 TFLOPs
RT TFLOPs32.4 TFLOPs40 TFLOPsTBA58 TFLOPs69 TFLOPs
Tensor-TOPsTBA163 TOPsTBA238 TOPs285 TOPs
Memory Capacity8 GB GDDR68 GB GDDR610 GB GDDR6X?10 GB GDDR6X24 GB GDDR6X
Memory Bus256-bit256-bit320-bit320-bit384-bit
Memory Speed14 Gbps14 Gbps320-bit19 Gbps19.5 Gbps
Bandwidth448 Gbps448 Gbps320-bit760 Gbps936 Gbps
TGP180W?220W250-280W320W350W
Price (MSRP / FE)$399 US?$499 US$599 US?$699 US$1499 US
Launch (Availability)November 2020?29th October320-bit17th September24th September

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Graphics Cards Price & Availability

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 will be launching to consumers on the 24th of September, 2020. The reference Founders Edition variant will cost $1499 US. The NVIDIA RTX 3090 will feature a price of $1499 (MSRP) however custom models will vary depending on their design and the extra horse-power that they have to offer.

There aren't any detailed performance numbers that NVIDIA is sharing right now but from what has been showcased, 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 GeForce RTX 3090 being the flagship is up to 50% faster than the NVIDIA Titan RTX which is just insane amounts of performance for this flagship BFGPU & is made for up to 8K resolution gaming.

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Products mentioned in this post

RTX 2080
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USD 999.94
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USD 1199.95

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