NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4080 16 GB graphics card doesn't launch until next week but its full gaming and 3DMark performance benchmarks have leaked out.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16 GB Graphics Card's Gaming And 3DMark Performance Benchmarks Leak
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16 GB graphics card has seen various leaks, beginning with its Geekbench 5 performance numbers followed by synthetic benchmarks from Chiphell & now, gaming benchmarks from Twitter leaker, MEGAsizeGPU. All these leaks give us a taste of what might one expect from the upcoming graphics card which is positioned as an ultra-enthusiast product for a starting price of $1199 US. But before we get into the performance, let's see the specifications once again.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16 GB 'Official' Specifications
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16 GB graphics card will utilize a cut-down AD103-300 GPU configuration with 9,728 cores or 76 SMs enabled of the total 84 units whereas the previous configuration offered 80 SMs or 10,240 cores. While the full GPU comes packed with 64 MB of L2 cache and up to 224 ROPs, the RTX 4080 would end up with 48 MB of L2 cache and lower ROPs too due to its cut-down design. The card is expected to be based on the PG136/139-SKU360 PCB. The graphics card is said to offer a peak clock rate of 2505 MHz.
As for memory specs, the GeForce RTX 4080 features 16 GB GDDR6X capacities that will be adjusted at 22.5 Gbps speeds across a 256-bit bus interface. This will provide up to 720 GB/s of bandwidth. This is still a tad bit slower than the 760 GB/s bandwidth offered by the RTX 3080 since it comes with a 320-bit interface but a lowly 10 GB capacity. To compensate for the lower bandwidth, NVIDIA could be integrating a next-gen memory compression suite to make up for the 256-bit interface.
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16 GB "Official" TBP - 320W
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB "Official" TBP - 350W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Official Specs:
|Graphics Card Name||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti|
|GPU Name||Ada Lovelace AD102-300||Ada Lovelace AD103-300||Ada Lovelace AD104-400|
|Process Node||TSMC 4N||TSMC 4N||TSMC 4N|
|Transistors||76 Billion||45.9 Billion||35.8 Billion|
|TMUs / ROPs||512 / 176||320 / 112||240 / 80|
|Tensor / RT Cores||512 / 128||304 / 76||240 / 60|
|Base Clock||2230 MHz||2210 MHz||2310 MHz|
|Boost Clock||2520 MHz||2510 MHz||2610 MHz|
|FP32 Compute||83 TFLOPs||49 TFLOPs||40 TFLOPs|
|RT TFLOPs||191 TFLOPs||113 TFLOPs||82 TFLOPs|
|Tensor-TOPs||1321 TOPs||780 TOPs||641 TOPs|
|Memory Capacity||24 GB GDDR6X||16 GB GDDR6X||12 GB GDDR6X|
|Memory Speed||21.0 Gbps||23.0 Gbps||21.0 Gbps|
|Bandwidth||1008 GB/s||736 GB/s||504 GB/s|
|Price (MSRP / FE)||$1599 US||$1199 US||TBD|
|Launch (Availability)||12th October 2022||16th November 2022||5th January 2023|
According to the GPU-z screenshots published by MEGAsizeGPU, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16 GB graphics card peaks out at 2910 MHz at stock while running at 66.5C at its standard 320W TGP. It is not mentioned what kind of stress test or application was used to record this but based on the board power draw, it is likely that Furmarkor a similar stress test was used here since games don't actually push the GPUs to their full TGP.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16 GB "Leaked" Synthetic Benchmarks
Starting with the synthetic benchmarks first, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card scores 28599 points in the 3DMark Time Spy (standard) benchmark. This is a 36% performance uplift vs the 3090 Ti, a 61% uplift over the RTX 3090, and around 20% slower than the RTX 4090 flagship.
In the more intensive 3DMark Time Spy Extreme benchmark, the graphics card end up scoring 14178 points at stock and 15062 points when overclocked. This is 26-30% faster than the 3090 Ti, 60-65% faster than the RTX 3080, and 25-20% slower than the RTX 4090 graphics card.
In 3DMark Port Royal, the graphics card publishes a score of 17650 points at stock and 18941 points when overclocked. This is 20-25% faster than the RTX 3090 Ti, 55-60% faster than the RTX 3080, and 30-25% slower than the RTX 4090 graphics card.
Finally, we have the 3DMark DXR Ray Tracing feature test where the graphics card scored 87.12 FPS. Here, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16 GB graphics card ends up 47% faster than the 3090 Ti, 86% faster than the RTX 3080, and 39% slower than the RTX 4090 flagship.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16 GB "Leaked" Gaming" Benchmarks
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16 GB graphics card has also been tested within various games by both leakers. In the case of Chiphell, the benchmarks were carried out on an AMD Ryzen 5 7600X and AM5 test platform while comparisons have been made with an RTX 4090 running on an Intel Core i9-12900KF and compiled by Videocardz as posted below (4K):
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 vs RTX 4080 (Credits: Videocardz):
- Forza Horizon 5: 147 FPS vs 127 FPS (+15.7%)
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider: 179 FPS vs 129 FPS (+ 38.8%)
- Red Dead Redemption 2: 129 FPS vs 99 FPS (+30.3)
- Cyberpunk 2077: 111 FPS vs 83 FPS (33.7%)
- COD MW2: 137 FPS vs 127 FPS (+7.9%)
NVIDIA RTX 4080 4K Gaming Benchmarks (Image Credits: MEGAsizeGPU):
NVIDIA RTX 4080 2K Gaming Benchmarks (Image Credits: MEGAsizeGPU):
NVIDIA RTX 4080 4K Gaming Benchmarks (Image Credits: Chiphell Forums):
Based on the leaked performance figures, it looks like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 at $1199 US will have a tough time competing against AMD's $999 US Radeon RX 7900 XTX or even the $899 RX 7900 XT graphics cards. The graphics card launches almost a month prior to AMD's release so we won't know for sure how the performance compares until mid of December.