NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti 3DMark Score Allegedly Leaks, 35% Faster vs 1080 Ti

Khalid Moammer

The hype surrounding NVIDIA's RTX 20 series may appear to have settled down somewhat as media buzz begins to quiet down ahead of the embargo end date in the weeks ahead. Tech reviewers on the other hand are hard at work prepping for that big review day and leakers are working just as hard to keep the leak scene as hot as ever.

NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti 3DMark Score Allegedly Leaks, 35% Faster vs 1080 Ti

Today we're greeted by one of the biggest leaks yet, demonstrating the performance of the company's brand new top dog GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card. According to videocardz, the 3DMark Time Spy entry was likely leaked directly by an NVIDIA or an AIB employee, because at the time it occurred no working driver for Turing had been sent out to any tech journalists that we know of.

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Perhaps this is the company pouring some gas on the Turing media fire to keep us hooked for just a little bit longer. If this leak did in fact originate via a system in NVIDIA's or one of its AIBs' test labs, this may explain why the leaker could have been forced to take a photo of the screen rather than a screenshot. It's crucial to point out that at this point in time there's absolutely no way to verify that this is a legitimate entry, hence the rumor tag above.

NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti to RTX 2080 Ti Is a Big Jump But Not as Big as 980 Ti to 1080 Ti

With that being said, if this Time Spy graphics score is accurate then the RTX 2080 Ti has managed to outpace the GTX 1080 Ti Founder's Edition by almost exactly 35%, which scores around 9500 points at stock clock speeds. By comparison, the GTX 1080 Ti outperformed the GTX 980 Ti by 79% in the same test when it came out last year.

This means that either Turing is running into some form of bottlenecking issue here, or folks might want to start seriously taming their expectations for the green team's new $1200 card. We certainly hope it's the former. Although realistically speaking, only a few days ago NVIDIA confirmed that the RTX 2080 Ti will be between 35-45% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti depending on the scenario, so 35% is certainly within the margin the company had laid out.

It looks like that with RTX 20 series graphics cards we have effectively hit the most severe form of diminishing returns in terms of performance per dollar we have ever seen out of a new generation of graphics cards. Something I certainly hope we will look back at as a momentarily blip and not a trend setting precedent in 2019.

Admittedly however, if you don't mind spending the money and you've fallen in love with NVIDIA's RTX ray tracing and/or DLSS tech this isn't likely to faze you. And if the number of RTX 2080 Ti  pre-orders is anything to go by, there's clearly a lot of people out there more than happy to pony up the dollars necessary to get their hands on big Turing.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX/GTX "Turing" Family:

Graphics Card NameNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 D6NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPERNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 TiNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
GPU ArchitectureTuring GPU (TU117)Turing GPU (TU117)Turing GPU (TU116)Turing GPU (TU116)Turing GPU (TU116)Turing GPU (TU116)Turing GPU (TU106)Turing GPU (TU106)Turing GPU (TU104)Turing GPU (TU102)
Process12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN
Die Size200mm2200mm2284mm2284mm2284mm2284mm2445mm2445mm2545mm2754mm2
Transistors4.7 Billion4.7 Billion6.6 Billion6.6 Billion6.6 Billion6.6 Billion10.6 Billion10.6 Billion13.6 Billion18.6 Billion
CUDA Cores896 Cores896 Cores1280 Cores1408 Cores1408 Cores1536 Cores1920 Cores2304 Cores2944 Cores4352 Cores
GigaRaysN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A5 Giga Rays/s6 Giga Rays/s8 Giga Rays/s10 Giga Rays/s
Cache1.5 MB L2 Cache1.5 MB L2 Cache1.5 MB L2 Cache1.5 MB L2 Cache1.5 MB L2 Cache1.5 MB L2 Cache4 MB L2 Cache4 MB L2 Cache4 MB L2 Cache6 MB L2 Cache
Base Clock1485 MHz1410 MHz1530 MHz1530 MHz1530 MHz1500 MHz1365 MHz1410 MHz1515 MHz1350 MHz
Boost Clock1665 MHz1590 MHz1725 MHz1785 MHz1785 MHz1770 MHz1680 MHz1620 MHz
1710 MHz OC
1710 MHz
1800 MHz OC
1545 MHz
1635 MHz OC
Compute3.0 TFLOPs3.0 TFLOPs4.4 TFLOPs5.0 TFLOPs5.0 TFLOPs5.5 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs7.5 TFLOPs10.1 TFLOPs13.4 TFLOPs
MemoryUp To 4 GB GDDR5Up To 4 GB GDDR6Up To 4 GB GDDR6Up To 6 GB GDDR5Up To 6 GB GDDR6Up To 6 GB GDDR6Up To 6 GB GDDR6Up To 8 GB GDDR6Up To 8 GB GDDR6Up To 11 GB GDDR6
Memory Speed8.00 Gbps12.00 Gbps12.00 Gbps8.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps12.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps
Memory Interface128-bit128-bit128-bit192-bit192-bit192-bit192-bit256-bit256-bit352-bit
Memory Bandwidth128 GB/s192 GB/s192 GB/s192 GB/s336 GB/s288 GB/s336 GB/s448 GB/s448 GB/s616 GB/s
Power ConnectorsN/AN/A6 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8+8 Pin8+8 Pin
TDP75W75W100W120W125W120W160W185W (Founders)
175W (Reference)
225W (Founders)
215W (Reference)
260W (Founders)
250W (Reference)
Starting Price$149 US$149 US$159 US$219 US$229 US$279 US$349 US$499 US$699 US$999 US
Price (Founders Edition)$149 US$149 US$159 US$219 US$229 US$279 US$349 US$599 US$799 US$1,199 US
LaunchApril 2019April 2020November 2019March 2019October 2019February 2019January 2019October 2018September 2018September 2018


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