Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, Launching on Thursday September 17th, it’s the first Nvidia Ampere GPU that’s going to be released in 2020, and we finally know its specs, how much it’s going to cost, and where you can pre-order one. Below, I’ve gathered together everything we know about Nvidia’s new flagship RTX card, including early benchmark results, UK and US prices and exactly where you’ll be able to get your hands on one.
Nvidia offically unveiled the RTX 3080, along with the RTX 3070 and RTX 3090 on September 1st during their RTX 3000 series launch event, and its release is almost upon us. I’ll be testing the RTX 3080 very soon, so it hopefully won’t be long before you can find out exactly how it stacks up to its current RTX 20-series competition. For now, though, here’s everything you need to know.
The Founders Edition variant with Nvidia’s fancy cooler runs $699. Looking solely at B&H Photo’s listings, custom models currently range from $720 on up to $905.
I’d suggest hanging tight, as there will inevitably be overclocked models priced closer to Nvidia’s MSRP. For example, Gigabyte’s Eagle OC model is listed at $730, it’s just not available to preorder.
At the moment, all we have is a few leaked benchmarks that have made their way online. The first crop comes from leaked Geekbench 4 Open CL results and the synthetic Ashes Of The Singularity benchmark. Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, The former show the RTX 3080 scoring in the region of 464-470K, which is quite a bit higher than the RTX 2080 Ti’s 340-370K scores. As for the AOTS benchmark results, the RTX 3080 reportedly, managed 88.3fps on the Crazy 4K preset, which is 2-3fps faster than some of the RTX 2080 Ti cards tested by the leaker.
For those after some proper leaked game benchmark results, a leaked benchmark video from Chinese site TecLab Bilibili provides the following results to give us a rough idea of just how much faster the RTX 3080 is compared to the
Far Cry 5 – 4K, GPU maxed at 99% (throttling), 62% faster than RTX 2080 Super, 5GB video memory used
Borderlands 3 – 4K, DX12, GPU maxed at 100% (throttling), 56% faster than RTX 2080 Super, 7.4GB video memory used
Horizon Zero Dawn – 4K, GPU maxed at 99% (throttling), 76fps average, 9.9GB video memory used
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 4K, GPU at 97%, 67fps average, 48% faster than RTX 2080 Super, 7GB video memory used
Forza Horizon 4 – 4K, GPU at 97%, 143fps, 48% faster than RTX 2080 Super
The same video also details the RTX 3080’s DLSS performance on a handful of games, too, the results of which I’ve included below.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider – 4K, DLSS ON GPU at 99% with 99fps, DLSS OFF GPU at 99% with 113fps, 7GB video memory used
Control – 4K, DLSS on GPU at 99% with 101fps, DLSS OFF GPU at 99% with 59fps, 7.5GB video memory used
Death Stranding – 4K, DLSS on GPU at 99% with 170fps, DLSS OFF GPU at 99% with 123fps, 5.1GB video memory used
In terms of official raw performance benchmarks, this video comparing the RTX 3080 to the RTX 2080 Ti in Doom Eternal is quite an entertaining watch. Here, the game is running on max settings at a 4K resolution, and you can see the RTX 3080 is quite capable of running the game at well over 100fps compared to the RTX 2080 Ti’s 80-90fps.