Nvidia RTX 3080 Vs RTX 2080 Ti: Which is Better?

Nvidia has finally launched GeForce RTX 3000-series graphics cards. In this article, I have compared the RTX 3080 against the 2080 Ti. I have tested bunch of games at 4K resolution to help you see the performance difference between them.

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PROSPROS
High fps 4K gaming on one card.
Leads ray tracing revolution in gaming.
USB-C connectivity.
Excellent 4K gaming performance.
Low temperatures.
Plenty of useful non-gaming features.
Price didn’t increase over RTX 2080.
CONSCONS
Extremely expensive.
Few initial ray tracing-supported games.
Still kind of expensive.
Dongle is a little annoying.
No USB-C in Founders Edition.

NVIDIA RTX 3080 VS RTX 2080 TI: SPECS

Nvidia RTX 3080 Vs RTX 2080 Ti - Specification Comaprison

RTX 3080 has 8704 CUDA Cores which is almost double than RTX 2080 Ti but the architecture of RTX 3080 is not made for big gains in gaming. Base and boost clock of RTX 3080 is faster than RTX 2080 Ti.

When it comes to memory, RTX 2080 Ti has extra 1GB VRAM but newer GDDR6X of RTX 3080 is faster and because of this it uses more power.

Both of the graphics cards have 2 years gap between their official releases. NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti was released in September 2018, however, RTX 3080 was made available to public in September 2020.

The new RTX 3080 is launched at $700 and the old RTX 2080 Ti was launched at $999, so there is $300 difference in the price. After watching specs difference, RTX 3080 is the winner here.


NVIDIA RTX 3080 VS RTX 2080 TI: PERFORMANCE

ALL THE GAMES WERE TESTED IN 4K RESOLUTION

Starting with Metro Exodus. In this test there was only 12FPS difference. The RTX 3080 was 20% faster than the 2080 Ti.

Battlefield 5 was tested in campaign mode by running through the same mission on both graphics cards. The 3080 is reaching a 19% higher average frame rate.

Kingdom come deliverance was tested with the games built in benchmark. The 2080 Ti was not delivering above 60FPS in this test but 3080 constantly delivered more than 60FPS. The 3080 has a decent 13% higher average frame rate.

For Horizon Zero Dawn, I’ll start with RTX off results. The 3080 was 22% faster than the 2080 Ti in average FPS.

Red Dead Redemption 2 was tested using the games benchmark tool. RTX 2080 Ti was 13FPS slower than RTX 3080.

I’ve tested Microsoft flight simulator with the game’s benchmark tool. Both graphics card were not giving 60FPS. The 2080 Ti was 23% slower than 3080.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was tested with the built in benchmark. The 3080 was above 60FPS with the highest setting preset in use and 2080 Ti was almost 60FPS.

Control was tested using the games benchmark tool with Vulkan. The 2080 Ti was right on 45FPS at 4K, so it’s probably still going to be pretty decent even if you actually have a high refresh 4K monitor, but the 3080 was reaching a 28% higher average frame rate.

NVIDIA RTX 3080 VS RTX 2080 TI: VERDICT

Should you upgrade from RTX 2080 Ti to the RTX 3080? If you are not happy with 1440p gaming and want to do 60FPS gaming on 4K then only you should upgrade to RTX 3080, otherwise there is no need to upgrade.

Which one is better, if I am buying new? Obviously, the RTX 3080 is a nice option for the money compared to what was available last generation.