NVIDIA has recently posted a new video highlighting the gaming performance difference between the Geforce RTX 3080 GPU and the RTX 2080 Ti at 4K resolution. They used DOOM ETERNAL which was running in Ultra Nightmare settings, and the RTX 3080 easily outperforms the RTX 2080 Ti by a fair margin.
Both the GeForce RTX 3080 and the RTX 2080 Ti cards were running on a similar PC configuration in Doom Eternal. Coming to the game’s performance, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 averaged around 120 FPS in some scenes when there was a lot of action going on.
The RTX 3080 achieved a maximum FPS of around 160-170 FPS, while the RTX 2080 Ti only managed to get around 110-120 FPS in Doom Eternal at 4K. Overall, the GeForce RTX 3080 was almost 70-80% faster in some cases, as compared to the last-generation flagship Turing GPU, the RTX 2080 Ti. For this performance comparison, NVIDIA used the Geforce 455.77 driver version, which has not yet been released. It might be the first WHQL certified driver for the upcoming Ampere series.
The RTX 3080 appears to offer gamers a great value for money, and if we compare it with the $1000+ USD price tag of the RTX 2080 Ti, then the new Ampere GPU is giving the older Turing part a run for its money, offering insane performance boost at the same time. For $699, the RTX 3080 offers a much better price/performance ratio over the RTX 2080 TI GPU.
This RTX 3080 rocks 8704 CUDA cores and 10GB of GDDR6X memory, over a 320-bit bus width. In addition to the CUDA cores, the card also packs next-gen RTX cores (Ray-Tracing), Tensor cores, and a brand new SM or streaming multi-processor unit.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 will be launching on the 17th of September, 2020. The reference Founders Edition variant will cost $699 USD; however custom AIB models will have a slightly different price tag, depending on the GPU model, PCB quality, and design (PCB cooling).