GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB vs GeForce RTX 3090

GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
Memory: 12288Mb GDDR6XDESKTOP
Release date: 11 Jan 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
GeForce RTX 3090
Memory: 24576Mb GDDR6XDESKTOP
Release date: 1 Sep 2020
GeForce RTX 3090

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
    100%
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    106%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX
Supports G-Sync
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Supports DirectX Raytracing (DXR)
Supports Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS)

Reasons to consider GeForce RTX 3090

6% higher gaming performance.
Supports PhysX
Supports G-Sync
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Supports DirectX Raytracing (DXR)
Supports Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS)

GeForce RTX 3090

HWBench recommends GeForce RTX 3090

The GeForce RTX 3090 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (17 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce RTX 3080 12 GBGeForce RTX 3090
GPU NameGA102 (GA102-220-A1)vsGA102 (GA102-300-A1)
Fab Process8 nmvs8 nm
Die Size628 mm²vs628 mm²
Transistors28,300 millionvs28,000 million
Shaders8960vs10496
Tensor Cores280vsnone
Raytracing Cores70vsnone
Compute Units70vs82
Core clock1260 MHzvs1395 MHz
ROPs96vs112
TMUs280vs328

Memory Configuration

GeForce RTX 3080 12 GBGeForce RTX 3090
Memory TypeGDDR6XvsGDDR6X
Bus Width384 bitvs384 bit
Memory Speed1188 MHz
19 Gbps effective
vs1219 MHz
19.5 Gbps effective
Memory Size12288 Mbvs24576 Mb

Additional details

GeForce RTX 3080 12 GBGeForce RTX 3090
TDP350 wattsvs350 watts
Release Date11 Jan 2022vs1 Sep 2020

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
    164.20 GP/s
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    189.80 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
    478.80 GT/s
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    556.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
    912.40 GB/s
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    936.20 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
    30640.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    35580.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
    111
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    107

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2021

Ultra High Quality TAA, Bahrain, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
    303
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    319

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 6

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
    111
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    124

FPS (higher is better)

Forza Horizon 5

Extreme Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
    116
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    120

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman III

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
    250
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    254

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Details, Pure hair, HBAO+, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
    184
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    217

FPS (higher is better)

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
    98
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    95

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2021

Ultra High Quality TAA, Bahrain, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
    237
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    254

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 6

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
    105
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    118

FPS (higher is better)

Forza Horizon 5

Extreme Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
    105
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    109

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman III

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
    214
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    216

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Details, Pure hair, HBAO+, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
    162
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    174

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2021

Ultra High Quality TAA, Bahrain, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
    145
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    157

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 6

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
    79
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    84

FPS (higher is better)

Forza Horizon 5

Extreme Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
    81
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    85

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman III

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
    118
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    133

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Details, Pure hair, HBAO+, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
    95
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    100

FPS (higher is better)