GeForce RTX 4090 vs GeForce RTX 3090

GeForce RTX 4090
Memory: 24576Mb GDDR6XDESKTOP
Release date: 20 Sep 2022
GeForce RTX 4090
GeForce RTX 3090
Memory: 24576Mb GDDR6XDESKTOP
Release date: 1 Sep 2020
GeForce RTX 3090

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    153%
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce RTX 4090

53% higher gaming performance.
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.

Reasons to consider GeForce RTX 3090

100 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce RTX 4090 .
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 4090

HWBench recommends GeForce RTX 4090

The GeForce RTX 4090 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (18 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce RTX 4090GeForce RTX 3090
GPU NameAD102 (AD102-300-A1)vsGA102 (GA102-300-A1)
Fab Process4 nmvs8 nm
Die Size608 mm²vs628 mm²
Transistors76,300 millionvs28,000 million
Shaders16384vs10496
Tensor Cores512vsnone
Raytracing Cores128vsnone
Compute Units128vs82
Core clock2235 MHzvs1395 MHz
ROPs176vs112
TMUs512vs328

Memory Configuration

GeForce RTX 4090GeForce RTX 3090
Memory TypeGDDR6XvsGDDR6X
Bus Width384 bitvs384 bit
Memory Speed1325 MHz
21.2 Gbps effective
vs1219 MHz
19.5 Gbps effective
Memory Size24576 Mbvs24576 Mb

Additional details

GeForce RTX 4090GeForce RTX 3090
TDP450 wattsvs350 watts
Release Date20 Sep 2022vs1 Sep 2020

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    443.50 GP/s
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    189.80 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    1290.00 GT/s
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    556.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    1018.00 GB/s
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    936.20 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    82580.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    35580.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    174
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    107

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 6

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    127
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    124

FPS (higher is better)

Forza Horizon 5

Extreme Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    178
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    120

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman III

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    419
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    265

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    242
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    217

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    436
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    283

FPS (higher is better)

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    164
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    95

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 6

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    127
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    118

FPS (higher is better)

Forza Horizon 5

Extreme Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    168
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    109

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman III

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    350
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    221

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    235
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    174

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    370
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    210

FPS (higher is better)

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    116
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    68

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 6

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    115
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    84

FPS (higher is better)

Forza Horizon 5

Extreme Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    147
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    85

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman III

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    246
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    133

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    176
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    100

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce RTX 4090
    215
  • GeForce RTX 3090
    125

FPS (higher is better)