NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
vs
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
RTX 3090 RTX 3080 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
Price $ 1,499.0 $ 699.0 800 (53%)
Year 2020 2020 0 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 83C 79C 4 (5%)
Max Fan Noise 49dB 47.7dB 1.3 (3%)
Recommended Power Supply 800W 700W 100 (12%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i9-10900K ($590) Intel Core i9-10900K ($590)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 246.5 FPS 232.4 FPS 14.1 (6%)
Average 1440p Performance 187.7 FPS 173.0 FPS 14.7 (8%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 163.5 FPS 148.7 FPS 14.8 (9%)
Average 4K Performance 117.9 FPS 105.0 FPS 12.9 (11%)
Memory 24 GB 10 GB 14 (58%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 6.1 $ 3.0 3.1 (51%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 8.0 $ 4.0 4 (50%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 9.2 $ 4.7 4.5 (49%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 12.7 $ 6.7 6 (47%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
Overall Combination Score 65/100 65/100 0 (0%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RTX 3080 to RTX 3090 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for RTX 3080 .

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

Spec for spec, this RTX 3090 leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the RTX 2080 Ti, by boasting 2 % more fps. The RTX 3090 has 24 GB RAM compared to the RTX 2080 Ti 's 11 GB video memory.

Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The RTX 3090 consistently delivers great frame rate increases over the RTX 2080 Ti and it really justifies an upgrade. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Microsoft Flight Simulator, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Cyberpunk 2077, Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey at 70 fps to 138 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 108 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Microsoft Flight Simulator, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Red Dead Redemption 2, Marvel's Avengers, Cyberpunk 2077 at 62 fps to 101 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 91 fps. For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Borderlands 3, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Red Dead Redemption 2, Cyberpunk 2077, Godfall at 61 fps to 66 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 64 fps.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

The RTX 3090 might be the extreme flagship of the latest Ampere set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most high-end PC gamers. On the other hand, the RTX 3080 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 699. The good news is, with the release of the RTX 3080 Ti, the RTX 3080 's price is getting more discount.

Spec for spec, this RTX 3080 leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the RTX 2080, by boasting 2 % more fps. The RTX 3080 has 10 GB RAM compared to the RTX 2080 's 8 GB video memory.

Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The RTX 3080 consistently delivers great frame rate increases over the RTX 2080, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and it really justifies an upgrade. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Microsoft Flight Simulator, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Cyberpunk 2077, Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey at 67 fps to 130 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 103 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Red Dead Redemption 2, Marvel's Avengers, Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin's Creed Odyssey at 89 fps to 97 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 94 fps. For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Assassin's Creed Valhalla, GreedFall, Cyberpunk 2077, Godfall, Metro Exodus at 61 fps to 64 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 63 fps.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
96
107.6
92
103.1
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
63
70.3
60
67.4
2020 Valorant
424
472.1
407
452.4
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
166
185.1
159
177.4
2020 Death Stranding
192
213.8
184
204.9
2020 Marvel's Avengers
125
139.2
120
133.4
2020 Godfall
187
208.1
179
199.4
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
96
107.6
92
103.1
2019 Apex Legends
243
270.4
228
254.0
2019 Anthem
157
175.0
148
165.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
230
256.6
217
242.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
280
311.2
263
293.0
2019 Metro Exodus
124
138.0
117
130.0
2019 World War Z
240
266.8
225
251.0
2019 Gears of War 5
179
199.1
169
188.0
2019 F1 2019
225
250.1
211
235.0
2019 GreedFall
202
225.0
190
212.0
2019 Borderlands 3
142
158.4
134
149.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
274
304.7
257
286.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
105
117.6
99
110.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
165
184.3
155
173.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
286
318.6
270
300.0
2018 F1 2018
246
274.1
232
258.0
2018 Far Cry 5
199
221.4
188
209.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
124
138.0
117
130.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
189
210.2
178
198.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
192
213.9
180
201.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
236
263.0
222
247.0
2018 Fallout 76
269
299.1
253
282.0
2018 Hitman 2
209
233.3
198
220.0
2018 Just Cause 4
180
200.0
169
188.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
194
215.8
182
203.0
2018 Strange Brigade
289
321.3
271
302.0
2018 Battlefield V
240
266.8
225
251.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
170
188.9
160
178.0
2017 Shadow of War
220
245.4
207
231.0
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
173
192.7
162
181.0
2017 Wolfenstein II
346
385.2
325
362.0
2017 Destiny 2
327
364.0
307
342.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
192
213.9
180
201.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
236
263.0
222
247.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
248
276.0
234
260.0
2017 For Honor
332
369.6
313
348.0
2017 Project CARS 2
234
260.2
220
245.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
285
316.7
268
298.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
180
200.0
169
188.0
2016 Battlefield 1
281
313.0
265
295.0
2016 Overwatch
365
406.6
343
382.0
2016 Dishonored 2
171
190.8
161
179.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
213
237.1
200
223.0
2015 Rocket League
967
1,075.2
910
1,012.0
2015 Need For Speed
267
297.2
252
280.0
2015 Project CARS
257
286.2
242
269.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
469
521.4
441
490.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
663
737.2
624
694.0
2009 League of Legends
1244
1,382.7
1170
1,301.0

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
74
93.3
71
89.4
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
49
61.7
47
59.1
2020 Valorant
308
386.0
295
369.9
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
115
144.9
111
138.9
2020 Death Stranding
132
165.9
127
159.0
2020 Marvel's Avengers
79
99.0
75
94.9
2020 Godfall
111
139.2
106
133.4
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
80
100.5
77
96.3
2019 Apex Legends
165
207.2
152
190.0
2019 Anthem
113
141.7
104
130.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
162
203.4
149
187.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
171
213.9
156
196.0
2019 Metro Exodus
88
110.3
80
101.0
2019 World War Z
159
199.7
146
183.0
2019 Gears of War 5
118
148.3
108
136.0
2019 F1 2019
145
181.7
133
167.0
2019 GreedFall
133
167.3
122
153.0
2019 Borderlands 3
91
114.0
83
104.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
180
225.4
164
206.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
79
98.9
72
90.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
118
148.3
108
136.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
181
227.2
167
209.0
2018 F1 2018
180
225.4
165
207.0
2018 Far Cry 5
152
190.2
139
174.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
84
105.5
77
97.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
123
154.0
112
141.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
121
152.2
111
139.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
180
225.4
165
207.0
2018 Fallout 76
188
235.7
172
216.0
2018 Hitman 2
124
155.9
114
143.0
2018 Just Cause 4
121
152.2
111
139.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
123
154.0
112
141.0
2018 Strange Brigade
184
230.2
168
210.0
2018 Battlefield V
168
210.2
153
192.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
123
154.0
112
141.0
2017 Shadow of War
142
177.8
130
163.0
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
113
141.7
104
130.0
2017 Wolfenstein II
222
277.7
203
254.0
2017 Destiny 2
254
317.6
232
291.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
132
165.4
121
152.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
139
173.9
127
159.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
164
205.4
150
188.0
2017 For Honor
177
221.5
162
203.0
2017 Project CARS 2
152
190.2
139
174.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
234
293.7
215
269.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
139
173.9
127
159.0
2016 Battlefield 1
200
250.0
183
229.0
2016 Overwatch
228
285.2
209
262.0
2016 Dishonored 2
133
167.3
123
154.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
143
179.7
132
165.0
2015 Rocket League
378
473.4
347
434.0
2015 Need For Speed
188
235.7
172
216.0
2015 Project CARS
178
223.4
164
205.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
277
347.0
254
318.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
505
631.3
462
578.0
2009 League of Legends
631
789.1
578
723.0

3440x1440

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
141
186.0
123
163.0
2019 Anthem
93
123.0
82
108.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
133
175.0
116
153.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
136
180.0
119
157.0
2019 Metro Exodus
76
101.0
66
88.0
2019 World War Z
134
177.0
117
155.0
2019 Gears of War 5
103
136.0
90
119.0
2019 F1 2019
126
167.0
110
146.0
2019 GreedFall
101
133.0
88
116.0
2019 Borderlands 3
73
97.0
64
85.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
153
202.0
133
176.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
69
91.0
60
79.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
103
136.0
90
119.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
148
196.0
129
170.0
2018 F1 2018
159
210.0
139
183.0
2018 Far Cry 5
126
166.0
110
145.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
77
102.0
67
89.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
103
136.0
89
118.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
101
133.0
87
115.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
160
211.0
139
184.0
2018 Fallout 76
156
206.0
136
179.0
2018 Hitman 2
105
139.0
91
121.0
2018 Just Cause 4
98
129.0
85
113.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
97
128.0
85
112.0
2018 Strange Brigade
152
200.0
132
174.0
2018 Battlefield V
140
185.0
123
162.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
108
143.0
94
124.0
2017 Shadow of War
121
160.0
105
139.0
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
95
125.0
82
109.0
2017 Wolfenstein II
192
253.0
167
220.0
2017 Destiny 2
205
271.0
179
236.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
111
147.0
97
128.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
115
152.0
100
132.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
148
196.0
129
170.0
2017 For Honor
141
186.0
123
163.0
2017 Project CARS 2
148
196.0
129
170.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
230
303.0
200
264.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
136
179.0
118
156.0
2016 Battlefield 1
167
221.0
146
193.0
2016 Overwatch
186
245.0
161
213.0
2016 Dishonored 2
127
168.0
111
147.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
115
152.0
100
132.0
2015 Rocket League
297
391.0
259
341.0
2015 Need For Speed
167
221.0
146
193.0
2015 Project CARS
163
215.0
142
187.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
217
286.0
190
250.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
512
674.0
446
587.0
2009 League of Legends
471
621.0
411
541.0

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
44
63.1
42
60.5
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
34
48.8
32
46.8
2020 Valorant
235
335.8
225
321.7
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
54
77.5
52
74.3
2020 Death Stranding
70
100.7
67
96.5
2020 Marvel's Avengers
36
51.9
34
49.8
2020 Godfall
46
66.3
44
63.5
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
46
66.0
44
63.3
2019 Apex Legends
90
128.7
79
113.0
2019 Anthem
56
81.2
49
71.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
78
111.9
69
99.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
76
109.9
67
97.0
2019 Metro Exodus
51
73.3
44
64.0
2019 World War Z
84
120.8
74
106.0
2019 Gears of War 5
68
98.0
60
86.0
2019 F1 2019
84
120.8
74
106.0
2019 GreedFall
49
71.3
44
63.0
2019 Borderlands 3
42
61.4
37
54.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
97
139.6
86
123.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
45
65.3
39
57.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
68
98.0
60
86.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
87
124.7
77
110.0
2018 F1 2018
107
153.4
94
135.0
2018 Far Cry 5
76
109.9
67
97.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
55
79.2
49
70.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
63
91.1
56
81.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
60
87.1
53
77.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
109
156.4
95
137.0
2018 Fallout 76
94
135.6
83
119.0
2018 Hitman 2
67
96.0
58
84.0
2018 Just Cause 4
56
81.2
49
71.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
54
77.2
47
68.0
2018 Strange Brigade
90
129.7
80
115.0
2018 Battlefield V
87
124.7
77
110.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
72
104.0
64
92.0
2017 Shadow of War
76
109.9
67
97.0
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
58
83.2
51
73.0
2017 Wolfenstein II
125
179.2
109
157.0
2017 Destiny 2
119
170.3
105
150.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
70
100.0
61
88.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
70
100.0
61
88.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
103
147.5
91
130.0
2017 For Honor
80
114.8
70
101.0
2017 Project CARS 2
115
164.3
101
145.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
178
255.4
157
225.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
104
149.5
92
132.0
2016 Battlefield 1
104
149.5
92
132.0
2016 Overwatch
109
156.4
95
137.0
2016 Dishonored 2
96
137.6
84
121.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
65
94.1
57
82.0
2015 Rocket League
161
230.7
142
203.0
2015 Need For Speed
115
164.3
101
145.0
2015 Project CARS
115
164.3
101
145.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
117
168.3
103
148.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
413
590.0
364
520.0
2009 League of Legends
230
328.7
202
289.0
RTX 3090 vs RTX 3080 with Core i9-10900K vs Core i9-10900K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RTX 3090 vs RTX 3080 with Core i9-10900K vs Core i9-10900K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RTX 3090 vs RTX 3080 with Core i9-10900K vs Core i9-10900K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 / Core i9-10900K

In terms of cost, pricing clearly is a genuine issue here and the price of RTX 3090 is simply ridiculous. For those on 1080p or even 1440p monitors, the RTX 3090 is very expensive and there are better value choices in the short term. It is worth noting that the RTX 3090 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RTX 3090 's 24576 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. 4K gaming is joyous on this RTX 3090 , and with a little tweaking to your AA settings, it'd be hard to imagine a title not capable of 60 fps on average.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 / Core i9-10900K

It is worth noting that the RTX 3080 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RTX 3080 's 10240 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. Deciding whether to invest so much money in a high-end GPU like RTX 3080 requires careful thought. 4K gaming is joyous on this RTX 3080 , and with a little tweaking to your AA settings, it'd be hard to imagine a title not capable of 60 fps on average.

RTX 3090 vs RTX 3080 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RTX 3090 RTX 3080
Length313 mm 12.3 inches285 mm 11.2 inches
Outputs1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort 1x USB Type-C1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort 1x USB Type-C
Power Connectors1x 12-pin1x 12-pin
Slot WidthTriple-slotDual-slot
TDP350 W320 W

Clock Speeds

RTX 3090 RTX 3080
Boost Clock1695 MHz1710 MHz
GPU Clock1410 MHz1440 MHz
Memory Clock2437 MHz 19496 MHz effective 2375 MHz 19000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RTX 3090 RTX 3080
Bus InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 30GeForce 30
Launch Price1,499 USD699 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateSep 24th, 2020Sep 17th, 2020

Graphics Features

RTX 3090 RTX 3080
CUDA8.58.5
DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)12 Ultimate (12_2)
OpenCL2.02.0
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.56.5
Vulkan1.2.1401.2.140

Graphics Processor

RTX 3090 RTX 3080
ArchitectureAmpereAmpere
Die Size627 mm²627 mm²
GPU NameGA102GA102
GPU VariantGA102-300-A1 GA102-200-K1-A1
Process Size8 nm8 nm
Transistors28,000 million28,000 million

Memory

RTX 3090 RTX 3080
Bandwidth935.8 GB/s 760.0 GB/s
Memory Bus384 bit 320 bit
Memory Size24560 MB10240 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6XGDDR6X

Render Config

RTX 3090 RTX 3080
ROPs9688
RT Cores8268
SM Count8268
Shading Units104968704
TMUs328272
Tensor CoresTBDTBD

Theoretical Performance

RTX 3090 RTX 3080
FP16 (half) performance71.16 TFLOPS (2:1)59.54 TFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance35.58 TFLOPS 29.77 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance1,112 GFLOPS (1:32)930.2 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate162.7 GPixel/s 150.5 GPixel/s
Texture Rate556.0 GTexel/s 465.1 GTexel/s

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