The Nvidia RTX 3080 Founders Edition was released on 17th September and was subsequently sold out in a matter of seconds worldwide. So, needless to say, it was a big hit amongst most PC enthusiasts.
Here are some of the benchmarks that we saw the RTX 3080 achieve. It is these benchmarks that make the 30 series graphics cards the best with regards to their bang for the buck.
Nvidia RTX 3080 Founder Edition Benchmarks:
- 3DMark Time Spy: The 3080’s Score was 18,125. The 2080 Ti had a far lower score of 14,558. The 2080 scored 11,060 for the same.
- 3DMark Time Spy Extreme: The 3080’s score was 9,055. The 2080 Ti had a score of 6,836. The 2080 scored 5,147.
- 3DMark Port Royal: The 3080’s score was 11,466. The 2080 Ti had a score of 8,803. The 2080 scored 6,608.
- Unigine Superposition “1080p Extreme”: The 3080’s score was 11,172. The 2080 Ti had a score of 8,708. The 2080 scored 6,942.
Benchmark scores are useful for finding out essentially how good a given GPU is at rendering 2D and 3D images. The higher benchmark scores are, the better the Frames Per Second(FPS) as well as the overall graphics of the games.
In terms of FPS, the RTX 3080 blows the RTX 2080 out of the water. The percentage increase in frames at 1440p resolution was, on an average, 50 % for most gaming titles. For 4K resolution, the uptake was around 65%. This is mind-boggling as according to Nvidia, the 2080 is the true predecessor of the 3080 although even the 2080 Ti is no match for the unfettered performance of the 3080.
Raytracing is now a viable option for gamers using the 3080. The faster 2nd Generation Raytracing cores allow high FPS at the unreal quality of the graphics. The 30 series cards also have more RT cores than their predecessors and get more than 100 FPS at high resolutions. However, prospective buyers can also be on the lookout for used 2080 Ti cards as they would be flooding the market right now at a far lower price.