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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ampere Gaming graphics card up to 35% faster than RTX 2080 Ti in 3DMark Time Spy

NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card based on the Ampere Gaming GPU is said to have been benchmarked within the 3DMark Time Spy Extreme benchmark. The graphics card will be one of many advanced Ampere graphics cards that will be introduced in the coming months with huge improvements in graphics performance over their Turing-based predecessors.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ampere Gaming graphics card Reportedly 35% faster than GeForce RTX 2080 Ti in 3DMark Time Spy Benchmark

The latest performance details are from Kopite7kimi who also released rumors about performance figures for the GeForce RTX 3090 / RTX 3080 Ti graphics card yesterday. Today, the same leaker reported the performance of the GeForce RTX 3080 in the 3DMark Time Spy benchmark and the numbers look insane compared to the RTX 2080 Ti.

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 is rumored to have a Time Spy Extreme graphics score close to 8600 points. The same leaker also pointed to nearly 10,000 points for the RTX 3090/3080 Ti in the same benchmark. This would suggest that the performance gap between the flagship portion and the RTX 3080 would be only about 16% while the difference between the RTX 2080 and Ti was about 25% in the Time Spy benchmark, but in games the difference was only 20%.

Compared to the Turing cards, the GeForce RTX 3080 appears to be about 35% faster than a standard GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, making it the biggest performance leap over the previous generation Ti offering. We also compared the score to mine heavily overclocked RTX 2080 Ti graphics card (Lightning Z) and found that the difference was about 12%.

Given that most Geforce RTX 2080 Ti’s have unlocked boost clocks, the actual difference between the RTX 3080 and RTX 2080 Ti may be around 20-25%, which is more consistent with the previous statement from the same leaker that jumped the performance the RTX 3080 over the RTX 2080 Ti is about 20 percent.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ampere Gaming Graphics Card Alleged Specifications

Continuing with the specifications for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, rumors are reporting that the card will include the GA102-200-KD-A1 SKU. This truncated SKU will contain the same 4352 CUDA cores as the RTX 2080 Ti which will rank a total of 68 SMs.

The card will reportedly contain 10 GB of memory that will also become GDDR6X, at 19 Gbps over a 320-bit bus interface with a bandwidth of 760 GB / s. Note that there is currently no indication of a faster specified GDDR6, unlike the previous generation where GDDR6 memory was designed and announced long before the launch of the Turing graphics line-up.

A fan-made representation of the upcoming GeForce RTX 30 series ‘Ampere’ graphics cards. (Image Credits: thirtypert88 via Reddit)

The switch to GA102 from TU104 on the RTX 2080 is absolutely interesting. A high-end SKU would also result in higher wattage and thermals, but I think this could be done to raise the bar for the sub- $ 500 segment that should be GA104-based RTX 3070 video cards.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series ‘Ampere Gaming GPU’ Rumors Specifications:

Graphics card nameGPUCores (SMs)MemoryMemory busBandwidth
NVIDIA Titan RTX (2nd generation)Ampere GA102-4005376 (84)24 GB GDDR6X384 bits~ 816 GB / s
NVIDIA Titan RTX (1st generation)Turing TU102-4004608 (72)24 GB GDDR6384 bits672 GB / s
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti / NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090Ampere GA102-3005248 (82)12 GB GDDR6X384 bits~ 1.00 TB / s
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 TiTuring TU102-3004352 (68)11 GB GDDR6352 bits616 GB / s
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080Ampere GA102-2004352 (68)10 GB GDDR6X320 bits~ 760 GB / s
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080Turing TU104-4002944 (46)8 GB GDDR6256 bits448 GB / s
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 TiAmpere GA104-4003072 (48)8 GB GDDR6X256 bits~ 512 GB / s
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPERTuring TU104-4102560 (40)8 GB GDDR6256 bits448 GB / s
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ampere GA104-3002944 (46)8 GB GDDR6256 bits~ 512 GB / s
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070Turing TU106-4002304 (36)8 GB GDDR6256 bits448 GB / s
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 TiAmpere GA106-400TBDTBDTBDTBD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPERTuring TU106-4102176 (34)8 GB GDDR6256 bits448 GB / s
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ampere GA106-300TBDTBDTBDTBD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060Turing TU106-2001920 (30)6 GB GDDR6192 bits336 GB / s

In terms of design, we have already seen leaked photos of the cooler and heatsink for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card. It features a huge heatsink block with a dual axial fan design and rumors have also pointed to a new 12-pin power connector on the reference models we talked about earlier.

Recent reports suggest that NVIDIA has halted production of its more expensive GeForce RTX GPU lineup to prepare for the launch of Ampere GeForce RTX. Only small amounts of the said GPUs remain in the sales channel, suggesting we are getting closer to launch. There is certainly much more to discuss about the Ampere GPUs, but we will have to wait for more information to arrive.

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