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GeForce GTX 1080 vs GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1080 makes use of a 16 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 1607 MHz. The GDDR5X RAM is set to run at a frequency of 1251 MHz on this specific model. It features 2560 SPUs along with 160 Texture Address Units and 64 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, which makes use of a 8 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 1410 MHz. The GDDR6 RAM is set to run at a speed of 1750 MHz on this model. It features 4864 SPUs as well as 152 TAUs and 80 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1080 180 Watts
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 200 Watts
Difference: 20 Watts (11%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the GeForce GTX 1080 should be a bit faster than the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1080 327680 MB/sec
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (Unknown) MB/sec
Difference: 327680 (-100%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1080 will be just a bit (more or less 20%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1080 257120 Mtexels/sec
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 214320 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 42800 (20%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti will be a small bit (about 10%) better at anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTX 1080, and also will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 112800 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 1080 102848 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 9952 (10%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 1080 GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2016 December 2020
Code Name GP104-400 GA104 Ampere
Memory 8192 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 1607 MHz 1410 MHz
Memory Speed 10008 MHz 3500 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 180 watts 200 watts
Bandwidth 327680 MB/sec (Unknown) MB/sec
Texel Rate 257120 Mtexels/sec 214320 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 102848 Mpixels/sec 112800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2560 4864
Texture Mapping Units 160 152
Render Output Units 64 80
Bus Type GDDR5X GDDR6
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 16 nm 8 nm
Transistors 7200 million 17400 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Comments

One Response to “GeForce GTX 1080 vs GeForce RTX 3060 Ti”
Grzegorz says:

Proszę o dodanie kart gtx 1660 i 1660 super. Dodana została tylko 1660 ti ale ona ma inne zegary co podane wyżej karty. Chciałbym zrobić konfigurację i porównanie zegarów

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