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GeForce GTX 1080 vs GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1080 comes with a core clock speed of 1607 MHz and a GDDR5X memory frequency of 1251 MHz. It also uses a 256-bit bus, and uses a 16 nm design. It is made up of 2560 SPUs, 160 TAUs, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, which has a core clock frequency of 1410 MHz and a GDDR6 memory frequency of 1750 MHz. It also features a 256-bit bus, and uses a 8 nm design. It features 4864 SPUs, 152 Texture Address Units, and 80 Raster Operation Units.

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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

Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 1080 should theoretically be just a bit superior to the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti overall. (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 a bit (more or less 20%) better at texture 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 is just a bit (more or less 10%) faster with regards to FSAA than the GeForce GTX 1080, and also should 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 maximum amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

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

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

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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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