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GeForce GTX 1080 vs GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1080 uses a 16 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 1607 MHz. The GDDR5X RAM works at a speed of 1251 MHz on this model. It features 2560 SPUs as well as 160 TAUs and 64 ROPs.

Compare that to the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, which features a GPU core clock speed of 1410 MHz, and 8192 MB of GDDR6 memory set to run at 1750 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 4864 Stream Processors, 152 Texture Address Units, 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

The GeForce GTX 1080, in theory, should perform just a bit faster than 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 just a bit (approximately 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

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is superior to the GeForce GTX 1080, not by a very large margin though. (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: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video 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 amount of pixels the video card could possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1080

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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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