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GeForce GTX 1080 vs GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1080 comes with a clock speed of 1607 MHz and a GDDR5X memory frequency of 1251 MHz. It also uses a 256-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 16 nm design. It features 2560 SPUs, 160 TAUs, and 64 ROPs.

Compare all that to the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, which comes with core clock speeds of 1410 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR6 RAM. It features 4864 SPUs along with 152 TAUs and 80 Rasterization Operator 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

As far as performance goes, the GeForce GTX 1080 should in theory be a small bit better 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 a bit (more or less 20%) better at AF 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 little bit (about 10%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTX 1080, and also should be able to handle higher screen resolutions better. (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 information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's 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 texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory 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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