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GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER vs GeForce RTX 3070 Ti

Intro

The GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER makes use of a 12 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 1650 MHz. The GDDR6 memory works at a speed of 1937 MHz on this specific card. It features 3072 SPUs as well as 192 Texture Address Units and 64 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, which uses a 8 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 1575 MHz. The GDDR6X RAM runs at a speed of 1188 MHz on this particular model. It features 6144 SPUs as well as 192 TAUs and 96 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 250 Watts
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 290 Watts
Difference: 40 Watts (16%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, in theory, should be a lot faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER in general. (explain)

GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 622899 MB/sec
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 507904 MB/sec
Difference: 114995 (23%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER should be a small bit (more or less 5%) better at AF than the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. (explain)

GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 316800 Mtexels/sec
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 302400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 14400 (5%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti should be quite a bit (more or less 43%) more effective at FSAA than the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, and should be able to handle higher resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 151200 Mpixels/sec
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 105600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 45600 (43%)

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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GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER

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Specifications

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Model GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year July 2019 June 2021
Code Name TU104-450-A1 Ampere GA104-400-A1
Memory 8192 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 1650 MHz 1575 MHz
Memory Speed 1937 GB/s 1188 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 250 watts 290 watts
Bandwidth 507904 MB/sec 622899 MB/sec
Texel Rate 316800 Mtexels/sec 302400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 105600 Mpixels/sec 151200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 3072 6144
Texture Mapping Units 192 192
Render Output Units 64 96
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR6X
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 12 nm 8 nm
Transistors 13600 million 17400 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total 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 a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER

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GeForce RTX 3070 Ti

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