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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 3070 Galax EX White 8GB GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB
Cyberpunk 2077 51% 46%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 55% 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 57% 52%
FIFA 21 75% 73%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 57% 52%
Watch Dogs Legion 53% 48%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 30% 22%
Grand Theft Auto VI 31% 23%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 54% 48%
Genshin Impact 51% 46%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Galax EX White 8GB are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB.

The RTX 2080 has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 3070, but the RTX 3070 has 52 more Texture Mapping Units than the RTX 2080. As a result, the RTX 3070 exhibits a 54 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RTX 2080. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RTX 2080 has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 3070 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the RTX 2080 providing 9.6 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RTX 3070 was released over a year more recently than the RTX 2080, and so the RTX 3070 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the RTX 2080.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The RTX 2080 has 1 MB more video memory than the RTX 3070, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RTX 2080 also has superior memory performance overall.

The RTX 2080 has 496.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RTX 3070, which means that the memory performance of the RTX 2080 is massively better than the RTX 3070.

The GeForce RTX 3070 Galax EX White 8GB has 5888 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB has 3072. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 3070 is 10333 and the actual shader performance of the RTX 2080 is 5576. The RTX 3070 having 4757 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the RTX 2080 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The RTX 3070 transistor size technology is 5 nm (nanometers) smaller than the RTX 2080. This means that the RTX 3070 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the RTX 2080.

The GeForce RTX 3070 Galax EX White 8GB requires 220 Watts to run and the GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB requires 215 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the RTX 3070 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the RTX 2080. The RTX 3070 requires 5 Watts more than the RTX 2080 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the RTX 3070 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the RTX 2080.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1500 MHzvs1650 MHz
Boost Clock1755 MHzvs1815 MHz
ArchitectureAmpere GA104Turing TU104
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 Oct 2020vs09 Jul 2019
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
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1920x1080
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2560x1440
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3840x2160
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GPU Memory

Memory8191 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1940 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR6
Memory Bandwidth-vs496.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units5888vs3072
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology7nmvs12nm
Texture Mapping Units212vs160
Texture Rate318 GTexel/svs264 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate96 GPixel/svs105.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs2
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power220 Wattsvs215 Watts
Recommended PSU650 Wattsvs600 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model6.1vs6.4
Open GL4.6vs4.6
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i9-9900K 8-Core 3.6GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs3840x2160

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview The GeForce RTX 3070 Galax EX White 8GB is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Ampere Architecture. This card has also been rumoured to be called the GeForce GTX 2170. Architecture It equips an Ampere GPU Codenamed GA104 which is a First Gen Ampere GPU and has 20 SM activated, offering 2944 Shader Processing Units, 212 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The Ampere architecture provides the world's best consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. It also has 544 Tensor Cores for AI purposes. GPU Name: GA102 GPU The central unit runs at 1424MHz and goes up to 1755MHz in Turbo Mode. Memory The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Third Gen GDDR6 through a 320-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective. Total memory bandwidth is 448 Gb/s. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 220W, it requires at least a 650W PSU with available 8-pin + 6-pin power connector. Performance Predicted performance of the GeForce RTX 3070 Galax EX White 8GB suggests it will be faster than the Geforce RTX 2070 Super, making it a suitable graphics card for 4K gaming. System Suggestions The GeForce RTX 3070 Galax EX White 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.Overview The GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Turing Architecture. This is the 'Super' variant of the RTX 2080. Architecture It equips a Turing GPU Codenamed TU104-450-A11 which is a 2nd-Gen Turing GPU and has 48 SM activated, offering 3072 CUDA Shader Processing Units, 192 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The Turing architecture provides the world's first consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. It is equipped with 384 Tensor Cores for AI purposes. GPU The central unit runs at 1650 MHz and goes up to 1815 MHz in Turbo Mode. Memory The GPU accesses an 8GB frame buffer of Second Gen GDDR6 through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1940MHz, or 15.5GHz effective. Total memory bandwidth is 496.6GB/s. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 215W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with one available 8+6-pin power connector. Performance Performance of the GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB puts it between the RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti making it a suitable graphics card for 4K gaming. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a high-end processor and 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.
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