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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 3070 Galax EX White 8GB GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Cyberpunk 2077 51% 26%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 55% 32%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 57% 35%
FIFA 21 75% 63%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 57% 35%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 30% 6%
Watch Dogs Legion 53% 29%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 54% 30%
Grand Theft Auto VI 31% 4%
Genshin Impact 51% 26%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Galax EX White 8GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q.

The RTX 3070 has a 765 MHz higher core clock speed and 28 more Texture Mapping Units than the RTX 2080. This results in the RTX 3070 providing 182.8 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RTX 3070 has a 765 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 2080 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the RTX 3070 providing 49 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 384 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 Max-Q has 2944. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 3070 is 10333 and the actual shader performance of the RTX 2080 is 3224. The RTX 3070 having 7109 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 Max-Q requires 80 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the RTX 3070. The RTX 3070 requires 140 Watts more than the RTX 2080 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RTX 3070 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RTX 2080.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1500 MHzvs735 MHz
Boost Clock1755 MHzvs1095 MHz
ArchitectureAmpere GA104Turing TU104 N18E-G3-A1
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 Oct 2020vs20 Sep 2018
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory8191 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR6
Memory Bandwidth-vs384GB/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%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units5888vs2944
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology7nmvs12nm
Texture Mapping Units212vs184
Texture Rate318 GTexel/svs135.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate96 GPixel/svs47 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections3vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power220 Wattsvs80 Watts
Recommended PSU650 Watts-

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model6.1vs6.4
Open GL4.6vs4.6
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnoyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz
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 Max-Q is a High-End laptop Graphics Card based on the Turing Architecture. As a Max-Q graphics card it is ideally suited for thin gaming laptops. However, this does impact performance. Architecture It equips a Turing GPU Codenamed GT104 which is a First Gen Turing GPU and has 20 SM activated, offering 2944 Shader Processing Units, 184 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The Turing architecture provides the world's first consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. It also has 368 Tensor Cores for AI purposes. GPU Name: TU104-400A-A1 GPU The central unit runs at 735MHz and goes up to 1095MHz 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 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective. Total memory bandwidth is 448 Gb/s. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 80W, the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q is fairly power hungry for a laptop graphics processor. Performance Performance of the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q falls a long way short of the desktop GeForce RTX 2080. However, the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q is still a decently fast mobile graphics card which offers performance on par with a desktop GeForce GTX 1070. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560 x 1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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