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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 3080 MSI Ventus 3X 10GB GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Cyberpunk 2077 55% 17%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 59% 24%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 60% 26%
Watch Dogs Legion 56% 20%
FIFA 21 77% 58%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 60% 26%
Godfall 27% 35%
Grand Theft Auto VI 36% 17%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 35% 20%
Genshin Impact 55% 17%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 MSI Ventus 3X 10GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q.

The RTX 3080 has a 555 MHz higher core clock speed and 28 more Texture Mapping Units than the RTX 2070. This results in the RTX 3080 providing 142.5 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 3080 has a 555 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 2070 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the RTX 3080 providing 35.6 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 3080 was released over a year more recently than the RTX 2070, and so the RTX 3080 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the RTX 2070.

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 3080 has 2048 MB more video memory than the RTX 2070, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RTX 3080 also has superior memory performance overall.

The RTX 2070 has 384 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RTX 3080, which means that the memory performance of the RTX 2070 is massively better than the RTX 3080.

The GeForce RTX 3080 MSI Ventus 3X 10GB has 8704 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 3080 is 14884 and the actual shader performance of the RTX 2070 is 2730. The RTX 3080 having 12154 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the RTX 2070 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The RTX 3080 transistor size technology is 4 nm (nanometers) smaller than the RTX 2070. This means that the RTX 3080 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the RTX 2070.

The GeForce RTX 3080 MSI Ventus 3X 10GB requires 320 Watts to run and the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q requires 80 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the RTX 3080. The RTX 3080 requires 240 Watts more than the RTX 2070 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RTX 3080 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RTX 2070.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1440 MHzvs885 MHz
Boost Clock1710 MHzvs1185 MHz
ArchitectureAmpere GA102Turing TU106B N18E-G2-A1
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date17 Sep 2020vs20 Sep 2018
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory10240 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus320 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 Units8704vs2304
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology8nmvs12nm
Texture Mapping Units212vs184
Texture Rate305.3 GTexel/svs162.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate92.2 GPixel/svs56.6 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 Power320 Wattsvs80 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Watts-

GPU Features

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

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-9850H 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 3080 MSI Ventus 3X 10GB is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Ampere Architecture. This card has also been rumoured to be called the GeForce GTX 2180. Architecture It equips an Ampere GPU Codenamed GA102 which is a First Gen Ampere GPU and has 20 SM activated, offering 3386 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 1440MHz and goes up to 1710MHz in Turbo Mode. Memory The GPU accesses a 10GB frame buffer of Third Gen GDDR6X 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 320W, it requires at least a 750W PSU with available two 8-pin power connector. Performance Predicted performance of the GeForce RTX 3080 MSI Ventus 3X 10GB suggests it will be faster than the Geforce RTX 2080 Ti, making it a suitable graphics card for 4K gaming. System Suggestions The GeForce RTX 3080 MSI Ventus 3X 10GB 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 2070 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 TU106B N18E-G2-A1 which is a First Gen Turing GPU and has 20 SM activated, offering 2304 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 288 Tensor Cores for AI purposes. GPU Name: TU106B N18E-G2-A1 GPU The central unit runs at 885MHz and goes up to 1185MHz 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 1500MHz, or 12GHz effective. Total memory bandwidth is 384 Gb/s. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 80W, the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q offers good power efficiency for a high-end laptop graphics processor. Performance Performance of the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q falls a fair way short of the desktop GeForce RTX 2070. However, the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q is still a decently fast mobile graphics card which offers performance on par with previous-gen desktop GeForce GTX 1070. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 2070 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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