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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 3080 MSI Gaming X Trio 10GB GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Cyberpunk 2077 55% 37%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 59% 42%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 60% 44%
FIFA 21 77% 68%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 60% 44%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 35% 10%
Watch Dogs Legion 56% 39%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 57% 40%
Grand Theft Auto VI 36% 11%
Genshin Impact 55% 37%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 MSI Gaming X Trio 10GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile.

The RTX 3080 has a 60 MHz higher core clock speed and 28 more Texture Mapping Units than the RTX 2080. This results in the RTX 3080 providing 51.4 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 60 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 2080 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the RTX 3080 providing 3.9 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 2080, 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 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 3080 has 2048 MB more video memory than the RTX 2080, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The RTX 2080 has 448 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RTX 3080, which means that the memory performance of the RTX 2080 is massively better than the RTX 3080.

The GeForce RTX 3080 MSI Gaming X Trio 10GB has 8704 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile has 2944. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 3080 is 14884 and the actual shader performance of the RTX 2080 is 4681. The RTX 3080 having 10203 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the RTX 2080 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The RTX 3080 transistor size technology is 4 nm (nanometers) smaller than the RTX 2080. This means that the RTX 3080 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the RTX 2080.

The GeForce RTX 3080 MSI Gaming X Trio 10GB requires 320 Watts to run and the GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the RTX 3080. The RTX 3080 requires 170 Watts more than the RTX 2080 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 2080.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed1440 MHzvs1380 MHz
Boost Clock1710 MHzvs1590 MHz
ArchitectureAmpere GA102Turing TU104-400A-A1
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Driver Support - vs -
Release Date17 Sep 2020vs29 Jan 2019
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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3840x2160
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GPU Memory

Memory10240 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1750 MHz
Memory Bus320 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR6
Memory Bandwidth-vs448GB/sec
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Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units8704vs2944
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology8nmvs12nm
Texture Mapping Units212vs184
Texture Rate305.3 GTexel/svs253.9 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate92.2 GPixel/svs88.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power320 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Watts-

GPU Features

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

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Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs3840x2160

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview The GeForce RTX 3080 MSI Gaming X Trio 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 three 8-pin power connector. Performance Predicted performance of the GeForce RTX 3080 MSI Gaming X Trio 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 Gaming X Trio 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 2080 Mobile card is the top RTX 20 Series graphics card for laptops and considered an enthusiast graphics card based on the Turing GPU architecture. Architecture It equips a Turing GPU Codenamed TU104 which is a First Gen Turing GPU and has 46 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 The TU104 GPU used in the GeForce RTX 2080 Mobility is clocked lower than the desktop variant, caused decreased performances. The standard model has a base clock speed of 1380 MHz and a boost clock speed of 1590 MHz. Memory The GPU accesses an 8GB frame buffer of first-gen GDDR6 memory through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1500MHz. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 80-150W the RTX 2080 Mobile is fairly power hungry and will significantly reduce laptop battery life at full load. System Suggestions GeForce GRTX 2080Mobile is best suited for resolutions all the way up to 3840x2160. We recommend a high-end processor and 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.
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