How Good Is The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Really?

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 is probably that best graphics card, if you want 4K gaming experiences and the latest DLSS (ray tracing and deep learning supersampling) technology from Nvidia. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 is the graphics card that you turn into a High-end gaming PC that you want to play the latest games on at the highest settings. However, the graphics card is far from easy to find.

While we continue to wait for Nvidia to replenish stocks, here is everything you need to know about the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080.

Release date of the Nvidia RTX 3080

After a long wait, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 was released on September 17, 2020. In theory, anyway. Unfortunately, you will not find a retailer who has the graphics card in stock at the moment.

Unfortunately, even months after its release, the GeForce RTX 3080 is still not easy to buy. And unfortunately, at the moment, it doesn't look like this situation will change anytime soon. In particular, raw material shortages and the Chinese New Year are currently blamed for the ongoing suffering of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Persistent.

Possibly the new AMD Radeon RX 6000 GPU could help reduce the huge demand for Nvidia graphics cards to something. If you're really desperate for a GeForce RTX 3080, then you can get an MSI gaming PC with the graphics card inside. In addition, Nvidia has introduced the laptop versions of the RTX 30 series.

Nvidia RTX 3080 price

Theoretically, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 is priced from 699 US dollars / 699 euros and the high-end RTX 3090 from 1.499 US dollars / 1.499 euros, while the RTX 3070 should be available from 499 US dollars / 499 euros. While the graphics card was officially available from most retailers, it is currently sold out pretty much everywhere.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 specifications

starting price: 699 Euro
Nvidia CUDA Cores: 8.704
Boost Clock (GHz): 1,71
Default storage configuration: 10 GB GDDR6X
Memory interface width: 320-bit
Maximum resolution: 7680 × 4320

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 has 30 shader teraflops (TFLOPS), 58 raytracing TFLops and 239 tensor TFLOPS. The graphics card also has 10 GB of G6X graphics RAM, which, according to Nvidia, is the fastest that can currently be found in a GPU.

If this all sounds like gibberish to you, all you should know is that the RTX 3080 promises twice the performance of the RTX 2080. If you upgrade from an older card like the RTX 980 Ti, you can look forward to five times the performance. The RTX 3080 offers 4K games at 60 frames per second.

In addition, the RTX 3080 has the GDDR6X-VRAM, which Nvidia calls the "fastest graphics memory in the world", with a performance of a full 760 GB / s. There is also new, dedicated ray tracing hardware for even more intense light and shadow in your favorite PC. Play. The RTX 3080 also introduces a new thermo-optimized design that promises 55% more airflow and 30% more efficiency and should ensure that the graphics card is up to three times quieter during heating.

While the RTX 3080 already offers some exciting specs, the GeForce RTX 3090 really interesting. This GPU beast worth 1.499 euros promises 8K games with smooth ray tracing functionality. The graphics card is so physically massive that we sometimes wonder whether it even fits into most modern PC cases.

Nvidia RTX 3080 performance

Nvidia has claimed that the GeForce RTX 3080 is up to twice as fast as the GeForce RTX 2080. For example, users have already tested the RTX 3080 against the RTX 2080 Ti in Doom Eternal in 4K in Ultra settings. Here the RTX 3080 was around 50 percent faster than the last top-of-the-range Nvidia graphics card and delivers frame rates of well over 100 FPS. From the first test we can already say with certainty that the GeForce RT 3080 is a impressive graphics card though you need an equally impressive overall PC to get the best performance.


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