Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 tested: 5 key things you need to know

    The GeForce RTX 3080 is a monster.

    Nvidia promised that the Ampere GPU-powered RTX 30-series GPUs can be the corporate’s “greatest generational leap” ever, and it wasn’t exaggerating. The $699 GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition completely demolishes its predecessors in efficiency whereas working in all types of technological advances. It’s one of many best graphics card upgrades we’ve seen in an extended, very long time.

    You can learn each nitty-gritty element in our comprehensive review of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition. But for those who don’t really feel like sifting via 1000’s of phrases of technical and testing particulars, listed here are the 5 key issues it’s good to know.

    1. It’s staggeringly quick

    Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition whups on every thing that got here earlier than it. If you need to clear 60 frames per second at 4K or take a look at the bounds of a 144Hz, 1440p monitor with each visible setting cranked to the utmost, that is the cardboard you need (except you’re holding out for the 8K-capable $1,500 GeForce RTX 3090 coming subsequent week, that’s).

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    The GeForce RTX 3080 is over 80 % quicker than the RTX 2080 in Borderlands 3.

    The GeForce RTX 3080 is over 80 % quicker than the identically priced RTX 2080 in a number of video games at 4K decision, and over 60 % quicker in the remainder. The solely sport that falls beneath these lofty marks is Grand Theft Auto V, however that’s as a result of the RTX 3080 is so quick, it’s pushing the bounds of the sport engine even when the GPU must push all these pixels at 4K. It’s 25 to 30 % quicker than even the RTX 2080 Ti, final era’s $1,200 flagship.

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    The GeForce RTX 3080 is over 80 % quicker than the RTX 2080 at 4K in Horizon Zero Dawn, however as you possibly can see above, “only” 62 % quicker at 1440p.

    The GeForce RTX 3080 FE blows away the RTX 2080 at 1440p too. The lead truly diminishes a bit, as a result of this card being so quick that even an Intel CPU overclocked to 5GHz struggles to feed frames to it quick sufficient. It’s a superb choice for a 3440×1440 ultrawide monitor that splits the distinction between 1440p and 4K, although, as you’ll see in our follow-up testing later this week.

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    Shadow of the Tomb Raider at 4K decision with ray tracing and DLSS enabled. It simply clears 60 fps.

    Say goodbye to issues about lowered decision in ray traced video games, which plagued the unique era of RTX GPUs. In the handful of ray traced video games we examined with Nvidia’s Deep Learning Supersampling (DLSS) expertise lively, taking part in at 1440p and even 4K at over 60 fps is feasible with the cutting-edge lighting applied sciences enabled.

    Bottom line? The RTX 3080 screams.

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