RTX 3070 vs RTX 4080 for gaming

RTX 3070
RTX 4080
RTX 3070RTX 4080

The RTX 3070 is a mid-range graphics card from Nvidia that was released in October 2020. It is based on the Ampere architecture and features 5,888 CUDA cores, 184 tensor cores, 46 ray tracing cores, and 8GB of GDDR6 memory. It is designed to deliver excellent performance for 1440p and 4K gaming and content creation.

The RTX 4080 is the second most powerful graphics card from NVIDIA. It is based on the new Ada Lovelace architecture and has 16 GB of G6X memory. It can deliver up to 3 times the performance of the previous generation RTX 3080 Ti with ray tracing and DLSS 3.

Price$374.00$1,610.06
Pros
  • Amazing performance for 4K gaming, especially with ray tracing and DLSS enabled
  • Similar or better performance than the RTX 2080 Ti or RTX 2070 Super at a lower price
  • Supports the new ATX 3.0 standard and PCIe Gen5 power connector for better stability and compatibility
  • Supports VR gaming and other advanced features of the Ampere architecture, such as Nvidia Reflex, Nvidia Broadcast, Nvidia Studio, and Nvidia Encoder
  • It offers a significant performance boost over the previous generation RTX 3080 and RTX 3080 Ti.
  • It can handle most games at high settings and resolutions, even with ray tracing enabled.
  • It can accelerate creative workflows such as 3D rendering, video editing, and graphic design with NVIDIA Studio.
  • It can reduce system latency and improve responsiveness with NVIDIA Reflex.
  • It can create additional high-quality frames with DLSS 3, powered by AI.
  • It performs better than 75% in fps compared to the RTX 4090 while consuming less power.
Cons
  • Expensive compared to the AMD RDNA2 cards and the Nvidia Ada Lovelace cards
  • Only has 8GB of GDDR6 memory, which may limit future-proofing
  • Requires a high-wattage power supply and may generate a lot of heat and noise
  • Not widely available due to supply shortages and scalpers
  • It is very expensive, starting at $1199 USD and going up to $1899 USD for some models.
  • It is very power-hungry, requiring a minimum of 750W PSU and drawing up to 320W on average.
  • It is very large and heavy, requiring a spacious case and a sturdy motherboard.
  • It is very scarce and hard to find due to high demand and low supply.
  • It is too close in price but not in performance to the RTX 4090, making it less appealing for some users.
Specs
RTX 3070RTX 4080
Memory Size8 GB16 GB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6X
Memory Clock1750 MHz/14 Gbps effective1400 MHz/22.4 Gbps effective
Base Clock1500 MHz2205 MHz
TDP220 W320 W
Length242 mm/9.5 inches310 mm/12.2 inches
Width112 mm/4.4 inches140 mm/5.5 inches
Heightundefined61 mm/2.4 inches
Release DateSep 1st, 2020Sep 20th, 2022
Benchmarks
RTX 3070
RTX 4080
CSGO
356
435
LOL
322
393
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245
299
DOTA2
236
288
overwatch
229
280
Path of Exile
226
276
StarCraft 2
215
263
Call of Duty ww2
203
248
A Way Out
196
240
Sea of Thieves
189
231
Frostpunk
188
230
Fortnite
185
226
AirMech Strike
184
225
destiny2
174
213
Far Cry 5
153
187
apexlegends
147
179
rainbow6siege
141
172
Radical Heights
135
164
BATTLETECH
123
150
GTA
121
148
PUBG
120
146
Total War THREE KINGDOMS
111
135
World of Tanks
100
122
Battlefield 4
96
117
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