Overseas review summary of NVIDIA's high-end GPU 'GeForce RTX 3080 Ti'

At Computex 2021, one of Asia's largest computer trade fairs, NVIDIA unveiled its high-end GPU, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. Since many reviews have been released from overseas media at once, I tried to see what kind of evaluation the RTX 3080 Ti, which has specifications approaching the current top model 'GeForce RTX 3090', is evaluated.

Announced on June 2, 2021, the 3080 Ti is a GPU with specifications approaching the 3090, which is the highest among the current models, and is positioned as a higher version of the 'GeForce RTX 3080'. The fact that the Ampere architecture is adopted for the GPU core and the number of design ports have not changed from 3080. The main change of 3080 Ti is the improvement of specifications such as graphic memory, and it is said that 'up to 1.5 times the processing speed is realized' compared to 'GeForce RTX 2080 Ti'. The specifications of 3080 Ti are 10,240 CUDA cores, 12GB GDDR6X video memory, 384-bit memory bus, 912GB / s memory bandwidth, and 350W TDP .

NVIDIA announces 'GeForce RTX 3080 Ti' '3070 Ti', 3080 Ti approaches '3090' specs --GIGAZINE

The Verge said of the 3080 Ti, 'This is a GPU that aims to provide the same performance as the $ 1499 3090 for $ 1199, but the 3080 Ti. Although the package is smaller than the 3090, it has only 12GB of VRAM and half the 3090, 'he said, pointing out that the 3080 Ti has the highest performance of any NVIDIA GPU.

The Verge, who actually tested the 3080 Ti in two resolutions, 4K and 1440p, for a week, said, 'The performance of the 3080 Ti has improved the performance of the 2080 Ti, making it more stable to play the latest games. 'Something like', showing satisfaction with its performance. However, 'Unfortunately, the price tag is $ 1199, so even if there is no price increase due to the current GPU shortage, I think that the price will exceed the budget of most people,' he said in the first place. It also points out that is a GPU that is too expensive to be excluded from most people's options.

The Verge has three advantages of the 3080 Ti: 'quietness', 'ideal for gameplay in 1440p and 4K', ' DLSS is impressive', and 'expensive at $ 1199' and 'extra'. It consumes power and gets hot, and it lists three things: an awkward 12-pin power adapter.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti review: more 4K for more of your wallet --The Verge

The 3080 Ti has one fan on each side of the card, taking in cold air from the bottom fan and exhausting it from the CPU cooler on the other side and the fan closer to the rear case. This fan design makes the 3080 Ti quieter than the 3080, but under heavy loads the fan speeds up to maximum, 'the 3080 Ti fan spins at maximum speed much more often than the 3090. 'There are many,' said The Verge. The Verge also points out that this fan design caused the 3080 Ti to rise to temperatures around 80 degrees on a regular basis, not as good as the 3090 in terms of heat dissipation.

In addition, we have actually played and tested multiple games at 1440p and 4K resolutions on the 3080 Ti and Intel Core i9-11900K. Actually played for the Fortnight and CONTROL , Death stranding , METRO EXODUS , Call Of Duty: Warzone like.

The table below compares the frame rates when actually playing various games at 1440p resolution. You can see that most titles have the same performance as the 3090. RT refers to play with ray tracing turned on.

RTX 3080 RTX 3080 Ti RTX 3090
Microsoft Flight Simulator 46fps 45fps 45fps
CoD: Warzone 124fps 140fps 140fps
CoD: Warzone (DLSS + RT) 133fps 144fps 155fps
Fortnite 160fps 167fps 188fps
Fortnite (DLSS) 181fps 173fps 205fps
Death Stranding 163fps 164fps 172fps
Death Stranding (DLSS) 197fps 165fps 179fps
CONTROL 124fps 134fps 142fps
CONTROL (DLSS + RT) 126fps 134fps 144fps
METRO EXODUS 56fps 64fps 65fps
METRO EXODUS (DLSS + RT) 67fps 75fps 77fps

Below is a table summarizing the frame rates when playing each game at 4K resolution.
RTX 3080 RTX 3080 Ti RTX 3090
Microsoft Flight Simulator 30fps 34fps 37fps
CoD: Warzone 89fps 95fps 102fps
CoD: Warzone (DLSS + RT) 119fps 119fps 129fps
Fortnite 84fps 92fps 94fps
Fortnite (DLSS) 124fps 134fps 141fps
Death Stranding 98fps 106fps 109fps
Death Stranding (DLSS) 131fps 132fps 138fps
CONTROL 65fps 70fps 72fps
CONTROL (DLSS + RT) 72fps 78fps 80fps
METRO EXODUS 34fps 39fps 39fps
METRO EXODUS (DLSS + RT) 50fps 53fps 55fps

CNET highly evaluated the 3080 Ti as 'taking 4K games to a new level' and 'experiencing a 3-digit frame rate with high resolution'. However, 'it's not clearly better than the 3080. Many are system-dependent, so if a PC with good bus bandwidth and cooling is equipped with the 3080, it's a basic bus bandwidth and cooling. It can perform better than a PC with a featured 3080 Ti, 'he added, adding that the final performance has changed significantly due to configurations other than the GPU. 'There is no world where you can buy a GPU at a fixed price, so if you buy a 3080 Ti that is more expensive than a 3080, it may be more efficient to pass the difference on to other parts.'

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti tested: Raising 4K gaming to a new level --CNET

Engadget describes the upgrade from 2080 Ti to 3080 Ti as 'luxury'. This isn't a positive thing, and it raises questions about the need for the 3080 Ti, which is $ 500 more expensive than the 3080. He also pointed out that the current situation where there is a global shortage of GPUs is 'arguably the worst time to buy a new GPU.' In addition, Engadget said, 'Resellers buy GPUs and make a lot of money by reselling them at a high price. However, 3080 Ti is subject to hash restrictions so that it can not be used for mining crypto assets, so some demand Cannot be met. '

Engadget has two advantages of the 3080 Ti, 'much faster than the 3080' and 'excellent ray tracing performance', and 'much more expensive than the 3080', 'fans spin noisily and frequently', and 'basically' I mentioned three points that you wouldn't see at a store. The Verge cites quietness as an advantage of the 3080 Ti, while Engadget cites it as a disadvantage.

NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti review: An extravagant upgrade | Engadget

The table below summarizes the benchmark score and frame rate for each resolution when playing benchmark software and various game titles with various GPUs loaded on a PC equipped with Ryzen 7 5800X and 32GB of memory (RAM). 3D graphics benchmark software '3DMark' Time Spy Extreme, DirectX 12 compatible graphics test score targeting CPUs with 4K resolution and 8 cores or more, 3080 Ti is from AMD's top model Radeon 6800 XT The score is high by about 1000 points.

3DMark Time Spy Extreme Destiny 2 Hitman 3
RTX 3080 Ti 8683

1440p: 175 ~ 195fps

4K: 130 ~ 145fps

1440p: 170fps

4K: 110fps

RTX 3080 8009

1440p: 150 ~ 165fps

4K: 100 ~ 115fps

1440p: 161fps

4K: 98fps

RTX 3070 6226

1440p: 140 ~ 150fps

4K: 76 ~ 87fps

1440p: 151fps

4K: 83fps

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 7713

1440p: 100 ~ 120fps

4K: 85 ~ 105fps

1440p: 198fps

4K: 110fps

AMD Radeon RX 6800 6742

1440p: 80 ~ 100fps

4K: 82 ~ 102fps

1440p: 185fps

4K: 100fps

PCWorld prefaced that '3080 Ti is a GPU that rich gamers should buy,' but pointed out that it was 'almost 3090' except for the name and memory capacity. GPU for 4K games with no major weaknesses, '12GB high-speed GDDR6X memory' 'Highest level ray tracing, DLSS 2.0 ' 'NVIDIA software such as Reflex , G-SYNC , ShadowPlay , Broadcast , RTX IO, DLSS' 'Excellent design' 'PCIe 4.0, Lite Hash Rate' etc. are mentioned as advantages. On the other hand, the disadvantages are 'significant price increase compared to 2080 Ti model', 'unique ugly 12-pin power connector', 'difficult to obtain due to lack of GPU worldwide', ' founders edition design is other RX30 model' It's not as effective as it is, and there are no additional features. '

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti review: Basically a 3090, but for gamers | PCWorld

'The 3080 Ti is a GPU that only the wealthiest gamers can consider because it's so expensive,' VentureBeat said. 'If you have the money and need the best gaming PC, then the 3080 Ti. You can't miss the opportunity to get it, 'he said, making it a great choice for gamers who are financially affordable and looking for the best performance.

VentureBeat also said, 'The 3090 is a little better, but it's overkill for playing the game.' The 3090 has 24GB of memory, more than the 3080 Ti, but he also notes that this wouldn't make a difference unless you're a content creator.

Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti review --Significantly faster than the RTX 3080 | VentureBeat

Rock Paper Shotgun said, 'We don't recommend spending more than 100,000 yen on GPUs to play games, especially if you don't have a 4K monitor. And the 3080 Ti plays games in 1080p and 1440p resolutions. Obviously over specs for those who do. 3060 is recommended if you want to play games at 1080p, 3060 Ti is recommended if you want to increase the frame rate. 3070 or Radeon if you want to play games at 1440p. You should consider the RX 6700 XT, 'and lists the recommended GPUs according to resolution.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti review | Rock Paper Shotgun

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