NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 is 19% faster than RTX 3090 Ti in the first gaming review

Published: Nov 14th 2022, 16:35 GMT   Comments

NVIDIA RTX 4080 tested

Big Hardware Player (硬件大玩家) delivers another pre-launch review of GeForce graphics card.

This content creator and reviewer was the first to share RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti benchmarks, so this is not the first time we are getting early results from him. This time around he is sharing GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card performance figures, just 2 days ahead of the official embargo.

The card tested appears to be some a custom model with two BIOSes, either locked to 320W or 450W. This is later used to share performance per watt efficiency chart, which gives some interesting results.

GeForce RTX 4080 GPU-Z, Source: Big Hardware Player

Conveniently, the creator provides the average performance results from games such as Forza Horizon 5, Cyberpunk 2077, Borderland 3, Total War Troy or Shadow of the Tomb Raider, all in one chart. Those games were tested at 4K resolution.

GeForce RTX 4080 Gaming Performance, Source: Big Hardware Player

According to the results, RTX 4080 appears to be 19% faster than RTX 3090 Ti PGF (the flagship ZOTAC model) and round 23% slower than RTX 4090. What should be noted here is that both RTX 3090 Ti and RTX 4090 were tested on a different system (with DDR5-6800 memory), whereas RTX 4080 on DDR5-6200 powered PC. However, they were all equipped with Core i9-13900K CPU.

GeForce RTX 4080 Gaming Performance, Source: Big Hardware Player

The reviewer is also sharing combined 3DMark test results where the RTX 4080 appears to be 25% faster than RTX 3090 Ti and 21% slower than RTX 4090, therefore both gaming and synthetic test appear to be very close to each other.

GeForce RTX 4080 Synthetic Performance, Source: Big Hardware Player

One of the most interesting parts of this early reviews is power scaling test. The card appears to be performing very well, almost at the same level as a stock card with power limited to 280W. This appears to be the sweet spot for AD103 GPU power efficiency. Gamers may even consider 260W setting, which seems to have negligible performance impact, at least when 4K gaming is considered.

GeForce RTX 4080 Power Scaling, Source: Big Hardware Player

For individual tests we recommend checking the video below. Unfortunately, we do not get to see the card that was tested, which is why one should still take those results with a grain of salt.


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