“Unlaunched” GeForce RTX 4080 12GB trades places with 3090 Ti in alleged 3DMark tests

Published: 28th Oct 2022, 07:09 GMT   Comments

Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.

NVIDIA RTX 4080 12GB performance exposed

The RTX 4080 12GB may be canceled, but the cards do exists and have supposedly been tested. 

A thread over at Chiphell forums appears to reveal 3DMark scores of ‘unlaunched’ RTX 4080 12GB card. This SKU may eventually launch under a different name with minimal changes to the specs (if any). For this reason, what we are seeing here may end up as a real product.

The leak came from user “Panzerlied” who is actually the same person that leaked 4080 16GB 3DMark scores. It should be noted, however, that access to test boards and more importantly drivers is questionable. For this reason, one should still take these results with a grain of salt.

The alleged RTX 4080 12GB card was tested with the same software as the 16GB model, which AIDA64 and 3DMark. The leaker also adds a new 3DMark test called Speedway.

In AIDA64, the card that shows up with 60 Compute Units (Streaming Multiprocessors) and 2610 MHz clock appears to reach 42 TFLOPs of single-precision compute performance, which is what NVIDIA promised.

NVIDIA RTX 4080 12GB in AIDA64, Source: Chiphell

In 3DMark tests, the card scores close to RTX 3090 Ti, but this unreleased Ada card is no match for 24GB 450W TDP GA102 GPU. The 12GB card is outperformed in Speedway by the Ti model by nearly 10%. The gap narrows with Fire Strike Ultra and TimeSpy Extreme. The 4080 appears just slightly faster in TimeSpy (by 0.8%), but the 3090 Ti is still 4% faster than the alleged Ada GPU.

NVIDIA RTX 4080 12GB in 3DMARK, Source: Chiphell

Kindly note that the results below are from the official 3DMark ranking. In numerous instances, these represent an average from thousands of scores.

3DMark Speedway
VideoCardz.com(4K, DX12) Graphics Score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
9980 (100%)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 12GB
5382 (54%)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
5912 (59%)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
5414 (54%)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
5338 (53%)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12GB
5124 (51%)
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
3967 (40%)
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
3803 (38%)
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
3533 (35%)
AMD Radeon RX 6800
2913 (29%)
3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
VideoCardz.com(4K, DX11) Graphics Score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
24996 (100%)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16GB
17465 (70%)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 12GB
13472 (54%)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
14007 (56%)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
12607 (50%)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
12457 (50%)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12GB
11593 (46%)
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
15038 (60%)
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
14333 (57%)
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
12950 (52%)
AMD Radeon RX 6800
10568 (42%)
3DMark Time Spy Extreme
VideoCardz.com(4K, DX12) Graphics Score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
19467 (100%)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16GB
13977 (72%)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 12GB
10794 (55%)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
10709 (55%)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
10293 (53%)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
10042 (52%)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12GB
9358 (48%)
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
10644 (55%)
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
9952 (51%)
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
9203 (47%)
AMD Radeon RX 6800
7648 (39%)

Source: Chiphell




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