Nvidia has posted (opens in new tab) its first official efficiency numbers for its GeForce RTX 4080 12GB and GeForce RTX 4080 16GB graphics playing cards. The model with 16GB of reminiscence seems to be 21% – 30% sooner than its 12GB counterpart. In the meantime, Nvidia’s earlier era flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti continues to be sooner than the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB — at the very least with none DLSS enabled.
Nvidia in contrast its newest GeForce RTX 40-series graphics playing cards (together with the flagship GeForce RTX 4090) towards one another and towards its previous-generation GeForce RTX 30-series merchandise in Microsoft Flight Simulator, A Plague Story: Requiem, and F1 22.
The comparability centered totally on efficiency benefits supplied by the corporate’s newest DLSS 3 expertise (with optical multi body era, decision upscaling, and Nvidia Reflex), however the Nvidia additionally included efficiency numbers with none enhancements. Moreover, it included its first official GeForce RTX 4080 12GB and GeForce RTX 4080 16GB efficiency comparability.
Historically, Microsoft’s Flight Simulator video games are robust on each CPUs and GPUs and the newest model is not any exception. Each DLSS 2 and DLSS 3 deliver important efficiency uplift to the sport, however so does Nvidia’s new Ada Lovelace GPU structure (maybe courtesy of enhanced ray tracing efficiency).
With DLSS 3 on, the GeForce RTX 4080 16GB is 21% sooner than the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB; with out DLSS 3 the 16GB model is 26% sooner than the 12GB. The GeForce RTX 4080 12GB provides the identical efficiency because the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24GB with out DLSS 3 — not dangerous in any respect, and that is nonetheless one of many finest gaming graphics playing cards as we speak.
For some cause Nvidia determined to check A Plague Story: Requiem with out enabling ray tracing, however with DLSS applied sciences enabled. DLSS 3 brings much more tangible efficiency enhancements than DLSS 2, so all GeForce RTX 40-series boards are considerably sooner than their predecessors.
On this take a look at, the GeForce RTX 4080 16GB is 21% sooner than the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB with DLSS 3 enabled, and is 30% sooner with DLSS 3 disabled. In the meantime, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is nineteen% sooner than the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB with out DLSS enabled. Additionally, the brand new GeForce RTX 4080 12GB is barely 4 frames per second (fps), or about 12%, sooner than the unique GeForce RTX 3080 on this take a look at.
In F1 22 you wish to get all of the framerates you’ll be able to presumably have, so each DLSS 2 and DLSS 3 are useful. The brand new model is considerably extra environment friendly with its optical multi body era, and Ada Lovelace boards are clearly sooner than Ampere boards on this title.
With DLSS 3 enabled, the GeForce RTX 4080 16GB is 27% sooner than its 12GB sibling, and is 24% sooner with out DLSS 3 enabled. Additionally, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti seems to be 7% sooner than the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB with out DLSS enabled. Nonetheless, the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB is constantly sooner than the unique GeForce RTX 3080.
Whereas Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4080 12GB and GeForce RTX 4080 16GB carry the identical mannequin quantity, they’re primarily based on fully totally different graphics processors (AD104 vs. AD103) and have totally different CUDA core counts (7680 vs. 9728). When mixed with distinctive reminiscence bandwidth (504 GB/s vs. 717 GB/s), the 2 fashions supply very totally different efficiency ranges than you’ll sometimes anticipate from graphics boards carrying the identical mannequin quantity.
For a neater comparability, we have mixed the relative efficiency variations between Nvidia’s newest desktop GPUs right into a desk.
Efficiency of GeForce RTX 40 and GeForce 30-Sequence Graphics Playing cards (with out DLSS)
|GeForce RTX 4080 12GB||GeForce RTX 4080 16GB||GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24GB||GeForce RTX 4090 24GB|
|MS Flight Simulator||100%||126%||101%||142%|
|A Plague Story: Requiem||100%||130%||119%||251%|