The second Ada Lovelace graphics card to enter the arena quite significantly dominates the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.
The GeForce RTX 4080 will be available tomorrow. We will be allowed to give you our verdict on this second Ada Lovelace graphics card in a few hours. In the meantime, here is a first look at the performance of this reference, with a test from China taking the form of a video published on Bilibili and offered by a certain Big Hardware Player. The latter is a regular at these early reviews, since he had already been one of the first to publish for the RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti.
The GeForce RTX 4080 tested is with two BIOSes, one limiting its power to 320W (the default TGP), the other to 450W. The review reveals results in a few games, among them Cyberpunk 2077, Forza Horizon 5, Shadow of the Tomb Raider or even Borderlands 3, as well as benchmark scores (3DMark). Big Hardware Player also illustrates the energy efficiency of the card. The performance of the RTX 4080 is compared to that of GeForce RTX 3090 Ti and GeForce RTX 4090. The three graphics cards collaborate with a processor Core i9-13900K.
Closer to the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti than the RTX 4090
In gaming, the GeForce RTX 4080 sits between the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti and GeForce RTX 4090 (closer to the former). For the panel of games tested, at 2160p, the RTX 3090 Ti averaged 87, the RTX 4080 103, and the RTX 4090 135.
Hierarchy respected in 3DMark.
Regarding the power curves, these below reveal that the GeForce RTX 4080 reaches its maximum efficiency between 280 W and 320 W.
GeForce RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 specifications are listed in the table below. As specified at the beginning of the article, we will offer you our test shortly.
|Graphic card||GeForce RTX 4090||GeForce RTX 4080 16GB|
|Architecture||Ada (TSMC 4N)||Ada (TSMC 4N)|
|VRAM||24GB G6X||16GB G6X|
|Memory speed||21 Gbps||22.5 Gbps|
|Memory bandwidth||1008 GB/s||720 GB/s|
|Price of the FE version||$1599
Source : Big Hardware Player