The base GeForce RTX 3090 was only slightly faster than the RTX 3080

The base GeForce RTX 3090 was only slightly faster than the RTX 3080

Now, as the ban on publishing GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card reviews was lifted, we can finally understand why this model is needed. Recall that RTX 3090 has 20% more CUDA cores than RTX 3080, offers more than twice the memory, but it is also more than twice as expensive.

Already from this data we could safely assume that the RTX 3080 is much more profitable for games, but now we can see it.

As always, the resource Videocardz has a whole collection of reviews, so you can see what you are interested in. We will make a small collection of illustrative diagrams.

The base GeForce RTX 3090 was only slightly faster than the RTX 3080

The base GeForce RTX 3090 was only slightly faster than the RTX 3080

As we can see, the growth is small. If you take Founders Edition cards or models running on the same frequencies, the increase will be about 10%. At the same time, there are already quite well overclocked graphics cards, for example, Asus GeForce RTX 3090 Strix OC. And here is specifically this adapter faster than the reference RTX 3080 already 18%, that is quite decent.

However, firstly, more than twice the difference in cost does not justify it, and secondly, even RTX 3080 most gamers will be enough for the eyes. By itself, and RTX 3090 will find its buyers, but not for nothing Nvidia itself positions as a flagship game lineup of the new generation of RTX 3080.


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