AMD is already having a tough time competing with Nvidia…Pre-Launch Jitters.
Nvidia RTX 3000 series is due in couple of months and till then there is no stopping to all the rumors that contain leaked specs, images & benchmarks.
This time we have a little something related to the performance of Nvidia RTX 3080 in comparison to RTX 2080 Ti.
Twitter user KatCorgi has been keeping up to date regarding these rumors and this time, he has pointed out that Nvidia RTX 3080 will be approximately 20% better than RTX 2080 Ti.
The RTX 3080 has about 20% increase compared with RTX 2080 Ti — KatCorgi (@KkatCorgi) July 21, 2020
Now ‘better’ is a relative term and currently nobody has concrete information about whether the 20% ‘increase’ is about the fps performance, encoding performance or overall performance of the upcoming Nvidia graphics card.
Nvidia RTX 3080 is based on the latest Ampere gpu architecture. Wccftech has also reported that the said 20% increase might result in 50% performance boost in 4K gaming with respect to RTX 2080.
That’s huge when you consider the price point will be about the same as RTX 2080.
Currently, we have some leaked specs of Nvidia RTX 3080:
- Cuda cores – 4352
- VRAM – 10 GB
Nvidia RTX 3080 Benchmarks
There are no official benchmarks as of now, apart from 3D Mark TimeSpy score at 18,257 points. That’s nearly 31% more than RTX 2080 Ti.
So, if RTX 3080 is that much better than RTX 2080 Ti, then imagine the performance of RTX 3080 Ti.
This is where the concern lies for AMD because as several benchmarking reports have suggested; AMD Big Navi is not exactly a giant leap as it was supposed to be.
It may be leaps and bounds better than RDNA architecture but it is only 10-15% better than RTX 2080 Ti.
It will pose a great issue for both the company and the customers because then, the competition won’t be tough enough for Nvidia to lower their prices of enthusiast level graphics cards in RTX 3000 series, like RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3090/Ultra.
I know that gamers are holding off their purchase of Nvidia RTX 2070, 2080 & 2080 Ti, along with AMD’s graphics card, in the hopes of such benchmarks that could clarify whether they should buy right now or wait for both of those companies to launch their respective graphics cards.
If you ask me, then it is better to wait because you’ll have more data on your hands to decide which graphics card you should buy.
If you don’t care about ray tracing and are satisfied with traditional 4K gaming then AMD’s Big Navi will be perfect for you because performance-wise, they are going to be a beast of cards as well.
The list of games supporting ray tracing games is quite short as well. And as you already know that Assetto Corsa Competizione’s development team has mentioned in an open statement that they would rather go with current-gen lighting and environment simulation than dive into an underdeveloped ray tracing technology which could potential lower the frame rates and make the game experience troublesome.
They have already opted out from supporting ray tracing.
In their own words:
Our priority is to improve, optimize, and evolve all aspects of ACC. If after our long list of priorities the level of optimization of the title, and the maturity of the technology, permits a full blown implementation of RTX, we will gladly explore the possibility, but as of now there is no reason to steal development resources and time for a very low frame rate implementation.
There are other upcoming games supporting ray tracing like Cyberpunk 2077, Dying Light 2, etc. So, if you truly want to play those games with ray tracing, then by all means, RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 would be a great choice (and would be in your budget).
So, let’s wait for some concrete figures and then we’ll do a proper comparison between Nvidia RTX 3080 vs Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti & AMD Big Navi.
Till then, stay safe, be happy & keep gaming. J