Watch how Nvidia’s RTX 3080 is better than the 2080 Ti for 4K gaming

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Nvidia unveiled its latest GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card earlier this week, and now the company is taking a closer look at its 4K gaming performance. In a new gameplay video, Nvidia demonstrates Eternal doom running side by side on the RTX 3080 and 2080 Ti. The results show that the RTX 3080 beats the 2080 Ti by around 50% fps and averaging around 120 fps at 4K with max settings enabled.

Nvidia has promised that performance on the RTX 3080 will be up to twice the base RTX 2080, and it’s impressive to see the obvious gains in a 4K title like Eternal doom. Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Ti ushered in solid frame rates for 4K gaming two years ago, and the RTX 3080 looks like it can deliver the performance improvements needed for 4K gaming at 144Hz in modern AAA titles.

If Nvidia’s RTX 3080 can deliver that 50% increase in performance across the board, it will do so at almost 50% lower cost. Nvidia has launched its RTX 2080 Ti at $ 1,199, and the RTX 3080 will debut for $ 699 on September 17. That’s a big cost reduction for improved performance.

Nvidia uses 8,704 CUDA cores on the RTX 3080, combined with a 1.71 GHz boost clock. This all adds up to nearly 30 teraflops of performance, or nearly three times the PS5 and more than double the Xbox Series X.

Nvidia’s RTX 3080 also includes an updated dual-fan configuration designed to improve airflow by over 55%. Nvidia promises much quieter and more efficient cooling, and the company uses a media extraction front fan, with a rear circulating fan.

We’ll be looking at Nvidia’s RTX 3080 cards in the coming weeks, but this initial 4K gameplay is a first clue of this card’s capability.

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