Nvidia RTX 2080 3DMark Score Puts it Way Ahead of Pascal

RTX 2080 Beats Pascal Without AI Cores

As we head closer to the release of RTX cards more and more information seeps through the cracks. Today, we have leaked 3DMark scores for Nvidia RTX 2080 and they are pretty impressive as expected.

According to the data shared on Twitter by a highly reliable source, the RTX 2080 beats its Pascal predecessor comfortably. However, there are some things that should be mentioned before we show the data. It seems the test might not be using Tensor cores and there is also a question mark over the use of official Nvidia drivers.

In testing of this kind, drivers can make a difference. Also, Tensor cores utilize 1/3 of the die which isn’t being used in this case. The data, if it’s legit, is the least we can expect from RTX 2080 3DMark scores.

As we can see, RTX 2080 scores 10,000 points on the 3DMark Time Spy, beating GTX 1080Ti’s 9508 points, and GTX 1080 7325 points with ease. Nvidia promised 40% performance increase at Gamescom with the new gen card and while we are just shy of 40% in these benchmarks, drivers and the use of Tensor cores should yield a different result in future RTX 2080 3DMark scores.

The card is running at 2Ghz, faster than 1080.

It goes without saying that these are unofficial results so make sure you take it with a grain of salt. Until official details arrive, everything is filed under “rumors.”

Since Ray-Tracing is the focus this year, new benchmark tools are being developed to gauge the performance of RTX line of cards. New 3DMark suite will utilize Microsoft DirectX Ray tracing (DXR) and is a completely new tool created from the ground up. The technology is different so the tools and benchmarks standards must be different as well.

Retailers are rolling out Nvidia RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti next month.

Sikandar Mahmood
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