As highlighted by Videocardz, Big Hardware Player over at bilibili has shared a pre-launch review of NVIDIA’s upcoming RTX 4080. This GPU will retail by the 16th of November for $1199, although AIB variants tend to be more expensive.
Meet the RTX 4080
First of all, we have the RTX 4080 in GPU-Z. The tester has used 2 different BIOSes ranging from 320W–450W to see how well this GPU scales. The test bench features the Intel i9-13900K paired with DDR5-6800 memory using the Z690 motherboard. Videocardz highlights that the RTX 4080 system features slower DDR5-6200 memory. Now let’s go over the performance metrics.
Starting off, synthetic tests are not an actual representation of how well the GPU will perform in-game. However, these results are taken for the purpose of comparison against other GPUs.
First up, we have the good old Time Spy Extreme. In TSE, the RTX 4080 manages to bag 14074 points which is 19% higher than the RTX 3090 Ti. However, the difference between the RTX 4090 and the 4080 is a whopping 39%.
In Time Spy (Non-Extreme), the RTX 4080 scores 20% higher than the RTX 3090 Ti. This time, the difference between the 4090 and the 4080 stands at 35%.
The RTX 4080 is on average 29% faster than Ampere’s king in Cyberpunk 2077. A quite interesting metric is the power consumption of the 4080 which is around 120W than the 3090 Ti.
Forza Horizon 5 sees the RTX 4080 maintain its strong lead of 30% over the 3090 Ti.
The lowest performance difference comes in Shadow Of The Tomb Raider where the RTX 4080 is just 16% faster than the 3090 Ti. This time, however, the power difference is nearing the 150W mark.
To showcase how efficient the RTX 4080 is, the tester also conducted an efficiency scaling test. Basically, the RTX 4080 has been tested across various power limits to show how much the score differs.
In TSE, the RTX 4080 can perform around 5% better at 450W (45% more). At the other extreme end, it loses 10% performance while consuming 30% less power. The sweet spot here appears to be 240–260W because you lose less than 5% performance while consuming 25% less power.
Cyberpunk 2077 has more or less the same result. Even in gaming, the RTX 4080 performs nearly identical to stock on undervolting.
This is the first pre-launch review we’ve seen of the RTX 4080, thus far. The press embargo is expected to be lifted very soon. The RTX 4080 is a decent improvement over the 3080, if we put away the pricing for a moment. The RX 7900 XTX although will offer much better performance at $200 less.