The initial introduction of Nvidia’s 12GB RTX 3080 graphics model with a price tag of $899 was highly criticized by many users because, according to these people, the said graphics card should have been introduced with the RTX 4070 name. Now this graphics, which has not yet been officially launched, has been tested and the results of some benchmarks give us a view of its performance.
A user named Panzerlied on the Chiphell forums got access to the 12GB model of the RTX 4080 and ran various benchmarks on it, including 3DMark and AIDA64. The name of this graphics card is obscured in the screenshots related to AIDA64, but this image shows that the graphics card has 60 compute units (7680 CUDA cores). In addition, according to the screenshot, it is clear that the computing power of this graphic is 42 teraflops.
The performance of the 12GB RTX 4080 model has been tested with other benchmarks such as 3DMark Time Spy Extreme, Speed Way, Fire Strike Ultra, DirectX Raytracing and Nvidia DLSS. Apart from the benchmarks, the results of the performance of this graphics when running Cyberpunk 2077 have also been shared, which shows that the said game was run with DLSS with Ray Tracing active at an average speed of 67.52 frames per second with 4K resolution. The system used to run these benchmarks is also equipped with AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU.
to report NotebookCheck, the 12GB version of RTX 4080 scored 10794 in the 3DMark Time Spay Extreme benchmark. This performance is roughly 3.79% weaker than the RTX 3080 Ti as this graphics card scored 11,220 under the same conditions. The RTX 4080 with 12GB memory also scored 13472 in the Fire Strike Ultra test, which is again 4% weaker than the RTX 3090 Ti’s score in this section.
The results of Speed Way 3DMark on the 12GB RTX 4080 model have brought a score of 5382 for this graphics card. According to the official ranking list of this benchmark, the score of RTX 3090 Ti is about 9% better in this section.
The performance of the RTX 4090 flagship graphics in the Fire Strike Ultra and Time Spy Extreme benchmarks is 85.5% and 80% better than the 12 GB RTX 4080 model, respectively, which shows the huge difference between the power of these two graphics. In the gallery below, you can see the results of various benchmarks on the 12GB RTX 4080 version.
While there isn’t much reason to doubt the scores provided by Panzerlied, it should be noted that Nvidia has officially discontinued the 12GB model of the RTX 4080, so how this user can access said graphics is a bit unclear.
However, according to recent reports, we expect the 12GB RTX 4080 model to be launched under the RTX 4070 brand name. We hope that the price of this graphic will be reduced compared to the $899 tag set by Nvidia.