AMD’s Radeon RX 6800 XT Beats the Scrapped NVIDIA RTX 4080 12GB in 3DMark Firestrike

Performance figures of the now-canceled GeForce RTX 4080 12GB have surfaced over at the Chiphell forums. These include 3DMark scores and a gaming benchmark, plus the power consumption and boost clocks. Let’s start with the raster benchmarks, namely FireStrike Ultra and TimeSpy Extreme:

Unfortunately (or fortunately) for NVIDIA, the shelved Ada GPU falls short of the Radeon RX 6800 XT in the former, narrowly beating the GeForce RTX 3090. The RTX 4080 12GB is tied with the RTX 3090 Ti losing to the RTX 4090 by a 50% margin.

TimeSpy Extreme favors NVIDIA hardware, and the RTX 4080 12G beats the 3090 and RX 6900 XT by roughly 10% and 15%, respectively. However, it again levels with the RTX 3090 Ti, losing to the 4090 by a massive 40-50% margin.

Speedway is a newly released 3DMark benchmark, leveraging ray-tracing and other advanced rendering technologies. The RTX 4080 12GB performs poorly here, losing decisively to the RTX 3090 and the 3090 Ti. Expectedly, the RTX 4090 is twice as fast as its younger sibling for the third consecutive time.

Cyberpunk 2077 is the sole gaming benchmark conducted using the “Ray Tracing Ultra” preset. The RTX 4080 12GB averages 57.52 FPS, with DLSS set to automatic. Since we don’t know the CPU used here, we can’t draw an apples-to-apples comparison. The GeForce RTX 4090, when paired with the Ryzen 9 5900X, scores 90 FPS using DLSS Balanced.


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