Nvidia Posted (opens in new tab) First official performance numbers for the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB and GeForce RTX 4080 16GB graphics cards. The version with 16GB of memory appears to be 21%-30% faster than the 12GB version. Meanwhile, Nvidia’s previous-gen flagship, his GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, is still faster than the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB (at least without DLSS enabled).
Nvidia compared its latest GeForce RTX 40-series graphics cards (including the flagship GeForce RTX 4090) to each other and to the previous-generation GeForce RTX 30-series offerings. Microsoft Flight Simulator, Plague Story: RequiemWhen F1 22.
While the comparison primarily focused on the performance benefits offered by the company’s latest DLSS 3 technology (using optical multiframe generation, resolution upscaling, and Nvidia Reflex), Nvidia has It also included performance numbers that weren’t available. Also included was the performance comparison between the first official GeForce RTX 4080 12GB and the GeForce RTX 4080 16GB.
Traditionally, Microsoft flight simulator Games are tough on both CPUs and GPUs, and the latest versions are no exception. Both DLSS 2 and DLSS 3 provide a significant boost in gaming performance, as does Nvidia’s new Ada Lovelace GPU architecture (probably thanks to its enhanced ray tracing performance).
With DLSS 3 on, the GeForce RTX 4080 16GB is 21% faster than the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB. Without DLSS 3, the 16GB version is 26% faster than the 12GB. The GeForce RTX 4080 12GB offers the same performance as the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24GB without DLSS 3 — not bad at all, and it’s still one of the best gaming graphics cards out there today.
For some reason Nvidia decided to test Plague Story: Requiem Enable DLSS technology without enabling ray tracing. DLSS 3 brings even more tangible performance enhancements than DLSS 2, so all GeForce RTX 40-series boards are significantly faster than their predecessors.
In this test, the GeForce RTX 4080 16GB is 21% faster than the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB with DLSS 3 enabled and 30% faster with DLSS 3 disabled. Meanwhile, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is 19% faster than the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB without DLSS enabled. Also, in this test, the new GeForce RTX 4080 12GB is just 4 frames per second (fps), or about 12% faster than the original GeForce RTX 3080.
of F1 22 Both DLSS 2 and DLSS 3 are useful if you want to get every framerate possible. The new version is somewhat more efficient due to its optical multi-frame generation, and the Ada Lovelace board is noticeably faster than the title’s Ampere board.
With DLSS 3 enabled, the GeForce RTX 4080 16GB is 27% faster than its 12GB sibling, and 24% faster with DLSS 3 disabled. The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti was also found to be 7% faster than the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB without DLSS enabled. Still, the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB is consistently faster than his original GeForce RTX 3080.
Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4080 12GB and GeForce RTX 4080 16GB share the same model number, but are based on completely different graphics processors (AD104 and AD103) and feature different CUDA core counts (7680 and 9728). Combined with their characteristic memory bandwidths (504 GB/s and 717 GB/s), the two models offer significantly different performance levels than you would normally expect from a graphics board of the same model number.
For ease of comparison, we’ve put together a table showing the relative performance differences between Nvidia’s latest desktop GPUs.
GeForce RTX 40 and GeForce 30 Series Graphics Cards (No DLSS) Performance
|GeForce RTX 4080 12GB||GeForce RTX 4080 16GB||GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24GB||GeForce RTX 4090 24GB|
|MS Flight Simulator||100%||126%||101%||142%|
|Plague Story: Requiem||100%||130%||119%||251%|