New Geekbench results for the RTX 3080 Ti show that it is performing as well or better than the $ 1,500 RTX 3090. The result, uploaded in the early hours of the morning on Thursday, would put the RTX 3080 Ti among the top two results on Geekbench. The CUDA Leaderboard – and the top two slots are held by the RTX 3090.
“Will” is the operative word there, because although the results are valid, they are not yet on the leaderboard. The RTX 3080 Ti achieved a CUDA score of 238,603, putting it well ahead of the second-ranked RTX 3090 at 236,941, but only slightly below the first-place result at 239,003.
Apart from performance, the filing confirms some key features about the RTX 3080 Ti. The card will launch with 12GB of video memory and will come with 80 multiprocessors. This is a significant jump from the RTX 3080, which has 68 multiprocessors. In contrast, the RTX 3090 has 82 multiprocessors. The 80 multiprocessors convert to 10,240 CUDA cores, which is only 256 less than the RTX 3090.
In addition to the RTX 3080 Ti, the test machine has an Intel Core i9-11900K and 32GB of RAM, so the results should represent a modern, high-end gaming PC. That said, this is only one result, and Geekbench is commonly used to test processors, not graphics cards. In addition, the CUDA score only matters for the Nvidia card. AMD cards do not have CUDA cores and, therefore, are not on the leaderboard.
Still, gamers have a lot to get excited about. The RTX 3080 Ti will reportedly launch with Nvidia’s new Light Hash Rate (LHR) GPU core. This updated GPU uses the same built-in ampere architecture and provides similar performance, but it limits the hash rate for Ethereum mining. This should curb some demand from cryptocurrency miners, who have become the driving force of revenue for Nvidia in the past year.
By all accounts, the RTX 3080 Ti is an RTX 3090 with half the video memory. Although Nvidia has not officially announced the card, there is a wife of leaks and rumors, but confirm that the card exists. We expect Nvidia to announce the card during its Computex 2021 keynote. The keynote speaker starts at 10 pm PT on Monday, May 31. Rumors suggest that the review ban would be lifted a few days later on June 2, with an official road date of June 3. The RTX 3080 Ti is expected to be priced at $ 999.