NVIDIA recently launched the RTX 3080, the flagship gaming GPU in the RTX 3000 series of its Ampere family of graphics cards. The RTX 3080 is the first to launch from the much anticipated lineup, to be followed by the RTX 3090 on September 24th and the RTX 3070 in early October. For more details on NVIDIA’s RTX 3000 series, I recommend you read the blog that Patrick Moorhead and I wrote a couple of weeks ago.
For this review, we will mostly be comparing the RTX 3080 with the last generation’s flagship card, the RTX 2080. Additionally, we will look at the RTX 2080 Ti, the highest-end GeForce card. Once we get our hands on the RTX 3090, we’ll also compare it to the RTX 2080 Ti, but that will have to wait for another column. For now, let’s dive in to