Big Hardware Player has provided another pre-release review of the GeForce graphics card. When the RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti were released, this reviewer and content provider was the first to offer benchmarks. This time, he is releasing performance data for the GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card just two days before the formal embargo.
The card under examination looks like a special model with two BIOS settings, either 320W or 450W. Later, this is utilized to show off an intriguing performance-to-energy-consumption chart. The creator has conveniently compiled the average performance data from games like Forza Horizon 5, Cyberpunk 2077, Borderland 3, Total War Troy, or Shadow of the Tomb Raider into a single chart. These games underwent 4K resolution testing.
The results show that compared to the flagship ZOTAC model, the RTX 3090 Ti PGF, the RTX 4080 is around 23% slower and offers about 19% less performance. It should be noted that the RTX 3090 Ti and RTX 4090 were both tested on a separate machine (with DDR5-6800 RAM), while the RTX 4080 was tested on a DDR5-6200 powered PC. However, they were all built with Core i9-13900K CPU.
Additionally, the reviewer has shared combined 3DMark test results, showing that the RTX 4080 looks 25% faster than the RTX 3090 Ti and 21% slower than the RTX 4090, making both gaming and synthetic tests appear to be quite competitive.
One of the most intriguing aspects of these early assessments is the power scaling test. The card is operating extremely well, virtually on par with a stock card with a power maximum of 280W. This is the optimal GPU power efficiency for the AD103. When playing 4K games, gamers may even consider the 260W option, which seems not to affect performance.