There are still two days before sales of the GeForce RTX4080 graphics accelerator based upon the Ada Lovelace architecture. Chinese enthusiasts have begun publishing the first reviews of this product, bypassing NVIDIA’s ban. A user of Big Hardware Player, on the Bilibili platform, shared data on its performance. He was the first person to write reviews about the GeForce RTX 3000 Ti and RTX 3700 Ti Ampere generation.
Although the Chinese enthusiast didn’t specify the manufacturer of the GeForce RTX 4080 tested, he indicated that the card has a dual BIOS system. In one instance, the maximum TDP for the novelty was set at 320 watts. The second firmware raises the maximum TDP to 450 watts. A Chinese enthusiast used the second BIOS to measure energy efficiency.
Forza Horizon 5, Cyberpunk 2077 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider were used to test the GeForce RTX 4080. Below is an average performance comparison of the accelerator to the GeForceRTX 4090 Ti and GeForceRTX 3090 Ti.
Based on gaming tests, the GeForce GTX 4080 was about 19% faster that the GeForceRTX 3090Ti and around 23% slower then the GeForceRTX 4090. Note that the GeForce RTX 4090 was tested on a system with DDR5-6800. The GeForce RTX 4080 was tested on a system running DDR5-6200. In both cases, however, the test platform was based upon the Intel Core i9-13900K processor.
3DMark showed that the GeForce GTX 4080 was 25% faster in 3DMark than the GeForce TX 3090 Ti, and 21% slower then the flagship GeForce TX 40 series.
One of the most striking aspects of the GeForce Radeon RTX 4080 graphics accelerator review was its energy efficiency results. The BIOS was overestimated by 450 watts to be used for this test.
The test revealed that the card achieved almost maximum performance at just 280 watts.