Between the amazing numbers pitted during the presentation of a technological product and the real performance it may happen that there is a gap (little appreciated by the end user). In the case of Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 30 series video cards, it seems that the company's promises will be kept: CEO Jensen Huang talked about products that will mark the biggest generational leap in the history of the company and from the first feedback in the field it seems that the definition is far from out of place.
Waiting for third-party tests, an official video published by Nvidia begins to show concretely what the GeForce RTX 3080 is capable of in terms of raw power (the other video on Cyberpunk 2077 instead focused on the ability to manage Ray Tracing which makes an important leap forward in the quality of the graphic rendering). The RTX 3080 is the model that has been defined flagship by the company, despite being flanked by an even more powerful model, the RTX 3090. The RTX 3080, according to official statements, should guarantee double performance compared to the RTX 2080 and higher than the RTX 2080 Ti (top model before the arrival of the new series 30) with an increase of between 30 and 40%.
In the video that follows the RTX 3080 and the 2080 Ti are called to manage DOOM Eternal:
The game is undoubtedly well optimized and allows you to reach high frame rates even with less performing hardware, but at the same time the performance gap between the two cards is evident, which, according to forecasts, rewards the most recent Nvidia card. The gameplay was done by setting the 4K resolution and graphics options to Ultra Nightmare (i.e. the highest ones). The result can be summarized in the 120fps that the RTX 3080 manages to reach on average, with maximum peaks that go even further and values that never fall below 100fps. For the 2080ti the average value stands at 90fps.
There will be further field tests of the RTX 3080, but one figure can be reflected right now and that is equally surprising: Nvidia offers a card that exceeds the 2080 Ti in terms of performance (and not a little) at a price that is significantly lower. The 2080 Ti Founders Edition was sold for 1,279 euros, the 3080 for (only, it is appropriate to say given the performance) for 719 euros. As an important corollary it must be said that with this figure you get hold of a card that finally manages, and certainly more convincingly than the 2080 Ti, to break down the threshold of 4K gaming at 60fps.