New Geekbench results for the RTX 3080 Ti show it does at least as good as the $ 1,500 RTX 3090. The result, uploaded early Thursday morning, would put the RTX 3080 Ti between the top two scores on the Geekbench CUDA leaderboard – and the top two slots are held by the RTX 3090.
"Dignity" is the authoritative word there, because although the results are valid, they are not yet on the ranking list. The RTX 3080 Ti achieved a CUDA value of 238,603 and was thus clearly ahead of the second-placed RTX 3090 with 236,941, but only slightly below the first place with 239,003.
Apart from the performance, the tray confirms some important information about the RTX 3080 Ti. The card starts with 12 GB of video memory and 80 multiprocessors. This is a significant leap over the RTX 3080 with 68 multiprocessors. In contrast, the RTX 3090 has 82 multiprocessors. 80 multiprocessors mean 10,240 CUDA cores, which is only 256 less than the RTX 3090.
In addition to the RTX 3080 Ti, the test computer has an Intel Core i9-11900K and 32 GB RAM, so the result should be a modern high-end gaming PC. However, this is only a single result, and Geekbench is typically used to test processors, not graphics cards. In addition, the CUDA score is only important for Nvidia cards. AMD cards do not have CUDA cores and are therefore not on the leaderboard.
Nevertheless, the players have to be very happy. The RTX 3080 Ti will reportedly launch with Nvidia's new LHR Hash Rate (LHR) GPU core. This updated GPU uses the same underlying Ampere architecture and performance but limits the hash rate for mining Ethereum. This is likely to curb some of the demand from cryptocurrency miners, who have become a driving revenue stream for Nvidia over the past year.
Either way, the RTX 3080 Ti is an RTX 3090 with half the video memory. Although Nvidia didn't officially announce the card, a host of leaks and rumors confirm that the card exists. We expect Nvidia to announce the card during its Computex 2021 keynote. The keynote begins at 10 p.m. PT on Monday May 31st. Rumor has it that the review embargo will be lifted a few days later on June 2nd with the official street date of June 3rd. The RTX 3080 Ti is expected to cost $ 999.