NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Offers Up Incredible Linux GPU Compute Performance
First up was the Folding@HOME FAHBench. The RTX 3080 right out of the starting gate was 8% faster than the TITAN RTX or 28% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER and 35% faster than the original RTX 2080.
With the GeForce RTX 3080 retailing at just $699+ USD, it does actually offer better value than previous-generation Turing cards.
But right away we do see the RTX 3080 indeed pulling more power than any of the previous tested graphics cards.
On a performance-per-Watt basis, the RTX 3080 pulls back to around the level found with Pascal GTX 1000 series cards with Turing sporting better power efficiency.
With GROMACS 2020.3 there was again about 8% better performance with the RTX 3080 over the TITAN RTX or just shy of 20% compared to the RTX 2080.
The GeForce RTX 3080 continued consuming a lot of power but at least NVIDIA's cooler did do a good job and was averaging out to about 63 degrees under load with a peak of 66 degrees while still remaining quiet.