Blender 2.90 Performance With GeForce RTX 3080, 18-Way NVIDIA CUDA/OptiX Comparison
Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 7 October 2020. Page 4 of 4. 9 Comments

Needless to say, the GeForce RTX 3080 is an incredible upgrade for those frequently rendering 3D scenes with Blender. The RTX 3080 offers a significant upgrade even over the RTX 2080 and TITAN RTX hardware and especially in comparison to prior non-RTX GPUs when making use of the OptiX back-end.

When looking at the geometric mean across all of the scenes rendered with CUDA and OptiX, the RTX 3080 averaged out to 8.5x the performance of the GTX 980, 5.1x the performance of the GTX 1080, and 2.2x the performance of the RTX 2080.

The average GPU power consumption of the RTX 3080 during the Blender 2.90 testing was 252 Watts with a peak of 320 Watts.

Even with the higher power consumption, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 had an average load temperature of 67 degrees with a peak of 74 degrees.

Next up are the GeForce RTX 3080 Linux gaming benchmarks.

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