The RTX 3080 Ti is a stripped-down RTX 3090 with slightly less, slower memory and here and there with minor downgrades in processing and texture units.
Both in terms of data and gaming performance, the RTX 3080 Ti with 12 GB DDR6X memory ranks between the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080. Why was this model even necessary? The competition from AMD has so far been able to put the RTX 3080 in its place with the Radeon RX 6900 XT and is often even cheaper in terms of the purchase price.
Depending on the game, the AMD competition even came dangerously close to the RTX 3090. The RTX 3080 Ti is now Nvidia’s counter to the RX 6900 XT.
In terms of price, the RRP should be 1199 euros, which given the current market situation will probably remain a dream for a long time. Realistically, you can currently only get the RTX 3080 Ti for 2000 euros. A lot of money for a large graphics card, when even the Founders Edition (FE) weighs more than 1.3 kilograms. So be sure to check the dimensions when buying!
The Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080 Ti is another high-end gaming graphics card from Nvidia, especially in terms of performance, price, dimensions, and power consumption. The HardwareSchotte editors have selected the best models for you and compared them.
The best RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards from nVidia
- MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti SUPREME X 12G
- GIGABYTE AORUS GeForce RTX 3080 Ti MASTER 12G
- GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GAMING OC 12G
- Gainward GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Phoenix
- Palit GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gaming Pro
- PNY GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XLR8 Gaming REVEL Edition
What are the differences between the different RTX 3080 Ti models?
The models differ mainly in the different cooling solutions. Most manufacturers rely on a 3-fan concept, which has correspondingly large dimensions but of course also good cooling performance. In addition, some manufacturers offer overclocked models ex works, in which both the chip and memory clock are clocked a little higher in the boost and thus deliver more performance.
Which power supply do I have to have at least for an RTX 3080 Ti?
The Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080 Ti is quite power-hungry, especially in the factory overclocked models. We, therefore, recommend a very high-quality power supply with at least 650W, but better high-quality power supplies from 700W to be on the safe side. Finally, some versions require three 8-pin PCIe power connectors for operation.
How does the RTX 3080 Ti compare to the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080?
The RTX 3080 Ti is currently the second fastest gaming graphics card from Nvidia on the market. Only the even better-equipped and more expensive RTX 3090 outperforms it. Compared to the normal RTX 3080, the Ti variant is almost 10 percent faster on average.
Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT – which card is better?
Even if Nvidia fans don’t want to hear it: The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT is the better graphics card in terms of both price and performance. However, if you take the DLSS and ray tracing features into account in terms of performance, then Nvidia is the much better choice with the RTX 3080 Ti.