The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 hits the market next week, but the graphics card has already been benchmarked in the CUDA, OpenCL, and Vulkan tests in Geekbench 5. The graphics card was tested on the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X test platform with the ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme board and 32GB of DDR5 memory.
In terms of performance, the RTX 4080 scored 300728 in the CUDA benchmark test, 248932 in OpenCL, and 148838 in Vulkan. In CUDA, RTX 4080 is 45% faster than RTX 3080, 15% faster than RTX 3090 Ti, and 30% slower than RTX 4090.
In OpenCL, the RTX 4080 is 9% faster than the RTX 3090 Ti and 37.5% faster than the RTX 3080. Here the graphics card is about 36% slower than the RTX 4090. Finally, in Vulkan, RTX 4080 is only 5.5% faster than RTX 3090 Ti, 20% faster than RTX 3080, and 45% slower than RTX 4090.
Judging by this data, the $1199 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 will be hard to compete with AMD’s $999 Radeon RX 7900 XTX or even the $899 RX 7900 XT. The graphics card comes out almost a month before AMD’s release so we won’t know more accurate performance comparisons until mid-December.