Now some people don’t need a video card for gaming, they need the processing power for rendering or 2D/3D production, or in some cases people who game also do work on the side. So it is also important to check out the compute performance on all of the video cards that come in. That includes doing a few different tests. My first test was a simple GPU Compute benchmark using Passmark’s Performance Test 9 and the RTX 3080 SUPRIM X didn’t improve on the score set by our 2080 Founders Edition. In fact, it came in a hair below it.
The big bump in clock speed did however help in Blender which is my favorite of our Compute tests. Blender is a real-world test, focusing on rendering performance in the popular open-source program. With CUDA the SUPRIM X finished rendering the two tasks in 96 seconds for nearly a 5% decrease in time. Switching over to Optix, we lost another 2 seconds over the already extremely fast rendering time.
In Basemark I test both OpenGL and DirectX12. The SUPRIM X improved on the 2080 Founders Edition scores by .8% in DX12 by going from 16274 to 16418. But in the OpenGL results, it improved more at 2.3% going from 9202 to 9412.