Synthetic Benchmarks

As always I like to start my testing with a few synthetic benchmarks. 3DMark especially is one of my favorites because it is very optimized in both Nvidia and AMD drivers. It's nice to not have to worry about it being favored too much either way and the repeatability of the results makes it a nice chance to compare from card to card, especially when comparing with the same GPU. For the ROG Strix RTX 4080 SUPER we do have another RTX 4080 SUPER GPU to compare with, the Founders Edition card I just covered. So in addition to keeping an eye on how the ROG Strix RTX 4080 SUPER compares to the RX 7900 XTX and the original RTX 4080 I’m curious to see how it compares to the Founders Edition. The has a boost clock of 2640 MHz whereas the stock clock for the 4080 SUPER is 2520 MHz.

The first round of tests was done in the older Fire Strike benchmark which is a DX11 test. There are three detail levels, performance, extreme, and ultra. The ROG Strix RTX 4080 SUPER came in the base Fire Strike test with a 56042 to the 55495 of the 4080 SUPER Founders Edition, this was an improvement of 1%, not a big jump but often what an overclocked card can get you. In the Fire Strike Extreme test, the ROG Strix RTX 4080 SUPER came in a few points behind the Founders Edition then in Fire Strike Ultra it is was back out in front by a half of a percent.

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The next two were both based on the Time Spy benchmark. One is the standard test and then there is the extreme detail level. This test is DX12 based and the Nvidia cards do a little better in general and the ROG Strix RTX 4080 SUPER catches up with the stock-clocked 7900 XTX here and passes it on the Extreme result. In the base Time Spy the ROG Strix RTX 4080 SUPER is out in front of the Founders Edition but with a very small margin but again they trade places for the Time Spy Extreme result.

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I did also test using the new 3DMark Speed Way which is their latest benchmark. Speed Way is DX12 as well but combines in more future-focused tech like Ray Tracing which up until now 3DMark has only used in feature tests. Both of the RTX 4080 SUPER are WAY out in front of the 7900 XTX here. The ROG Strix RTX 4080 SUPER however is again sitting behind the Founders Editon on these results even with its overclock.

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The last test was using the Unigine-based Superposition benchmark and I tested at 1080p with the extreme detail setting as well as the 4K optimized setting. In the extreme detail setting the ROG Strix RTX 4080 SUPER, the RTX 4080 Founders Edition, and the original RTX 4080 are all clumped together with similar performance on both. The same goes for the 4K result as well.

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