Gaming Benchmarks for the GeForce RTX 3090 Have Leaked: Only 10 Percent Better Than RTX 3080?


TecLab has jumped the gun again and published an early review of NVIDIA’s beastly BFGPU, the GeForce RTX 3090. The video (which may or may not be taken down soon) includes a variety of gaming benchmarks that suggest it isn’t all that better than the flagship GeForce RTX 3080 – a round-up of select comparisons by VideoCardz, which we’ve copied below, shows gains of 11.5 percent at best (i.e., Death Stranding with DLSS enabled, RTX effects off).

The review also includes 3DMark Time Spy Extreme scores that line up with yesterday’s leak, which suggests that earlier estimates of the GeForce RTX 3090 being only about 20 percent faster than the GeForce RTX 3080 isn’t too far off from reality. Remember, NVIDIA’s BFGPU costs $800 more than green team’s flagship, so the modest gains seem especially dreary.

It’s unclear why all of these GeForce RTX 3090 benchmarks are suddenly leaking out, but we’re guessing that some retailers decided to sell the card early. As VideoCardz noted in another leak, one user managed to mod their BFGPU and increase its power consumption from 390 W to 550 W. State-of-the-art space heater, anyone?

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