Is it worth paying even more money for an RTX 3080 pc gaming laptop, or should you instead conserve the cash and also adhere to a more affordable RTX 3070? I’ve contrasted both in 17 different games at 2 resolutions along with thermals, power draw, battery life, web content creator work and also even more to assist you make a decision! These are the distinctions in specifications between these 2 laptop computer GPUs. The higher rate RTX 3080 has 20% more CUDA cores and also the very same memory rate, and also while both can have 8 gigs of GDDR6 memory, the 3080 additionally has a higher 16 gig option. The 3080 has a higher boost clock speed, though this would certainly result from the greater maximum power limit that’s feasible, which will certainly differ depending on the details laptop it’s in. To do this screening I’m making use of the XMG Neo 15 from XMG in Europe for both laptops, also called the Eluktronics Mech-15 G3 in the United States market. Both laptop computers have an 8 core Ryzen processor, however the 3080 is coupled with a higher tier 5900HX, but I’ll clarify shortly why this does not matter much. Both laptop computers have a MUX switch to disable optimus and get the most effective performance, so all testing has actually been made with optimus impaired. Both were also tested with the exact same physical set of memory mounted, 16 gigs of DDR4-3200 CL22 x8 memory in dual network. Both laptop computers additionally run
their GPUs up to the highest possible power limitations specified by Nvidia. 125 watts for the RTX 3070 with up to 140 watts with vibrant boost, while the 3080 runs up to 150 watts and up to 165 with dynamic increase. Certainly anticipate smaller sized distinctions in between a 3070 and also 3080 if they have say the same 80 or 100 watt power limitation. The objective of this contrast is to compare best instance 3070s and 3080s, well, a far better case 3080 allowed’s say, due to the fact that thicker laptops could be able to boost it also more than this. Now the price of the 3070 design is regarding 2200 Euro, while the 3080 upgrade is a 397 Euro upgrade, or 18% even more cash, and this is about $450 USD much more. There might be some little differences between these two laptop computers due to the CPU modification, however as I have actually received this video below, usually the distinctions between the Ryzen 7 5800H and also Ryzen 9 5900HX aren’t that huge. With this particular laptop computer chassis, we’re seeing regarding the same CPU clock speed on both laptops when under a mixed CPU plus GPU tension test anyway, as per the darker bars, while the 3080 GPU was 110MHz greater than the 3070 in this examination, as per the lighter bars. The CPU temperatures coincided, as well as I believe actually
thermal throttling here in spite of the fans being maxed out, provided this is a worst situation stress and anxiety examination, a lot of video games won’t max out both components like this. The 3080 was a little warmer than the 3070, simply a number of degrees under Nvidia’s thermal throttle limitation. Greater temperatures on the GPU are anticipated offered the 3080 is using more power. Surprisingly the CPU TDP of the 5900HX in the 3080 laptop computer was reduced compared to the 5800H in the 3070 laptop, which I believe is owing to it being a far better binned component, as both were or else getting to the very same clock rate. If we quit the CPU tension examination though as well as simply run a GPU just cardiovascular test, we can see that both GPUs have the ability to boost greater with dynamic increase. Once again this causes the 3080 GPU running slightly warmer than the 3070, and additionally getting to a somewhat greater clock speed in this certain test. The CPU difference shouldn’t matter too a lot since games have actually been examined with high setting presets which are normally a lot more GPU bound. And also along with 1080p we’re also taking a look at the more
demanding 1440p resolution due to the fact that both of these laptops have 1440p screens. Allow’s contrast both GPUs in 17 video games at 2 resolutions. Then after the video games we’ll look at points like power draw, battery life, content creator work as well as lastly cost per structure to figure out if the 3080 is worth spending even more cash for. Cyberpunk 2077 was examined in the very same component of the video game on both laptop computers. I have actually obtained the 1080p outcomes listed below and 1440p results over, with the lower tier RTX 3070 below as well as the greater rate RTX 3080 ahead. At 1080p the 3080 laptop computer was getting to a 10% greater typical framework rate, as well as a somewhat bigger 12% enhancement at the higher 1440p resolution. This game has DLSS assistance, and also by transforming this on it’s possible to get fairly good efficiency increases with both laptops. At 1080p they’re both over 100 FPS currently at high
settings. I wondered concerning Watch Dogs Myriad, due to the fact that the video game’s benchmark cautions that 8 gigs of VRAM is borderline sufficient at max settings, so I thought probably the 3080 would certainly do far better below owing to it having double the VRAM ability. At 1080p the 3080 was concerning 7% faster, a below average outcome, however at 1440p the 3080 was currently reaching 16% higher average FPS, yet the 1% reduced was likewise 39% higher with the 3080, as well as I think this is starting to reveal the limitations of the 8 gigs offered to the 3070. This video game likewise has DLSS support, and also while the 1080p framework prices rarely change, we’re seeing bigger enhancements at the greater 1440p resolution. Call of Duty Warzone had several of the largest improvements with the 3080 out of all 17 games tested. At 1080p we’re checking out a 14% higher typical framework price with the 3080, while at 1440p the 3080 was 18% in advance of the 3070, the greatest difference at this resolution out of all video games, though the 3070 was absolutely still playable at 100 FPS. This video game likewise has DLSS support, so it’s feasible to boost the efficiency of both laptops even higher by turning this on. The Red Dead Redemption 2 outcomes are kind of unusual, we triple checked this as well as it was reproducible, the 3080 was somewhat even worse at 1080p somehow. This is the only
game out of 17 where the 3080 lagged, and I suspect that it might be because of the CPU power limitation. When under hefty CPU plus GPU workloads, the 5900HX would certainly perform at 30 watts, as well as xmg stated this is due to the fact that the 230 watt power brick can’t or else run the GPU at 150 watts, and also for a lot of video games the GPU power matters more to efficiency, but I’m guessing in this video game that’s not the instance. I tried decreasing the GPU power restriction as well as increasing the CPU power limit for this examination, however it really did not assist. 1440p was slightly in advance on the 3080, probably as the CPU issues less, as well as also with DLSS allowed we’re not seeing this modification anything, though both laptop computers were able to get a little efficiency rise with it. I’ve contrasted Control with ray tracing as well as DLSS, but allow’s begin with neither, so just equip typical gameplay. This game is usually rather GPU heavy, though at both resolutions the performance difference between both GPUs was below the 17 video game standard. At 1080p we’re checking out an 8% greater average framework rate on the 3080 as well as 12% higher at 1440p.
This is yet an additional video game with DLSS support, and also this was able to provide a rather large performance boost to both. Even the 3070 is above 100 FPS at max settings 1440p now, an outstanding result. I’ve also checked both with ray tracing on, and also while enabling DLSS would certainly of program boost performance here, I wished to see the differences in just directly ray mapping. At 1080p there’s currently a bigger 12% higher average structure rate with the 3080, contrasted to 8% with ray tracing off, so it would certainly seem that RT does a little bit much better on the 3080. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was evaluated with the game’s benchmark, and also had a few of the biggest differences. At 1080p for example, the 3080 was 15% ahead of the 3070, the largest distinction out of all 17 video games examined at this resolution, while 1440p was close to 18% higher FPS on the 3080. The differences in Microsoft Trip Simulator on the various other hand were poor. The 3070 was still about 60 FPS at high setups 1440p, so definitely not poor in all. The 3080 was 9% higher in regards to ordinary FPS, however as we can
see this equates to like 5 structures, given there is a larger 12% boost seen in the 1% lows on the 3080. As an eSports title, you can suggest that greater framework rate is more crucial in Fortnite compared to most various other games that I have actually covered. The 1% lows at 1080p rarely saw a distinction in all, while the ordinary FPS was simply 7% greater on the 3080, with a larger 12% increase at the higher 1440p resolution. This game gets fairly large gains by activating DLSS, but again there’s not really that large of a distinction between the two GPUs. Borderlands 3 was checked with the video game’s standard, as well as had above ordinary gains with the 3080 graphics. Once again the 3070 is by no methods unplayable with above 60 FPS at 1440p on ultra setups, yet the 3080 was doing much better with a 14% greater ordinary frame rate. Rather than speaking via the remainder of the 8 games separately comprehensive, I’ll just blow up through them so we can enter into the typical distinctions as that’s more interesting, also if all of this screening did take numerous hrs to finish. A larger choice of video games is essential to assist obtain a much better rounded standard. Do not hesitate to stop briefly the video if you desire a closer consider these extra video games. On standard over all 17 games examined at 1080p,
the RTX 3080 laptop was getting to 9% greater average FPS compared to the 3070 laptop computer. The 3080 was in advance in all video games with the exemption of the odd Red Dead Redemption 2 outlier, which might schedule to the CPU power limitation distinction. Best instance though we’re seeing a 15% increase with the 3080. Tipping up to the greater 1440p resolution which is additionally the native resolution for this laptop computer as well as the 3080 is currently ahead no matter the video game being used, averaging nearly 13% much better than the 3070 as soon as every little thing is taken right into factor to consider. Best situation currently we’re virtually seeing an 18% higher ordinary structure price with the 3080, as well as maintain in mind that the 3080 setup prices regarding 18% even more cash. Typically talking, for the a lot of part I believe the 8 jobs of VRAM available to the RTX 3070 is most likely plenty for lots of people. However in some titles at max settings 1440p we did begin to see the 16 gigs in the 3080 obtain an advantage, such as the 1% lows in Watch Dogs Legion as an example. Based on this I would certainly anticipate smaller distinctions in between a 3070 and 3080 if the 3080 likewise had 8 jobs of VRAM, but in today’s video games for the most part I do not think it’s going to be that huge of an offer. While the 3080 graphics clearly carry out better in many instances, when it comes to XMG’s Neo 15, as we saw earlier we’re looking at a 400 Euro or $450 USD cost increase to upgrade from the 3070 to 3080. This makes the
3080 worse in regards to value, which isn’t as well shocking once we obtain to the top of Nvidia’s item stack, there’s generally diminishing returns there, so you end up paying even more cash for smaller gains. In terms of complete system power draw from the wall, in Control at 4K max setups the 3080 laptop was drawing 21% even more power. In this specific game the 3080 was reaching regarding 12% higher ordinary FPS, though if we apply it to the most effective situation games we do begin getting closer to 18%, however in general presumably the 3070 is even more power efficient. I’ve likewise been able to somewhat rather compare battery life, as both laptop computers have the same dimension battery. The 3070 laptop computer was lasting much longer in a video game, I mean due to the fact that as we just saw, it’s even more power efficient, though maintain in mind the 3080 laptop additionally has the extra effective 5900HX CPU. Normally I don’t recommend video gaming on battery anyway as you become worse efficiency, however if you are mosting likely to fill up the Nvidia graphics on battery at the very least currently you know there’s not that large of a distinction. It’s not everything about pc gaming though, let’s see just how both laptops likewise compare in some material developer work. The 3080 was only
completing the shorter Blender or food processor BMW examination a second quicker, while the longer Classroom test revealed by the darker purple bars had to do with 8% much faster with the 3080. V-Ray was scoring close to 15% greater in the CUDA examination with the 3080, which makes even more sense to me thinking about the 20% greater CUDA core count, while the ray tracing test was simply 5% greater on the 3080. SPECviewperf evaluates out different professional 3D workloads, and also the 3080, shown below by the red bars, was ahead in all of these tests, though the margins can differ from basically absolutely nothing to up to 51% in the 3D Studio Max test. Great so certainly the 3080 is doing much better as anticipated, but is it worth paying 18% more cash for? It may be if you’ve got the cash as well as you want more efficiency. I suggest in games we were seeing a similar efficiency boost at the very best case about the boost, which is additionally what we saw in the 3060 as well as 3070 contrast, so not extremely unreasonable. That said, clearly the 3070 does offer better worth while additionally being
able to manage all the video games I threw at it also at 1440p greater setup degrees just great. I suppose if you actually want the 16 jobs of VRAM or otherwise need it for some various other designer work the 3080 is the only alternative, however yeah directly as stated I assume the 8 gigs in the 3070 or perhaps 8 jobs in a 3080 is probably going to be great for even more people for a few years yet, so yeah while the 3080 undoubtedly uses far better efficiency, unless you’ve got money to burn I assume most individuals must just go for the 3070. That said for lots of people I assume the RTX 3060 is a better sweet spot compared to the 3070, as it can still manage all modern video games quite well. Though in some titles the 6 gigs of VRAM can be a little even more of a restriction. You can take a look at exactly how the RTX 3060 as well as 3070 contrast in a laptop in this video next, so I’ll see you over because one!