More than just more VRAM! Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB is yet another high-end graphics card supposed to succeed the GeForce RTX 3080. It is Nvidia’s response to repeated requests for more VRAM, and we take a closer look at this latest RTX incarnation with now 12 GB of VRAM by reviewing a model made by KFA2.

Nvidia’s RTX 3000-series encompasses graphics cards spanning almost the entire gaming spectrum, from mid-range all the way up to high-end. New models are added regularly, such as for example the GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB. After the RTX 3080’s initial release back in September of 2020 many called for more VRAM as the original card came with just 10 GB. While this was perfectly fine for most games at the time many gamers were worried about their GPU’s future capabilities with yet to be released future games.

The GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB is Nvidia’s response to these repeated requests for more VRAM as it comes with 2 GB more than the original card. It also features a wider memory bus interface without which it would have had to feature a whopping 20 GB of RAM instead. This model appeared regularly in rumor mills but has yet failed to materialize.

For this review, we received a GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB by KFA2. This particular model is based on the GA102 chip with a total of 8,960 shaders, which should improve performance and help to close or at least narrow the gap to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. In addition, the KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG 12 GB comes with a rather voluminous cooler designed to dissipate the card’s 350 W of heat reliably and quickly. Keep in mind that its triple-slot design takes up a lot of space and might not fit your case.  The fancy RGB lights help to illuminate and highlight its three 92 mm fans and the “What’s Your Game” slogan printed on the card.

Prices for this card start at around 970 Euros in Europe and around $1,200 in the United States. Considering current supply chain issues, we find this to be an acceptable price for a high-end graphics card. Prices have also dropped slightly in the last couple of weeks, which is a promising sign.

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Out test system for this card is based on AMD’s current platform. It features an Asus X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi mainboard, an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X to ensure proper and plentiful CPU performance, an Alphacool Eisbear 360 AiO cooler, and 32 GB of RAM provided by G.Skill. The system outputs its video signal to an Acer Predator XB321HK monitor, which is fully UHD-capable. We would like to thank AMD for providing us with this test platform.

The following system was used to run the benchmarks below: 

  • Lian Li O11 Dynamic
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
  • KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG 12GB (Nvidia 512.70)
  • Asus X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi (BIOS 2402, Default Settings, XMP 1 for DDR4-4000)
  • Corsair RM1000X 1000 W power supply
  • G.Skill Trident Z Neo RGB DDR4-4000 memory kit 2 x 16 GB
  • Corsair MP600 2TB M.2 PCIe-4.0-SSD
  • Crucial MX500 2TB (for games)
Configuration RTX 3090 Ti RTX 3090 RTX 3080 Ti RTX 3080 (12G) RTX 3080 (10G) RTX 3070 Ti RTX 3070 RTX 3060 Ti RTX 3060 RTX 3050
Chip GA102 GA102 GA102 GA102 GA102 GA104 GA104 GA104 GA106 GA106
FinFET Process 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm
CUDA Cores 10,752 10,496 10,240 8,960 8,704 6,144 5,888 4,864 3,854 2,560
Texture Units 336 328 320 280 272 192 184 152 112 80
Tensor Cores 336 3. Gen. 328 3. Gen. 320 3. Gen. 280 3. Gen. 272 3. Gen. 192 3. Gen. 184 3. Gen. 152 3. Gen. 112 3. Gen. 80 3. Gen
RT Cores 84 82 80 70 68 48 46 38 28 20
GPU Base Clock 1,560 MHz 1,395 MHz 1,365 MHz 1,260 MHz 1,440 MHz 1,575 MHz 1,500 MHz 1,410 MHz 1,320 MHz 1,552 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1,860 MHz 1,695 MHz 1,665 MHz 1,710 MHz 1,710 MHz 1,770 MHz 1,750 MHz 1,665 MHz 1,777 MHz 1,777 MHz
Memory Bus 384 bit 384 bit 384 bit 384 bit 320 bit 256 Bit 256 Bit 256 bit 192 bit 128 bit
Memory Bandwidth 1,008 GB/s 936 GB/s 912,4 GB/s 912,4 GB/s 760 GB/s 608,3 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 360 GB/s 224 GB/s
Video Memory 24 GB GDDR6X 24 GB GDDR6X 12 GB GDDR6X 12 GB GDDR6X 10 GB GDDR6X 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 12 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6
Power Consumption 450 W 350 W 350 W 350 W 320 W 290 W 220 W 200 W 170 W 130 W

Our KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG 12 GB review unit’s boost clock speeds were only slightly above Nvidia’s specifications. However, we should add that the specified 1,740 MHz boost were consistently surpassed in almost every single test we ran. This model supports a power target increase of up to nine percent resulting in a total maximum power consumption of 380 W.

In our synthetic benchmarks, we find the KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG 12 GB right where we thought we would: in between the GeForce RTX 3080 and the GeForce RTX 3090. Keep in mind that this particular performance gain is courtesy of the card’s additional shader units and less of its extra VRAM. When compared to its AMD-based competitors the KFA2 RTX 3080 SG 12 GB performed about as fast as an AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT.

3DMark 05 Standard
62003 points
3DMark 06 Standard Score
48432 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
102294 points
3DMark 11 Performance
41410 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
224001 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
74457 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
35922 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
21299 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
16961 points

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Our gaming benchmarks were completed very well overall without any issues. All benchmarked games can be enjoyed smoothly in 2160p and maximum details with only some games failing to reach an average of 60 FPS. Compared to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 this new 12 GB card performed between 10 and 15 % faster, which means the KFA2 RTX 3080 SG 12 GB is not only faster than the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT but almost within striking distance of AMD’s Radeon RX 6900 XT.

Thanks to its very high performance the KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG 12 GB is practically made for high-resolution gaming in high details. If you only play in 1080p a GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB might not be the right choice for you. If, however, you want your GPU to last for many a year this top-of-the-line model might just be. The RTX 3080 definitely benefits immensely from having access to 12 GB of VRAM, and it should have been released like this from the beginning. Nevertheless, its competitors offer more with up to 16 GB of VRAM, and Nvidia’s own prohibitively expensive RTX 3090 features up to 24 GB of VRAM. This, however, does not necessarily result in higher performance, as can be seen below. While the RTX 3090 did perform slightly faster than our RTX 3080 12 GB review model the differences between the two do not justify the RTX 3090’s higher price.

12 GB of VRAM are a good compromise and nowhere near as limiting as previous models. In fact, they are more than plenty, as our The Witcher 3 (1080p, Ultra) recorded frame rates showed. While we did encounter two minor frame drops they were not at all dramatic and, more importantly, not at all noticeable. In other words, they had no tangible effect on the gaming experience, and the benchmark concluded with an average of 151 FPS.

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG





128.2 (11.2min, 83.3P1 – 222max) fps ∼100%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT





121 (5.54min, 58.8P1 – 271max) fps ∼94% -6%

AMD Radeon RX 6800





118 (6.63min, 58.8P1 – 205max) fps ∼92% -8%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT





115 (7.08min, 55.6P1 – 210max) fps ∼90% -10%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X





114 (6.72min, 71.4P1 – 223max) fps ∼89% -11%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2





111 (4.48min, 76.9P1 – 235max) fps ∼87% -13%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X





108 (4.47min, 71.4P1 – 218max) fps ∼84% -16%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio





104 (7.09min, 62.5P1 – 221max) fps ∼81% -19%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT





94.1 (5.25min, 58.8P1 – 252max) fps ∼73% -27%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG





182 (5.34min, 142.9P1 – 314max) fps ∼100%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2





180 (2.37min, 125P1 – 393max) fps ∼99% -1%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT





179 (3.18min, 66.7P1 – 513max) fps ∼98% -2%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT





179 (3.35min, 83.3P1 – 423max) fps ∼98% -2%

AMD Radeon RX 6800





177 (4.82min, 83.3P1 – 426max) fps ∼97% -3%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT





176 (3.61min, 83.3P1 – 450max) fps ∼97% -3%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X





175 (3min, 125P1 – 386max) fps ∼96% -4%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X





170 (3.14min, 100P1 – 356max) fps ∼93% -7%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio





169 (3.6min, 90.9P1 – 375max) fps ∼93% -7%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG





169.6 (14.8min, 125P1 – 411max) fps ∼100%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X





164 (2.97min, 111P1 – 329max) fps ∼97% -3%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio





150 (12.6min, 100P1 – 343max) fps ∼88% -12%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT





134 (15.5min, 55.6P1 – 252max) fps ∼79% -21%

AMD Radeon RX 6800





119 (7.07min, 83.3P1 – 222max) fps ∼70% -30%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X





117 (9.24min, 76.9P1 – 263max) fps ∼69% -31%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT





96.5 (5.12min, 71.4P1 – 220max) fps ∼57% -43%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2





82.8 (7.27min, 62.5P1 – 242max) fps ∼49% -51%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT





63.8 (8.29min, 47.6P1 – 159max) fps ∼38% -62%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG





165.1 (57.2min, 90.2P0.1, 124.4P1 – 369max) fps ∼100%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT





163.6 (139min – 179max) fps ∼99% -1%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X





160 (140min – 184max) fps ∼97% -3%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT





160 (138min – 179max) fps ∼97% -3%

AMD Radeon RX 6800





156 (15.9min, 87.6P0.1, 128P1 – 313max) fps ∼94% -6%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio





145 (123min – 154max) fps ∼88% -12%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X





121 (112min – 134max) fps ∼73% -27%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT


117 fps ∼71% -29%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT





98.9 (59.2min, 69.1P0.1, 83.7P1 – 263max) fps ∼60% -40%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2





63.3 (22.3min, 40.7P0.1, 51.3P1 – 358max) fps ∼38% -62%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT





323 (269min, 280.2P1 – 350max) fps ∼100% +1%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG





321 (39.5min, 134.4P0.1, 209P1 – 678max) fps ∼99%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio





320 (290min – 353max) fps ∼99% 0%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT





294 (254min – 323max) fps ∼91% -8%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X





292 (258min – 325max) fps ∼90% -9%

AMD Radeon RX 6800





277 (64.9min, 157P0.1, 220P1 – 431max) fps ∼86% -14%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2





179 (36.1min, 119P0.1, 148P1 – 590max) fps ∼55% -44%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X





176 (161min – 189max) fps ∼54% -45%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT





176 (21.5min, 122P0.1, 146P1 – 403max) fps ∼54% -45%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT


174 fps ∼54% -46%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG





131.8 (48.2min, 72.3P0.1, 107.3P1 – 454max) fps ∼100%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X





128 (117min – 138max) fps ∼97% -3%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT





122 (105min, 105P1 – 134max) fps ∼93% -7%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio





114 (106min – 122max) fps ∼86% -14%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT





110 (97min – 117max) fps ∼83% -17%

AMD Radeon RX 6800





96.8 (59.9min, 74.8P0.1, 84.2P1 – 212max) fps ∼73% -27%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X





90.9 (84min – 101max) fps ∼69% -31%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2





90.3 (38.2min, 59P0.1, 65.7P1 – 295max) fps ∼69% -31%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT


63 fps ∼48% -52%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT





53.9 (39.4min, 43.8P0.1, 47.9P1 – 97.2max) fps ∼41% -59%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT





87.1 (57.2min, 57.6P0.1, 68.1P1 – 115max) fps ∼100% +69%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X





54.8 (41min – 85max) fps ∼63% +6%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio





54 (38min – 82max) fps ∼62% +5%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X





52 (42min – 66max) fps ∼60% +1%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG





51.6 (21.1min, 23.8P0.1, 39.5P1 – 71.3max) fps ∼59%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT





51.2 (45min – 66max) fps ∼59% -1%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2





50.7 (20min, 22.7P0.1, 33.6P1 – 69.6max) fps ∼58% -2%

AMD Radeon RX 6800





48.5 (18.2min, 22.5P0.1, 33.9P1 – 73max) fps ∼56% -6%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT


45 fps ∼52% -13%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT





41.4 (16.8min, 17.6P0.1, 35.9P1 – 49.1max) fps ∼48% -20%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT





139 (73.6min, 89.7P0.1, 97.8P1 – 191max) fps ∼100% +48%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X





105 (91min – 121max) fps ∼76% +12%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2





105 (51.7min, 62.1P0.1, 83.6P1 – 136max) fps ∼76% +12%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X





100 (85min – 121max) fps ∼72% +6%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT





94.9 (84min – 110max) fps ∼68% +1%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG





94 (49.8min, 66.4P0.1, 76.6P1 – 121.3max) fps ∼68%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio





93.9 (85min – 115max) fps ∼68% 0%

AMD Radeon RX 6800





90.2 (39.5min, 62.7P0.1, 70.5P1 – 137max) fps ∼65% -4%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT





89.3 (52.8min, 59.9P0.1, 72P1 – 119max) fps ∼64% -5%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT


87 fps ∼63% -7%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X





52.5 (42min – 63max) fps ∼100% +10%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT





52 (27.3min, 27.5P0.1, 33.6P1 – 75.8max) fps ∼99% +9%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG





47.8 (21min, 24P0.1, 33.3P1 – 65.9max) fps ∼91%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT





45.5 (42min – 49max) fps ∼87% -5%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio





43.2 (32min – 52max) fps ∼82% -10%

AMD Radeon RX 6800





41.7 (31.6min, 32.7P0.1, 34P1 – 56.4max) fps ∼79% -13%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X





35 (23min – 40max) fps ∼67% -27%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT


29 fps ∼55% -39%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2





22.8 (5.84min, 7.82P0.1, 14.2P1 – 66.4max) fps ∼43% -52%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT





21.5 (18min, 18.4P0.1, 18.9P1 – 27.6max) fps ∼41% -55%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG





162.3 (66.5min, 114P0.1, 137.7P1 – 220max) fps ∼100%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X





102 (50.2min, 53.2P0.1, 66.9P1 – 213max) fps ∼63% -37%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT





94.7 (36.3min, 43P0.1, 59.2P1 – 225max) fps ∼58% -42%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT


88 fps ∼54% -46%

AMD Radeon RX 6800





80.5 (36.5min, 53.3P0.1, 65.8P1 – 123max) fps ∼50% -50%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X





75.8 (46.1min, 48.5P0.1, 54.2P1 – 148max) fps ∼47% -53%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio





62.1 (41.5min, 41.8P0.1, 44.5P1 – 113max) fps ∼38% -62%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2





57.5 (32.2min, 42.4P0.1, 48.1P1 – 113max) fps ∼35% -65%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT





50.7 (21.3min, 34.1P0.1, 42.8P1 – 121max) fps ∼31% -69%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG





176.6 (114.6min, 123.7P0.1, 141.1P1 – 260max) fps ∼100%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT





152 (50.5min, 58.8P0.1, 85.4P1 – 282max) fps ∼86% -14%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X





130 (41.5min, 60.8P0.1, 73.6P1 – 262max) fps ∼74% -26%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT


112 fps ∼63% -37%

AMD Radeon RX 6800





105 (33.4min, 39P0.1, 72.2P1 – 174max) fps ∼59% -41%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio





98.9 (41.2min, 48.7P0.1, 59P1 – 216max) fps ∼56% -44%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X





97.7 (36.3min, 39.8P0.1, 53.2P1 – 192max) fps ∼55% -45%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2





77.9 (42.6min, 50P0.1, 63.4P1 – 180max) fps ∼44% -56%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT





67.5 (29.7min, 37.1P0.1, 53.5P1 – 163max) fps ∼38% -62%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG





72.7 (36.4min, 56.1P0.1, 61.1P1 – 100.7max) fps ∼100%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X





64.9 (44.8min, 49.4P0.1, 54.6P1 – 96.2max) fps ∼89% -11%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT





54.4 (34.7min, 38.5P0.1, 45.5P1 – 74.7max) fps ∼75% -25%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio





49.2 (36min, 36.9P0.1, 39P1 – 61.3max) fps ∼68% -32%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X





38.9 (21.9min, 28P0.1, 31.1P1 – 58.6max) fps ∼54% -46%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT


38 fps ∼52% -48%

AMD Radeon RX 6800





30 (25.5min, 25.5P0.1, 27P1 – 35.4max) fps ∼41% -59%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2





22.7 (17.4min, 18.1P0.1, 19.9P1 – 26.7max) fps ∼31% -69%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT





15.6 (12min, 12P0.1, 13.6P1 – 19.6max) fps ∼21% -79%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG





201 (169min, 155P1 – 216max) fps ∼100%

AMD Radeon RX 6800





167 (131min, 125P1 – 188max) fps ∼83% -17%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT





143 (119min, 120P1 – 162max) fps ∼71% -29%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2





104 (88min, 88P1 – 117max) fps ∼52% -48%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT


97 fps ∼48% -52%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG





379 (268min, 208P1 – 440max) fps ∼100%

AMD Radeon RX 6800





357 (224min, 211P1 – 411max) fps ∼94% -6%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT





323 (242min, 195P1 – 362max) fps ∼85% -15%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT


229 fps ∼60% -40%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2





212 (183min, 170P1 – 231max) fps ∼56% -44%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG





93.5 (82min, 82P1 – 105max) fps ∼100%

AMD Radeon RX 6800





71.8 (61min, 61P1 – 82max) fps ∼77% -23%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT





56.3 (48min, 48P1 – 65max) fps ∼60% -40%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2





44 (38min, 38P1 – 50max) fps ∼47% -53%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT


31 fps ∼33% -67%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG





162.7 (71.7min, 80.5P0.1, 103.9P1 – 314max) fps ∼100%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X





157 (64.1min, 76.8P0.1, 100P1 – 260max) fps ∼96% -4%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio





144 (59.7min, 73.4P0.1, 93.2P1 – 295max) fps ∼89% -11%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT





138 (32.8min, 68.1P0.1, 90.2P1 – 334max) fps ∼85% -15%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X





132 (57.5min, 71.1P0.1, 88.3P1 – 259max) fps ∼81% -19%

AMD Radeon RX 6800





132 (34.8min, 55.7P0.1, 77.6P1 – 291max) fps ∼81% -19%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT





121 (23.7min, 68P0.1, 83.3P1 – 223max) fps ∼74% -26%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT


112 fps ∼69% -31%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT





106 (33.7min, 59.1P0.1, 73P1 – 230max) fps ∼65% -35%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2





103 (45.2min, 51.7P0.1, 68.7P1 – 247max) fps ∼63% -37%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG





179.1 (65.1min, 90.3P0.1, 114.3P1 – 328max) fps ∼100%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X





161 (55.2min, 75.7P0.1, 104P1 – 307max) fps ∼90% -10%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio





159 (60.2min, 70.6P0.1, 103P1 – 328max) fps ∼89% -11%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT





142 (24.3min, 70.6P0.1, 93.2P1 – 330max) fps ∼79% -21%

AMD Radeon RX 6800





142 (36min, 69.9P0.1, 88P1 – 309max) fps ∼79% -21%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X





140 (54.9min, 70P0.1, 93.4P1 – 241max) fps ∼78% -22%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT





139 (24.5min, 66.6P0.1, 90.7P1 – 298max) fps ∼78% -22%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT


124 fps ∼69% -31%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT





118 (27.9min, 68.1P0.1, 85.6P1 – 216max) fps ∼66% -34%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2





113 (48.1min, 53.1P0.1, 82.7P1 – 218max) fps ∼63% -37%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X





89.1 (42.7min, 53.9P0.1, 62.7P1 – 175max) fps ∼100% +13%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG





79.2 (38.9min, 42.3P0.1, 62P1 – 175.6max) fps ∼89%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio





78.1 (44.8min, 50.5P0.1, 54.7P1 – 175max) fps ∼88% -1%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT





67 (32.3min, 41.7P0.1, 44.7P1 – 211max) fps ∼75% -15%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT





62.6 (28min, 37.6P0.1, 49.2P1 – 87.3max) fps ∼70% -21%

AMD Radeon RX 6800





57.3 (31.4min, 33.3P0.1, 34.5P1 – 208max) fps ∼64% -28%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X





55.2 (19.3min, 34.2P0.1, 45.2P1 – 133max) fps ∼62% -30%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT


43 fps ∼48% -46%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2





37 (26.9min, 28.4P0.1, 32P1 – 54.9max) fps ∼42% -53%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT





34 (18.6min, 18.6P0.1, 19.4P1 – 169max) fps ∼38% -57%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT





121 (67.26min, 95.56P1 – 184.97max) fps ∼100% +27%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT





120 (81.32min, 93.02P1 – 209.32max) fps ∼99% +26%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT





112 (75.12min, 87.97P1 – 181.69max) fps ∼93% +18%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X





103 (30.26min, 75.96P1 – 155.81max) fps ∼85% +8%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio





99.3 (13.98min, 73.29P1 – 167.32max) fps ∼82% +4%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG





95.2 (35.72min, 69.11P1 – 145.12max) fps ∼79%

AMD Radeon RX 6800





87.7 (36.62min, 64.1P1 – 145.7max) fps ∼72% -8%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X





86 (37.65min, 66.32P1 – 130.48max) fps ∼71% -10%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT





84.1 (60.29min, 67.02P1 – 118.49max) fps ∼70% -12%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT


61 fps ∼50% -36%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2





59.1 (17.01min, 48.27P1 – 100.5max) fps ∼49% -38%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT





170 (101.03min, 125.43P1 – 261.76max) fps ∼100% +58%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT





150 (79.26min, 110.06P1 – 227.35max) fps ∼88% +39%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT





134 (76.1min, 102.89P1 – 200.63max) fps ∼79% +24%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio





113 (41.54min, 82.63P1 – 184.04max) fps ∼66% +5%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X





112 (18.04min, 78.99P1 – 177.29max) fps ∼66% +4%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X





111 (44.66min, 83.58P1 – 163.27max) fps ∼65% +3%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG





107.8 (32.37min, 79.28P1 – 161.72max) fps ∼63%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT


104 fps ∼61% -4%

AMD Radeon RX 6800





104 (55.63min, 73.69P1 – 162.54max) fps ∼61% -4%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2





94.7 (56.34min, 74.21P1 – 138.68max) fps ∼56% -12%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X





60.3 (34.68min, 51.05P1 – 78.14max) fps ∼100% +9%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG





55.2 (34.2min, 46.23P1 – 81.17max) fps ∼92%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT





53.6 (34.78min, 44.93P1 – 72.47max) fps ∼89% -3%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT





53.5 (33.75min, 44.2P1 – 82.3max) fps ∼89% -3%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio





53.5 (33.98min, 42.85P1 – 79.6max) fps ∼89% -3%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT





49.3 (32.85min, 41.54P1 – 76.12max) fps ∼82% -11%

AMD Radeon RX 6800





44.5 (28.53min, 36.73P1 – 64.84max) fps ∼74% -19%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X





39.2 (17.54min, 27.54P1 – 81.17max) fps ∼65% -29%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT





35.3 (21.39min, 30.37P1 – 43.92max) fps ∼59% -36%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2





26.8 (16.98min, 22.9P1 – 32.91max) fps ∼44% -51%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT


24 fps ∼40% -57%

In our render tests, the KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG 12 GB performed very well against its own in-house competitors. It came within striking distance of the much more expensive Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090, which was only 7 % faster in our performance ranking. Having said that Nvidia GPUs cannot compete against AMD’s RDNA2-generation of GPUs, which outperformed its competitors handily every time. Keep in mind that your individual workload will heavily influence overall compute performance, and you should thus take a look at each individual test when choosing a GPU for general purpose GPU computing.

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


90.9 pt ∼91%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


83.9 pt ∼84%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


79.4 pt ∼79%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


77.8 pt ∼78%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


72.9 pt ∼73%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


69.6 pt ∼70%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


68.2 pt ∼68%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


58.6 pt ∼59%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


56.9 pt ∼57%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


41.2 pt ∼41%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


17058 Points ∼100% +9%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


15594 Points ∼91%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


15508 Points ∼91% -1%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


12255 Points ∼72% -21%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


11510 Points ∼67% -26%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


11304 Points ∼66% -28%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


9343 Points ∼55% -40%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


7719 Points ∼45% -51%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


7537 Points ∼44% -52%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


6423 Points ∼38% -59%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


11197 Points ∼100% +15%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


10834 Points ∼97% +12%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


10018 Points ∼89% +3%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


9938 Points ∼89% +2%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


9698 Points ∼87%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


8520 Points ∼76% -12%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


7042 Points ∼63% -27%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


6430 Points ∼57% -34%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


5413 Points ∼48% -44%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


4218 Points ∼38% -57%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


8690 Points ∼100% +4%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


8399 Points ∼97% +1%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


8341 Points ∼96% 0%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


8326 Points ∼96%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


7540 Points ∼87% -9%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


7283 Points ∼84% -13%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


5478 Points ∼63% -34%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


5364 Points ∼62% -36%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


4805 Points ∼55% -42%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


4265 Points ∼49% -49%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


4560 Points ∼100% +9%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


4175 Points ∼92%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


4159 Points ∼91% 0%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


3947 Points ∼87% -5%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


3924 Points ∼86% -6%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


3144 Points ∼69% -25%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


2666 Points ∼58% -36%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


2430 Points ∼53% -42%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


2007 Points ∼44% -52%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


1627 Points ∼36% -61%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


5391 Points ∼100% +10%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


5154 Points ∼96% +5%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


5154 Points ∼96% +5%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


4900 Points ∼91%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


4674 Points ∼87% -5%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


4450 Points ∼83% -9%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


3317 Points ∼62% -32%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


2749 Points ∼51% -44%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


2067 Points ∼38% -58%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


1705 Points ∼32% -65%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


46547 Points ∼100% +9%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


42692 Points ∼92%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


41594 Points ∼89% -3%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


40857 Points ∼88% -4%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


38823 Points ∼83% -9%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


32965 Points ∼71% -23%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


29330 Points ∼63% -31%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


25193 Points ∼54% -41%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


20577 Points ∼44% -52%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


19973 Points ∼43% -53%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


5768 Samples/s ∼100%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


5727 Samples/s ∼99% -1%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


5198 Samples/s ∼90% -10%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


5084 Samples/s ∼88% -12%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


5057 Samples/s ∼88% -12%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


4284 Samples/s ∼74% -26%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


3689 Samples/s ∼64% -36%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


3291 Samples/s ∼57% -43%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


2493 Samples/s ∼43% -57%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


1679 Samples/s ∼29% -71%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


31400 Samples/s ∼100% +121%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


28023 Samples/s ∼89% +97%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


20840 Samples/s ∼66% +47%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


14590 Samples/s ∼46% +3%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


14554 Samples/s ∼46% +2%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


14204 Samples/s ∼45%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


12980 Samples/s ∼41% -9%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


10096 Samples/s ∼32% -29%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


7239 Samples/s ∼23% -49%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


6807 Samples/s ∼22% -52%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


214 fps ∼100% +98%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


201 fps ∼94% +86%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


200 fps ∼93% +85%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


193 fps ∼90% +79%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


184 fps ∼86% +70%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


108 fps ∼50%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


97.4 fps ∼46% -10%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


96.5 fps ∼45% -11%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


95.3 fps ∼45% -12%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


84.9 fps ∼40% -21%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


88.1 fps ∼100% +235%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


87.8 fps ∼100% +234%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


85.8 fps ∼97% +226%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


84.7 fps ∼96% +222%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


81.4 fps ∼92% +210%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


27.03 fps ∼31% +3%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


26.3 fps ∼30%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


24.26 fps ∼28% -8%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


23.25 fps ∼26% -12%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


16.2 fps ∼18% -38%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


241 fps ∼100% +6%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


241 fps ∼100% +6%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


232 fps ∼96% +2%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


228 fps ∼95%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


204 fps ∼85% -11%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


194 fps ∼80% -15%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


158 fps ∼66% -31%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


150 fps ∼62% -34%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


115 fps ∼48% -50%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


111 fps ∼46% -51%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


148 fps ∼100% +45%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


130 fps ∼88% +27%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


113 fps ∼76% +11%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


105 fps ∼71% +3%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


104 fps ∼70% +2%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


102 fps ∼69%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


99 fps ∼67% -3%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


89.6 fps ∼61% -12%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


81.4 fps ∼55% -20%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


55 fps ∼37% -46%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


469 fps ∼100% +2%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


460 fps ∼98%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


440 fps ∼94% -4%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


395 fps ∼84% -14%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


363 fps ∼77% -21%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


356 fps ∼76% -23%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


348 fps ∼74% -24%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


325 fps ∼69% -29%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


283 fps ∼60% -38%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


261 fps ∼56% -43%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


60.6 fps ∼100% +61%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


58.4 fps ∼96% +55%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


49.7 fps ∼82% +32%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


45.21 fps ∼75% +20%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


40 fps ∼66% +6%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


37.87 fps ∼62% +1%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


37.6 fps ∼62%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


29.8 fps ∼49% -21%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


28.83 fps ∼48% -23%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


13.6 fps ∼22% -64%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


324 fps ∼100%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


316 fps ∼98% -2%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


295 fps ∼91% -9%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


292 fps ∼90% -10%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


276 fps ∼85% -15%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


269 fps ∼83% -17%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


248 fps ∼77% -23%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


242 fps ∼75% -25%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


240 fps ∼74% -26%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


181 fps ∼56% -44%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


468 fps ∼100% +127%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


420 fps ∼90% +104%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


412 fps ∼88% +100%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


398 fps ∼85% +93%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


353 fps ∼75% +71%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


206 fps ∼44% 0%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


206 fps ∼44%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


190 fps ∼41% -8%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


176 fps ∼38% -15%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


109 fps ∼23% -47%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


334 fps ∼100%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


317 fps ∼95% -5%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


309 fps ∼93% -7%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


298 fps ∼89% -11%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


294 fps ∼88% -12%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


284 fps ∼85% -15%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


269 fps ∼81% -19%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


265 fps ∼79% -21%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


237 fps ∼71% -29%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


215 fps ∼64% -36%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


167 fps ∼100% +126%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


163 fps ∼98% +121%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


150 fps ∼90% +103%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


149 fps ∼89% +102%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


145 fps ∼87% +96%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


73.8 fps ∼44%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


72.3 fps ∼43% -2%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


69.9 fps ∼42% -5%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


66 fps ∼40% -11%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


56.1 fps ∼34% -24%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


49.6 fps ∼100% +313%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


48.8 fps ∼98% +307%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


47.7 fps ∼96% +298%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


46.2 fps ∼93% +285%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


45.07 fps ∼91% +276%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


14.91 fps ∼30% +24%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


12.85 fps ∼26% +7%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


12.82 fps ∼26% +7%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


12 fps ∼24%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


8.98 fps ∼18% -25%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


241 fps ∼100% +7%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


236 fps ∼98% +4%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


226 fps ∼94%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


223 fps ∼93% -1%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


194 fps ∼80% -14%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


180 fps ∼75% -20%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


155 fps ∼64% -31%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


150 fps ∼62% -34%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


114 fps ∼47% -50%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


111 fps ∼46% -51%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


88.4 fps ∼100% +119%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


77.3 fps ∼87% +92%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


66.3 fps ∼75% +65%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


58.1 fps ∼66% +44%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


54.9 fps ∼62% +36%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


42.91 fps ∼49% +6%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


40.3 fps ∼46%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


38.26 fps ∼43% -5%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


36.93 fps ∼42% -8%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


36.5 fps ∼41% -9%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


184 fps ∼100% +32%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


173 fps ∼94% +24%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


166 fps ∼90% +19%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


151 fps ∼82% +9%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


146 fps ∼79% +5%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


145 fps ∼79% +4%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


139 fps ∼76%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


124 fps ∼67% -11%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


124 fps ∼67% -11%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


118 fps ∼64% -15%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


30.8 fps ∼100% +79%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


28.39 fps ∼92% +65%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


23.9 fps ∼78% +39%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


20.41 fps ∼66% +19%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


18.8 fps ∼61% +9%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


17.2 fps ∼56%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


16.35 fps ∼53% -5%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


14.7 fps ∼48% -15%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


12.42 fps ∼40% -28%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


9.89 fps ∼32% -42%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


127 fps ∼100% +71%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


120 fps ∼94% +61%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


120 fps ∼94% +61%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


119 fps ∼94% +60%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


111 fps ∼87% +49%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


75.4 fps ∼59% +1%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


74.4 fps ∼59%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


65.6 fps ∼52% -12%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


59.8 fps ∼47% -20%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


52.4 fps ∼41% -30%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


292 fps ∼100% +269%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


259 fps ∼89% +227%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


242 fps ∼83% +206%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


238 fps ∼82% +201%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


218 fps ∼75% +176%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


134 fps ∼46% +69%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


116 fps ∼40% +47%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


112 fps ∼38% +42%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


79.1 fps ∼27%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


73.9 fps ∼25% -7%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


334 fps ∼100%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


322 fps ∼96% -4%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


318 fps ∼95% -5%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


283 fps ∼85% -15%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


276 fps ∼83% -17%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


265 fps ∼79% -21%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


253 fps ∼76% -24%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


236 fps ∼71% -29%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


217 fps ∼65% -35%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


167 fps ∼50% -50%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


180 fps ∼100% +3%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


175 fps ∼97%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


158 fps ∼88% -10%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


124 fps ∼69% -29%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


112 fps ∼62% -36%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


108 fps ∼60% -38%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


97.5 fps ∼54% -44%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


81.6 fps ∼45% -53%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


80.2 fps ∼45% -54%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


58.7 fps ∼33% -66%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


85 fps ∼100% +290%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


85 fps ∼100% +290%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


81.7 fps ∼96% +275%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


81 fps ∼95% +272%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


81 fps ∼95% +272%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


22.6 fps ∼27% +4%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


21.8 fps ∼26%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


19.8 fps ∼23% -9%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


19.15 fps ∼23% -12%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


12.5 fps ∼15% -43%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


30.4 fps ∼100% +62%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


27.84 fps ∼92% +48%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


24.1 fps ∼79% +28%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


21.19 fps ∼70% +13%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


18.8 fps ∼62% 0%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


18.8 fps ∼62%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


18.47 fps ∼61% -2%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


15.9 fps ∼52% -15%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


13.74 fps ∼45% -27%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


8.57 fps ∼28% -54%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


330 fps ∼100% +5%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


314 fps ∼95%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


293 fps ∼89% -7%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


266 fps ∼81% -15%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


249 fps ∼75% -21%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


233 fps ∼71% -26%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


224 fps ∼68% -29%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


193 fps ∼58% -39%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


162 fps ∼49% -48%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


138 fps ∼42% -56%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


84.1 fps ∼100% +126%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


61.1 fps ∼73% +64%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


60.8 fps ∼72% +63%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


51.7 fps ∼61% +39%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


37.99 fps ∼45% +2%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


37.2 fps ∼44%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


32.6 fps ∼39% -12%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


25.7 fps ∼31% -31%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


21.2 fps ∼25% -43%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


15.2 fps ∼18% -59%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


90 fps ∼100%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


85.1 fps ∼95% -5%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


78.1 fps ∼87% -13%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


77.6 fps ∼86% -14%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


67.7 fps ∼75% -25%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


66.5 fps ∼74% -26%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


65.4 fps ∼73% -27%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


65 fps ∼72% -28%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


61.1 fps ∼68% -32%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


59.6 fps ∼66% -34%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


56.6 fps ∼100% +5%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


53.7 fps ∼95%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


50 fps ∼88% -7%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


45.3 fps ∼80% -16%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


44.6 fps ∼79% -17%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


43.15 fps ∼76% -20%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


42.4 fps ∼75% -21%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


39 fps ∼69% -27%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


32.1 fps ∼57% -40%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


28.6 fps ∼51% -47%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, R9 5900X


135 fps ∼100% +5%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG, R9 5900X


128 fps ∼95%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X


121 fps ∼90% -5%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X


114 fps ∼84% -11%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, R9 5900X


100 fps ∼74% -22%

AMD Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X


95.5 fps ∼71% -25%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X, R9 5900X


84 fps ∼62% -34%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X


82.2 fps ∼61% -36%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2, R9 5900X


65.7 fps ∼49% -49%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X


53.6 fps ∼40% -58%

Emissions are a mixed bag overall. On the one hand, the KFA2’s cooler is well made and managed to keep the GeForce RTX 3080 GPU cool reliably and quietly. In fact, we could barely hear the fans from within a closed case. At 1,920 rpm its three 92 mm fans manage to move enough air through the cooling fins to keep the GA102 chip at 75 °C and the VRAM at a slightly higher 86 °C under load. On the other hand, the graphics card’s power consumption under load was immense. It peaked at a whopping 350 W, which is comparable to that of a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE. The MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X managed to beat that and required an even higher 420 W. When gaming, we recorded an average power consumption of 518 W.

Please note that KFA2 includes an additional optional 80 mm fan, which can be mounted at the top of the card to provide extra cooling for the heat pipes along the rear of the card. Should you opt to install this fan you need to ensure proper spacing between the GPU and the RAM slots. Our particular test system was incompatible to this setup, and we were thus unable to mount the optional fan.

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 105.9 W)





597 (577min – 618max) Watt ∼100% -15%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600





518 (509min, 510P1 – 539max) Watt ∼87%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 99.5 W)





505 (389min – 543max) Watt ∼85% +3%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 103 W)





498.3 (487min – 523max) Watt ∼83% +4%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X (Idle: 99.15 W)





488.3 (459.99min – 512.79max) Watt ∼82% +6%

AMD Radeon RX 6800

Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 81.4 W)





383 (372min, 376P1 – 389max) Watt ∼64% +26%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT

Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 77.1 W)





369 (355min – 377max) Watt ∼62% +29%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 91.46 W)





316.5 (309min – 329max) Watt ∼53% +39%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 72 W)





307.5 (300min – 328max) Watt ∼52% +41%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 52 W)





299 (291min, 295P1 – 331max) Watt ∼50% +42%

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 105.9 W)





551 (521min – 582max) Watt ∼100% -13%

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 103 W)





492 (485min – 514max) Watt ∼89% -1%

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600





487 (475min, 477P1 – 501max) Watt ∼88%

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X (Idle: 99.15 W)





456.8 (378.13min – 484.67max) Watt ∼83% +6%

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 99.5 W)





447.9 (413min – 484max) Watt ∼81% +8%

AMD Radeon RX 6800

Radeon RX 6800, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 81.4 W)





363 (337min, 347P1 – 379max) Watt ∼66% +25%

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 91.46 W)





336.6 (330min – 365max) Watt ∼61% +31%

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT

Radeon RX 6700 XT, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 77.1 W)





335.2 (317min – 376max) Watt ∼61% +31%

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 72 W)





302.1 (297min – 322max) Watt ∼55% +38%

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

Radeon RX 6600 XT, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 52 W)





281 (257min, 274P1 – 319max) Watt ∼51% +42%

… smaller is better

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; 1280×720 FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test (external Monitor): Ø487 (475-501)

; 1920×1080 The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor): Ø518 (509-539)

; Idle 1min (external Monitor): Ø88.3 (77.7-106.9)

Pros

+ very good performance

+ 4K gaming-compatible

+ powerful cooler

+ relatively quiet under load

+ Raytracing + DLSS

+ fan stop mode

+ great RGB lights

+ optional fan and support brackets included

Cons

very high power consumption

mainboard may not be compatible with additional fan installed

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB is the RTX 3080 chip that many have asked for since the chip was first introduced, and it took Nvidia 1.5 years to listen and realize that there was in fact a market for a 12 GB variant of its RTX 3080. Only time will tell whether or not it came too late considering that the next generation of GPUs, the RTX 4000-series, is supposedly ready to launch anytime soon. Accordingly, current high-end GPUs are a hard sale, especially that most gamers that wanted an RTX 3000-series GPU already bought one and upgrades within the 3000-series are not necessarily advisable and worth it.

The KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG 12 GB performed very well overall in our benchmarks. However, this was only true for its raw performance. It consistently outperformed a regular GeForce RTX 3080 and performed slightly worse than a GeForce RTX 3090.

Its power consumption, on the other hand, was enormous. We should note though that this is not KFA2’s fault as other board partners will produce similar designs with identical power consumption. We liked the graphics card’s cooler, although you have to keep in mind that this triple-slot design takes up a significant amount of space and may not be compatible with your mainboard.

The KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG 12 GB is a better GeForce RTX 3080 and features reliable cooling and great RGB lights.

If you are in the market for a new GPU the KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 SG 12 GB might be worth a closer look as it is the better choice over the regular RTX 3080 thanks to its 12 GB of VRAM. Prices start at around $1,200 right now, and comparable cards made by GigabyteZotacAsus, or MSI are not any cheaper.

Sebastian Bade

I was already interested in technology from an early age, and I was able to study for my dream job as an IT Systems Electronics Engineer. Subsequently, I started 12 years of military service, during which I learned a lot about technology and constantly kept my knowledge up to date with the latest developments. As I like to share my knowledge, I found Notebookcheck was a very good opportunity for this. In addition, I also work a lot with water cooling and network security.

Finn D. Boerne

Translator: Finn D. Boerne – Translator – 450 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017

Born in the United States and raised in Germany I became acquainted with both languages from an early age and turned this into my profession later in life. Computers have always played an important role in my life, and my love for all things digital is a huge part of my daily routine. Virtual Reality has captured my imagination and interest in particular, and I cannot wait to see what the (near) future will bring.

Sebastian Bade, 2022-06-15 (Update: 2022-06-15)