Review : Gigabyte RTX 4080 SUPER Gaming OC


Synthetic and application benchmarks:

Our first series of tests will be dedicated to synthetic benchmarks. These are often used for overclocking competitions, but are also very interesting for comparing different GPUs. We’ll be focusing on benchmarks from the 3DMark series. Our scores may sometimes appear slightly lower, but that’s because we’re testing them with a native definition of 2160p on our ROG PG27UQ screen. If we change our screen definition to 1080p for 3DMark tests, the GPU score is better.

As we said in the introduction, we’re busy re-screening all our graphics cards, and our table should be complete again for the release of the other SUPER models. In the meantime, you can find our latest chart with our graphics card panel here.

We’ll be testing the following benchmarks:

  • Fire Strike (1080p)
  • Fire Strike Ultra (2160p)
  • Time Spy (1440p)
  • Time Spy Extreme (2160p)
  • 3DMark Speed Way
  • 3DMark Port Royal

3DMark Fire Strike and Fire Strike Ultra :

Let’s start with 3DMark Fire Strike, one of today’s most widely used benchmarks. It consists of two graphics tests, a CPU test and a fourth test that combines GPU and CPU. Don’t forget to deactivate the demo, which makes no contribution to the final score and prolongs the benchmark’s duration (unnecessarily). The version used for these tests is, of course, the latest available.

Our first benchmark with this Gigabyte RTX 4080 SUPER Gaming OC, and to say the least, it’s a real winner, taking third place behind the RTX 4090 and AMD’s RX 7900 XTX.

Under Fire Strike Ultra, the results are identical, with a 4.9% gain over KFA2’s RTX 4080 SG.

3DMark Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme:

The second test is 3DMark Time Spy. Although this one is performed in 1440p, its main feature is that it uses DirectX 12. It consists of two graphics tests and a CPU test. As with Fire Strike, don’t forget to disable the demo. These first two benchmarks are provided by UL Benchmark.

The performance obtained in Time Spy is often representative of what we’ll get in games. Here, our sample of the day scores 26951 points, neck and neck with the RX 7900 XTX. We’ll see if we get the same differences in rasterization and 2160p definition.

Under 3DMark Time Spy Extreme, we obtain a score of 13165 points, putting it ahead of AMD’s top-of-the-range model for the first time.

3DMark Speed Way:

Ulbenchmark’s latest benchmark, and it’s nice to be able to say we’re going to benchmark this Speed Way. It uses DirectX 12 and defaults to 1440p. We haven’t modified anything, so we’re using the original benchmark.

Here too, our Gigabyte RTX 4080 SUPER Gaming OC scores 7420 points, maintaining a 3.6% advantage over the RTX 4080. This is what we’d expect to find in rasterization, or hopefully a little more.

3DMark Port Royal:

Here’s a benchmark we left out last year, but which you may have wanted to see again in our tests. It’s still widely used, especially in the overclocking community. So we’ve decided to add it to our tests.

There were no surprises in this latest benchmark in the 3DMark series, with a score of 18426 points and second place in our graph. Next month sees the arrival of a new benchmark, Steel Nomad, which we will of course be adding to our tests.

Blender” application test:

We’re planning to add a few new application benchmarks, starting today with Blender version 4.0. Don’t hesitate to leave us a comment to let us know which benchmarks you’d like to see in this section.

We’ve used the three tests of Blender version 4.0.0, which in the end render almost exactly the same graphics. We can still measure a gain of this SUPER model over its little sister. Don’t hesitate to recommend any applications you’d like to see in our tests.