With the release of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080content creators are wondering if it is worth investing in powerful Graphics Card.
Now Puget Systems has made a series comparative tests (opens in a new tab) to see how well the GPU performs in various authoring programs, incl Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolveand After the effects.
And the results may surprise you.
Assessing performance, the team compared Nvidia’s latest offering with the existing RTX 3000 series along with GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and rival AMD Radeon RX 6900XT.
For starters, DaVinci Resolve – our top choice for best free video editing software – Puget Systems noted that “the four main application areas for GPUs are GPU effects processing, debaying (and optionally decoding) RAW media, and H.264/HEVC decoding/encoding.”
Overall, it was stated to offer a 10% performance boost over the RTX 3080 Ti while remaining roughly the same as the RTX 3090 Ti. However, this also included CPU-based tasks. In strictly graphics tasks such as OpenFX, DaVinci Resolve performed 18% faster compared to the 3080 Ti and again proved to be roughly equal to the 3090 Ti.
As for Premiere Pro, the video editing software turned out to be only 5% faster overall than its predecessor – and around 7% faster than the RTX 3080 Ti for GPU-accelerated effects. The testing team also suggested that by using GPU-driven plugins for noise reduction, etc., users could find even greater performance gains.
While testing Adobe VFX softwarebenchmarking showed similar results with Nvidia’s RTX 30 and RTX 40 series. While it’s worth noting that this is due to the fact that After Effects (and many others Alternatives to After Effects) are bounded by processor.
Game development and 3D modeling and rendering software also placed under the microscope.
Running on the Unreal Engine, the RTX 4080 saw an almost 70% frame-rate jump over the RTX 3080 (and just over 40% over the RTX 3080 Ti. The performance boost over older graphics was also seen in V-Ray (75 % faster), OctaneRender (67% faster), Maxon Redshift (60% faster) and Blender (80% faster), but in each of these tests the meatier RTX 4090 beat the RTX 4080 by a margin – surprisingly, quite a few.
So far, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 has proven to be as popular as it is hard to find in the store. If you want to update your GPU, we do live updates in our guide Where to buy Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 and check out the best Black Friday graphics card deals.