X58 + RTX 3080
Blender Comparison vs Modern Machines

In my previous RTX 3080 review I compared the X58 gaming performance to Modern Platforms running newer Intel\AMD platforms. I have decided to do the same in this article as well. My X58 + RTX 3080 performs just as well as the newer platforms. Since most of the work is done using Nvidia’s RTX Optix and CUDA the workloads\renders will run fine. The refresh rates were very nice while working around Blender’s UI \ Viewport and I was able to get 144FPS at 1080p with ease. The results below against the Modern Machines are all running different types of hardware and different brands of Nvidia’s RTX 3080. I am personally running the EVGA RTX 3080 Gaming ‘Black’.

In the chart below we can see that the X58 and RTX 3080 combo performs very well against the modern competition. Looking at the BMW CUDA Render we see that the X58 comes in 33.3% faster than a wide range of machines running the RTX 3080 on average. Turning to the BMW OptiX results shows that the X58 was only 6.78% slower than the Modern Platforms from Intel and AMD. Or in other words while using Optix the X58 + RTX 3080 was only 0 seconds and 85 ‘milliseconds’ slower, very minor indeed.

The data presented in this section comes directly from Blender, but there was one set of data that was unusual and that was the Classroom CUDA results. The results I gathered showed an average of 85.06 seconds which is much higher than my results (41.88 secs). So I am not sure if there are different settings being used. I did find another Classroom Render with result that was much closer to my results; and those results were 31 seconds (CUDA) which was 35.48% faster than my CUDA results (approx. 42secs). Although I was only able to find one sample it should provide a better comparison over the other large samples that showed 85 seconds.

Focusing on the Classroom OptiX results we see the results align much better than the CUDA results explained above. In this test across a large sample we see the X58 platform perform 6% faster than the modern machines running the RTX 3080.

(Lower Is Better)