We reported on one just a few days ago a new graphics card from China that wants to take RTX 3000 and RX 6000. However, we strongly doubted whether Moore Threads, a manufacturer founded only in 2020, would be able to do it. Without seeing real benchmarks.
But now comes the first and, most importantly, very revealing test of the flagship MTT S80 appeared At this time, thanks to the colleagues of the Chinese site Reviewwho apparently got a sample. In fact, the MTT S80 can break the 100fps mark even in 4K in some games. But not in triple-A titles. This is still enough for them RTX 3060? What really falls short is the RTX 4080 from this test:
Geforce RTX 4080 im Test
Nvidia is setting a new standard
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Okay, we really don’t want to keep you in the dark for too long, but before we get to the benchmarks, let’s take a look at some pretty interesting specs:
|model||production||Nuclear plants||clock speed (boost)||Storage|
|MTT S80||7nm||4.096||1.800 MHz||16.0 GB GDDR6 (14.0 Gbps)|
|RTX 3060||8nm||3.584||1.777 MHz||12.0 GB GDDR6 (15.0 Gbps)|
In addition to the usual FP32 processing units, the MTT S80 also has the tensor cores we know from Nvidia and the AI-enhancing DLSS. Moore also seems to be planning threads with a similar solution. Emphasis here
a plant, because there is nothing to see in the Expreview test yet. But we can’t wait to see what the future holds.
Benchmarks in games
First the positives: In League of Legends, the MTT S80 achieves 128 FPS at 4K resolution and the highest detail setting. It also delivers close to 100fps or even over 100fps in 4K in some other competitive games popular in China, such as Cross Fire and Street Fighter IV. However, these are not real pieces of graphics, but games that are not very demanding on the GPU.
Comparison with RTX 3060
Expreview does not provide a direct comparison of games, but provides various theoretical benchmarks. Here’s a clear, if somewhat mixed, picture: for example, the Furmark 1080p MTT S80 delivers 96 FPS, while the RTX 3060 delivers 181 FPS. That would make the MTT S80 about half as fast as the Nvidia model.
On the other hand, it lags far behind in 3DMark06. Here, it delivers 22,247 compared to 58,611 points in 1080p and 19,364 compared to 49,701 points in 4K. The differences in Unigine Valley v1.0 are even clearer:
Depending on the mode used (1080p DX9, 4K DX9, 1080p DX11 or 4K DX11), the RTX 3060 is around 2x to 7.5x faster.
This is how we rate the MTT S80
Despite the almost expected big gap with the Nvidia RTX 3060, Moore Threads got off to a surprisingly good start in the MTT S80 in our opinion. This is even more surprising considering that the company is only two years old and will not be able to compete with Nvidia, AMD and Intel in terms of development experience and probably financial basis.
Assaulting the top dogs in the premium segment will certainly take a few more years and many hurdles to overcome:
What do you think of the MTT S80? Do you think Moore Threads will be able to beat Nvidia and AMD soon? Tell us in the comments!