RTX 4080 Super Vs Xbox Series X – high end GPU vs powerful console

RTX 4080 Super Vs Xbox Series X – high end GPU vs powerful console
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With the latest GPU from Nvidia releasing today, it is now time to consider which is better: RTX 4080 Super Vs Xbox Series X? Want to know whether you should get a whole console or just a GPU to enhance your gaming experience? Here’s everything you need to make an informed choice. Or, if you have your heart set on the next Nvidia graphics card, here’s where to buy RTX 4080 Super.

RTX 4080 Super Vs Xbox Series X price comparison

ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4080 Super OC

Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti and GTX 1080Ti.

Base Clock

2.024 gigahertz

Boost Clock

2.505 gigahertz





The RTX 4080 Super is the third and final GPU in the Super series being released this January, with a steeper MSRP than its siblings, the 4080 Super is set to cost $999. Meanwhile, the Xbox Series X, which is just over three years old, retails at about $469 right now on Amazon. While it is older than the RTX 4080 Super, the Xbox Series X is a console which means for a smaller price you get a pre-built gaming system, whereas with a GPU you need to install it yourself. 

Xbox Series X

A black Xbox Series X console with a controller next to it.


8.8GHz, 8 cores





Storage type


Frame rate

120 FPS

RTX 4080 Super Vs Xbox Series X release date comparison

First released in November 2020, the Xbox Series X was new and improved compared to the Xbox One of 2013. At the time of its release, Xbox Series X used a Scarlett GPU, a new graphics card reliant on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture. Since then, AMD has released RDNA 3 architecture that can be found in AMD’s new GPUs such as the RX 7000 series. Check out RTX 4080 Super Vs RX 7900 XT if you want to know who comes out on top when it comes to GPU. On the other hand, Nvidia has been consistent at releasing new GPU series about every two years, with the RTX 30 series being new at the time of the Xbox Series X being released. Since then we have had the RTX 40 Series (2022) and this January brought the RTX 40 Super series which culminated with the powerful RTX 4080 Super, released today. This means that while the Xbox Series X is not out of date, the GPU featured in that console is two generations behind Nvidia’s graphics cards.

RTX 4080 Super Vs Xbox Series X specs comparison

As stated above, Xbox X is built on a Scarlett GPU, using RDNA 2 architecture, which features Ray Tracing and is fully supported by DirectX12. Meanwhile the RTX 4080 Super uses Ada Lovelace architecture, which was first introduced in the RTX 40 Series in 2022, the new and improved architecture in the Super series relies on AI technology with a focus on offering gamers both power and speed, without a necessary large price tag.

The Xbox Series X comes with a much lower power consumption of 200W, compared to the RTX 4080 Super’s consumption of 320W. The Xbox also has a bigger memory bus width of 320-bit compared to the 256-bit memory bus than the 4080 Super. Otherwise, the RTX 4080 Super trumps the Xbox in every other arena. With more GPU cores (10240) than the Xbox X (3328), the Super has 16GB of GDDR6X VRAM (vs the Xbox’s 10GB of GDDR6 VRAM). The RTX 4080 Super has a higher memory bandwidth of 716.8GB/s and a higher memory clock speed at 22.4GB/s, whereas the Xbox Series X only sports 560GB/s and 14GB/s respectively. 

With an impressive 45.9 million transistors vs the Xbox’s 15.3 million, the RTX 4080 Super has a core clock speed of 2295MHz and a boost clock speed of 2550MHz, while the Xbox is only equipped with a core clock speed of 1825MHz and boost clock speed of 1725MHz.

RTX 4080 Super Vs Xbox Series X performance comparison

The Xbox Series X uses 12 teraflops to reach up to a native 4K graphics at 60 fps, though this may require altering the Display Options in your Xbox X’s settings. The Xbox Series X can reach a refresh rate of up to 120Hz, as well as reaching 8K at 120 fps at maxed display settings. That being said, the Xbox Series X only claims 116.8GPixels/s and 379.6GTexels/s, which still handles high quality gameplay, but the RTX 4080 Super is armed with 280.6GP/s and 761.5GT/s, which basically means more pixels filling the screen at a faster rate, producing a higher resolution.  The RTX 4080 Super promises up to 4K Ultra HD, with full DLSS 3 and Ray Tracing support for a higher performance.

Should you buy the RTX 4080 Super or an Xbox Series X?

If you are more of a PC gamer, with your own rig or if you’re considering building your own rig with the best hardware, the RTX 4080 Super promises to be a robust GPU with impressive graphics performance and fast response times, with decent power consumption and VRAM memory. But if you’ve never built or altered a PC before, buying just a GPU may be more hassle than necessary, if you just want to be able to play the latest AAA titles. So if you are either more comfortable with a console or don’t feel like melding with computer hardware just so you can run Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the Xbox Series X is still a good choice for good graphics performance with demanding games. Or, if you don’t want to break the bank, and want to get more for your money, buying a whole console for less than the cost of just one graphics card will be more cost effective in the long run. 

When will the RTX 4080 Super be available to buy?

The RTX 4080 Super will be available to buy from January 31, this year.

What GPU does Xbox Series X use?

The Xbox Series X uses a custom AMD RDNA 2 Scarlett GPU.