Stable Diffusion 3 - Latest Image Generation Model that beats MidJourney, DALL-E, & Google ImageFX

Stable Diffusion 3 - Latest Image Generation Model that beats MidJourney, DALL-E, & Google ImageFX
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Stable Diffusion 3 (SD3) is the latest text-to-image generation model from Stability AI, designed to create highly realistic and detailed images from textual descriptions. This model ranges from 800 million to 8 billion parameters, surpassing its predecessors in terms of realism, detail, and color accuracy.

Stable Diffusion 3 Performance 

Stable Diffusion 3 (SD3) outperforms other models, including SDXL, DALL·E 3, and Midjourney v6, in visual aesthetics, prompt following, and typography based on human evaluations. The largest SD3 model, with 8B parameters, runs on a 24GB RTX 4090 and generates 1024x1024 images in 34 seconds with 50 sampling steps. Multiple versions from 800M to 8B parameters will be available to suit various hardware.


In the comparison of SD3 vs SDXL, while SDXL was known for producing visually stunning and detailed images, SD3 outshines it in several key areas:

Realism: SD3 generates more lifelike images, handling intricate details like textures, lighting, and shadows with greater precision. This improvement is particularly noticeable in complex scenes and human figures.

SD3 vs SD1.5

When comparing SD3 vs SD1.5, SD3 demonstrates superior detail, resolution, and creativity, making it a more advanced option for high-fidelity image generation.

The images showcase SD3's superior detail, resolution, and creativity, demonstrating its advancements over SD1.5.

Stable Diffusion 3 API

The SD3 API offers developers and businesses powerful tools for integrating advanced image generation technology into various applications. This API allows for the seamless incorporation of SD3's capabilities into your projects.

SD3 Demo

To see SD3 in action, check out the SD3 demo. This demo highlights the model's capabilities, allowing you to see firsthand the quality and creativity that SD3 can bring to your projects.

SDXL vs SD3 - Head-to-Head Comparison

Compared to SDXL, SD3 uses a new type of diffusion transformer (similar to Sora) combined with flow matching and other improvements. SD3 also takes advantage of transformer improvements & can not only scale further but accept multimodal inputs.

According to Stability AI, these improvements boost the model’s scalability and ability to accept multimodal inputs. Not just that, it can also pave the way for its application in video, 3D, and more.


Stable Diffusion 3 (SD3) represents a significant leap forward in AI-generated imagery, offering greater realism, detail, and creative potential than SDXL and SD1.5. Whether you are an artist, designer, or developer, SD3 equips you with the tools to create stunning visual content to the highest standards. 

Until, SD3 is available for everyone to try, you can finetune SDXL to fit your needs using MonsterTuner. All you need to do is choose the model > upload your dataset > set hyperparameters > submit and monitor > deploy as API endpoint.


P1: Seasoned fisherman, deep wrinkles, piercing gaze, white beard, sporting, emphasizing rugged features, natural light, ultra realistic, crisp and clear background, light 

(seed: 219)

P2: Studio Ghibli-style illustration of a house with a courtyard, completely surrounded by a wall, in the wall a door, typical plants and objects from the Mediterranean region. pen end ink style. many details, bright colors. sunny day, clear sky, white small ultra detailed clouds, some bright flowers, ultra detailed flowers, , ultra detailed palms, ultra detailed trees. highlight details, clear detail outlines, sunny day,pleasant shade from the trees

P3: In a small village, a festival is held where the spirits of nature come to visit. Ethereal beings dance in the sky, and the villagers wear colorful masks to honor them., acrylic painting, trending on pixiv fanbox, palette knife and brush strokes, style of makoto shinkai jamie wyeth james gilleard edward hopper greg rutkowski studio ghibli genshin impact

P4: A dog sitting on lush green grass under a clear blue sky, sunlight casting a soft glow on its shiny coat, eyes looking upwards with a gentle expression, tall trees and a small pond visible in the distant background, scene captured with a shallow depth of field to enhance focus on the dog, natural light, ultra clear

P5: I had a comrade, Watercolor, trending on artstation, sharp focus, studio photo, intricate details, highly detailed, by greg rutkowski

P6: Masterpiece, Hyperrealistic digital painting of a stunningly gorgeous oneiromancer, a chilling but beautiful image in a frozen landscape, where frost patterns mimic delicate feathers a dream interpreter, stands in a dreamy twilight aurora borealis setting, her outfit shimmering like crystallized dreams. This image, be is a digital painting, captures her enchanting presence with an ethereal quality. Her flowing garments glisten with an otherworldly aura, radiating a sense of mysticism and magic. The composition evokes a sense of wonder and fascination in the viewer. Graphic novel style with flat outlines and bold ink lines. Soft earthy tones. Dream catcher. Her ethereal appearance is bewitching, with intricate details like flowing robes and sparkling adornments that suggest a deep connection to the mystical world. The high-quality rendering of this scene evokes a sense of wonder and magic, drawing viewers into a mesmerizing realm of fantasy and imagination.

P7: painting of a cat by van gogh

P8: Abstract realism. Meerkat. Banksy style. Choose a background to harmonise with the colour and brushstrokes of the meerkat.

P10: A panda holding a placard saying "You are great!" on a sunny day

P11: A giant billboard saying "Elon is alien" on a street in london