NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti vs AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT 4 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 1,399
$ 200
$ 1199.01 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

105 %
110% significantly better overall score
50 %

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

120 FPS
58 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
62 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

103 FPS
58 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
44 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

79 FPS
25 FPS significantly higher City frame rate
54 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

81 FPS
56 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
25 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

61,295
16% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
52,512

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

85,662
114% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
39,991

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

9,899
99% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score
4,965

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,480 MHz
2,310 MHz
56% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,582 MHz
2,815 MHz
77% significantly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

11 GiB
175% significantly more memory
4 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

352 Bit
450% significantly larger memory bus width
64 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

484 GB/s
236% significantly higher memory bandwidth
144 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

250 W
107 W
133% significantly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

139 Gigapixels/s
54% significantly higher pixel rate
90 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

354 Gigatexels/s
96% significantly higher texture rate
180 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

11 TFLOPS
96% significantly better floating point performance
6 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

3,584
250% significantly more shading units
1,024

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

224
250% significantly more texture mapping units
64

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

88
175% significantly more render output processors
32

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

21st of 526
75th of 526

Family

The product line

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Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

March 2017
January 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR5X
GDDR6

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.5
4.6

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti vs Radeon RX 6500 XT comparison

For gaming, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card is better than the Radeon RX 6500 XT in our tests.

Our database shows that the Radeon RX 6500 XT has a significantly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. In addition, the Radeon RX 6500 XT also has a significantly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

As stated by the manufacturer, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has significantly more memory with 11 GiB of memory compared to 4 GiB. If you're planning at playing games at high resolutions with high-quality textures, you will need a lot of memory.

In addition, the Radeon RX 6500 XT has a significantly lower TDP at 107 W when compared to the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti at 250 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti over the Radeon RX 6500 XT.

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