NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 vs AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

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$ 960
$ 460
$ 500.30 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

77 %
121 %
57% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

84 FPS
140 FPS
56 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

75 FPS
107 FPS
31 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

57 FPS
122 FPS
65 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

60 FPS
60 FPS
0 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

54,640
102,988
88% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

66,552
70,085
5% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

7,547
12,827
69% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,607 MHz
2,321 MHz
44% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,733 MHz
2,581 MHz
48% significantly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
12 GiB
49% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
33% slightly larger memory bus width
192 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

320 GB/s
384 GB/s
19% slightly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

180 W
27% slightly lower TDP
230 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

111 Gigapixels/s
165 Gigapixels/s
48% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

277 Gigatexels/s
413 Gigatexels/s
48% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

9 TFLOPS
13 TFLOPS
48% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

2,560
Identical
2,560

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

160
Identical
160

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

64
Identical
64

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

42nd of 526
14th of 526

Family

The product line

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Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2016
March 2021

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 vs Radeon RX 6700 XT specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the Radeon RX 6700 XT GPU is faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 in gaming.

The Radeon RX 6700 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 6700 XT also has a significantly higher boost clock speed. The boost clock speed is the frequency that the GPU core can reach if the temperature is low enough. The allows for higher performance in certain scenarios.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, the Radeon RX 6700 XT has significantly more memory with 12 GiB of memory compared to 8 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.

In addition, the GeForce GTX 1080 has a slightly lower TDP at 180 W when compared to the Radeon RX 6700 XT at 230 W. This is not a measure of performance, but rather the amount of heat generated by the chip when running at its highest speed.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the Radeon RX 6700 XT is faster than the GeForce GTX 1080.

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