NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 vs AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 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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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

99 %
121 %
22% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

142 FPS
1 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate
140 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

89 FPS
107 FPS
17 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

98 FPS
122 FPS
24 FPS slightly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

63 FPS
3 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate
60 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

105,930
2% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
102,988

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

87,178
24% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
70,085

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

11,016
12,827
16% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,515 MHz
2,321 MHz
53% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,710 MHz
2,581 MHz
50% significantly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
12 GiB
51% 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

448 GB/s
16% slightly higher memory bandwidth
384 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

250 W
230 W
8% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

109 Gigapixels/s
165 Gigapixels/s
51% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

315 Gigatexels/s
413 Gigatexels/s
31% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

10 TFLOPS
13 TFLOPS
31% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

2,944
15% slightly more shading units
2,560

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

184
15% slightly more texture mapping units
160

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

64
Identical
64

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

24th of 526
14th of 526

Family

The product line

-
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

September 2018
March 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR6
GDDR6

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.6

GeForce RTX 2080 vs Radeon RX 6700 XT specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the Radeon RX 6700 XT GPU is faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 in gaming.

The Radeon RX 6700 XT has a significantly higher core clock speed. This is the frequency at which the graphics core is running at. While not necessarily an indicator of overall performance, this metric can be useful when comparing two GPUs based on the same architecture. 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.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that the Radeon RX 6700 XT has significantly more memory with 12 GiB of memory compared to 8 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 6700 XT has a slightly lower TDP at 230 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 2080 at 250 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the Radeon RX 6700 XT is better than the GeForce RTX 2080.

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