NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 vs AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 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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$ 857
$ 460
$ 397.09 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

116 %
121 %
4% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

160 FPS
19 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate
140 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

85 FPS
107 FPS
21 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

120 FPS
122 FPS
3 FPS slightly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

68 FPS
8 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate
60 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

135,064
31% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
102,988

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

99,979
42% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
70,085

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

13,651
6% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
12,827

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,500 MHz
2,321 MHz
54% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,725 MHz
2,581 MHz
49% 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

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

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

220 W
4% slightly lower TDP
230 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

166 Gigapixels/s
0% slightly higher pixel rate
165 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

317 Gigatexels/s
413 Gigatexels/s
30% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

20 TFLOPS
53% significantly better floating point performance
13 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

5,888
129% significantly 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

96
49% significantly more render output processors
64

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

17th 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

September 2020
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 3070 vs Radeon RX 6700 XT comparison

In our benchmarks, the Radeon RX 6700 XT beats the GeForce RTX 3070 in gaming performance.

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 GeForce RTX 3070 has a slightly lower TDP at 220 W when compared to the Radeon RX 6700 XT at 230 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the Radeon RX 6700 XT is better than the GeForce RTX 3070.

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