NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 vs AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16 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

$ 857
$ 590
$ 267.49 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

120 %
187 %
55% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

165 FPS
221 FPS
56 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

87 FPS
162 FPS
75 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

123 FPS
194 FPS
71 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

69 FPS
93 FPS
24 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

135,064
157,812
16% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

99,979
100,571
0% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

13,548
19,630
44% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,500 MHz
2,015 MHz
34% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,725 MHz
2,250 MHz
30% slightly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
16 GiB
100% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
Identical
256 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

448 GB/s
512 GB/s
14% slightly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

220 W
36% slightly lower TDP
300 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

166 Gigapixels/s
288 Gigapixels/s
73% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

317 Gigatexels/s
648 Gigatexels/s
104% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

20 TFLOPS
21 TFLOPS
2% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

5,888
27% slightly more shading units
4,608

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

184
288
56% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

96
128
33% slightly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

17th of 536
7th of 536

Family

The product line

-
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

September 2020
November 2020

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 6800 XT comparison

For gaming, the Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card is better than the GeForce RTX 3070 in our tests.

In our comparison, the Radeon RX 6800 XT has a slightly 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 6800 XT also has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, the Radeon RX 6800 XT has significantly more memory with 16 GiB of memory compared to 8 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the GeForce RTX 3070 has a slightly lower TDP at 220 W when compared to the Radeon RX 6800 XT at 300 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the Radeon RX 6800 XT is faster than the GeForce RTX 3070.

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