NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 vs AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10 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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$ 830
$ 430
$ 399.84 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

177 %
46% significantly better overall score
121 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

249 FPS
109 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
140 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

133 FPS
27 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate
107 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

182 FPS
60 FPS significantly higher City frame rate
122 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

103 FPS
42 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
60 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

181,771
76% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
102,988

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

126,138
79% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
70,085

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

17,631
37% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
12,827

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,440 MHz
2,321 MHz
61% 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

10 GiB
12 GiB
20% slightly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

320 Bit
66% significantly larger memory bus width
192 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

760 GB/s
97% significantly higher memory bandwidth
384 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

320 W
230 W
39% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

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

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

465 Gigatexels/s
12% slightly higher texture rate
413 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

30 TFLOPS
125% significantly better floating point performance
13 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

8,704
239% significantly more shading units
2,560

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

272
69% significantly 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

8th 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

GDDR6X
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 3080 vs Radeon RX 6700 XT comparison

For gaming, the GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card is better than the Radeon RX 6700 XT in our tests.

In our comparison, 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 maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, the Radeon RX 6700 XT has slightly more memory with 12 GiB of memory compared to 10 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the Radeon RX 6700 XT has a slightly lower TDP at 230 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3080 at 320 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce RTX 3080 is faster than the Radeon RX 6700 XT.

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