NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 vs AMD Radeon RX 6800

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 6800 16 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

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$ 850
$ 757
$ 93.20 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

179 %
16% slightly better overall score
154 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

251 FPS
76 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
176 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

134 FPS
137 FPS
3 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

183 FPS
28 FPS slightly higher City frame rate
155 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

103 FPS
27 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
77 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

181,771
39% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
130,322

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

126,138
35% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
93,163

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

17,631
9% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
16,155

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,440 MHz
1,815 MHz
26% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,710 MHz
2,105 MHz
23% slightly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

10 GiB
16 GiB
60% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

320 Bit
25% slightly larger memory bus width
256 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

760 GB/s
48% significantly higher memory bandwidth
512 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

320 W
250 W
28% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

164 Gigapixels/s
202 Gigapixels/s
23% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

465 Gigatexels/s
505 Gigatexels/s
8% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

30 TFLOPS
84% significantly better floating point performance
16 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

8,704
126% significantly more shading units
3,840

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

272
13% slightly more texture mapping units
240

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

96
Identical
96

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

8th of 526
10th 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
November 2020

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 6800 specs and performance

For gaming, the GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card is better than the Radeon RX 6800 in our tests.

In our comparison, the Radeon RX 6800 has a slightly 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 6800 also has a slightly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that the Radeon RX 6800 has significantly more memory with 16 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 6800 has a slightly lower TDP at 250 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3080 at 320 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 GeForce RTX 3080 is better than the Radeon RX 6800.

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