NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 vs AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10 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

$ 850
$ 590
$ 260.40 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

179 %
180 %
0% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

251 FPS
36 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate
215 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

134 FPS
158 FPS
25 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

183 FPS
187 FPS
4 FPS slightly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

103 FPS
13 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate
91 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

181,771
15% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
157,812

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

126,138
25% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
100,571

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

17,631
19,436
10% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,440 MHz
2,015 MHz
39% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,710 MHz
2,250 MHz
31% 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
300 W
6% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

164 Gigapixels/s
288 Gigapixels/s
75% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

465 Gigatexels/s
648 Gigatexels/s
39% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

30 TFLOPS
43% significantly better floating point performance
21 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

8,704
88% significantly more shading units
4,608

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

272
288
5% slightly 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

8th of 526
7th 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 XT comparison

In our benchmarks, the Radeon RX 6800 XT beats the GeForce RTX 3080 in gaming performance.

The Radeon RX 6800 XT 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 XT also has a slightly 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 6800 XT has significantly more memory with 16 GiB of memory compared to 10 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 6800 XT has a slightly lower TDP at 300 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3080 at 320 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 6800 XT is better than the GeForce RTX 3080.

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