NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 vs AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 6900 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

$ 844.99
$ 764.99
$ 80.00 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

108 %
137 %
26% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

264 FPS
275 FPS
12 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

137 FPS
207 FPS
70 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

190 FPS
247 FPS
57 FPS slightly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

107 FPS
120 FPS
13 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

181771
6% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
170008
Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

126138
10% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
114610

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1440 MHz
1825 MHz
26% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1710 MHz
2250 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

760.3 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

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

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

465.1 Gigatexels/s
720 Gigatexels/s
54% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

29.77 TFLOPS
29% slightly better floating point performance
23.04 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

8704
69% significantly more shading units
5120

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

272
320
17% 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

11th of 531
7th of 531

Family

The product line

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Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

September 2020
August 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 6900 XT comparison

For gaming, the Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card is better than the GeForce RTX 3080 in our tests.

Our database shows that the Radeon RX 6900 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 6900 XT also has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

As stated by the manufacturer, the Radeon RX 6900 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 6900 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 conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Radeon RX 6900 XT over the GeForce RTX 3080.

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