AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080

Comparative analysis of AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 videocards for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Technical info, Video outputs and ports, Compatibility, dimensions and requirements, API support, Memory. Benchmark videocards performance analysis: PassMark - G3D Mark, PassMark - G2D Mark, Geekbench - OpenCL, GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps), 3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score, CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 2 year(s) 1 month(s) later
  • Around 20% higher core clock speed: 1825 MHz vs 1515 MHz
  • Around 32% higher boost clock speed: 2250 MHz vs 1710 MHz
  • Around 57% higher pipelines: 4608 vs 2944
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running videocard: 7 nm vs 12 nm
  • Around 24% better performance in PassMark - G3D Mark: 23070 vs 18607
  • Around 17% better performance in PassMark - G2D Mark: 1083 vs 922
  • Around 48% better performance in Geekbench - OpenCL: 156957 vs 106006
  • Around 69% better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score: 18732 vs 11091
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 28 Oct 2020 vs 20 September 2018
Core clock speed 1825 MHz vs 1515 MHz
Boost clock speed 2250 MHz vs 1710 MHz
Pipelines 4608 vs 2944
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 12 nm
Benchmarks
PassMark - G3D Mark 23070 vs 18607
PassMark - G2D Mark 1083 vs 922
Geekbench - OpenCL 156957 vs 106006
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 18732 vs 11091

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080

  • Around 40% lower typical power consumption: 215 Watt vs 300 Watt
  • 7x more memory clock speed: 14000 MHz vs 2000 MHz (16 Gbps effective)
  • Around 51% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames): 25500 vs 16849
  • Around 87% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames): 6966 vs 3720
  • Around 87% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames): 6293 vs 3374
  • Around 51% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps): 25500 vs 16849
  • Around 87% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps): 6966 vs 3720
  • Around 87% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps): 6293 vs 3374
Specifications (specs)
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 215 Watt vs 300 Watt
Memory clock speed 14000 MHz vs 2000 MHz (16 Gbps effective)
Benchmarks
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 25500 vs 16849
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 6966 vs 3720
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 6293 vs 3374
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 25500 vs 16849
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 6966 vs 3720
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 6293 vs 3374

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
GPU 2: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080

PassMark - G3D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
23070
18607
PassMark - G2D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
1083
922
Geekbench - OpenCL
GPU 1
GPU 2
156957
106006
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
16849
25500
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
3720
6966
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
3374
6293
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
16849
25500
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
3720
6966
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
3374
6293
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score
GPU 1
GPU 2
18732
11091
Name AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
PassMark - G3D Mark 23070 18607
PassMark - G2D Mark 1083 922
Geekbench - OpenCL 156957 106006
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 16849 25500
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 3720 6966
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 3374 6293
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 16849 25500
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 3720 6966
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 3374 6293
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 18732 11091
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 326.494
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 3938.377
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 31.684
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 159.275
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 1506.874

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080

Essentials

Architecture RDNA 2.0 Turing
Code name Navi 21 TU104
Launch date 28 Oct 2020 20 September 2018
Launch price (MSRP) $649 $699
Place in performance rating 26 27
Type Desktop Desktop
Price now $749.99
Value for money (0-100) 32.34

Technical info

Boost clock speed 2250 MHz 1710 MHz
Compute units 72
Core clock speed 1825 MHz 1515 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 12 nm
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance 1296 GFLOPS (1:16)
Peak Half Precision (FP16) Performance 41.47 TFLOPS (2:1)
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance 20.74 TFLOPS
Pipelines 4608 2944
Pixel fill rate 288.0 GPixel/s
Texture fill rate 648.0 GTexel/s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 300 Watt 215 Watt
Transistor count 26800 million 13,600 million

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Height 50 mm (2 inches)
Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Length 267 mm (10.5 inches) 267 mm
Recommended system power (PSU) 700 Watt
Supplementary power connectors 2x 8-pin 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Width 120 mm (4.7 inches)

API support

DirectX 12.2 12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL 2.1
OpenGL 4.6 4.6
Shader Model 6.5
Vulkan

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 16 GB
Memory bandwidth 512.0 GB/s
Memory bus width 256 bit 256 Bit
Memory clock speed 2000 MHz (16 Gbps effective) 14000 MHz
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6