AMD Radeon RX 6800 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

Comparative analysis of AMD Radeon RX 6800 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 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, CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/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), 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 - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Radeon RX 6800

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 1 month(s) later
  • Around 18% higher core clock speed: 1700 MHz vs 1440 MHz
  • Around 23% higher boost clock speed: 2105 MHz vs 1710 MHz
  • Around 9% higher texture fill rate: 505.2 GTexel/s vs 465.1 GTexel/s
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running videocard: 7 nm vs 8 nm
  • Around 28% lower typical power consumption: 250 Watt vs 320 Watt
  • Around 60% higher maximum memory size: 16 GB vs 10 GB
  • Around 68% higher memory clock speed: 2000 MHz (16 Gbps effective) vs 1188 MHz (19 Gbps effective)
  • Around 5% better performance in PassMark - G2D Mark: 1049 vs 997
  • 2.2x better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s): 383.037 vs 176.953
  • Around 16% better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s): 2280.457 vs 1961.892
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 28 Oct 2020 vs 1 Sep 2020
Core clock speed 1700 MHz vs 1440 MHz
Boost clock speed 2105 MHz vs 1710 MHz
Texture fill rate 505.2 GTexel/s vs 465.1 GTexel/s
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 8 nm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 250 Watt vs 320 Watt
Maximum memory size 16 GB vs 10 GB
Memory clock speed 2000 MHz (16 Gbps effective) vs 1188 MHz (19 Gbps effective)
Benchmarks
PassMark - G2D Mark 1049 vs 997
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 383.037 vs 176.953
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 2280.457 vs 1961.892
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 8914 vs 8903
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 8914 vs 8903

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

  • 2.3x more pipelines: 8704 vs 3840
  • Around 15% better performance in PassMark - G3D Mark: 24243 vs 21044
  • Around 42% better performance in Geekbench - OpenCL: 181098 vs 127776
  • Around 35% better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s): 582.401 vs 432.118
  • Around 29% better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s): 53.526 vs 41.585
  • Around 91% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames): 32425 vs 16938
  • Around 41% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames): 8050 vs 5706
  • Around 91% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps): 32425 vs 16938
  • Around 41% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps): 8050 vs 5706
  • Around 17% better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score: 17704 vs 15194
Specifications (specs)
Pipelines 8704 vs 3840
Benchmarks
PassMark - G3D Mark 24243 vs 21044
Geekbench - OpenCL 181098 vs 127776
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 582.401 vs 432.118
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 53.526 vs 41.585
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 32425 vs 16938
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 8050 vs 5706
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 32425 vs 16938
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 8050 vs 5706
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 17704 vs 15194

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: AMD Radeon RX 6800
GPU 2: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

PassMark - G3D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
21044
24243
PassMark - G2D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
1049
997
Geekbench - OpenCL
GPU 1
GPU 2
127776
181098
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s)
GPU 1
GPU 2
432.118
582.401
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s)
GPU 1
GPU 2
41.585
53.526
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s)
GPU 1
GPU 2
383.037
176.953
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s)
GPU 1
GPU 2
2280.457
1961.892
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
16938
32425
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
8914
8903
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
5706
8050
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
16938
32425
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
8914
8903
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
5706
8050
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score
GPU 1
GPU 2
15194
17704
Name AMD Radeon RX 6800 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
PassMark - G3D Mark 21044 24243
PassMark - G2D Mark 1049 997
Geekbench - OpenCL 127776 181098
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 432.118 582.401
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 41.585 53.526
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 383.037 176.953
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 2280.457 1961.892
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 16938 32425
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 8914 8903
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 5706 8050
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 16938 32425
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 8914 8903
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 5706 8050
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 15194 17704
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 6745.122

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Radeon RX 6800 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

Essentials

Architecture RDNA 2.0 Ampere
Code name Navi 21 GA102
Launch date 28 Oct 2020 1 Sep 2020
Launch price (MSRP) $579 $699
Place in performance rating 8 5
Type Desktop Desktop

Technical info

Boost clock speed 2105 MHz 1710 MHz
Compute units 60
Core clock speed 1700 MHz 1440 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 8 nm
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance 1010 GFLOPS (1:16) 465.1 GFLOPS (1:64)
Peak Half Precision (FP16) Performance 32.33 TFLOPS (2:1) 29.77 TFLOPS (1:1)
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance 16.17 TFLOPS 29.77 TFLOPS
Pipelines 3840 8704
Pixel fill rate 202.1 GPixel/s 164.2 GPixel/s
Texture fill rate 505.2 GTexel/s 465.1 GTexel/s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 250 Watt 320 Watt
Transistor count 26800 million 28300 million

Video outputs and ports

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

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Height 40 mm (1.6 inches) 112 mm (4.4 inches)
Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
Length 267 mm (10.5 inches) 285 mm (11.2 inches)
Recommended system power (PSU) 600 Watt 700 Watt
Supplementary power connectors 2x 8-pin 1x 12-pin
Width 120 mm (4.7 inches) Dual-slot

API support

DirectX 12.2 12.1
OpenCL 2.1 2.0
OpenGL 4.6 4.6
Shader Model 6.5 6.5
Vulkan

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 16 GB 10 GB
Memory bandwidth 512.0 GB/s 760.3 GB/s
Memory bus width 256 bit 320 bit
Memory clock speed 2000 MHz (16 Gbps effective) 1188 MHz (19 Gbps effective)
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6X