AMD Radeon RX 6800 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

Comparative analysis of AMD Radeon RX 6800 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 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.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Radeon RX 6800

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 1 month(s) later
  • Around 22% higher core clock speed: 1700 MHz vs 1395 MHz
  • Around 24% higher boost clock speed: 2105 MHz vs 1695 MHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running videocard: 7 nm vs 8 nm
  • Around 40% lower typical power consumption: 250 Watt vs 350 Watt
  • Around 64% higher memory clock speed: 2000 MHz (16 Gbps effective) vs 1219 MHz (19.5 Gbps effective)
  • Around 7% better performance in PassMark - G2D Mark: 1049 vs 983
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 28 Oct 2020 vs 1 Sep 2020
Core clock speed 1700 MHz vs 1395 MHz
Boost clock speed 2105 MHz vs 1695 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 8 nm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 250 Watt vs 350 Watt
Memory clock speed 2000 MHz (16 Gbps effective) vs 1219 MHz (19.5 Gbps effective)
Benchmarks
PassMark - G2D Mark 1049 vs 983

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

  • Around 10% higher texture fill rate: 556.0 GTexel/s vs 505.2 GTexel/s
  • 2.7x more pipelines: 10496 vs 3840
  • Around 50% higher maximum memory size: 24 GB vs 16 GB
  • Around 22% better performance in PassMark - G3D Mark: 25643 vs 21044
  • Around 61% better performance in Geekbench - OpenCL: 205415 vs 127776
  • Around 31% better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score: 19930 vs 15194
Specifications (specs)
Texture fill rate 556.0 GTexel/s vs 505.2 GTexel/s
Pipelines 10496 vs 3840
Maximum memory size 24 GB vs 16 GB
Benchmarks
PassMark - G3D Mark 25643 vs 21044
Geekbench - OpenCL 205415 vs 127776
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 19930 vs 15194

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: AMD Radeon RX 6800
GPU 2: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

PassMark - G3D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
21044
25643
PassMark - G2D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
1049
983
Geekbench - OpenCL
GPU 1
GPU 2
127776
205415
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score
GPU 1
GPU 2
15194
19930
Name AMD Radeon RX 6800 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
PassMark - G3D Mark 21044 25643
PassMark - G2D Mark 1049 983
Geekbench - OpenCL 127776 205415
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 432.118
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 41.585
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 383.037
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 2280.457
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 16938
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 8914
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 5706
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 16938
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 8914
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 5706
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 15194 19930

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Radeon RX 6800 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

Essentials

Architecture RDNA 2.0 Ampere
Code name Navi 21 GA102
Launch date 28 Oct 2020 1 Sep 2020
Launch price (MSRP) $579 $1499
Place in performance rating 9 1
Type Desktop Desktop

Technical info

Boost clock speed 2105 MHz 1695 MHz
Compute units 60
Core clock speed 1700 MHz 1395 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 8 nm
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance 1010 GFLOPS (1:16) 556.0 GFLOPS (1:64)
Peak Half Precision (FP16) Performance 32.33 TFLOPS (2:1) 35.58 TFLOPS (1:1)
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance 16.17 TFLOPS 35.58 TFLOPS
Pipelines 3840 10496
Pixel fill rate 202.1 GPixel/s 189.8 GPixel/s
Texture fill rate 505.2 GTexel/s 556.0 GTexel/s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 250 Watt 350 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) 138 mm (5.4 inches)
Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
Length 267 mm (10.5 inches) 313 mm (12.3 inches)
Recommended system power (PSU) 600 Watt 750 Watt
Supplementary power connectors 2x 8-pin 1x 12-pin
Width 120 mm (4.7 inches) Triple-slot

API support

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

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 16 GB 24 GB
Memory bandwidth 512.0 GB/s 936.2 GB/s
Memory bus width 256 bit 384 bit
Memory clock speed 2000 MHz (16 Gbps effective) 1219 MHz (19.5 Gbps effective)
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6X