AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

Comparative analysis of AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 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 - G2D Mark, PassMark - G3D Mark, Geekbench - OpenCL.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

  • Around 29% higher core clock speed: 1825 MHz vs 1410 MHz
  • Around 35% higher boost clock speed: 2250 MHz vs 1665 MHz
  • 2.8x more texture fill rate: 720.0 GTexel/s vs 253.1 GTexel/s
  • Around 5% higher pipelines: 5120 vs 4864
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running videocard: 7 nm vs 8 nm
  • 2x more maximum memory size: 16 GB vs 8 GB
  • Around 14% higher memory clock speed: 2000 MHz (16 Gbps effective) vs 1750 MHz (14 Gbps effective)
  • Around 16% better performance in PassMark - G2D Mark: 1085 vs 935
  • Around 31% better performance in PassMark - G3D Mark: 25877 vs 19823
Specifications (specs)
Core clock speed 1825 MHz vs 1410 MHz
Boost clock speed 2250 MHz vs 1665 MHz
Texture fill rate 720.0 GTexel/s vs 253.1 GTexel/s
Pipelines 5120 vs 4864
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 8 nm
Maximum memory size 16 GB vs 8 GB
Memory clock speed 2000 MHz (16 Gbps effective) vs 1750 MHz (14 Gbps effective)
Benchmarks
PassMark - G2D Mark 1085 vs 935
PassMark - G3D Mark 25877 vs 19823

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 1 month(s) later
  • Around 50% lower typical power consumption: 200 Watt vs 300 Watt
Launch date 1 Dec 2020 vs 28 Oct 2020
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 200 Watt vs 300 Watt

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
GPU 2: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

PassMark - G2D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
1085
935
PassMark - G3D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
25877
19823
Name AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
PassMark - G2D Mark 1085 935
PassMark - G3D Mark 25877 19823
Geekbench - OpenCL 120531

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

Essentials

Architecture RDNA 2.0 Ampere
Code name Navi 21 GA104
Launch date 28 Oct 2020 1 Dec 2020
Launch price (MSRP) $999 $399
Place in performance rating 1 7
Type Desktop Desktop

Technical info

Boost clock speed 2250 MHz 1665 MHz
Compute units 80
Core clock speed 1825 MHz 1410 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 8 nm
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance 1440 GFLOPS (1:16) 253.1 GFLOPS (1:64)
Peak Half Precision (FP16) Performance 46.08 TFLOPS (2:1) 16.20 TFLOPS (1:1)
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance 23.04 TFLOPS 16.20 TFLOPS
Pipelines 5120 4864
Pixel fill rate 288.0 GPixel/s 133.2 GPixel/s
Texture fill rate 720.0 GTexel/s 253.1 GTexel/s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 300 Watt 200 Watt
Transistor count 26800 million 17400 million

Video outputs and ports

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

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Form factor Triple-slot Dual-slot
Height 50 mm (2 inches)
Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
Length 267 mm (10.5 inches) 242 mm (9.5 inches)
Recommended system power (PSU) 700 Watt 350 Watt
Supplementary power connectors 2x 8-pin 1x 12-pin
Width 120 mm (4.7 inches) 112 mm (4.4 inches)

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 8 GB
Memory bandwidth 512 GB/s 448 GB/s
Memory bus width 256 bit 256 bit
Memory clock speed 2000 MHz (16 Gbps effective) 1750 MHz (14 Gbps effective)
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6