AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

Comparative analysis of AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 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, 3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score, Geekbench - OpenCL.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 1 month(s) later
  • Around 22% higher core clock speed: 1825 MHz vs 1500 MHz
  • Around 30% higher boost clock speed: 2250 MHz vs 1725 MHz
  • 2.3x more texture fill rate: 720.0 GTexel/s vs 317.4 GTexel/s
  • 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 13% better performance in PassMark - G2D Mark: 1085 vs 961
  • Around 20% better performance in PassMark - G3D Mark: 25877 vs 21573
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 28 Oct 2020 vs 1 Sep 2020
Core clock speed 1825 MHz vs 1500 MHz
Boost clock speed 2250 MHz vs 1725 MHz
Texture fill rate 720.0 GTexel/s vs 317.4 GTexel/s
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 961
PassMark - G3D Mark 25877 vs 21573

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

  • Around 15% higher pipelines: 5888 vs 5120
  • Around 36% lower typical power consumption: 220 Watt vs 300 Watt
Pipelines 5888 vs 5120
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 220 Watt vs 300 Watt

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
GPU 2: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

PassMark - G2D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
1085
961
PassMark - G3D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
25877
21573
Name AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
PassMark - G2D Mark 1085 961
PassMark - G3D Mark 25877 21573
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 13821
Geekbench - OpenCL 133696

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

Essentials

Architecture RDNA 2.0 Ampere
Code name Navi 21 GA104
Launch date 28 Oct 2020 1 Sep 2020
Launch price (MSRP) $999 $499
Place in performance rating 1 5
Type Desktop Desktop

Technical info

Boost clock speed 2250 MHz 1725 MHz
Compute units 80
Core clock speed 1825 MHz 1500 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 8 nm
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance 1440 GFLOPS (1:16) 317.4 GFLOPS (1:64)
Peak Half Precision (FP16) Performance 46.08 TFLOPS (2:1) 20.31 TFLOPS (1:1)
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance 23.04 TFLOPS 20.31 TFLOPS
Pipelines 5120 5888
Pixel fill rate 288.0 GPixel/s 165.6 GPixel/s
Texture fill rate 720.0 GTexel/s 317.4 GTexel/s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 300 Watt 220 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
Height 50 mm (2 inches) 112 mm (4.4 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 550 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 8 GB
Memory bandwidth 512 GB/s 448.0 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