AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

Comparative analysis of AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 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 6900 XT

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 1 month(s) later
  • Around 27% higher core clock speed: 1825 MHz vs 1440 MHz
  • Around 32% higher boost clock speed: 2250 MHz vs 1710 MHz
  • Around 55% higher texture fill rate: 720.0 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 7% lower typical power consumption: 300 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 4% better performance in PassMark - G3D Mark: 25402 vs 24484
  • Around 11% better performance in PassMark - G2D Mark: 1119 vs 1004
  • Around 33% better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s): 288.807 vs 217.054
  • Around 18% better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s): 2563.25 vs 2179.577
  • Around 8% better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score: 19167 vs 17699
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 28 Oct 2020 vs 1 Sep 2020
Core clock speed 1825 MHz vs 1440 MHz
Boost clock speed 2250 MHz vs 1710 MHz
Texture fill rate 720.0 GTexel/s vs 465.1 GTexel/s
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 8 nm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 300 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 - G3D Mark 25402 vs 24484
PassMark - G2D Mark 1119 vs 1004
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 288.807 vs 217.054
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 2563.25 vs 2179.577
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 19167 vs 17699

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

  • Around 70% higher pipelines: 8704 vs 5120
  • Around 10% better performance in Geekbench - OpenCL: 181072 vs 165115
  • Around 15% better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s): 610.23 vs 532.345
  • Around 10% better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s): 55.839 vs 50.602
  • 2x better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames): 34537 vs 17213
  • 2x better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps): 34537 vs 17213
Specifications (specs)
Pipelines 8704 vs 5120
Benchmarks
Geekbench - OpenCL 181072 vs 165115
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 610.23 vs 532.345
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 55.839 vs 50.602
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 34537 vs 17213
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 3716 vs 3714
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 3356 vs 3350
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 34537 vs 17213
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 3716 vs 3714
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 3356 vs 3350

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
GPU 2: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

PassMark - G3D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
25402
24484
PassMark - G2D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
1119
1004
Geekbench - OpenCL
GPU 1
GPU 2
165115
181072
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s)
GPU 1
GPU 2
532.345
610.23
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s)
GPU 1
GPU 2
50.602
55.839
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s)
GPU 1
GPU 2
288.807
217.054
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s)
GPU 1
GPU 2
2563.25
2179.577
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
17213
34537
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
3714
3716
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
3350
3356
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
17213
34537
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
3714
3716
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
3350
3356
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score
GPU 1
GPU 2
19167
17699
Name AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
PassMark - G3D Mark 25402 24484
PassMark - G2D Mark 1119 1004
Geekbench - OpenCL 165115 181072
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 532.345 610.23
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 50.602 55.839
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 288.807 217.054
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 2563.25 2179.577
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 17213 34537
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 3714 3716
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 3350 3356
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 17213 34537
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 3714 3716
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 3350 3356
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 19167 17699
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 6745.122

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 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) $999 $699
Place in performance rating 11 8
Type Desktop Desktop

Technical info

Boost clock speed 2250 MHz 1710 MHz
Compute units 80
Core clock speed 1825 MHz 1440 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 8 nm
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance 1440 GFLOPS (1:16) 465.1 GFLOPS (1:64)
Peak Half Precision (FP16) Performance 46.08 TFLOPS (2:1) 29.77 TFLOPS (1:1)
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance 23.04 TFLOPS 29.77 TFLOPS
Pipelines 5120 8704
Pixel fill rate 288.0 GPixel/s 164.2 GPixel/s
Texture fill rate 720.0 GTexel/s 465.1 GTexel/s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 300 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

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) 285 mm (11.2 inches)
Recommended system power (PSU) 700 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 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