NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super vs AMD Radeon RX 6800

General info

Comparison of GeForce RTX 2080 Super and Radeon RX 6800 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.55
 
2.36
Architecture
Turing
 
Navi / RDNA2
Code name
Turing TU104
 
Navi 21
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
2 July 2019
 
18 November 2020
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
$579
Price now
$1089
 
$1324

Technical specs

GeForce RTX 2080 Super and Radeon RX 6800's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 2080 Super and Radeon RX 6800's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
3072
 
3840
Core clock speed
1650 MHz
 
1815 MHz
Boost Clock
1815 MHz
 
2105 MHz
Transistor count
13,600 million
 
26,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
7 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
250 Watt
 
250 Watt
Texture fill rate
348.5
 
505.2

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 2080 Super and Radeon RX 6800 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
267 mm
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
 
2x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 2080 Super and Radeon RX 6800: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR6
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
16 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
15500 MHz
 
16000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
495.9 GB/s
 
512.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2080 Super and Radeon RX 6800. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
 
1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI
+
 
+
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2080 Super and Radeon RX 6800. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
VR Ready
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2080 Super and Radeon RX 6800, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_1)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2
CUDA
7.5
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce RTX 2080 Super and Radeon RX 6800. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RTX 2080 Super 75.74
RX 6800 85.10 +12.4%

Passmark

RTX 2080 Super 19414
RX 6800 21815 +12.4%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 2080 Super and Radeon RX 6800 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super

Cheaper ($1089.00 USD vs $1324.00 USD)
DLSS
Raytracing
VR Ready
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 6800

12.4% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 November 2020 vs 2 July 2019)
More pipelines (3840 vs 3072)
Higher memory bandwidth (512 vs 495.9 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 12 nm)

So, RTX 2080 Super or RX 6800?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX 6800.
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