NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super vs AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

General info

Comparison of GeForce RTX 2080 Super and Radeon RX 6800 XT architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.01
 
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Architecture
Turing
 
Navi / RDNA2
Code name
Turing TU104
 
Navi 21
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
2 July 2019
 
28 October 2020
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
$649
Price now
$1386
 
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Technical specs

GeForce RTX 2080 Super and Radeon RX 6800 XT'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 XT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
3072
 
4608
Core clock speed
1650 MHz
 
1825 MHz
Boost Clock
1815 MHz
 
2250 MHz
Transistor count
13,600 million
 
26,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
7 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
250 Watt
 
300 Watt
Texture fill rate
348.5
 
648.0

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 2080 Super and Radeon RX 6800 XT 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 XT: 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
-
 
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2080 Super and Radeon RX 6800 XT. 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 XT. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
VR Ready
+
 
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API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2080 Super and Radeon RX 6800 XT, 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 XT. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RTX 2080 Super 76.41
RX 6800 XT 100.00 +30.9%

Passmark

RTX 2080 Super 19389
RX 6800 XT 25386 +30.9%

Gaming performance

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

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super

Less power hungry (250 vs 300 watts)
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 XT

30.9% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (28 October 2020 vs 2 July 2019)
Cheaper ($649 vs $699)
More pipelines (4608 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 XT?

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