AMD Radeon RX 5900 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

Price now 424$
Games supported 100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1350
  • Max video memory 11 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon RX 5900
Radeon RX 5900
  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 12 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 391$
Games supported 40%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance rating19not rated
Value for money52.77no data
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)RDNA 2.0 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameTuring TU102Navi 21
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date27 August 2018 (4 years old)no data
Launch price (MSRP)$999 no data
Current price$424 (0.4x MSRP)$391
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores43524096
Core clock speed1350 MHzno data
Boost clock speed1545 MHz1635 MHz
Number of transistors18,600 million21,000 million
Manufacturing process technology12 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)270 Watt300 Watt
Texture fill rate420.2418.6

Dimensions and compatibility

Information on 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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
Length267 mmno data
Supplementary power connectors2x 8-pin2x 8-pin


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount11 GB12 GB
Memory bus width352 Bit384 Bit
Memory clock speed14000 MHz14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth616.0 GB/s672.0 GB/s
Shared memory-no data

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
G-SYNC support+no data


Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_1)12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model6.5no data
OpenCL2.0no data
Vulkan1.2.131no data
CUDA7.5no data

Advantages and disadvantages

Memory bus width 352 384
Pipelines / CUDA cores 4352 4096
Memory bandwidth 616 672
Chip lithography 12 nm 7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 270 Watt 300 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti


AMD Radeon RX 5900
Radeon RX 5900

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Competitors of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 2080 Ti from AMD is Radeon RX 6750 XT.

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Competitors of Radeon RX 5900 by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 5900 from NVIDIA is GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

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