NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti vs AMD Radeon VII

General info

Comparison of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and Radeon VII architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
38.32
 
35.00
Architecture
Turing
 
GCN 5.1
Code name
TU102
 
Vega 20
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
20 September 2018
 
7 February 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$999
 
$699
Price now
$716
 
$618

Technical specs

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and Radeon VII'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 Ti and Radeon VII's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4352
 
3840
Core clock speed
1350 MHz
 
1400 MHz
Boost Clock
1545 MHz
 
1750 MHz
Transistor count
18,600 million
 
13,230 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
7 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
250 Watt
 
295 Watt
Texture fill rate
420.2
 
420.0

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and Radeon VII 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 3.0 x16
Length
267 mm
 
305 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
2x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and Radeon VII: 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
 
HBM2
Maximum RAM amount
11 GB
 
16 GB
Memory bus width
352 Bit
 
4096 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
2000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
616.0 GB/s
 
1024 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
no data

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and Radeon VII. 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, 3x DisplayPort
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

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

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and Radeon VII, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_1)
 
12 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

RTX 2080 Ti 100.00 +26.8%
Radeon VII 78.84

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RTX 2080 Ti 521458 +24.8%
Radeon VII 417729

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RTX 2080 Ti 165122 +19.9%
Radeon VII 137677

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RTX 2080 Ti 26227 +28.2%
Radeon VII 20451

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RTX 2080 Ti 34316 +24.9%
Radeon VII 27476

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RTX 2080 Ti 47166 +24.5%
Radeon VII 37881

3DMark Vantage Performance

RTX 2080 Ti 83556 +34.5%
Radeon VII 62128

Passmark

RTX 2080 Ti 21657 +26.8%
Radeon VII 17075

Gaming performance

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

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

26.8% faster in synthetic tests
More pipelines (4352 vs 3840)
Less power hungry (250 vs 295 watts)
NVLink
DLSS
Raytraycing
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)
Multi Monitor
650 Watt system power recommended

Advantages of AMD Radeon VII

Somewhat newer (7 February 2019 vs 20 September 2018)
Cheaper ($699 vs $999)
Wider memory bus (4096 vs 352 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (1024 vs 616 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 12 nm)

So, RTX 2080 Ti or VII?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and Radeon VII, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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