NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 vs AMD Radeon RX 6800

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.47
 
1.61
Architecture
Turing
 
Navi / RDNA2
GPU code name
Turing TU104
 
Navi 21
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
27 August 2018 (2 years ago)
 
18 November 2020 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
$579
Price now
$1778
 
$1831

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
2944
 
3840
Core clock speed
1515 MHz
 
1815 MHz
Boost clock
1710 MHz
 
2105 MHz
Transistor count
13,600 million
 
26,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
215 Watt
 
250 Watt
Texture fill rate
314.6
 
505.2

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

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).

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: 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
14000 MHz
 
16000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
448.0 GB/s
 
512.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

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. 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 Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
 
1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI
+
 
+
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

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.

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 benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RTX 2080 28.02
RX 6800 31.55 +12.6%

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

RTX 2080 18619
RX 6800 21131 +13.5%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080

Cheaper ($1778 vs $1831)

Lower power consumption (215 vs 250 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

12.6% better performance in benchmarks

Much newer (18 November 2020 vs 27 August 2018)

More pipelines (3840 vs 2944)

Higher memory bandwidth (512 vs 448 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 12 nm)

So, RTX 2080 or RX 6800?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX 6800, since it shows better performance.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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