NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 vs AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

General info

Comparison of GeForce RTX 3070 and Radeon RX 6800 XT architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.95
 
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Architecture
Ampere
 
Navi / RDNA2
Code name
GA104
 
Navi 21
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
1 September 2020
 
28 October 2020
Launch price (MSRP)
$499
 
$649
Price now
$1039
 
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Technical specs

GeForce RTX 3070 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 3070 and Radeon RX 6800 XT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
5888
 
4608
Core clock speed
1500 MHz
 
1825 MHz
Boost Clock
1725 MHz
 
2250 MHz
Transistor count
17,400 million
 
26,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
8 nm
 
7 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
220 Watt
 
300 Watt
Texture fill rate
317.4
 
648.0

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 3070 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 4.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
242 mm
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 12-pin
 
2x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 3070 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
14000 MHz
 
16000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
448.0 GB/s
 
512.0 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 3070 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 HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 3070 and Radeon RX 6800 XT, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2
 
1.2
CUDA
8.5
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce RTX 3070 and Radeon RX 6800 XT. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RTX 3070 84.36
RX 6800 XT 100.00 +18.5%

Passmark

RTX 3070 21408
RX 6800 XT 25386 +18.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 3070 and Radeon RX 6800 XT are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

Cheaper ($499 vs $649)
More pipelines (5888 vs 4608)
Less power hungry (220 vs 300 watts)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

18.5% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (28 October 2020 vs 1 September 2020)
Higher memory bandwidth (512 vs 448 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 8 nm)

So, RTX 3070 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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