AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
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  • Core clock speed 975
  • Max video memory 16 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT
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  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 12 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 18000
  • Maximum resolution
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General info

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

Place in performance rating2420
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)RDNA 2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameGN20-E8Navi 22
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date4 January 2022
(1 year old)
4 January 2022
(1 year old)

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 cores74242560
Core clock speed975 MHzno data
Boost clock speed1590 MHz2463 MHz
Number of transistorsno data17,200 million
Manufacturing process technology8 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Watt (80 - 150 Watt TGP)145 Watt
Texture fill rateno data413.0

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU and Radeon RX 6850M XT compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelargelarge
Interfaceno dataPCIe 4.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsno dataNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount16 GB12 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit192 Bit
Memory clock speed14000 MHz18000 MHz
Memory bandwidthno data384.0 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 (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 Connectorsno dataNo outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12_212 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Modelno data6.5
OpenGLno data4.6
OpenCLno data2.1
Vulkanno data1.2

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 3080 Ti Laptop GPU 52.17
RX 6850M XT 55.36
+6.1%
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

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.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU 20536
RX 6850M XT 21792
+6.1%

Radeon RX 6850M XT outperforms GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU by 6% in Passmark.

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU 42275
+0.6%
RX 6850M XT 42016

GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU outperforms Radeon RX 6850M XT by 1% in 3DMark 11 Performance GPU.

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU 150156
RX 6850M XT 172972
+15.2%

Radeon RX 6850M XT outperforms GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU by 15% in 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU.

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU 26647
RX 6850M XT 27931
+4.8%

Radeon RX 6850M XT outperforms GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU by 5% in 3DMark Fire Strike Score.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU 31005
RX 6850M XT 33901
+9.3%

Radeon RX 6850M XT outperforms GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU by 9% in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.

Gaming performance

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

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HD149
+7.2%
139
−7.2%
1440p99
+15.1%
86
−15.1%
4K66
+13.8%
58
−13.8%

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 136
−17.6%
160
+17.6%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 80−85
−3.6%
85−90
+3.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 118
−34.7%
159
+34.7%
Battlefield 5 130−140
−3.6%
140−150
+3.6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 140−150
−4.9%
140−150
+4.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 124
−9.7%
136
+9.7%
Far Cry 5 149
+36.7%
109
−36.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 112
+0%
110−120
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 150−160
−4.7%
150−160
+4.7%
Hitman 3 221
+14.5%
193
−14.5%
Horizon Zero Dawn 149
−6.7%
159
+6.7%
Red Dead Redemption 2 85−90
−7.1%
90−95
+7.1%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 153
+8.5%
140−150
−8.5%
Watch Dogs: Legion 125
+5%
119
−5%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 80−85
−3.6%
85−90
+3.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 100
−30%
130
+30%
Battlefield 5 130−140
−3.6%
140−150
+3.6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 140−150
−4.9%
140−150
+4.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 102
−3.9%
106
+3.9%
Far Cry 5 140
+33.3%
105
−33.3%
Far Cry New Dawn 108
−3.7%
110−120
+3.7%
Forza Horizon 4 150−160
−4.7%
150−160
+4.7%
Hitman 3 200
+4.2%
192
−4.2%
Horizon Zero Dawn 128
−3.9%
133
+3.9%
Metro Exodus 110
−5.5%
116
+5.5%
Red Dead Redemption 2 85−90
−7.1%
90−95
+7.1%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 155
+9.9%
140−150
−9.9%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 223
+12.6%
198
−12.6%
Watch Dogs: Legion 115
+6.5%
108
−6.5%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 80−85
−3.6%
85−90
+3.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 87
−28.7%
112
+28.7%
Battlefield 5 130−140
−3.6%
140−150
+3.6%
Cyberpunk 2077 93
+6.9%
87
−6.9%
Far Cry 5 132
+29.4%
102
−29.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 96
−16.7%
110−120
+16.7%
Forza Horizon 4 150−160
−4.7%
150−160
+4.7%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 118
−3.4%
122
+3.4%
Watch Dogs: Legion 84
+1.2%
83
−1.2%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 90−95
−7.7%
95−100
+7.7%
Hitman 3 135
−0.7%
136
+0.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 98
−2%
100
+2%
Metro Exodus 73
+7.4%
68
−7.4%
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
−9.1%
45−50
+9.1%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 124
+34.8%
90−95
−34.8%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 55−60
−5.4%
55−60
+5.4%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 70
−21.4%
85
+21.4%
Battlefield 5 100−110
−4.9%
100−110
+4.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 56
+1.8%
55
−1.8%
Far Cry 5 116
+17.2%
99
−17.2%
Far Cry New Dawn 93
−2.2%
95−100
+2.2%
Forza Horizon 4 110−120
−6%
120−130
+6%
Watch Dogs: Legion 67
+11.7%
60
−11.7%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50−55
−7.5%
55−60
+7.5%
Hitman 3 76
+22.6%
60−65
−22.6%
Horizon Zero Dawn 56
+24.4%
45−50
−24.4%
Metro Exodus 48
+20%
40−45
−20%
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
−6.9%
30−35
+6.9%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 72
+46.9%
45−50
−46.9%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 85
+18.1%
72
−18.1%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35−40
−7.9%
40−45
+7.9%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 48
+2.1%
47
−2.1%
Battlefield 5 65−70
−6.2%
65−70
+6.2%
Cyberpunk 2077 28
+7.7%
26
−7.7%
Far Cry 5 70
+2.9%
68
−2.9%
Far Cry New Dawn 73
+15.9%
60−65
−15.9%
Forza Horizon 4 75−80
−7.6%
85−90
+7.6%
Watch Dogs: Legion 42
+40%
30−33
−40%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 52.17 55.36
Memory bus width 256 192
Pipelines / CUDA cores 7424 2560
Chip lithography 8 nm 7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 150 Watt 145 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU

and

AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT
Radeon RX 6850M XT

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU by AMD

The nearest GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6850M XT, which is faster by 6% and higher by 4 positions in our performance rating.

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Competitors of Radeon RX 6850M XT by NVIDIA

According to our data, the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 6850M XT by NVIDIA is GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, which is slower by 6% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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