NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile vs AMD Radeon RX 6800M

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Architecture
Ampere
 
RDNA 2
GPU code name
GN20-E7 GA104
 
Navi 22
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Launch date
12 January 2021 (less than a year ago)
 
1 June 2021 (less than a year ago)

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 cores
6144
 
2560
Core clock speed
780 - 1100 MHz
 
no data
Boost clock speed
1245 - 1710 MHz
 
2300 MHz
Number of transistors
17,400 million
 
17,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
8 nm
 
7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
115 Watt
 
230 Watt
Texture fill rate
296.6
 
413.0

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile and Radeon RX 6800M 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 size
large
 
medium sized
Interface
PCIe 4.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
None

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 type
GDDR6
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
12 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
16000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
384.0 GB/s
 
384.0 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 Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
2.1
Vulkan
1.2
 
1.2
CUDA
8.6
 
-

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 Mobile 75.26 +142.2%
RX 6800M 31.07

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RTX 3080 Mobile 23406
RX 6800M 24360 +4.1%

Gaming performance

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

RTX 3080 Mobile satisfies 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

RX 6800M satisfies 98% minimum and 92% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
98%
Recommended
92%
Minimum
98%
Recommended
92%

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

 
RTX 3080 Mobile
RX 6800M
1080p
 
122 +19.6%
102 −19.6%
1440p
 
85
no data
4K
 
53
no data

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
96
 
no data
Cyberpunk 2077
 
102
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
128
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
81
 
no data
Hitman 3
 
156
 
no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
123
 
no data
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
107
 
no data

1920x1080
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
77
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
140
 
no data
Cyberpunk 2077
 
82
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
121
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
96
 
no data
Hitman 3
 
147
 
no data
Horizon Zero Dawn
 
89 −5.6%
 
94 +5.6%
Metro Exodus
 
102
 
no data
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
74
 
no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
114 +9.6%
 
104 −9.6%
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
93
 
no data

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
67
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
134
 
no data
Cyberpunk 2077
 
71
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
114 +20%
 
95 −20%
Far Cry New Dawn
 
86 +7.5%
 
80 −7.5%
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
70
 
no data

2560x1440
High Preset

Hitman 3
 
116
 
no data
Horizon Zero Dawn
 
67
 
no data
Metro Exodus
 
54
 
no data
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
49
 
no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
93
 
no data

2560x1440
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
53
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
108
 
no data
Cyberpunk 2077
 
43
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
106
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
80
 
no data
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
54
 
no data

3840x2160
High Preset

Horizon Zero Dawn
 
41
 
no data
Metro Exodus
 
38
 
no data
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
32
 
no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
55
 
no data

3840x2160
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
35
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
67
 
no data
Cyberpunk 2077
 
21
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
59
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
58
 
no data
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
32
 
no data

Competitors of GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 6600M, which is slower by 27% and lower by 42 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile:

Competitors of Radeon RX 6800M from NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon RX 6800M's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 880M SLI, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 6800M:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile

142.2% faster (about 2.5 times) in synthetic tests

Wider memory bus (256 vs 192 bit)

More pipelines (6144 vs 2560)

Lower power consumption (115W vs 230W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 6800M

Somewhat newer (1 June 2021 vs 12 January 2021)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 8 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile, 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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