NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 vs AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
1.43
 
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Architecture
Ampere
 
GCN 5.1
GPU code name
Ampere GA102
 
Vega 20
Market segment
Desktop
 
Workstation
Launch date
16 September 2020 (less than a year ago)
 
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Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
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Price now
$2453 (3.5x MSRP)
 
$5226

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
8704
 
4096
Core clock speed
1450 MHz
 
1400 MHz
Boost clock speed
1710 MHz
 
1720 MHz
Number of transistors
28,300 million
 
13,230 million
Manufacturing process technology
8 nm
 
7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
320 Watt
 
475 Watt
Texture fill rate
465.1
 
440.3

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 4.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
285 mm
 
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Supplementary power connectors
1x 12-pin
 
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
GDDR6X
 
HBM2
Maximum RAM amount
10 GB
 
32 GB
Memory bus width
320 Bit
 
4096 Bit
Memory clock speed
19000 MHz
 
2 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
760.3 GB/s
 
1,024 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
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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
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x HDMI, 4x Thunderbolt
HDMI
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.4
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
2.1
Vulkan
1.2
 
1.2
CUDA
8.5
 
-

Competitors of GeForce RTX 3080 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3080 from AMD is Radeon RX 6800 XT.

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Competitors of Radeon Pro Vega II Duo from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon Pro Vega II Duo from NVIDIA is Quadro P6000.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon Pro Vega II Duo:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

Cheaper ($2453 vs $5226)

More pipelines (8704 vs 4096)

Higher memory bandwidth (760.3 vs 1 GB/s)

Lower power consumption (320W vs 475W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo

Wider memory bus (4096 vs 320 bit)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 8 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 and AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo. We've got no test results to judge.

Be aware that GeForce RTX 3080 is a desktop card while Radeon Pro Vega II Duo is a workstation one.

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

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