NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 vs AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Comparison of GeForce RTX 3080 and Radeon RX 6800 XT architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce RTX 3080 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 3080 and Radeon RX 6800 XT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce RTX 3080 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).
PCIe 4.0 x16
PCIe 4.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 3080 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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 3080 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.
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
APIs supported by GeForce RTX 3080 and Radeon RX 6800 XT, sometimes including their particular versions.
12 Ultimate (12_2)
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce RTX 3080 and Radeon RX 6800 XT. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
RTX 3080 94.59
RX 6800 XT 99.82 +5.5%
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
RTX 3080 589024 +16.8%
RX 6800 XT 504438
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
RTX 3080 202725 +5%
RX 6800 XT 193053
3DMark Fire Strike Score
RTX 3080 33440
RX 6800 XT 38659 +15.6%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
RTX 3080 40910
RX 6800 XT 49735 +21.6%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
RTX 3080 47287
RX 6800 XT 52046 +10.1%
3DMark Vantage Performance
RTX 3080 93066
RX 6800 XT 96516 +3.7%
RTX 3080 23628
RX 6800 XT 24934 +5.5%
Let's see how good GeForce RTX 3080 and Radeon RX 6800 XT are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
Wider memory bus (320 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (8704 vs 4608)
Higher memory bandwidth (760.3 vs 512 GB/s)
Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
5.5% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (28 October 2020 vs 1 September 2020)
Cheaper ($649 vs $699)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 8 nm)
Less power hungry (300 vs 320 watts)
So, RTX 3080 or RX 6800 XT?
Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 and AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT. The differences in performance seem too small.
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