AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1560
  • Max video memory 24 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6X
  • Memory clock speed 21000
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT
Radeon RX 6850M XT
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • 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 rating518
Place by popularity62no data
Value for money17.77no data
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)RDNA 2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameAmpere GA102Navi 22
Market segmentDesktopLaptop
Release date27 January 2022
(1 year old)
4 January 2022
(1 year old)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,999 no data
Current price$1659 (0.8x MSRP)no data
Value for money

To calculate the index we compare the characteristics of graphics cards against their prices.

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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 cores107522560
Core clock speed1560 MHzno data
Boost clock speed1860 MHz2463 MHz
Number of transistors28,300 million17,200 million
Manufacturing process technology8 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)450 Watt145 Watt
Texture fill rate625.0413.0

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 3090 Ti and Radeon RX 6850M 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). 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 sizeno datalarge
InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
Length336 mmno data
Width3-slotno data
Supplementary power connectors1x 16-pinNone

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 typeGDDR6XGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount24 GB12 GB
Memory bus width384 Bit192 Bit
Memory clock speed21000 MHz18000 MHz
Memory bandwidth1,008 GB/s384.0 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 Connectors1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4aNo outputs
HDMI+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.66.5
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL3.02.1
Vulkan1.31.2
CUDA8.6no data

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 3090 Ti 76.11
+37.1%
RX 6850M XT 55.51
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

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 3090 Ti 29878
+37.1%
RX 6850M XT 21792

GeForce RTX 3090 Ti outperforms Radeon RX 6850M XT by 37% 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 3090 Ti 69481
+65.4%
RX 6850M XT 42016

GeForce RTX 3090 Ti outperforms Radeon RX 6850M XT by 65% in 3DMark 11 Performance GPU.

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RTX 3090 Ti 36563
+30.9%
RX 6850M XT 27931

GeForce RTX 3090 Ti outperforms Radeon RX 6850M XT by 31% 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 3090 Ti 53110
+56.7%
RX 6850M XT 33901

GeForce RTX 3090 Ti outperforms Radeon RX 6850M XT by 57% in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.

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 3090 Ti 246319
+42.4%
RX 6850M XT 172972

GeForce RTX 3090 Ti outperforms Radeon RX 6850M XT by 42% in 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU.

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 HD211
+51.8%
139
−51.8%
1440p142
+65.1%
86
−65.1%
4K100
+72.4%
58
−72.4%

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 219
+36.9%
160
−36.9%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 100−110
+23%
85−90
−23%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 160
+0.6%
159
−0.6%
Battlefield 5 160−170
+17.6%
140−150
−17.6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 170−180
+18.8%
140−150
−18.8%
Cyberpunk 2077 201
+47.8%
136
−47.8%
Far Cry 5 160−170
+46.8%
109
−46.8%
Far Cry New Dawn 130−140
+16.8%
110−120
−16.8%
Forza Horizon 4 200−210
+28.5%
150−160
−28.5%
Hitman 3 210−220
+9.8%
193
−9.8%
Horizon Zero Dawn 160−170
+4.4%
159
−4.4%
Red Dead Redemption 2 130−140
+44%
90−95
−44%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 265
+87.9%
140−150
−87.9%
Watch Dogs: Legion 171
+43.7%
119
−43.7%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 100−110
+23%
85−90
−23%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 138
+6.2%
130
−6.2%
Battlefield 5 160−170
+17.6%
140−150
−17.6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 170−180
+18.8%
140−150
−18.8%
Cyberpunk 2077 173
+63.2%
106
−63.2%
Far Cry 5 160−170
+52.4%
105
−52.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 130−140
+16.8%
110−120
−16.8%
Forza Horizon 4 200−210
+28.5%
150−160
−28.5%
Hitman 3 210−220
+10.4%
192
−10.4%
Horizon Zero Dawn 160−170
+24.8%
133
−24.8%
Metro Exodus 178
+53.4%
116
−53.4%
Red Dead Redemption 2 130−140
+44%
90−95
−44%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 251
+78%
140−150
−78%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 394
+99%
198
−99%
Watch Dogs: Legion 154
+42.6%
108
−42.6%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 100−110
+23%
85−90
−23%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 123
+9.8%
112
−9.8%
Battlefield 5 160−170
+17.6%
140−150
−17.6%
Cyberpunk 2077 152
+74.7%
87
−74.7%
Far Cry 5 160−170
+56.9%
102
−56.9%
Far Cry New Dawn 130−140
+16.8%
110−120
−16.8%
Forza Horizon 4 200−210
+28.5%
150−160
−28.5%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 193
+58.2%
122
−58.2%
Watch Dogs: Legion 130
+56.6%
83
−56.6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 140−150
+43.9%
95−100
−43.9%
Hitman 3 170−180
+27.2%
136
−27.2%
Horizon Zero Dawn 120−130
+28%
100
−28%
Metro Exodus 125
+83.8%
68
−83.8%
Red Dead Redemption 2 75−80
+62.5%
45−50
−62.5%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 184
+100%
90−95
−100%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 80−85
+37.3%
55−60
−37.3%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 108
+27.1%
85
−27.1%
Battlefield 5 140−150
+36.1%
100−110
−36.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 104
+89.1%
55
−89.1%
Far Cry 5 140−150
+44.4%
99
−44.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 120−130
+26.3%
95−100
−26.3%
Forza Horizon 4 170−180
+44.7%
120−130
−44.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 108
+80%
60
−80%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 85−90
+56.1%
55−60
−56.1%
Hitman 3 100−110
+66.1%
60−65
−66.1%
Horizon Zero Dawn 75−80
+73.3%
45−50
−73.3%
Metro Exodus 84
+110%
40−45
−110%
Red Dead Redemption 2 50−55
+67.7%
30−35
−67.7%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 106
+116%
45−50
−116%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 173
+140%
72
−140%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 60−65
+46.3%
40−45
−46.3%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 73
+55.3%
47
−55.3%
Battlefield 5 100−110
+52.2%
65−70
−52.2%
Cyberpunk 2077 53
+104%
26
−104%
Far Cry 5 90−95
+36.8%
68
−36.8%
Far Cry New Dawn 90−95
+49.2%
60−65
−49.2%
Forza Horizon 4 130−140
+58.8%
85−90
−58.8%
Watch Dogs: Legion 70
+133%
30−33
−133%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 76.11 55.51
Memory bus width 384 192
Pipelines / CUDA cores 10752 2560
Memory bandwidth 1 384
Chip lithography 8 nm 7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 450 Watt 145 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

since it shows better performance.

Be aware that GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is a desktop card while Radeon RX 6850M XT is a notebook one.


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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3090 Ti by AMD

According to our data, the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3090 Ti by AMD is Radeon RX 6950 XT, which is slower by 3% and lower by 1 position in our 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 6 positions in our rating.

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