NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 vs AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Comparison of GeForce RTX 3090 and Radeon RX 6800 XT architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce RTX 3090 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 3090 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 3090 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 3090 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 3090 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 3090 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 3090 and Radeon RX 6800 XT. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
RTX 3090 98.79
RX 6800 XT 100.00 +1.2%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
RTX 3090 30247
RX 6800 XT 38659 +27.8%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
RTX 3090 43404
RX 6800 XT 49735 +14.6%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
RTX 3090 58698 +12.8%
RX 6800 XT 52046
RTX 3090 24921
RX 6800 XT 25229 +1.2%
Let's see how good GeForce RTX 3090 and Radeon RX 6800 XT are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (10496 vs 4608)
Higher memory bandwidth (936.2 vs 512 GB/s)
Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
1.2% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (28 October 2020 vs 24 September 2020)
Cheaper ($649 vs $1499)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 8 nm)
Less power hungry (300 vs 350 watts)
So, RTX 3090 or RX 6800 XT?
Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 and AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT. The differences in performance seem too small.
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