NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti vs AMD Radeon Pro Vega 48


General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance ranking1587
Value for money24.5413.26
ArchitectureGCN 5.0 (2017−2020)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameVega 10Ampere GA102
Market segmentWorkstationDesktop
Release date19 March 2019 (4 years old)27 January 2022 (1 year old)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$1,999
Current price$671 $1251 (0.6x MSRP)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Pro Vega 48 has 85% better value for money than RTX 3090 Ti.

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 cores307210752
Core clock speed1200 MHz1560 MHz
Boost clock speed1300 MHz1860 MHz
Number of transistors12,500 million28,300 million
Manufacturing process technology14 nm8 nm
Power consumption (TDP)no data450 Watt
Texture fill rate249.6625.0

Size and compatibility

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
Lengthno data336 mm
Supplementary power connectorsNone1x 16-pin


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeHBM2GDDR6X
Maximum RAM amount8 GB24 GB
Memory bus width2048 Bit384 Bit
Memory clock speed1572 MHz21000 MHz
Memory bandwidth402.4 GB/s1,008 GB/s
Shared memoryno data-

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 ConnectorsNo outputs1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a
HDMIno data+

API support

List of supported graphics and general-purpose computing APIs, including their specific versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.46.6
CUDAno data8.6

Synthetic benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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.

Pro Vega 48 29.02
RTX 3090 Ti 76.56

GeForce RTX 3090 Ti outperforms Radeon Pro Vega 48 by 164% in our combined benchmark results.


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%

Pro Vega 48 11299
RTX 3090 Ti 29807

GeForce RTX 3090 Ti outperforms Radeon Pro Vega 48 by 164% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

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

Average FPS across all PC games

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

Full HD75−80

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance score 29.02 76.56
Recency 19 March 2019 27 January 2022
Memory bus width 2048 384
Memory bandwidth 402.4 1
Pipelines / CUDA cores 3072 10752
Chip lithography 14 nm 8 nm

The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is our recommended choice as it beats the Radeon Pro Vega 48 in performance tests.

Be aware that Radeon Pro Vega 48 is a workstation card while GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is a desktop 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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AMD Radeon Pro Vega 48
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