AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX 6900 XT and GeForce RTX 3070 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.98
 
1.66
Architecture
Navi / RDNA2
 
Ampere
Code name
Navi 21
 
Ampere GA104
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
28 October 2020
 
16 September 2020
Launch price (MSRP)
$999
 
$499
Price now
$1806
 
$1869

Technical specs

Radeon RX 6900 XT and GeForce RTX 3070's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 6900 XT and GeForce RTX 3070's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
5120
 
5888
Core clock speed
1825 MHz
 
1500 MHz
Boost Clock
2250 MHz
 
1725 MHz
Transistor count
26,800 million
 
17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
8 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
300 Watt
 
220 Watt
Texture fill rate
720.0
 
317.4

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 6900 XT and GeForce RTX 3070 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 4.0 x16
Length
267 mm
 
242 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
1x 12-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 6900 XT and GeForce RTX 3070: 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.
Memory type
GDDR6
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
16000 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
512.0 GB/s
 
448.0 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 6900 XT and GeForce RTX 3070. 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.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 6900 XT and GeForce RTX 3070, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.1
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2
 
1.2
CUDA
-
 
8.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX 6900 XT and GeForce RTX 3070. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX 6900 XT 97.78 +14.8%
RTX 3070 85.18

Passmark

RX 6900 XT 24861 +14.8%
RTX 3070 21659

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 6900 XT and GeForce RTX 3070 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

14.8% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (28 October 2020 vs 16 September 2020)
Cheaper ($1806.00 USD vs $1869.00 USD)
Higher memory bandwidth (512 vs 448 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 8 nm)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

More pipelines (5888 vs 5120)
Less power hungry (220 vs 300 watts)

So, RX 6900 XT or RTX 3070?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.
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