AMD Radeon RX Vega 9 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
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  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
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
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Games supported 100%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating4213
Value for money8.3513.33
ArchitectureVega (2017−2021)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameVega Raven RidgeAmpere GA102
Market segmentLaptopDesktop
Release date26 October 2017 (5 years ago)27 January 2022 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$1,999
Current price$302 $1433 (0.7x MSRP)
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 cores57610752
Core clock speedno data1560 MHz
Boost clock speed1300 MHz1860 MHz
Number of transistorsno data28,300 million
Manufacturing process technology14 nm8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)15 Watt450 Watt
Texture fill rateno data625.0

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX Vega 9 and GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 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.

Interfaceno dataPCIe 4.0 x16
Lengthno data336 mm
Widthno data3-slot
Supplementary power connectorsno data1x 16-pin

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 typeno dataGDDR6X
Maximum RAM amountno data24 GB
Memory bus widthno data384 Bit
Memory clock speedno data21000 MHz
Memory bandwidthno data1,008 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 Connectorsno data1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a
HDMIno data+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12_112 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Modelno data6.6
OpenGLno data4.6
OpenCLno data3.0
Vulkanno data1.3
CUDAno data8.6

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.

RX Vega 9 7.52
RTX 3090 Ti 76.11
+912%
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm 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: 17%

RX Vega 9 4380
RTX 3090 Ti 69481
+1486%

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: 14%

RX Vega 9 19255
RTX 3090 Ti 246319
+1179%

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX Vega 9 2524
RTX 3090 Ti 36563
+1349%

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: 14%

RX Vega 9 2789
RTX 3090 Ti 53110
+1804%

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RX Vega 9 131922
RTX 3090 Ti 564087
+328%

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 HD19
−1011%
211
+1011%
1440pno data142
4Kno data100

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 8−9
−2638%
219
+2638%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
−613%
100−110
+613%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 8−9
−1900%
160
+1900%
Battlefield 5 21−24
−622%
160−170
+622%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 20−22
−785%
170−180
+785%
Cyberpunk 2077 8−9
−2413%
201
+2413%
Far Cry 5 16−18
−894%
150−160
+894%
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
−641%
120−130
+641%
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
−708%
200−210
+708%
Hitman 3 14−16
−1307%
210−220
+1307%
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
−1409%
160−170
+1409%
Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14
−983%
130−140
+983%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 8
−3213%
265
+3213%
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11
−1610%
171
+1610%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
−613%
100−110
+613%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 8−9
−1625%
138
+1625%
Battlefield 5 21−24
−622%
160−170
+622%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 20−22
−785%
170−180
+785%
Cyberpunk 2077 8−9
−2063%
173
+2063%
Far Cry 5 16−18
−894%
150−160
+894%
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
−641%
120−130
+641%
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
−708%
200−210
+708%
Hitman 3 14−16
−1307%
210−220
+1307%
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
−1409%
160−170
+1409%
Metro Exodus 10−11
−1680%
178
+1680%
Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14
−983%
130−140
+983%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14−16
−1693%
251
+1693%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 13
−2931%
394
+2931%
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11
−1440%
154
+1440%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
−613%
100−110
+613%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 8−9
−1438%
123
+1438%
Battlefield 5 21−24
−622%
160−170
+622%
Cyberpunk 2077 8−9
−1800%
152
+1800%
Far Cry 5 16−18
−894%
150−160
+894%
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
−641%
120−130
+641%
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
−708%
200−210
+708%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 8
−2313%
193
+2313%
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11
−1200%
130
+1200%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12−14
−1067%
140−150
+1067%
Hitman 3 10−11
−1630%
170−180
+1630%
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−11
−1170%
120−130
+1170%
Metro Exodus 6−7
−1983%
125
+1983%
Red Dead Redemption 2 6−7
−1200%
75−80
+1200%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 9−10
−1944%
184
+1944%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 5−6 no data
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 6−7
−1250%
80−85
+1250%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
−5300%
108
+5300%
Battlefield 5 9−10
−1522%
140−150
+1522%
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
−5100%
104
+5100%
Far Cry 5 10−11
−1310%
140−150
+1310%
Far Cry New Dawn 9−10
−1167%
110−120
+1167%
Forza Horizon 4 12−14
−1262%
170−180
+1262%
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5
−2600%
108
+2600%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
−1660%
85−90
+1660%
Hitman 3 7−8
−1386%
100−110
+1386%
Horizon Zero Dawn 6−7
−1200%
75−80
+1200%
Metro Exodus 2−3
−4100%
84
+4100%
Red Dead Redemption 2 5−6
−940%
50−55
+940%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 3−4
−3433%
106
+3433%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 6−7
−2783%
173
+2783%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
−1400%
60−65
+1400%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
−3550%
73
+3550%
Battlefield 5 5−6
−2000%
100−110
+2000%
Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
−5200%
53
+5200%
Far Cry 5 6−7
−1433%
90−95
+1433%
Far Cry New Dawn 8−9
−1038%
90−95
+1038%
Forza Horizon 4 9−10
−1400%
130−140
+1400%
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4
−2233%
70
+2233%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 7.52 76.11
Recency 26 October 2017 27 January 2022
Pipelines / CUDA cores 576 10752
Chip lithography 14 nm 8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 15 Watt 450 Watt

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

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

since it shows better performance.

Be aware that Radeon RX Vega 9 is a notebook card while GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is a desktop one.


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Competitors of Radeon RX Vega 9 by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon RX Vega 9's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 480M SLI, which is faster by 1% and higher by 5 positions in our performance rating.

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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3090 Ti by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3090 Ti from AMD is Radeon RX 6950 XT, which is slower by 3% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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