To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.
AMD Radeon Sky 500 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
- Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
- Core clock speed 950 MHz
- Max video memory 4096 MB
- Memory type GDDR5
- Memory clock speed 4800 MHz
- Maximum resolution 4096x2160
- Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
- Core clock speed
- Max video memory
- Memory type
- Memory clock speed
- Maximum resolution
Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.
|Place in performance rating||281||1|
|Value for money||14.59||24.90|
|Architecture||GCN 1.0 (2012−2020)||Ampere (2020−2022)|
|GPU code name||Pitcairn||GA102|
|Release date||27 March 2013 (9 years ago)||27 January 2022 (less than a year ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||no data||$1,999|
|Price now||$129||$1747 (0.9x MSRP)|
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 cores||1280||no data|
|Core clock speed||950 MHz||no data|
|Number of transistors||2,800 million||28,300 million|
|Manufacturing process technology||28 nm||8 nm|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||150 Watt||no data|
|Texture fill rate||76.00||625.0|
|Floating-point performance||2,432 gflops||no data|
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on 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).
|Bus support||PCIe 3.0||no data|
|Interface||PCIe 3.0 x16||PCIe 4.0 x16|
|Length||242 mm||336 mm|
|Form factor||full height / full length||no data|
|Supplementary power connectors||1x 6-pin||no data|
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 type||GDDR5||no data|
|Maximum RAM amount||4 GB||no data|
|Memory bus width||256 Bit||no data|
|Memory clock speed||4800 MHz||no data|
|Memory bandwidth||154 GB/s||no 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 Connectors||1x DisplayPort||no data|
|DisplayPort count||1||no data|
|Dual-link DVI support||1||no data|
APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.
|DirectX||12 (11_1)||no data|
Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
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.
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.
Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:
|Full HD||no data||209|
Advantages and disadvantages
|Novelty||27 March 2013||27 January 2022|
|Chip lithography||28 nm||8 nm|
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends
since it shows better performance.
Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
Competitors of Radeon Sky 500 by NVIDIA
The nearest Radeon Sky 500's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 760, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon Sky 500:
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 7% and lower by 1 position in our rating.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 3090 Ti:
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