AMD Radeon Sky 500 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

Price now 129$
Games supported 77%
AMD Radeon Sky 500
Radeon Sky 500
  • 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
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 1747$
Games supported 100%

General info

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

Place in performance rating2811
Value for money14.5924.90
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 (2012−2020)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code namePitcairnGA102
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date27 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)
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative 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 cores1280no data
Core clock speed950 MHzno data
Number of transistors2,800 million28,300 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Wattno data
Texture fill rate76.00625.0
Floating-point performance2,432 gflopsno 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 supportPCIe 3.0no data
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
Length242 mm336 mm
Width1-slotno data
Form factorfull height / full lengthno data
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pinno 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 typeGDDR5no data
Maximum RAM amount4 GBno data
Memory bus width256 Bitno data
Memory clock speed4800 MHzno data
Memory bandwidth154 GB/sno 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 Connectors1x DisplayPortno data
DisplayPort count1no data
Dual-link DVI support1no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_1)no data
Shader Model5.16.6
OpenGL4.6no data
OpenCL1.2no data
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.

Sky 500 15.92
RTX 3090 Ti 100.00
  • Passmark

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.

Sky 500 4736
RTX 3090 Ti 30206

Gaming performance

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 HDno data209
1440pno data142
4Kno data101

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 15.92 100.00
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

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

since it shows better performance.

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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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 GeForce GTX 760

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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 7% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT Radeon RX 6950 XT

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User rating

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