AMD Radeon VII vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super

General info

Comparison of Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2060 Super architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.58
 
2.98
Architecture
Vega
 
Turing
Code name
Vega 20
 
Turing TU106
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
7 February 2019
 
2 July 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
$399
Price now
$989
 
$797

Technical specs

Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2060 Super's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2060 Super's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
3840
 
2176
Core clock speed
1400 MHz
 
1470 MHz
Boost Clock
1750 MHz
 
1650 MHz
Transistor count
13,230 million
 
10,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
295 Watt
 
175 Watt
Texture fill rate
420.0
 
224.4

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2060 Super 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 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
305 mm
 
229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2060 Super: 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
HBM2
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
1024 GB/s
 
448.0 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2060 Super. 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, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI
+
 
+
G-SYNC support
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2060 Super. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
VR Ready
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2060 Super, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model
6.4
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131
CUDA
-
 
7.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2060 Super. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Radeon VII 68.17 +7.3%
RTX 2060 Super 63.51

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Radeon VII 417729
RTX 2060 Super 486652 +16.5%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Radeon VII 137677 +14.9%
RTX 2060 Super 119815

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Radeon VII 20451 +3.1%
RTX 2060 Super 19833

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Radeon VII 27476 +25.6%
RTX 2060 Super 21871

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

Radeon VII 37881 +28.4%
RTX 2060 Super 29512

3DMark Vantage Performance

Radeon VII 62128
RTX 2060 Super 66471 +7%

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

Radeon VII 159 +103.8%
RTX 2060 Super 78

SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max

Radeon VII 167
RTX 2060 Super 197 +18%

Passmark

Radeon VII 17030 +3.9%
RTX 2060 Super 16396

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2060 Super are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon VII

7.3% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (4096 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (3840 vs 2176)
Higher memory bandwidth (1024 vs 448 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 12 nm)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super

Somewhat newer (2 July 2019 vs 7 February 2019)
Cheaper ($399 vs $699)
Less power hungry (175 vs 295 watts)
DLSS
Raytracing
VR Ready
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, VII or RTX 2060 Super?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon VII and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2060 Super, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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