AMD Radeon VII vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super

General info

Comparison of Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2080 Super architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
35.52
 
34.58
Architecture
GCN 5.1
 
Turing
Code name
Vega 20
 
TU104
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
7 February 2019
 
23 July 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
$699
Price now
$618
 
$726

Technical specs

Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2080 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 2080 Super's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
3840
 
3072
Core clock speed
1400 MHz
 
1650 MHz
Boost Clock
1750 MHz
 
1815 MHz
Transistor count
13,230 million
 
13,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
295 Watt
 
250 Watt
Texture fill rate
420.0
 
348.5

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2080 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
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2080 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
2000 MHz
 
15496 MHz
Memory bandwidth
1024 GB/s
 
495.9 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2080 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 HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
G-SYNC support
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2080 Super. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
VR Ready
no data
 
+
Multi Monitor
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2080 Super, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 Ultimate (12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
Vulkan
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2080 Super. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Radeon VII 65.88
RTX 2080 Super 75.33 +14.3%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Radeon VII 417729
RTX 2080 Super 475022 +13.7%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Radeon VII 137677
RTX 2080 Super 144832 +5.2%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Radeon VII 20451
RTX 2080 Super 21767 +6.4%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Radeon VII 27476
RTX 2080 Super 28022 +2%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

Radeon VII 37881
RTX 2080 Super 39738 +4.9%

SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max

Radeon VII 167
RTX 2080 Super 226 +35.3%

Passmark

Radeon VII 16883
RTX 2080 Super 19303 +14.3%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2080 Super are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon VII

Wider memory bus (4096 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (3840 vs 3072)
Higher memory bandwidth (1024 vs 495.9 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 12 nm)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super

14.3% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (23 July 2019 vs 7 February 2019)
Less power hungry (250 vs 295 watts)
DLSS
Raytracing
NVLink
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)
Multi Monitor
650 Watt system power recommended

So, VII or RTX 2080 Super?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2080 Super, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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