AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Watercooled vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

General info

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

Place in our rating
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
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GCN 5.0
GPU code name
Vega 10
Turing TU102
Market segment
Release date
13 July 2017 (4 years ago)
27 August 2018 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
Price now
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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 cores
Core clock speed
1382 MHz
1350 MHz
Boost clock speed
1600 MHz
1545 MHz
Number of transistors
12,500 million
18,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
375 Watt
250 Watt
Texture fill rate
Floating-point performance
13,107 gflops
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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).

PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
267 mm
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
2x 8-pin


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
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
11 GB
Memory bus width
2048 Bit
352 Bit
Memory clock speed
1890 MHz
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
483.8 GB/s
616.0 GB/s
Shared memory
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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 HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
G-SYNC support


Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready
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API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

12 (12_1)
12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model

Competitors of Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Watercooled from NVIDIA

It seems that there's no NVIDIA equivalent for Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Watercooled. The nearest candidate is GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, however, it's 0% faster and higher by 0 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Watercooled:

Competitors of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 2080 Ti from AMD is Radeon RX 6800, which is slower by 5% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 2080 Ti:

Advantages of AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Watercooled

Wider memory bus (2048 vs 352 bit)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

Much newer (27 August 2018 vs 13 July 2017)

More pipelines (4352 vs 4096)

Higher memory bandwidth (616 vs 483.8 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)

Lower power consumption (250W vs 375W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.



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, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Watercooled and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. We've got no test results to judge.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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