ATI Radeon X1800 XL vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile

General info

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

Place in our rating
not rated
 
Architecture
R500
 
Ampere
GPU code name
R520
 
GN20-E7 GA104
Market segment
Desktop
 
Laptop
Launch date
1 October 2005 (15 years ago)
 
12 January 2021 (less than a year ago)
Price now
$199
 
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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
no data
 
6144
Core clock speed
500 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Boost clock speed
no data
 
1710 MHz
Number of transistors
321 million
 
17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
90 nm
 
8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
70 Watt
 
115 Watt
Texture fill rate
8.000
 
296.6

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon X1800 XL and GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop size
no data
 
large
Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
241 mm
 
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Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
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Memory

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
GDDR3
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
256 MB
 
16 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
12 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
32 GB/s
 
384.0 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
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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
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
9.0c (9_3)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
3.0
 
6.5
OpenGL
2.0
 
4.6
OpenCL
N/A
 
2.0
Vulkan
N/A
 
1.2
CUDA
-
 
8.6

Advantages of ATI Radeon X1800 XL

Lower power consumption (70W vs 115W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile

Much newer (12 January 2021 vs 1 October 2005)

Higher memory bandwidth (384 vs 32 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (8 vs 90 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between ATI Radeon X1800 XL and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile. We've got no test results to judge.

Be aware that Radeon X1800 XL is a desktop card while GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile is a notebook one.

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

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