AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
vs
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
RX 6800 XT RTX 3070 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
Price $ 649.0 $ 499.0 150 (23%)
Year 2020 2020 0 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 77C 79C 2 (3%)
Max Fan Noise 54.5dB 47.7dB 6.8 (12%)
Recommended Power Supply 650W 600W 50 (8%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i9-10900K ($590) Intel Core i9-10900K ($590)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 236.1 FPS 178.8 FPS 57.3 (24%)
Average 1440p Performance 176.4 FPS 133.1 FPS 43.3 (25%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 147.9 FPS 114.4 FPS 33.5 (23%)
Average 4K Performance 100.1 FPS 80.8 FPS 19.3 (19%)
Memory 16 GB 8 GB 8 (50%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.8 $ 2.8 0 (0%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.7 $ 3.8 0.1 (3%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.4 $ 4.4 0 (0%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 6.5 $ 6.2 0.3 (5%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
Overall Combination Score 74/100 86/100 12 (16%)
Our Verdict: The RX 6800 XT is faster by 33% for 1440p gaming. However, RTX 3070 is still capable of producing more than 60 frames per second. For 1080p games, upgrading from RTX 3070 to RX 6800 XT is not worth it if targeting 60 frames per second.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

The RX 6900 XT might be the extreme flagship of the latest RDNA 2.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most high-end PC gamers. On the other hand, the RX 6800 XT is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 649. The RX 6800 XT is much more expensive than the RX 5700 XT as it costs a whopping $ 649. Compare this to the RX 5700 XT, which came originally at a price of $ 399. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA closest equivalent card is the RTX 3080 which costs $ 699.

Spec for spec, this RX 6800 XT leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the RX 5700 XT, by boasting 2 % more fps. The RX 6800 XT has 16 GB RAM compared to the RX 5700 XT 's 8 GB video memory.

Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The RX 6800 XT consistently delivers great frame rate increases over the RX 5700 XT and it really justifies an upgrade. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Microsoft Flight Simulator, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Cyberpunk 2077, Red Dead Redemption 2, Metro Exodus at 68 fps to 131 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 103 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Red Dead Redemption 2, Marvel's Avengers, Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin's Creed Odyssey at 90 fps to 100 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 94 fps. For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Metro Exodus, GreedFall, Cyberpunk 2077, Godfall, Monster Hunter: World at 60 fps to 66 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 61 fps.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

The RTX 3080 might be the high-end flagship of the latest Ampere set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most mid-range PC gamers. On the other hand, the RTX 3070 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 499. The good news is, with the release of the RTX 3070 Ti, the RTX 3070 's price is getting more discount.

NVIDIA ’s xx70 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Ampere graphics card inside the RTX 3070, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. In our synthetic benchmarks, the RTX 3070 blows past the RTX 2070, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER and, amazingly, even the RTX 2080 as well.

Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the RTX 3070 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the RTX 2070, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Cyberpunk 2077, Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Metro Exodus at 83 fps to 99 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 89 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Marvel's Avengers, Metro Exodus at 69 fps to 77 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 73 fps. For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Final Fantasy XV, Hitman 2, Gears of War 5, Need For Speed: Heat, Far Cry 5 at 62 fps to 74 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 66 fps.

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AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
93
103.5
74
82.5
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
60
67.6
48
53.9
2020 Valorant
408
454.0
325
361.9
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
160
178.0
127
141.9
2020 Death Stranding
185
205.6
147
163.9
2020 Marvel's Avengers
120
133.9
96
106.7
2020 Godfall
180
200.1
143
159.5
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
93
103.5
74
82.5
2019 Apex Legends
249
277.0
175
195.0
2019 Anthem
145
161.3
113
126.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
212
236.4
166
185.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
263
292.8
201
224.0
2019 Metro Exodus
117
130.6
89
99.0
2019 World War Z
294
327.5
172
192.0
2019 Gears of War 5
168
187.0
129
144.0
2019 F1 2019
211
234.5
162
180.0
2019 GreedFall
190
211.8
145
162.0
2019 Borderlands 3
133
148.4
102
114.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
257
285.9
197
219.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
98
109.9
75
84.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
155
173.2
119
133.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
282
313.7
207
230.0
2018 F1 2018
273
303.8
177
197.0
2018 Far Cry 5
221
246.3
144
160.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
119
132.6
89
99.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
161
179.1
135
151.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
188
209.7
138
154.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
190
211.8
170
189.0
2018 Fallout 76
282
313.7
194
216.0
2018 Hitman 2
218
242.5
151
168.0
2018 Just Cause 4
170
189.0
129
144.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
181
201.9
139
155.0
2018 Strange Brigade
270
300.8
207
231.0
2018 Battlefield V
261
290.9
172
192.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
115
128.6
122
136.0
2017 Shadow of War
216
240.4
158
176.0
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
161
179.1
125
139.0
2017 Wolfenstein II
357
396.8
249
277.0
2017 Destiny 2
268
298.8
235
262.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
154
171.2
138
154.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
190
211.8
170
189.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
235
262.2
179
199.0
2017 For Honor
313
348.2
239
266.0
2017 Project CARS 2
221
246.3
169
188.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
268
298.8
205
228.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
178
197.9
129
144.0
2016 Battlefield 1
294
327.5
202
225.0
2016 Overwatch
296
329.5
263
293.0
2016 Dishonored 2
161
179.1
123
137.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
174
193.9
153
171.0
2015 Rocket League
912
1,014.1
696
774.0
2015 Need For Speed
252
281.0
192
214.0
2015 Project CARS
242
269.1
185
206.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
441
490.7
337
375.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
625
694.5
477
531.0
2009 League of Legends
1170
1,301.0
895
995.0

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AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
71
89.7
57
71.5
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
47
59.3
37
47.3
2020 Valorant
296
371.2
236
295.9
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
111
139.4
88
111.1
2020 Death Stranding
127
159.5
101
127.2
2020 Marvel's Avengers
76
95.2
60
75.9
2020 Godfall
107
133.9
85
106.7
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
77
96.6
61
77.0
2019 Apex Legends
167
209.7
116
146.0
2019 Anthem
102
128.6
79
99.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
146
183.0
114
143.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
156
195.9
120
150.0
2019 Metro Exodus
81
101.9
61
77.0
2019 World War Z
190
238.5
112
140.0
2019 Gears of War 5
108
135.6
83
104.0
2019 F1 2019
133
166.3
102
128.0
2019 GreedFall
121
152.4
93
117.0
2019 Borderlands 3
83
103.8
64
80.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
164
205.8
126
158.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
72
90.1
55
69.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
108
135.6
83
104.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
163
203.8
128
160.0
2018 F1 2018
187
234.5
126
158.0
2018 Far Cry 5
155
193.9
106
133.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
80
100.0
59
74.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
104
130.6
86
108.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
114
142.5
84
106.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
143
179.1
126
158.0
2018 Fallout 76
180
225.6
132
165.0
2018 Hitman 2
127
159.3
87
109.0
2018 Just Cause 4
110
138.5
84
106.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
114
142.5
86
108.0
2018 Strange Brigade
167
209.7
128
161.0
2018 Battlefield V
177
221.6
117
147.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
98
122.7
86
108.0
2017 Shadow of War
130
163.2
100
125.0
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
106
132.6
79
99.0
2017 Wolfenstein II
220
275.1
156
195.0
2017 Destiny 2
204
256.2
178
223.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
104
130.6
92
116.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
109
136.6
97
122.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
151
189.0
115
144.0
2017 For Honor
161
201.9
124
155.0
2017 Project CARS 2
138
173.2
106
133.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
215
269.1
164
206.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
132
165.2
97
122.0
2016 Battlefield 1
200
250.3
140
175.0
2016 Overwatch
182
227.6
160
200.0
2016 Dishonored 2
121
151.4
94
118.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
109
136.6
100
126.0
2015 Rocket League
346
433.4
265
332.0
2015 Need For Speed
174
217.7
132
165.0
2015 Project CARS
164
205.8
125
157.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
255
319.6
195
244.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
462
577.8
353
442.0
2009 League of Legends
578
723.3
442
553.0

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AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
130
171.2
94
124.0
2019 Anthem
81
106.9
62
82.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
114
150.3
88
117.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
119
157.3
91
120.0
2019 Metro Exodus
66
88.0
50
67.0
2019 World War Z
152
200.8
89
118.0
2019 Gears of War 5
90
118.7
69
91.0
2019 F1 2019
110
145.5
85
112.0
2019 GreedFall
88
115.8
66
88.0
2019 Borderlands 3
64
85.1
49
65.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
133
176.2
102
135.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
60
79.2
45
60.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
90
118.7
69
91.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
118
156.4
98
130.0
2018 F1 2018
153
201.9
106
140.0
2018 Far Cry 5
121
159.3
84
111.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
69
92.0
51
68.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
82
108.8
69
91.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
88
115.8
66
88.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
121
159.3
107
141.0
2018 Fallout 76
141
186.0
104
137.0
2018 Hitman 2
102
134.5
70
93.0
2018 Just Cause 4
85
112.8
65
86.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
85
112.8
64
85.0
2018 Strange Brigade
131
173.2
101
133.0
2018 Battlefield V
139
184.0
94
124.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
81
107.8
72
95.0
2017 Shadow of War
106
139.5
80
106.0
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
81
107.8
63
83.0
2017 Wolfenstein II
177
233.5
128
169.0
2017 Destiny 2
156
205.8
136
180.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
83
109.9
74
98.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
85
112.8
76
101.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
130
171.2
98
130.0
2017 For Honor
123
162.3
94
124.0
2017 Project CARS 2
129
170.1
98
130.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
201
265.2
153
202.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
122
161.3
90
119.0
2016 Battlefield 1
157
206.8
112
148.0
2016 Overwatch
139
184.0
123
163.0
2016 Dishonored 2
111
146.5
85
112.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
84
111.8
76
101.0
2015 Rocket League
258
340.4
198
261.0
2015 Need For Speed
147
193.9
112
148.0
2015 Project CARS
142
187.0
108
143.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
190
250.3
145
191.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
445
586.7
341
449.0
2009 League of Legends
412
543.1
314
414.0

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AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
40
57.7
33
48.4
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
31
44.6
26
37.4
2020 Valorant
214
306.8
180
257.4
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
49
70.8
41
59.4
2020 Death Stranding
64
92.1
54
77.2
2020 Marvel's Avengers
33
47.5
27
39.8
2020 Godfall
42
60.6
35
50.8
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
42
60.3
35
50.6
2019 Apex Legends
73
104.4
60
87.0
2019 Anthem
47
67.6
38
55.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
65
93.0
53
76.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
65
93.0
51
74.0
2019 Metro Exodus
42
60.1
34
49.0
2019 World War Z
90
129.8
56
81.0
2019 Gears of War 5
57
81.8
46
66.0
2019 F1 2019
70
100.6
56
81.0
2019 GreedFall
42
60.1
33
48.0
2019 Borderlands 3
36
51.7
29
42.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
81
116.6
65
94.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
38
54.5
30
44.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
57
81.8
46
66.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
59
84.6
58
84.0
2018 F1 2018
94
135.4
72
104.0
2018 Far Cry 5
69
98.6
51
74.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
47
67.6
37
53.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
48
69.5
43
62.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
48
69.5
41
59.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
79
113.7
73
105.0
2018 Fallout 76
81
116.6
63
91.0
2018 Hitman 2
61
87.4
44
64.0
2018 Just Cause 4
48
69.5
38
55.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
46
65.8
36
52.0
2018 Strange Brigade
75
108.0
61
88.0
2018 Battlefield V
81
116.6
58
84.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
52
75.2
49
70.0
2017 Shadow of War
65
93.0
51
74.0
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
46
65.8
39
56.0
2017 Wolfenstein II
107
153.2
84
120.0
2017 Destiny 2
85
122.2
80
115.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
49
71.4
46
67.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
49
71.4
46
67.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
86
124.1
69
99.0
2017 For Honor
67
96.8
53
77.0
2017 Project CARS 2
96
137.2
77
111.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
150
214.3
120
172.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
90
129.8
70
101.0
2016 Battlefield 1
90
129.8
70
101.0
2016 Overwatch
78
111.8
73
105.0
2016 Dishonored 2
80
114.7
64
92.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
48
69.5
44
63.0
2015 Rocket League
135
193.6
108
155.0
2015 Need For Speed
96
137.2
77
111.0
2015 Project CARS
96
137.2
77
111.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
98
141.0
79
113.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
345
493.4
278
398.0
2009 League of Legends
193
276.4
154
221.0
RX 6800 XT vs RTX 3070 with Core i9-10900K vs Core i9-10900K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 6800 XT vs RTX 3070 with Core i9-10900K vs Core i9-10900K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 6800 XT vs RTX 3070 with Core i9-10900K vs Core i9-10900K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT / Core i9-10900K

It is worth noting that the RX 6800 XT is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX 6800 XT 's 16384 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. Deciding whether to invest so much money in a high-end GPU like RX 6800 XT requires careful thought. 4K gaming is joyous on this RX 6800 XT , and with a little tweaking to your AA settings, it'd be hard to imagine a title not capable of 60 fps on average.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 / Core i9-10900K

It is worth noting that the RTX 3070 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RTX 3070 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. 4K gaming is joyous on this RTX 3070 , and with a little tweaking to your AA settings, it'd be hard to imagine a title not capable of 60 fps on average.

RX 6800 XT vs RTX 3070 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 6800 XT RTX 3070
Length267 mm 10.5 inches242 mm 9.5 inches
Outputs1x HDMI 2x DisplayPort 1x USB Type-C1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort 1x USB Type-C
Power Connectors2x 8-pin1x 12-pin
Slot WidthTriple-slotDual-slot
TDP300 W220 W

Clock Speeds

RX 6800 XT RTX 3070
Boost Clock2250 MHz1620 MHz
GPU Clock2015 MHz1500 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 16 Gbps effective 2000 MHz 16000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 6800 XT RTX 3070
Bus InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
GenerationNavi IIGeForce 30
Launch Price649 USD499 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateNov 18th, 2020Oct 17th, 2020

Graphics Features

RX 6800 XT RTX 3070
DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)12 Ultimate (12_2)
OpenCL22.0
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.56.5
Vulkan1.21.2.140

Graphics Processor

RX 6800 XT RTX 3070
ArchitectureRDNA 2.0Ampere
Die Size536 mm²450 mm²
GPU NameNavi 21GA104
GPU VariantNavi 21 XL GA104-300-A1
Process Size7 nm8 nm
Transistors26,800 million28,000 million

Memory

RX 6800 XT RTX 3070
Bandwidth512.0 GB/s 512.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit256 bit
Memory Size16384 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6

Render Config

RX 6800 XT RTX 3070
ROPs12864
Shading Units46085888
TMUs288184

Theoretical Performance

RX 6800 XT RTX 3070
FP16 (half) performance41.47 TFLOPS (2:1)40.74 TFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance20.74 TFLOPS 20.37 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance1,296 GFLOPS (1:16)636.6 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate288.0 GPixel/s 110.7 GPixel/s
Texture Rate648.0 GTexel/s 318.3 GTexel/s

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