AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
vs
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
RX 6800 XT RTX 3090 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Price $ 649.0 $ 1,499.0 850 (131%)
Year 2020 2020 0 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 77C 83C 6 (8%)
Max Fan Noise 54.5dB 49dB 5.5 (10%)
Recommended Power Supply 650W 800W 150 (23%)
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 246.5 FPS 10.4 (4%)
Average 1440p Performance 176.4 FPS 187.7 FPS 11.3 (6%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 147.9 FPS 163.5 FPS 15.6 (11%)
Average 4K Performance 100.1 FPS 117.9 FPS 17.8 (18%)
Memory 16 GB 24 GB 8 (50%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.8 $ 6.1 3.3 (118%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.7 $ 8.0 4.3 (116%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.4 $ 9.2 4.8 (109%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 6.5 $ 12.7 6.2 (95%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Overall Combination Score 74/100 65/100 9 (12%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 6800 XT to RTX 3090 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for RX 6800 XT .

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 3090

Spec for spec, this RTX 3090 leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the RTX 2080 Ti, by boasting 2 % more fps. The RTX 3090 has 24 GB RAM compared to the RTX 2080 Ti 's 11 GB video memory.

Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The RTX 3090 consistently delivers great frame rate increases over the RTX 2080 Ti 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, Assassin's Creed Odyssey at 70 fps to 138 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 108 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Microsoft Flight Simulator, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Red Dead Redemption 2, Marvel's Avengers, Cyberpunk 2077 at 62 fps to 101 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 91 fps. For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Borderlands 3, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Red Dead Redemption 2, Cyberpunk 2077, Godfall at 61 fps to 66 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 64 fps.

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AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
93
103.5
96
107.6
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
60
67.6
63
70.3
2020 Valorant
408
454.0
424
472.1
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
160
178.0
166
185.1
2020 Death Stranding
185
205.6
192
213.8
2020 Marvel's Avengers
120
133.9
125
139.2
2020 Godfall
180
200.1
187
208.1
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
93
103.5
96
107.6
2019 Apex Legends
249
277.0
243
270.4
2019 Anthem
145
161.3
157
175.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
212
236.4
230
256.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
263
292.8
280
311.2
2019 Metro Exodus
117
130.6
124
138.0
2019 World War Z
294
327.5
240
266.8
2019 Gears of War 5
168
187.0
179
199.1
2019 F1 2019
211
234.5
225
250.1
2019 GreedFall
190
211.8
202
225.0
2019 Borderlands 3
133
148.4
142
158.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
257
285.9
274
304.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
98
109.9
105
117.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
155
173.2
165
184.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
282
313.7
286
318.6
2018 F1 2018
273
303.8
246
274.1
2018 Far Cry 5
221
246.3
199
221.4
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
119
132.6
124
138.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
161
179.1
189
210.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
188
209.7
192
213.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
190
211.8
236
263.0
2018 Fallout 76
282
313.7
269
299.1
2018 Hitman 2
218
242.5
209
233.3
2018 Just Cause 4
170
189.0
180
200.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
181
201.9
194
215.8
2018 Strange Brigade
270
300.8
289
321.3
2018 Battlefield V
261
290.9
240
266.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
115
128.6
170
188.9
2017 Shadow of War
216
240.4
220
245.4
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
161
179.1
173
192.7
2017 Wolfenstein II
357
396.8
346
385.2
2017 Destiny 2
268
298.8
327
364.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
154
171.2
192
213.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
190
211.8
236
263.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
235
262.2
248
276.0
2017 For Honor
313
348.2
332
369.6
2017 Project CARS 2
221
246.3
234
260.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
268
298.8
285
316.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
178
197.9
180
200.0
2016 Battlefield 1
294
327.5
281
313.0
2016 Overwatch
296
329.5
365
406.6
2016 Dishonored 2
161
179.1
171
190.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
174
193.9
213
237.1
2015 Rocket League
912
1,014.1
967
1,075.2
2015 Need For Speed
252
281.0
267
297.2
2015 Project CARS
242
269.1
257
286.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
441
490.7
469
521.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
625
694.5
663
737.2
2009 League of Legends
1170
1,301.0
1244
1,382.7

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AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
71
89.7
74
93.3
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
47
59.3
49
61.7
2020 Valorant
296
371.2
308
386.0
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
111
139.4
115
144.9
2020 Death Stranding
127
159.5
132
165.9
2020 Marvel's Avengers
76
95.2
79
99.0
2020 Godfall
107
133.9
111
139.2
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
77
96.6
80
100.5
2019 Apex Legends
167
209.7
165
207.2
2019 Anthem
102
128.6
113
141.7
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
146
183.0
162
203.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
156
195.9
171
213.9
2019 Metro Exodus
81
101.9
88
110.3
2019 World War Z
190
238.5
159
199.7
2019 Gears of War 5
108
135.6
118
148.3
2019 F1 2019
133
166.3
145
181.7
2019 GreedFall
121
152.4
133
167.3
2019 Borderlands 3
83
103.8
91
114.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
164
205.8
180
225.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
72
90.1
79
98.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
108
135.6
118
148.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
163
203.8
181
227.2
2018 F1 2018
187
234.5
180
225.4
2018 Far Cry 5
155
193.9
152
190.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
80
100.0
84
105.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
104
130.6
123
154.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
114
142.5
121
152.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
143
179.1
180
225.4
2018 Fallout 76
180
225.6
188
235.7
2018 Hitman 2
127
159.3
124
155.9
2018 Just Cause 4
110
138.5
121
152.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
114
142.5
123
154.0
2018 Strange Brigade
167
209.7
184
230.2
2018 Battlefield V
177
221.6
168
210.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
98
122.7
123
154.0
2017 Shadow of War
130
163.2
142
177.8
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
106
132.6
113
141.7
2017 Wolfenstein II
220
275.1
222
277.7
2017 Destiny 2
204
256.2
254
317.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
104
130.6
132
165.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
109
136.6
139
173.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
151
189.0
164
205.4
2017 For Honor
161
201.9
177
221.5
2017 Project CARS 2
138
173.2
152
190.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
215
269.1
234
293.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
132
165.2
139
173.9
2016 Battlefield 1
200
250.3
200
250.0
2016 Overwatch
182
227.6
228
285.2
2016 Dishonored 2
121
151.4
133
167.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
109
136.6
143
179.7
2015 Rocket League
346
433.4
378
473.4
2015 Need For Speed
174
217.7
188
235.7
2015 Project CARS
164
205.8
178
223.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
255
319.6
277
347.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
462
577.8
505
631.3
2009 League of Legends
578
723.3
631
789.1

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AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
130
171.2
141
186.0
2019 Anthem
81
106.9
93
123.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
114
150.3
133
175.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
119
157.3
136
180.0
2019 Metro Exodus
66
88.0
76
101.0
2019 World War Z
152
200.8
134
177.0
2019 Gears of War 5
90
118.7
103
136.0
2019 F1 2019
110
145.5
126
167.0
2019 GreedFall
88
115.8
101
133.0
2019 Borderlands 3
64
85.1
73
97.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
133
176.2
153
202.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
60
79.2
69
91.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
90
118.7
103
136.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
118
156.4
148
196.0
2018 F1 2018
153
201.9
159
210.0
2018 Far Cry 5
121
159.3
126
166.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
69
92.0
77
102.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
82
108.8
103
136.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
88
115.8
101
133.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
121
159.3
160
211.0
2018 Fallout 76
141
186.0
156
206.0
2018 Hitman 2
102
134.5
105
139.0
2018 Just Cause 4
85
112.8
98
129.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
85
112.8
97
128.0
2018 Strange Brigade
131
173.2
152
200.0
2018 Battlefield V
139
184.0
140
185.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
81
107.8
108
143.0
2017 Shadow of War
106
139.5
121
160.0
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
81
107.8
95
125.0
2017 Wolfenstein II
177
233.5
192
253.0
2017 Destiny 2
156
205.8
205
271.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
83
109.9
111
147.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
85
112.8
115
152.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
130
171.2
148
196.0
2017 For Honor
123
162.3
141
186.0
2017 Project CARS 2
129
170.1
148
196.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
201
265.2
230
303.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
122
161.3
136
179.0
2016 Battlefield 1
157
206.8
167
221.0
2016 Overwatch
139
184.0
186
245.0
2016 Dishonored 2
111
146.5
127
168.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
84
111.8
115
152.0
2015 Rocket League
258
340.4
297
391.0
2015 Need For Speed
147
193.9
167
221.0
2015 Project CARS
142
187.0
163
215.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
190
250.3
217
286.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
445
586.7
512
674.0
2009 League of Legends
412
543.1
471
621.0

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AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
40
57.7
44
63.1
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
31
44.6
34
48.8
2020 Valorant
214
306.8
235
335.8
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
49
70.8
54
77.5
2020 Death Stranding
64
92.1
70
100.7
2020 Marvel's Avengers
33
47.5
36
51.9
2020 Godfall
42
60.6
46
66.3
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
42
60.3
46
66.0
2019 Apex Legends
73
104.4
90
128.7
2019 Anthem
47
67.6
56
81.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
65
93.0
78
111.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
65
93.0
76
109.9
2019 Metro Exodus
42
60.1
51
73.3
2019 World War Z
90
129.8
84
120.8
2019 Gears of War 5
57
81.8
68
98.0
2019 F1 2019
70
100.6
84
120.8
2019 GreedFall
42
60.1
49
71.3
2019 Borderlands 3
36
51.7
42
61.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
81
116.6
97
139.6
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
38
54.5
45
65.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
57
81.8
68
98.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
59
84.6
87
124.7
2018 F1 2018
94
135.4
107
153.4
2018 Far Cry 5
69
98.6
76
109.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
47
67.6
55
79.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
48
69.5
63
91.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
48
69.5
60
87.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
79
113.7
109
156.4
2018 Fallout 76
81
116.6
94
135.6
2018 Hitman 2
61
87.4
67
96.0
2018 Just Cause 4
48
69.5
56
81.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
46
65.8
54
77.2
2018 Strange Brigade
75
108.0
90
129.7
2018 Battlefield V
81
116.6
87
124.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
52
75.2
72
104.0
2017 Shadow of War
65
93.0
76
109.9
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
46
65.8
58
83.2
2017 Wolfenstein II
107
153.2
125
179.2
2017 Destiny 2
85
122.2
119
170.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
49
71.4
70
100.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
49
71.4
70
100.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
86
124.1
103
147.5
2017 For Honor
67
96.8
80
114.8
2017 Project CARS 2
96
137.2
115
164.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
150
214.3
178
255.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
90
129.8
104
149.5
2016 Battlefield 1
90
129.8
104
149.5
2016 Overwatch
78
111.8
109
156.4
2016 Dishonored 2
80
114.7
96
137.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
48
69.5
65
94.1
2015 Rocket League
135
193.6
161
230.7
2015 Need For Speed
96
137.2
115
164.3
2015 Project CARS
96
137.2
115
164.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
98
141.0
117
168.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
345
493.4
413
590.0
2009 League of Legends
193
276.4
230
328.7
RX 6800 XT vs RTX 3090 with Core i9-10900K vs Core i9-10900K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 6800 XT vs RTX 3090 with Core i9-10900K vs Core i9-10900K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 6800 XT vs RTX 3090 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 3090 / Core i9-10900K

In terms of cost, pricing clearly is a genuine issue here and the price of RTX 3090 is simply ridiculous. For those on 1080p or even 1440p monitors, the RTX 3090 is very expensive and there are better value choices in the short term. It is worth noting that the RTX 3090 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RTX 3090 's 24576 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. 4K gaming is joyous on this RTX 3090 , 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 3090 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 6800 XT RTX 3090
Length267 mm 10.5 inches313 mm 12.3 inches
Outputs1x HDMI 2x DisplayPort 1x USB Type-C1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort 1x USB Type-C
Power Connectors2x 8-pin1x 12-pin
Slot WidthTriple-slotTriple-slot
TDP300 W350 W

Clock Speeds

RX 6800 XT RTX 3090
Boost Clock2250 MHz1695 MHz
GPU Clock2015 MHz1410 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 16 Gbps effective 2437 MHz 19496 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 6800 XT RTX 3090
Bus InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
GenerationNavi IIGeForce 30
Launch Price649 USD1,499 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateNov 18th, 2020Sep 24th, 2020

Graphics Features

RX 6800 XT RTX 3090
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 3090
ArchitectureRDNA 2.0Ampere
Die Size536 mm²627 mm²
GPU NameNavi 21GA102
GPU VariantNavi 21 XL GA102-300-A1
Process Size7 nm8 nm
Transistors26,800 million28,000 million

Memory

RX 6800 XT RTX 3090
Bandwidth512.0 GB/s 935.8 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit384 bit
Memory Size16384 MB24560 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6X

Render Config

RX 6800 XT RTX 3090
ROPs12896
Shading Units460810496
TMUs288328

Theoretical Performance

RX 6800 XT RTX 3090
FP16 (half) performance41.47 TFLOPS (2:1)71.16 TFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance20.74 TFLOPS 35.58 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance1,296 GFLOPS (1:16)1,112 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate288.0 GPixel/s 162.7 GPixel/s
Texture Rate648.0 GTexel/s 556.0 GTexel/s

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