AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
vs
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
RX 6900 XT RTX 3080 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
Price $ 999.0 $ 699.0 300 (30%)
Year 2020 2020 0 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 80C 79C 1 (1%)
Max Fan Noise 54.5dB 47.7dB 6.8 (12%)
Recommended Power Supply 700W 700W 0 (0%)
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 250.1 FPS 232.4 FPS 17.7 (7%)
Average 1440p Performance 186.9 FPS 173.0 FPS 13.9 (7%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 156.6 FPS 148.7 FPS 7.9 (5%)
Average 4K Performance 105.9 FPS 105.0 FPS 0.90000000000001 (1%)
Memory 16 GB 10 GB 6 (37%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.0 $ 3.0 1 (25%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.4 $ 4.0 1.4 (26%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.4 $ 4.7 1.7 (27%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.4 $ 6.7 2.7 (29%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
Overall Combination Score 64/100 65/100 1 (2%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RTX 3080 to RX 6900 XT 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 RTX 3080 .

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

The RX 6900 XT is much more expensive than the RX 5700 XT as it costs a whopping $ 999. Compare this to the RX 5700 XT, which came originally at a price of $ 399. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA closest equivalent card is the RTX 3090 which costs $ 1499. Spec for spec, this RX 6900 XT leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the RX 5700 XT, by boasting 2 % more fps.

The RX 6900 XT has 16 GB RAM compared to the RX 5700 XT 's 8 GB video memory. Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The RX 6900 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, Marvel's Avengers 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 61 fps to 100 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 90 fps.

For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Cyberpunk 2077, Godfall, Metro Exodus, GreedFall, Monster Hunter: World at 62 fps to 70 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 65 fps.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

The RTX 3090 might be the extreme flagship of the latest Ampere set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most high-end PC gamers. On the other hand, the RTX 3080 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 699. The good news is, with the release of the RTX 3080 Ti, the RTX 3080 's price is getting more discount.

Spec for spec, this RTX 3080 leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the RTX 2080, by boasting 2 % more fps. The RTX 3080 has 10 GB RAM compared to the RTX 2080 's 8 GB video memory.

Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The RTX 3080 consistently delivers great frame rate increases over the RTX 2080, NVIDIA GeForce 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 67 fps to 130 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 89 fps to 97 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 94 fps. For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Assassin's Creed Valhalla, GreedFall, Cyberpunk 2077, Godfall, Metro Exodus at 61 fps to 64 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 63 fps.

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AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
96
106.9
92
103.1
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
62
69.8
60
67.4
2020 Valorant
421
468.8
407
452.4
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
165
183.8
159
177.4
2020 Death Stranding
191
212.3
184
204.9
2020 Marvel's Avengers
124
138.2
120
133.4
2020 Godfall
185
206.6
179
199.4
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
96
106.9
92
103.1
2019 Apex Legends
264
294.0
228
254.0
2019 Anthem
154
172.0
148
165.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
225
251.0
217
242.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
279
311.0
263
293.0
2019 Metro Exodus
125
139.0
117
130.0
2019 World War Z
313
348.0
225
251.0
2019 Gears of War 5
179
199.0
169
188.0
2019 F1 2019
224
249.0
211
235.0
2019 GreedFall
201
224.0
190
212.0
2019 Borderlands 3
142
158.0
134
149.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
272
303.0
257
286.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
105
117.0
99
110.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
164
183.0
155
173.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
299
333.0
270
300.0
2018 F1 2018
290
323.0
232
258.0
2018 Far Cry 5
235
262.0
188
209.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
126
141.0
117
130.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
171
190.0
178
198.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
200
223.0
180
201.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
202
225.0
222
247.0
2018 Fallout 76
299
333.0
253
282.0
2018 Hitman 2
232
258.0
198
220.0
2018 Just Cause 4
180
200.0
169
188.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
193
215.0
182
203.0
2018 Strange Brigade
288
320.0
271
302.0
2018 Battlefield V
278
309.0
225
251.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
123
137.0
160
178.0
2017 Shadow of War
229
255.0
207
231.0
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
171
190.0
162
181.0
2017 Wolfenstein II
378
421.0
325
362.0
2017 Destiny 2
285
317.0
307
342.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
163
182.0
180
201.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
202
225.0
222
247.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
250
278.0
234
260.0
2017 For Honor
333
370.0
313
348.0
2017 Project CARS 2
235
262.0
220
245.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
285
317.0
268
298.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
189
211.0
169
188.0
2016 Battlefield 1
313
348.0
265
295.0
2016 Overwatch
315
350.0
343
382.0
2016 Dishonored 2
171
190.0
161
179.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
185
206.0
200
223.0
2015 Rocket League
969
1,077.0
910
1,012.0
2015 Need For Speed
268
298.0
252
280.0
2015 Project CARS
257
286.0
242
269.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
469
522.0
441
490.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
664
738.0
624
694.0
2009 League of Legends
1243
1,382.0
1170
1,301.0

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AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
74
92.6
71
89.4
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
49
61.3
47
59.1
2020 Valorant
306
383.3
295
369.9
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
115
143.9
111
138.9
2020 Death Stranding
131
164.7
127
159.0
2020 Marvel's Avengers
78
98.3
75
94.9
2020 Godfall
110
138.2
106
133.4
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
79
99.8
77
96.3
2019 Apex Legends
178
223.0
152
190.0
2019 Anthem
109
137.0
104
130.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
155
194.0
149
187.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
166
208.0
156
196.0
2019 Metro Exodus
86
108.0
80
101.0
2019 World War Z
203
254.0
146
183.0
2019 Gears of War 5
115
144.0
108
136.0
2019 F1 2019
141
177.0
133
167.0
2019 GreedFall
129
162.0
122
153.0
2019 Borderlands 3
88
111.0
83
104.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
175
219.0
164
206.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
76
96.0
72
90.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
115
144.0
108
136.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
173
217.0
167
209.0
2018 F1 2018
199
249.0
165
207.0
2018 Far Cry 5
164
206.0
139
174.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
84
106.0
77
97.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
111
139.0
112
141.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
120
151.0
111
139.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
152
190.0
165
207.0
2018 Fallout 76
191
239.0
172
216.0
2018 Hitman 2
136
170.0
114
143.0
2018 Just Cause 4
117
147.0
111
139.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
120
151.0
112
141.0
2018 Strange Brigade
178
223.0
168
210.0
2018 Battlefield V
188
235.0
153
192.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
104
131.0
112
141.0
2017 Shadow of War
139
174.0
130
163.0
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
112
141.0
104
130.0
2017 Wolfenstein II
233
292.0
203
254.0
2017 Destiny 2
217
272.0
232
291.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
111
139.0
121
152.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
116
145.0
127
159.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
160
200.0
150
188.0
2017 For Honor
172
215.0
162
203.0
2017 Project CARS 2
147
184.0
139
174.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
228
286.0
215
269.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
140
176.0
127
159.0
2016 Battlefield 1
212
266.0
183
229.0
2016 Overwatch
192
241.0
209
262.0
2016 Dishonored 2
128
161.0
123
154.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
116
145.0
132
165.0
2015 Rocket League
368
460.0
347
434.0
2015 Need For Speed
184
231.0
172
216.0
2015 Project CARS
175
219.0
164
205.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
271
339.0
254
318.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
491
614.0
462
578.0
2009 League of Legends
615
769.0
578
723.0

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AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
138
182.0
123
163.0
2019 Anthem
86
114.0
82
108.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
120
159.0
116
153.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
126
167.0
119
157.0
2019 Metro Exodus
71
94.0
66
88.0
2019 World War Z
161
213.0
117
155.0
2019 Gears of War 5
95
126.0
90
119.0
2019 F1 2019
117
155.0
110
146.0
2019 GreedFall
93
123.0
88
116.0
2019 Borderlands 3
68
90.0
64
85.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
142
187.0
133
176.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
63
84.0
60
79.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
95
126.0
90
119.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
126
166.0
129
170.0
2018 F1 2018
162
214.0
139
183.0
2018 Far Cry 5
129
170.0
110
145.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
73
97.0
67
89.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
88
116.0
89
118.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
93
123.0
87
115.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
129
170.0
139
184.0
2018 Fallout 76
150
198.0
136
179.0
2018 Hitman 2
108
143.0
91
121.0
2018 Just Cause 4
91
120.0
85
113.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
91
120.0
85
112.0
2018 Strange Brigade
139
184.0
132
174.0
2018 Battlefield V
148
196.0
123
162.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
87
115.0
94
124.0
2017 Shadow of War
113
149.0
105
139.0
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
87
115.0
82
109.0
2017 Wolfenstein II
188
248.0
167
220.0
2017 Destiny 2
166
219.0
179
236.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
88
117.0
97
128.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
91
120.0
100
132.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
138
182.0
129
170.0
2017 For Honor
131
173.0
123
163.0
2017 Project CARS 2
137
181.0
129
170.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
213
281.0
200
264.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
130
172.0
118
156.0
2016 Battlefield 1
167
220.0
146
193.0
2016 Overwatch
148
196.0
161
213.0
2016 Dishonored 2
117
155.0
111
147.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
90
119.0
100
132.0
2015 Rocket League
275
362.0
259
341.0
2015 Need For Speed
156
206.0
146
193.0
2015 Project CARS
151
199.0
142
187.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
202
266.0
190
250.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
474
624.0
446
587.0
2009 League of Legends
438
577.0
411
541.0

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AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
41
59.6
42
60.5
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
32
46.1
32
46.8
2020 Valorant
221
316.8
225
321.7
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
51
73.2
52
74.3
2020 Death Stranding
66
95.0
67
96.5
2020 Marvel's Avengers
34
49.0
34
49.8
2020 Godfall
43
62.5
44
63.5
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
43
62.3
44
63.3
2019 Apex Legends
77
110.2
79
113.0
2019 Anthem
50
72.2
49
71.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
69
98.8
69
99.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
69
98.8
67
97.0
2019 Metro Exodus
44
63.7
44
64.0
2019 World War Z
96
137.8
74
106.0
2019 Gears of War 5
60
86.5
60
86.0
2019 F1 2019
74
106.4
74
106.0
2019 GreedFall
44
63.7
44
63.0
2019 Borderlands 3
38
55.1
37
54.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
86
123.5
86
123.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
40
58.0
39
57.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
60
86.5
60
86.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
62
89.3
77
110.0
2018 F1 2018
100
143.5
94
135.0
2018 Far Cry 5
73
104.5
67
97.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
50
72.2
49
70.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
51
74.1
56
81.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
51
74.1
53
77.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
84
120.7
95
137.0
2018 Fallout 76
87
124.5
83
119.0
2018 Hitman 2
65
93.1
58
84.0
2018 Just Cause 4
51
74.1
49
71.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
49
70.3
47
68.0
2018 Strange Brigade
80
115.0
80
115.0
2018 Battlefield V
87
124.5
77
110.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
55
79.8
64
92.0
2017 Shadow of War
69
98.8
67
97.0
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
49
70.3
51
73.0
2017 Wolfenstein II
114
163.4
109
157.0
2017 Destiny 2
91
130.2
105
150.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
53
76.0
61
88.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
53
76.0
61
88.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
92
132.1
91
130.0
2017 For Honor
71
102.6
70
101.0
2017 Project CARS 2
101
145.4
101
145.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
158
227.1
157
225.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
96
137.8
92
132.0
2016 Battlefield 1
96
137.8
92
132.0
2016 Overwatch
83
118.8
95
137.0
2016 Dishonored 2
85
122.6
84
121.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
51
74.1
57
82.0
2015 Rocket League
144
206.2
142
203.0
2015 Need For Speed
101
145.4
101
145.0
2015 Project CARS
101
145.4
101
145.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
104
149.2
103
148.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
367
524.4
364
520.0
2009 League of Legends
205
293.6
202
289.0
RX 6900 XT vs RTX 3080 with Core i9-10900K vs Core i9-10900K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 6900 XT vs RTX 3080 with Core i9-10900K vs Core i9-10900K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 6900 XT vs RTX 3080 with Core i9-10900K vs Core i9-10900K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT / Core i9-10900K

In terms of cost, pricing clearly is a genuine issue here and the price of RX 6900 XT is simply ridiculous. For those on 1080p or even 1440p monitors, the RX 6900 XT is very expensive and there are better value choices in the short term. It is worth noting that the RX 6900 XT is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX 6900 XT 's 16384 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. 4K gaming is joyous on this RX 6900 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 3080 / Core i9-10900K

It is worth noting that the RTX 3080 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RTX 3080 's 10240 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 RTX 3080 requires careful thought. 4K gaming is joyous on this RTX 3080 , 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 6900 XT vs RTX 3080 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 6900 XT RTX 3080
Length267 mm 10.5 inches285 mm 11.2 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 W320 W

Clock Speeds

RX 6900 XT RTX 3080
Boost Clock2250 MHz1710 MHz
GPU Clock2015 MHz1440 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 16 Gbps effective 2375 MHz 19000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 6900 XT RTX 3080
Bus InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
GenerationNavi IIGeForce 30
Launch Price999 USD699 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateDec 8th, 2020Sep 17th, 2020

Graphics Features

RX 6900 XT RTX 3080
DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)12 Ultimate (12_2)
OpenCL22.0
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.56.5
Vulkan1.21.2.140

Graphics Processor

RX 6900 XT RTX 3080
ArchitectureRDNA 2.0Ampere
Die Size536 mm²627 mm²
GPU NameNavi 21GA102
GPU VariantNavi 21 XL GA102-200-K1-A1
Process Size7 nm8 nm
Transistors26,800 million28,000 million

Memory

RX 6900 XT RTX 3080
Bandwidth512.0 GB/s 760.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit320 bit
Memory Size16384 MB10240 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6X

Render Config

RX 6900 XT RTX 3080
ROPs12888
Shading Units51208704
TMUs320272

Theoretical Performance

RX 6900 XT RTX 3080
FP16 (half) performance46.08 TFLOPS (2:1)59.54 TFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance23.04 TFLOPS 29.77 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance1,440 GFLOPS (1:16)930.2 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate288.0 GPixel/s 150.5 GPixel/s
Texture Rate720.0 GTexel/s 465.1 GTexel/s

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