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GeForce RTX 2080 vs Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

Intro

The GeForce RTX 2080 makes use of a 12 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 1515 MHz. The GDDR6 memory is set to run at a frequency of 14 MHz on this particular card. It features 2944 SPUs along with 184 TAUs and 64 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, which features clock speeds of 1382 MHz on the GPU, and 1890 MHz on the 16384 MB of HBM2 RAM. It features 4096 SPUs along with 256 TAUs and 64 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce RTX 2080 215 Watts
Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 300 Watts
Difference: 85 Watts (40%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is 8% quicker than the GeForce RTX 2080 in general, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 495452 MB/sec
GeForce RTX 2080 458752 MB/sec
Difference: 36700 (8%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition will be much (approximately 27%) more effective at texture filtering than the GeForce RTX 2080. (explain)

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 353792 Mtexels/sec
GeForce RTX 2080 278760 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 75032 (27%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce RTX 2080 will be a small bit (approximately 10%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, and also should be able to handle higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce RTX 2080 96960 Mpixels/sec
Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 88448 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 8512 (10%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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GeForce RTX 2080

Amazon.com

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model GeForce RTX 2080 Radeon Vega Frontier Edition
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year September 2018 June 2017
Code Name TU104-400A-A1 Vega 10 XTX
Memory 8192 MB 16384 MB
Core Speed 1515 MHz 1382 MHz
Memory Speed 14 GB/s 1890 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 215 watts 300 watts
Bandwidth 458752 MB/sec 495452 MB/sec
Texel Rate 278760 Mtexels/sec 353792 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 96960 Mpixels/sec 88448 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2944 4096
Texture Mapping Units 184 256
Render Output Units 64 64
Bus Type GDDR6 HBM2
Bus Width 256-bit 2048-bit
Fab Process 12 nm 14 nm
Transistors (Unknown) million 12500 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce RTX 2080

Amazon.com

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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