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GeForce RTX 2060 Super vs Radeon RX 6800

Intro

The GeForce RTX 2060 Super has a clock speed of 1470 MHz and a GDDR6 memory speed of 1750 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit bus, and makes use of a 12 nm design. It is comprised of 2176 SPUs, 136 TAUs, and 64 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 6800, which has a clock frequency of 1700 MHz and a GDDR6 memory speed of 2000 MHz. It also features a 256-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 7 nm design. It features 3840 SPUs, 240 Texture Address Units, and 96 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce RTX 2060 Super 175 Watts
Radeon RX 6800 250 Watts
Difference: 75 Watts (43%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon RX 6800 should in theory be a little bit faster than the GeForce RTX 2060 Super overall. (explain)

Radeon RX 6800 524288 MB/sec
GeForce RTX 2060 Super 458752 MB/sec
Difference: 65536 (14%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6800 is quite a bit (about 104%) better at AF than the GeForce RTX 2060 Super. (explain)

Radeon RX 6800 408000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce RTX 2060 Super 199920 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 208080 (104%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 6800 should be quite a bit (about 73%) faster with regards to AA than the GeForce RTX 2060 Super, and also will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions more effectively. (explain)

Radeon RX 6800 163200 Mpixels/sec
GeForce RTX 2060 Super 94080 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 69120 (73%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 6800
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2019 November 2020
Code Name TU106-410-A1 Navi 21
Memory 8192 MB 16384 MB
Core Speed 1470 MHz 1700 MHz
Memory Speed 1750 GB/s 2000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 175 watts 250 watts
Bandwidth 458752 MB/sec 524288 MB/sec
Texel Rate 199920 Mtexels/sec 408000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 94080 Mpixels/sec 163200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2176 3840
Texture Mapping Units 136 240
Render Output Units 64 96
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR6
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 12 nm 7 nm
Transistors 10800 million 26800 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video 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 number of pixels the video card can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce RTX 2060 Super

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Radeon RX 6800

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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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