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Radeon RX 6800 XT vs Radeon RX Vega 64

Intro

The Radeon RX 6800 XT features core speeds of 1825 MHz on the GPU, and 2000 MHz on the 16384 MB of GDDR6 memory. It features 4608 SPUs along with 288 Texture Address Units and 128 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX Vega 64, which comes with GPU core speed of 1247 MHz, and 8192 MB of HBM2 memory running at 1890 MHz through a 2048-bit bus. It also is made up of 4096 Stream Processors, 256 TAUs, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX Vega 64 295 Watts
Radeon RX 6800 XT 300 Watts
Difference: 5 Watts (2%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon RX 6800 XT should in theory perform a bit faster than the Radeon RX Vega 64 overall. (explain)

Radeon RX 6800 XT 524288 MB/sec
Radeon RX Vega 64 495411 MB/sec
Difference: 28877 (6%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6800 XT will be much (approximately 65%) faster with regards to AF than the Radeon RX Vega 64. (explain)

Radeon RX 6800 XT 525600 Mtexels/sec
Radeon RX Vega 64 319232 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 206368 (65%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon RX 6800 XT is a better choice, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon RX 6800 XT 233600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX Vega 64 79808 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 153792 (193%)

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.

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Specifications

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Model Radeon RX 6800 XT Radeon RX Vega 64
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year November 2020 August 2017
Code Name Navi 21 Vega 10 XT
Memory 16384 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 1825 MHz 1247 MHz
Memory Speed 2000 GB/s 1890 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 300 watts 295 watts
Bandwidth 524288 MB/sec 495411 MB/sec
Texel Rate 525600 Mtexels/sec 319232 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 233600 Mpixels/sec 79808 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 4608 4096
Texture Mapping Units 288 256
Render Output Units 128 64
Bus Type GDDR6 HBM2
Bus Width 256-bit 2048-bit
Fab Process 7 nm 14 nm
Transistors 26800 million 12500 million
Bus PCIe 4.0 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 largest amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, 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 in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends 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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