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GeForce GTX 980 Ti vs Radeon RX 6700 XT

Intro

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti features clock speeds of 1000 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 6144 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 2816 SPUs along with 176 Texture Address Units and 96 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 6700 XT, which features GPU core speed of 2321 MHz, and (Unknown) MB of GDDR6 RAM running at 2000 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also is comprised of 2560 SPUs, 160 TAUs, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 6700 XT 230 Watts
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 250 Watts
Difference: 20 Watts (9%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon RX 6700 XT should in theory be a bit superior to the GeForce GTX 980 Ti in general. (explain)

Radeon RX 6700 XT 393216 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 336000 MB/sec
Difference: 57216 (17%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6700 XT is quite a bit (approximately 111%) more effective at AF than the GeForce GTX 980 Ti. (explain)

Radeon RX 6700 XT 371360 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 176000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 195360 (111%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon RX 6700 XT is the winner, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon RX 6700 XT 148544 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 96000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 52544 (55%)

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 GTX 980 Ti Radeon RX 6700 XT
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year June 2015 March 2021
Code Name GM200 Navi 22
Memory 6144 MB (Unknown) MB
Core Speed 1000 MHz 2321 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 4000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 250 watts 230 watts
Bandwidth 336000 MB/sec 393216 MB/sec
Texel Rate 176000 Mtexels/sec 371360 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 96000 Mpixels/sec 148544 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2816 2560
Texture Mapping Units 176 160
Render Output Units 96 64
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR6
Bus Width 384-bit 192-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 7 nm
Transistors 8000 million 17200 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs 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 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 GTX 980 Ti

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Radeon RX 6700 XT

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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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