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GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB vs Radeon VII

Intro

The GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB comes with core clock speeds of 1260 MHz on the GPU, and 1188 MHz on the 12288 MB of GDDR6X RAM. It features 8960 SPUs as well as 280 TAUs and 112 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon VII, which makes use of a 7 nm design. AMD has clocked the core speed at 1400 MHz. The HBM2 memory works at a frequency of 1000 MHz on this specific card. It features 3840 SPUs as well as 240 TAUs and 64 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon VII 295 Watts
GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB 350 Watts
Difference: 55 Watts (19%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon VII should be a bit faster than the GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB in general. (explain)

Radeon VII 1048576 MB/sec
GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB 934298 MB/sec
Difference: 114278 (12%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB is just a bit (approximately 5%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon VII. (explain)

GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB 352800 Mtexels/sec
Radeon VII 336000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 16800 (5%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB is a better choice, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB 141120 Mpixels/sec
Radeon VII 89600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 51520 (58%)

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 3080 12 GB Radeon VII
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year January 2022 2019
Code Name GA102-220-A1 Vega 20 XT
Memory 12288 MB 16384 MB
Core Speed 1260 MHz 1400 MHz
Memory Speed 1188 GB/s 1000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 350 watts 295 watts
Bandwidth 934298 MB/sec 1048576 MB/sec
Texel Rate 352800 Mtexels/sec 336000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 141120 Mpixels/sec 89600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 8960 3840
Texture Mapping Units 280 240
Render Output Units 112 64
Bus Type GDDR6X HBM2
Bus Width 384-bit 4096-bit
Fab Process 8 nm 7 nm
Transistors 28300 million 13230 million
Bus PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling 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 that the graphics chip could possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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