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RX 6800 XT Vs RTX 3070 Ti [Gaming Benchmarks 2024]

In our AMD RX 6800 XT vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti guide, we are going to discuss the differences between both cards in detail.

Both major GPU manufacturers have made efforts to bring competition back to the tech landscape, and this battle rages the hottest in the mid-range. The RX 6800 XT vs RTX 3070 Ti comparison will detail the fight between these two tech behemoths.

Key Takeaways
  • The average framerate of the RX 6800 XT was around 23% higher than the RTX 3070 Ti in our gaming tests.
  • The power consumption of these cards was almost the same in the tests we conducted.
  • The price of these cards at the time of writing this comparison approaches the same number.

Comparison Table

NameAMD RADEON RX 6800 XTNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
ArchitectureRDNA 2.0Ampere
CUDA Cores46086144
RT Cores7248
Tensor Cores-192
Power Connector2x 8-pin1 x 12 pin
Launch YearOct 28, 2020May 31, 2021
MSRP$649$599
GPU DieNavi 21GA104
Memory Bus256 bit256 bit
InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
Best VariantsBest RX 6800 XT Graphics Cards-

Architectural Differences

  1. Processing Nodes: The RX 6800 XT makes use of 7nm processing nodes, which are a bit more advanced than the 8nm nodes that the RTX 30-series of graphics cards use.
  2. Clock Speed: The Radeon card has a base clock of around 1825MHz, whereas the boost clock goes all the way to 2250MHz. In contrast, the RTX 3070 Ti has a base clock of around 1575MHz, while its boost clock is around 1770MHz.
  3. TDPThe TDP of both these cards are not very far apart. The RX 6800 XT has a rating of around 300 watts, whereas the RTX 3070 Ti has a rating of around 290 watts.
  4. VRAM: One of the biggest advantages of the RX 6800 XT over the Nvidia card is its 16GB of GDDR6 VRAM. The RTX 3070 Ti, however, uses faster GDDR6X VRAM but a lower quantity of it, around 8GB.

Gaming Benchmarks 

Now that we have the details of the specifications of the RX 6800 XT vs RTX 3070 Ti, this part of the comparison will list the performance of these cards in an array of games. To do this, we have formulated a test bench with the components listed below to leave only the graphics cards as the limiting factor.

Test System 

God of War 

God Of War
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  • At native resolution in God Of War, the RTX 3070 Ti had an average framerate of around 62 FPS, while the RX 6800 XT had a framerate of around 70 FPS. This kicks our comparison tests off with a 13% advantage for the Radeon card.
  • The 1% lows fell below the ideal numbers for both cards. The RTX 3070 Ti experienced lows of around 53 FPS, whereas the RX 6800 XT hovered around a minimum of around 58 FPS.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians Of The Galaxy
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  • When we tested Guardians of The Galaxy, the RTX 3070 Ti had an average framerate of around 76 FPS, which is 17% lower than the RX 6800 XT’s average of around 89 FPS.
  • The 1% lows were around 62 FPS on the RTX 3070 Ti, whereas the AMD card had a minimum framerate closer to 79 FPS.

Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5
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  • The gains of the AMD card were exaggerated in our test of Forza Horizon 5, with an average framerate of 93 FPS, around 35% higher than the 69 FPS average of the 3070 Ti.
  • Minimums hovered around a framerate of 75 FPS on the 6800 XT, whereas the Nvidia card had lows closer to 56 FPS.

Cyberpunk 2077 

Cyberpunk 2077
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  • Both cards were brought to their knees when we played Cyberpunk 2077 with maxed-out graphics. The RTX 3070 Ti had an average framerate of around 26 FPS, while the RX 6800 XT spat out an average of around 29 FPS. This resulted in a less graceful 11% victory for the Radeon card.
  • The 1% lows were around 20 FPS for the RTX card, whereas the 6800 XT maintained minimums of around 22 FPS.

Red Dead Redemption 2 

Red Dead Redemption 2
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  • The RTX 3070 Ti averaged a framerate of 63 FPS when we tested RDR 2 with all the settings cranked to the max, while the Radeon card had an average framerate of close to 75 FPS. The difference in framerate was around 20% in this title.
  • The 1% lows dipped below 60 frames on the RTX card, with minimums of around 52 FPS, which is noticeably lower than the 62 FPS dips that the 6800 XT provided.

Horizon Zero Dawn 

Horizon Zero Dawn
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  • The RTX 3070 Ti had an average framerate of 76 FPS in Horizon Zero Dawn, whereas the 99 FPS average of the RX 6800 XT ended our gaming benchmarks with a 23% advantage for the Radeon.
  • As for the 1% lows in our final game, the RTX 3070 Ti dropped close to 63 FPS, whereas the AMD card edged closer to 85 FPS.

Overall Gaming Performance

Average FPS
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Now that we have the per-game performance of the RTX 3070 Ti vs RX 6800 XT, this part of the subsequent part of comparison will take a step back to look at the average performance of these cards.

Starting with the averages, the framerate of the RTX 3070 Ti was around 62 FPS across the 6 games we tested, whereas the RX 6800 XT had an average of around 22% higher at around 76 FPS. The RX 6800 XT was much more responsive than the RTX 3070 Ti on average, making it much of adept at playing games at 4k.

The lows were around 51 FPS on the RTX 3070 Ti, whereas the RX 6800 XT had minimums of around 63 FPS. The Radeon card stayed above 60 FPS on average, making the difference between the two immediately noticeable.

Power Consumption

Power Consumption
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On average, the RTX 3070 Ti took around 273 watts of power, whereas the RX 6800 XT was only a little bit more power-hungry, with an average power draw of around 276 watts. The power draw between the two cards was not different enough to be a deciding factor.

Price And Availability

At the time of updating this comparison, the lowest price, RTX 3070 Ti, is listed at around $500, whereas the lowest price, RX 6800 XT, is $490. You can get both cards for much cheaper on the used market.

What We Recommend

Now that we have a point of reference to judge these cards, this part of the RTX 3070 Ti vs RX 6800 XT comparison will detail the winner of this comparison.

For the same price, with the same power consumption, the RX 6800 XT pushes out around 20% more frames than the RTX 3070 Ti. This leaves no point for the RTX card to defend itself, except maybe for ray tracing gaming. Still, we would have to say that most gamers would enjoy the benefits of getting an RX 6800 XT more than the benefits of getting an RTX 3070 Ti.

Pros And Cons

GPUPros Cons
RTX 3070 Ti✅Better ray tracing performance
✅Relatively low price
❌Lower gaming performance
RX 6800 XT✅Relatively low price
✅Higher gaming performance
❌Slightly higher power consumption

Frequently Asked Questions

What graphics card has better value?

The RX 6800 XT costs around the same as an RTX 3070 Ti while being around 20% more powerful.

Is there any significant difference in power consumption between these two cards?

Both the RTX 3070 Ti and the RX 6800 XT consume around the same amount of power as each other.

Do both these cards use the same processing nodes?

No, the processing nodes of the RTX 3070 Ti are a little more advanced than the ones found on the RX 6800 Ti.


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