AMD: Radeon RX 6800 Outperforms GeForce RTX 3070 in Mainstream Market

Although NVIDIA and AMD have each launched GPUs based on their latest architectures, a considerable number of previous-generation products continue to be sold in the mainstream market. In particular, some mid-to-high-end graphics cards, despite lacking certain technical features of the new architecture, still deliver satisfactory performance in certain raster games and at 2K or lower resolutions.

Recently, AMD Gaming Marketing Director Sasa Marinkovic shared a chart on his Twitter account, asserting that the Radeon RX 6800 outperforms its competitor, NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3070, albeit solely in terms of raster performance. The games were tested at a 2K resolution, and across 32 games, the Radeon RX 6800 was, on average, 13.4% faster than the GeForce RTX 3070, with disparities ranging from -2% to +31%, all without utilizing technologies like FSR and DLSS.

The chart also underscored that the Radeon RX 6800 boasts 16GB of video memory, double that of the GeForce RTX 3070’s 8GB. AMD has been actively promoting this aspect lately; in a blog post titled “Building an Enthusiast PC” published last month, the company emphasized the importance of having more video memory.

The two graphics cards initially targeted different market segments, with the Radeon RX 6800 carrying a recommended retail price of $579, while the GeForce RTX 3070 was priced at $499. However, following the cryptocurrency market’s collapse over the past year, the former’s price has dropped to $479, and the latter’s to $456, rendering the two relatively comparable.

Given that AMD and NVIDIA will soon release their next-generation mainstream graphics cards, this comparison seems somewhat belated and of limited significance.