Nvidia RTX 4080 vs AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT: Is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 faster than AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT? Yes, the Nvidia RTX 4080 is faster by 30% in 4K settings. To carry out this performance test, we paired both cards with the Intel Core i9-12900k CPU. We carried out the performance test in 1080p, 1440p, and 4K settings.
But our major area of focus would be the 4K. These cards are expensive so it will only be right to start the test with the performance that matters the most. But before we go fully into the gaming tests, here’s how the specs between the Nvidia RTX 4080 vs AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT compare.
Nvidia RTX 4080 vs AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT: Specs Comparison
|Specs||GeForce RTX 4080||Radeon RX 6950 XT|
|Core Clock Speed||2.20 MHz||2.10 MHz|
|Boost Clock Speed||2.51 MHz||2.31 MHz|
|Memory||16 GB GDDR6X||16 GB GDDR6|
|Memory Speed||22.5 Gbps||18 Gbps|
In an eight games average per second comparison (at 4K Ultra settings), the Nvidia RTX 4080 was 29% faster than the Radeon RX 6950 XT. But the difference shrunk at 1440p resolution where the RTX 4080 was just 14% better. And lastly, at 1080p settings, the Nvidia RTX 4080 beats the AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT by 5%. The table below will highlight more details about the respective games tested in 4K settings.
|Games||Nvidia RTX 4080||AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT|
|Borderland 3||97fps||78.1 fps|
|Far Cry 6||116fps||94.1fps|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||123fps||93.2fps|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||112fps||84fps|
|Total War: Warhanmar 3||80fps||38.4fps|
|Watch Dog Legion||93fps||69fps|
When it comes to their pricing and availability, The Nvidia RTX 4080 is more expensive. At launch, it arrived at $1,200 (MSRP). And the Custom Editions by MSI, Gigabyte, Asus, etc will be more expensive than the MSRP of $1,200. While the AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT has a launched price of $1,099 (MSRP). Its Custom Editions are priced between $1,299 – $1,3999 making it the most affordable in this comparison. These two cards are now available for purchase. And you can use the box below to buy them.