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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 3080 MSI Ventus 3X 10GB Radeon RX 5500 4GB
Cyberpunk 2077 55% 0%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 59% 8%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 60% 11%
FIFA 21 77% 49%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 60% 11%
Watch Dogs Legion 56% 3%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 35% 44%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 57% 5%
Grand Theft Auto VI 36% 41%
Genshin Impact 55% 0%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 MSI Ventus 3X 10GB are massively better than the AMD Radeon RX 5500 4GB.

The RX 5500 has a 230 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 3080, but the RTX 3080 has 84 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 5500. As a result, the RTX 3080 exhibits a 91.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RX 5500. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RX 5500 has a 230 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 3080, but the RTX 3080 has 32 more Render Output Units than the RX 5500. As a result, the RTX 3080 exhibits a 38.8 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RX 5500. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RTX 3080 was released less than a year after the RX 5500, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The RTX 3080 has 6144 MB more video memory than the RX 5500, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The RX 5500 has 224 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RTX 3080, which means that the memory performance of the RX 5500 is massively better than the RTX 3080.

The GeForce RTX 3080 MSI Ventus 3X 10GB has 8704 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon RX 5500 4GB has 1408. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 3080 is 14884 and the actual shader performance of the RX 5500 is 1689. The RTX 3080 having 13195 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RTX 3080 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 5500.

The RX 5500 transistor size technology is 1 nm (nanometers) smaller than the RTX 3080. This means that the RX 5500 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the RTX 3080.

The GeForce RTX 3080 MSI Ventus 3X 10GB requires 320 Watts to run and the Radeon RX 5500 4GB requires 110 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the RTX 3080 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 5500. The RTX 3080 requires 210 Watts more than the RX 5500 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RTX 3080 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 5500.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1440 MHzvs1670 MHz
Boost Clock1710 MHzvs1845 MHz
ArchitectureAmpere GA102Navi
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date17 Sep 2020vs18 Nov 2019
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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3840x2160
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GPU Memory

Memory10240 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1750 MHz
Memory Bus320 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR6
Memory Bandwidth-vs224GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units8704vs1408
Actual Shader Performance100%vs81%
Technology8nmvs7nm
Texture Mapping Units212vs128
Texture Rate305.3 GTexel/svs213.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate92.2 GPixel/svs53.4 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power320 Wattsvs110 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Wattsvs500 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model6.1vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview The GeForce RTX 3080 MSI Ventus 3X 10GB is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Ampere Architecture. This card has also been rumoured to be called the GeForce GTX 2180. Architecture It equips an Ampere GPU Codenamed GA102 which is a First Gen Ampere GPU and has 20 SM activated, offering 3386 Shader Processing Units, 212 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The Ampere architecture provides the world's best consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. It also has 544 Tensor Cores for AI purposes. GPU Name: GA102 GPU The central unit runs at 1440MHz and goes up to 1710MHz in Turbo Mode. Memory The GPU accesses a 10GB frame buffer of Third Gen GDDR6X through a 320-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective. Total memory bandwidth is 448 Gb/s. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 320W, it requires at least a 750W PSU with available two 8-pin power connector. Performance Predicted performance of the GeForce RTX 3080 MSI Ventus 3X 10GB suggests it will be faster than the Geforce RTX 2080 Ti, making it a suitable graphics card for 4K gaming. System Suggestions The GeForce RTX 3080 MSI Ventus 3X 10GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.Overview
The Radeon RX 5500 4GB is an entry-level graphics card which is part of the AMD Radeon RX 5000 series, announced on October 7th, 2019.

Architecture
It is powered by the 7nm Navi GPU, which has 1408 shader processing units, [xx] TMUs and [xx]] ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1670 MHz and goes up to 1845 MHz when the boost mode is triggered.

Memory
The RX 5500 4GB comes with a 4GB frame buffer of GDDR6 video memory through a 128-bit memory interface, while the memory clock operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 110W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
The Radeon RX 5500 4GB been built as a Low/Mid performance graphics card for 2019. Its direct competitor is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Super. It will run most triple AAA titles released during 2019 on medium to high graphics at 1080p screen resolution. With adjustments and lowering anti aliasing this RX 5500 4GB card can confidently maintain 60+ frames per seconds on high graphic settings at 1080p. Moving to 1440p screen resolution and the graphics card may need to be adjusted down to medium in order to maintain 50-60+ fps.

System Suggestions
The Radeon RX 5500 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a mid range R5 Ryzen processor and at least 8GB of system memory for optimal gaming performance from the RX 5500 4GB.
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