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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 3090 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 24GB Radeon RX 5500 4GB
Cyberpunk 2077 59% 0%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 62% 8%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 63% 11%
Watch Dogs Legion 60% 3%
Godfall 33% 63%
FIFA 21 79% 49%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 63% 11%
Grand Theft Auto VI 42% 41%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 41% 44%
Genshin Impact 59% 0%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 24GB are massively better than the AMD Radeon RX 5500 4GB.

The RX 5500 has a 260 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 3090, but the RTX 3090 has 192 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 5500. As a result, the RTX 3090 exhibits a 237.4 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 260 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 3090, but the RTX 3090 has 64 more Render Output Units than the RX 5500. As a result, the RTX 3090 exhibits a 82 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 3090 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 3090 has 20480 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 3090, which means that the memory performance of the RX 5500 is massively better than the RTX 3090.

The GeForce RTX 3090 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 24GB has 10496 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon RX 5500 4GB has 1408. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 3090 is 18106 and the actual shader performance of the RX 5500 is 1689. The RTX 3090 having 16417 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RTX 3090 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 3090. This means that the RX 5500 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the RTX 3090.

The GeForce RTX 3090 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 24GB requires 350 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 3090 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 5500. The RTX 3090 requires 240 Watts more than the RX 5500 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RTX 3090 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 5500.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1410 MHzvs1670 MHz
Boost Clock1725 MHzvs1845 MHz
ArchitectureAmpere GA102Navi
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date24 Sep 2020vs18 Nov 2019
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory24576 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1750 MHz
Memory Bus384 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 Units10496vs1408
Actual Shader Performance100%vs81%
Technology8nmvs7nm
Texture Mapping Units320vs128
Texture Rate451.2 GTexel/svs213.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units96vs32
Pixel Rate135.4 GPixel/svs53.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections2vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power350 Wattsvs110 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Wattsvs500 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL-vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

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 3090 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 24GB is the top RTX 30 Series graphics card and considered an Enthusiast graphics card based on the Ampere architecture. Architecture The Ampere architecture represents a process shrink down to 7nm compared to 12nm Turing. The Ampere architecture provides the world's next consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. GPU It equips a GPU Codenamed Ampere GA102 which has 5120 Shader Processing Units, 320 TMUs, and 96 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1410MHz and goes up to 1725MHz in Boost mode. It also has 610 Tensor Cores for AI purposes and 72 RT Cores for real-time ray-tracing. Memory The GPU accesses a 24GB frame buffer of second-gen GDDR6X memory through a 384-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 350W, it requires at least a 750W PSU with three 8-pin power connectors. System Suggestions The GeForce RTX 3090 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 24GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a top-End Processor and at least 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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