NVIDIA PG506-242: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA PG506-242
NVIDIA PG506-242
  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 24 GB
  • Memory type HBM2
  • Memory clock speed 2.4 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2021
Graphics card Technical data and tests
NVIDIA PG506-242
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NVIDIA started PG506-242 sales 12 April 2021. This is Ampere architecture desktop card based on 7 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 24 GB of HBM2 memory clocked at 2.4 GB/s are supplied, and together with 3072 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 933.1 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. 8-pin EPS power connector is required, and power consumption is at 165 Watt.

We have no data on PG506-242 benchmark results.

General info

Of PG506-242's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance ratingnot rated
GPU code nameGA100
Market segmentDesktop
Release date12 April 2021 (less than a year ago)
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Technical specs

PG506-242's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of PG506-242's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores3584of 14080 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Boost clock speed1440 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors54,200 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology7 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)165 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate322.6of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on PG506-242's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16
Length267 mm
Supplementary power connectors8-pin EPS


Parameters of memory installed on PG506-242: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeHBM2
Maximum RAM amount24 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width3072 Bitof 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed2.4 GB/sof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth933.1 GB/sof 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on PG506-242. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported by PG506-242, sometimes including their particular versions.

Shader ModelN/A
OpenGLN/Aof 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to PG506-242 from AMD is Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary.

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