6000 SDI vs RTX 8000

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
no data
GPU code name
Market segment
Release date
25 July 2011 (10 years ago)
13 August 2018 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
Price now
$340 (0x MSRP)
$4414 (0.4x MSRP)

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
Core clock speed
574 MHz
1395 MHz
Boost clock speed
no data
1770 MHz
Number of transistors
3,100 million
18,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
231 Watt
260 Watt
Texture fill rate
Floating-point performance
1,027.7 gflops
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
248 mm
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
6 GB
48 GB
Memory bus width
384 Bit
384 Bit
Memory clock speed
2988 MHz
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
143.4 GB/s
672.0 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
2x DVI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x S-Video, 2x SDI
4x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

12 (11_0)
12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model

Competitors of Quadro 6000 SDI from AMD

It seems that there's no AMD equivalent for Quadro 6000 SDI. The nearest candidate is FirePro V5800, however, it's 0% faster and higher by 0 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro 6000 SDI:

Competitors of Quadro RTX 8000 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro RTX 8000 from AMD is Radeon Pro W6800, which is slower by 8% and lower by 13 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro RTX 8000:

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro 6000 SDI

Cheaper ($340 vs $4414)

Lower power consumption (231W vs 260W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000

Much newer (13 August 2018 vs 25 July 2011)

More pipelines (4608 vs 448)

Higher memory bandwidth (672 vs 143.4 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 40 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA Quadro 6000 SDI and NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000. We've got no test results to judge.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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