NVIDIA Quadro GP100 vs AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56

NVIDIA Quadro GP100
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56

General info

Comparison of Quadro GP100 and Radeon Pro Vega 56 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.19
 
n/d
Architecture
Pascal
 
Vega
Code name
GP100
 
Vega
Type
Workstation
 
Workstation
Release date
1 October 2016
 
14 December 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$399
Price now
$6550
 
n/d

Technical specs

Quadro GP100 and Radeon Pro Vega 56's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro GP100 and Radeon Pro Vega 56's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
3584
 
3584
Core clock speed
1304 MHz
 
1247 MHz
Boost Clock
1442 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
15,300 million
 
12,500 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
235 Watt
 
210 Watt
Texture fill rate
322.8 GTexel / s
 
302.4 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
10,329 gflops
 
9,677 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro GP100 and Radeon Pro Vega 56 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).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
267 mm
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro GP100 and Radeon Pro Vega 56: 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 type
HBM2
 
HBM2
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
2048 Bit
Memory clock speed
1430 MHz
 
786 MHz
Memory bandwidth
921.6 GB / s
 
402.4 GB / s
Shared memory
n/d
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro GP100 and Radeon Pro Vega 56.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 4x DisplayPort
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported by Quadro GP100 and Radeon Pro Vega 56, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
DirectX 12_1
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro GP100 and Radeon Pro Vega 56. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Quadro GP100 64.01 +16.1%
Pro Vega 56 55.12

Passmark

Quadro GP100 12742 +6.6%
Pro Vega 56 11950

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Quadro GP100 and Radeon Pro Vega 56 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro GP100

16.1% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (4096 vs 2048 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (921.6 vs 402.4 GB/s)

Advantages of AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56

Much newer (14 December 2017 vs 1 October 2016)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 16 nm)
Less power hungry (210 vs 235 watts)
64 ROPs
224 TMUs

So, Quadro GP100 or Pro Vega 56?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA Quadro GP100.
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