NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 vs AMD Radeon Instinct MI50

General info

Comparison of Quadro RTX 4000 and Radeon Instinct MI50 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
1.06
 
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Architecture
Turing
 
GCN 5.1
Code name
TU104
 
Vega 20
Type
Workstation
 
Desktop
Release date
13 November 2018
 
18 November 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$899
 
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Price now
$2016
 
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Technical specs

Quadro RTX 4000 and Radeon Instinct MI50's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro RTX 4000 and Radeon Instinct MI50's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2304
 
3840
Core clock speed
1005 MHz
 
1200 MHz
Boost Clock
1545 MHz
 
1746 MHz
Transistor count
13,600 million
 
13,230 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
7 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
160 Watt
 
300 Watt
Texture fill rate
222.5
 
419.0

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro RTX 4000 and Radeon Instinct MI50 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 4.0 x16
Length
241 mm
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro RTX 4000 and Radeon Instinct MI50: 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
GDDR6
 
HBM2
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
16 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
4096 Bit
Memory clock speed
13000 MHz
 
2000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
416.0 GB/s
 
1,024 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro RTX 4000 and Radeon Instinct MI50. 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 Connectors
3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported by Quadro RTX 4000 and Radeon Instinct MI50, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_1)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.4
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131
CUDA
7.5
 
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Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000

Higher memory bandwidth (416 vs 1 GB/s)
Less power hungry (160 vs 300 watts)

Advantages of AMD Radeon Instinct MI50

Wider memory bus (4096 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (3840 vs 2304)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 12 nm)

So, Quadro RTX 4000 or Instinct MI50?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 and AMD Radeon Instinct MI50. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that Quadro RTX 4000 is a workstation card while Radeon Instinct MI50 is a desktop one.
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