Quadro RTX 6000 vs PG506-242

Price now 9204$
Games supported 100%
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1440 MHz
  • Max video memory 24 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
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
Price now no data
Games supported 39%
Graphics card Graphics card NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 vs NVIDIA PG506-242

General info

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

Place in performance rating16not rated
Value for money2.12no data
GPU code nameTU102GA100
Market segmentWorkstationDesktop
Release date13 August 2018 (3 years ago)12 April 2021 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$6,299 no data
Price now$9204 (1.5x MSRP)no data
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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 cores46083584
Core clock speed1440 MHzno data
Boost clock speed1770 MHz1440 MHz
Number of transistors18,600 million54,200 million
Manufacturing process technology12 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)260 Watt165 Watt
Texture fill rate509.8322.6

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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
Length267 mm267 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin8-pin EPS


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 typeGDDR6HBM2
Maximum RAM amount24 GB24 GB
Memory bus width384 Bit3072 Bit
Memory clock speed14000 MHz2.4 GB/s
Memory bandwidth672.0 GB/s933.1 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 Connectors4x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-CNo outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_1)N/A
Shader Model6.5N/A

Advantages and disadvantages

Novelty 13 August 2018 12 April 2021
Memory bus width 384 3072
Pipelines / CUDA cores 4608 3584
Memory bandwidth 672 933.1
Chip lithography 12 nm 7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 260 Watt 165 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000


NVIDIA PG506-242
NVIDIA PG506-242

We've got no test results to judge.

Be aware that Quadro RTX 6000 is a workstation card while PG506-242 is a desktop one.

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Competitors of Quadro RTX 6000 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro RTX 6000 from AMD is Radeon Pro W6800.

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Competitors of PG506-242 by AMD

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

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