NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 vs RTX 5000

General info

Comparison of Quadro RTX 6000 and Quadro RTX 5000 architecture, market type and release date.
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Release date
13 August 2018
13 August 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
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Technical specs

Quadro RTX 6000 and Quadro RTX 5000'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 6000 and Quadro RTX 5000's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
1440 MHz
1620 MHz
Boost Clock
1770 MHz
1815 MHz
Transistor count
18,600 million
13,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
260 Watt
230 Watt
Texture fill rate

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro RTX 6000 and Quadro RTX 5000 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 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
267 mm
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin


Parameters of memory installed on Quadro RTX 6000 and Quadro RTX 5000: 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
Maximum RAM amount
24 GB
16 GB
Memory bus width
384 Bit
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
672.0 GB/s
448.0 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro RTX 6000 and Quadro RTX 5000. 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
4x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
4x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C

API support

APIs supported by Quadro RTX 6000 and Quadro RTX 5000, sometimes including their particular versions.
12 Ultimate (12_1)
12 Ultimate (12_1)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro RTX 6000 and Quadro RTX 5000. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RTX 6000 77.57 +12.8%
RTX 5000 68.75


RTX 6000 19443 +12.8%
RTX 5000 17233

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Quadro RTX 6000 and Quadro RTX 5000 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000

12.8% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (4608 vs 3072)
Higher memory bandwidth (672 vs 448 GB/s)

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000

Cheaper ($2299 vs $6299)
Less power hungry (230 vs 260 watts)

So, Quadro RTX 6000 or RTX 5000?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.
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