NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 vs AMD Radeon Pro VII

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.35
 
1.08
Architecture
Turing
 
GCN 5.1
GPU code name
TU102
 
Vega 20
Market segment
Workstation
 
Workstation
Launch date
13 August 2018 (2 years ago)
 
13 May 2020 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$9,999
 
$1,899
Price now
$8014
 
$2301

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
4608
 
3840
Core clock speed
1395 MHz
 
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Boost clock
1770 MHz
 
1700 MHz
Number of transistors
18,600 million
 
13,230 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
260 Watt
 
250 Watt
Texture fill rate
509.8
 
408.0

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).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
267 mm
 
305 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
 
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: 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
48 GB
 
16 GB
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
4096 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
2000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
672.0 GB/s
 
1024 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. 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
4x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
 
6x mini-DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_1)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.4
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131
CUDA
7.5
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RTX 8000 74.75 +13.8%
Pro VII 65.68

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

RTX 8000 19606 +13.8%
Pro VII 17227

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000

13.8% better performance in benchmarks

More pipelines (4608 vs 3840)

Advantages of AMD Radeon Pro VII

Much newer (13 May 2020 vs 13 August 2018)

Cheaper ($2301 vs $8014)

Wider memory bus (4096 vs 384 bit)

Higher memory bandwidth (1024 vs 672 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 12 nm)

Lower power consumption (250W vs 260W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better CPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000, since it shows better performance.

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