NVIDIA Quadro RTX A6000: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA Quadro RTX A6000
NVIDIA Quadro RTX A6000
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1410
  • Max video memory 48 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 16000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2020
Performance 53.71

Summary

NVIDIA started Quadro RTX A6000 sales 5 October 2020 at a recommended price of $4,649. This is a high-end Ampere architecture desktop card based on 8 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 48 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 16 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 768.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. 8-pin EPS power connector is required, and power consumption is at 300 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

53.71%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about Quadro RTX A6000: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating19
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameAmpere
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date5 October 2020 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$4,649
Current price$10411 (2.2x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Quadro RTX A6000's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro RTX A6000's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores10752of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1410 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1800 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors28,300 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)300 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate625.0of 961.9 (Radeon RX 7900 XTX)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro RTX A6000's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16
Length267 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors8-pin EPS

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro RTX A6000: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount48 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed16000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth768.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro RTX A6000. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors4x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported by Quadro RTX A6000, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.2
CUDA8.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Quadro RTX A6000. 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 A6000 53.71
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RTX A6000 89510

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RTX A6000 50957

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX A6000 113167

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX A6000 25280

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX A6000 27511

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RTX A6000 494750

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Quadro RTX A6000 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD160
1440p129
4K104

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 85−90
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 80−85
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 85−90
Battlefield 5 130−140
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 140−150
Cyberpunk 2077 85−90
Far Cry 5 52
Far Cry New Dawn 66
Forza Horizon 4 150−160
Hitman 3 160−170
Horizon Zero Dawn 110−120
Red Dead Redemption 2 85−90
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 130−140
Watch Dogs: Legion 90−95
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 80−85
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 85−90
Battlefield 5 130−140
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 140−150
Cyberpunk 2077 85−90
Far Cry 5 53
Far Cry New Dawn 68
Forza Horizon 4 150−160
Hitman 3 160−170
Horizon Zero Dawn 110−120
Metro Exodus 98
Red Dead Redemption 2 85−90
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 130−140
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 307
Watch Dogs: Legion 90−95
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 80−85
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 85−90
Battlefield 5 130−140
Cyberpunk 2077 85−90
Far Cry 5 52
Far Cry New Dawn 65
Forza Horizon 4 150−160
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 180
Watch Dogs: Legion 90−95
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 90−95
Hitman 3 100−110
Horizon Zero Dawn 70−75
Metro Exodus 84
Red Dead Redemption 2 45−50
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 85−90
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 55−60
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 55−60
Battlefield 5 100−110
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
Far Cry 5 52
Far Cry New Dawn 63
Forza Horizon 4 110−120
Watch Dogs: Legion 50−55
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50−55
Hitman 3 55−60
Horizon Zero Dawn 40−45
Metro Exodus 70
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 45−50
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 146
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35−40
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 35−40
Battlefield 5 65−70
Cyberpunk 2077 21−24
Far Cry 5 50
Far Cry New Dawn 63
Forza Horizon 4 80−85
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30

Relative perfomance

Overall Quadro RTX A6000 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro RTX A6000 from AMD is Radeon Pro W6800, which is slower by 9% and lower by 14 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

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