Quadro RTX A6000 vs A40 PCIe

General info

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

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Architecture
Ampere
 
Ampere
GPU code name
GA102
 
GA102
Market segment
Workstation
 
Desktop
Launch date
no data
 
5 October 2020 (less than a year ago)
Price now
$6642
 
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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 cores
10752
 
10752
Boost clock speed
1860 MHz
 
1755 MHz
Number of transistors
28,300 million
 
28,300 million
Manufacturing process technology
8 nm
 
8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
350 Watt
 
300 Watt
Texture fill rate
625.0
 
589.7

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 4.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
313 mm
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 12-pin
 
8-pin EPS

Memory

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 type
GDDR6
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
48 GB
 
48 GB
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
384 Bit
Memory clock speed
16 GB/s
 
14.5 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
768.0 GB/s
 
695.8 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 Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
3x DisplayPort
HDMI
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
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6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
no data
 
2.0
Vulkan
-
 
1.2
CUDA
-
 
8.6

Competitors of Quadro RTX A6000 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro RTX A6000 from AMD is Radeon Pro W6800.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro RTX A6000:

Competitors of A40 PCIe from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to A40 PCIe from AMD is Radeon RX 6900 XT.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to A40 PCIe:

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro RTX A6000

Higher memory bandwidth (768 vs 695.8 GB/s)

Advantages of NVIDIA A40 PCIe

Lower power consumption (300W vs 350W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA Quadro RTX A6000 and NVIDIA A40 PCIe. We've got no test results to judge.

Be aware that Quadro RTX A6000 is a workstation card while A40 PCIe is a desktop one.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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