AMD Radeon Pro W6800 vs NVIDIA RTX A5000

Buy
VS
Buy
Price now 2871$
Games supported 100%
NVIDIA RTX A5000
NVIDIA RTX A5000
Buy
  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 24 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 16 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon Pro W6800
Radeon Pro W6800
Buy
  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 2075
  • Max video memory 32768
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 16000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 2768$
Games supported 100%

General info

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

Place in performance rating1633
Value for money5.386.52
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)Navi / RDNA2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameGA102Navi 21
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date12 April 2021
(1 year old)
8 June 2021
(1 year old)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$2,249
Current price$2871 $2768 (1.2x MSRP)
Value for money

To calculate the index we compare the characteristics of graphics cards against their prices.

  • 0
  • 50
  • 100
  • 0
  • 50
  • 100

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 cores81923840
Core clock speedno data2075 MHz
Boost clock speed1695 MHz2320 MHz
Number of transistors28,300 million26,800 million
Manufacturing process technology8 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)230 Watt250 Watt
Texture fill rate433.9556.8

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 4.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
Length267 mm267 mm
Width2-slot2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

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 typeGDDR6GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount24 GB32 GB
Memory bus width384 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed16 GB/s16000 MHz
Memory bandwidth768.0 GB/s512.0 GB/s
Shared memoryno data-

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 DisplayPort6x mini-DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.66.5
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL3.02.1
Vulkan1.21.2
CUDA8.6no data

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 A5000 59.21
+22%
Pro W6800 48.52
  • Passmark

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.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

RTX A5000 23311
+22.1%
Pro W6800 19099

RTX A5000 outperforms Radeon Pro W6800 by 22% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

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

Average FPS

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

Full HDno data141
1440pno data125
4Kno data83

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 59.21 48.52
Recency 12 April 2021 8 June 2021
Memory bus width 384 256
Pipelines / CUDA cores 8192 3840
Memory bandwidth 768 512
Chip lithography 8 nm 7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 230 Watt 250 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA RTX A5000
RTX A5000

since it shows better performance.


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

Cast your vote

Do you think we are right or mistaken in our choice? Vote by clicking "Like" button near your favorite graphics card.


Competitors of RTX A5000 by AMD

According to our data, the nearest equivalent to RTX A5000 by AMD is Radeon Pro W6800, which is slower by 18% and lower by 17 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon Pro W6800 Radeon Pro W6800
Compare

Here are some closest AMD rivals to RTX A5000:

Competitors of Radeon Pro W6800 by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon Pro W6800 from NVIDIA is Quadro RTX 6000, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 Quadro RTX 6000
Compare

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon Pro W6800:

Quadro GV100 102.7
Radeon Pro W6800 100
Tesla P40 88.29
Quadro P6000 81.78

Similar GPU comparisons

We selected several comparisons of graphics cards with performance close to those reviewed, providing you with more options to consider.

User rating

Here you can see the user rating of the graphics cards, as well as rate them yourself.


4.2 129 ratings

Rate NVIDIA RTX A5000 on a scale of 1 to 5:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
4.4 42 ratings

Rate AMD Radeon Pro W6800 on a scale of 1 to 5:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Questions and comments

Here you can ask a question about this comparison, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.