NVIDIA RTX A6000 vs AMD Radeon RX 6800

General info

Comparison of RTX A6000 and Radeon RX 6800 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
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2.01
Architecture
Ampere
 
Navi / RDNA2
Code name
GA102
 
Navi 21
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
5 October 2020
 
18 November 2020
Launch price (MSRP)
$4,649
 
$579
Price now
no data
 
$1517

Technical specs

RTX A6000 and Radeon RX 6800's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of RTX A6000 and Radeon RX 6800's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
10752
 
3840
Core clock speed
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1815 MHz
Boost Clock
1860 MHz
 
2105 MHz
Transistor count
28,300 million
 
26,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
8 nm
 
7 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
300 Watt
 
250 Watt
Texture fill rate
625.0
 
505.2

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on RTX A6000 and Radeon RX 6800 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
267 mm
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
8-pin EPS
 
2x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on RTX A6000 and Radeon RX 6800: 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
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
48 GB
 
16 GB
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
16 GB/s
 
16000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
768.0 GB/s
 
512.0 GB/s
Shared memory
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on RTX A6000 and Radeon RX 6800. 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 HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI
-
 
+

API support

APIs supported by RTX A6000 and Radeon RX 6800, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2
 
1.2
CUDA
8.6
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of RTX A6000 and Radeon RX 6800. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RTX A6000 86.43 +3.2%
RX 6800 83.76

Passmark

RTX A6000 21975 +3.2%
RX 6800 21298

Gaming performance

Let's see how good RTX A6000 and Radeon RX 6800 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA RTX A6000

3.2% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (10752 vs 3840)
Higher memory bandwidth (768 vs 512 GB/s)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 6800

Somewhat newer (18 November 2020 vs 5 October 2020)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 8 nm)
Less power hungry (250 vs 300 watts)

So, RTX A6000 or RX 6800?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA RTX A6000 and AMD Radeon RX 6800. The differences in performance seem too small.
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