AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT vs NVIDIA A10G

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
1.75
 
no data
Architecture
Navi / RDNA2
 
Ampere
GPU code name
Navi 21
 
GA102
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
8 December 2020 (less than a year ago)
 
12 April 2021 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$999
 
no data
Price now
$2172 (2.2x MSRP)
 
$348

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
5120
 
9216
Core clock speed
1825 MHz
 
no data
Boost clock speed
2250 MHz
 
1710 MHz
Number of transistors
26,800 million
 
28,300 million
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
300 Watt
 
150 Watt
Texture fill rate
720.0
 
492.5

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
267 mm
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-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
16 GB
 
12 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
384 Bit
Memory clock speed
16000 MHz
 
12.5 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
512.0 GB/s
 
600.2 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
no 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 Connectors
1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
 
No outputs
HDMI
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.6
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.1
 
3.0
Vulkan
1.2
 
1.2
CUDA
-
 
8.6

Competitors of Radeon RX 6900 XT from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 6900 XT from NVIDIA is GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 6900 XT:

Competitors of A10G from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to A10G from AMD is Radeon RX 6900 XT.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to A10G:

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 8 nm)

Advantages of NVIDIA A10G

Somewhat newer (12 April 2021 vs 8 December 2020)

Cheaper ($348 vs $2172)

Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)

More pipelines (9216 vs 5120)

Higher memory bandwidth (600.2 vs 512 GB/s)

Lower power consumption (150W vs 300W), 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 AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT and NVIDIA A10G. We've got no test results to judge.

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