AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT vs NVIDIA Quadro 6000 SDI

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
 
Fermi
GPU code name
Navi 21
 
GF100
Market segment
Desktop
 
Workstation
Launch date
8 December 2020 (less than a year ago)
 
25 July 2011 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$999
 
$11,499
Price now
$2172 (2.2x MSRP)
 
$340 (0x MSRP)

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
 
448
Core clock speed
1825 MHz
 
574 MHz
Boost clock speed
2250 MHz
 
no data
Number of transistors
26,800 million
 
3,100 million
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
300 Watt
 
231 Watt
Texture fill rate
720.0
 
32.14
Floating-point performance
no data
 
1,027.7 gflops

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 2.0 x16
Length
267 mm
 
248 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
1x 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 type
GDDR6
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
384 Bit
Memory clock speed
16000 MHz
 
2988 MHz
Memory bandwidth
512.0 GB/s
 
143.4 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
 
2x DVI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x S-Video, 2x SDI
HDMI
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
 
12 (11_0)
Shader Model
6.5
 
5.1
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.1
 
1.1
Vulkan
1.2
 
N/A
CUDA
-
 
2.0

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 Quadro 6000 SDI from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro 6000 SDI from AMD is FirePro V5800.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro 6000 SDI:

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

Much newer (8 December 2020 vs 25 July 2011)

More pipelines (5120 vs 448)

Higher memory bandwidth (512 vs 143.4 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 40 nm)

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro 6000 SDI

Cheaper ($340 vs $2172)

Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)

Lower power consumption (231W 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 Quadro 6000 SDI. We've got no test results to judge.

Be aware that Radeon RX 6900 XT is a desktop card while Quadro 6000 SDI is a workstation 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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