The RTX 4090 surpasses the RTX 6000 in content creation

The RTX 4090 surpasses the RTX 6000 in content creation

The NVIDIA RTX 6000 card, based on the Ada Lovelace architecture, is hardly considered one of the best for gaming due to its $6,800 price tag. In fact, the product is aimed at professionals and content creators and uses almost the entire AD102 die (also used in the GeForce RTX 4090), thanks to enabling 142 SMs out of the possible 144.

The RTX 6000 offers 18,176 CUDA cores, 568 Tensor cores for AI workloads, and 142 RT cores for ray-tracing effects, with the ability to reach a maximum frequency of 2,505MHz, providing FP32 performance of 91.06 TFLOPs. Additionally, the card features 48GB of 20Gb/s GDDR6 memory on a 384-bit interface, for an overall bandwidth of 960GB/s. However, the RTX 6000's TGP is limited to 300W, compared to the RTX 4090 Founders Edition's 450W.

When compared to the previous model, the RTX 6000 offers 135% higher FP32 performance than the RTX A6000 and 25% greater memory bandwidth. Furthermore, the RTX 6000 offers superior FP32 performance even compared to the GeForce RTX 4090 which is the closest graphics card in terms of performance. At the moment, AMD has not yet launched an RDNA 3-based professional graphics card and the only competing product available is the Radeon Pro W6800, which provides significantly lower performance than the RTX 6000.

Graphics Card DaVinci Resolve Studio Adobe Premiere Pro Topaz AI Suite Unreal Engine V-Ray OctaneRender Redshift Blender RTX 6000 Ada 2.975 1.498 471,2 74,0 5.399 1.146 87 12.728 GeForce RTX 4090 2.960 1.505 465,5 92, 5 5564 1292 85 12779 RTX A6000 2648 1379 445.2 46.3 2710 627 159 5848 Radeon Pro W6800 2135 1017 401.6 24.7 N/A N/A N/A 1982"-# (j_c_rm2hry1"). is(":visible")) { } Recently, Puget Systems did some tests, where the RTX 6000 was able to achieve up to twice the performance of the previous generation (Ampere). However, the GeForce RTX 4090 outperformed the RTX 6000 in six of eight benchmarks, delivering between 3% and 25% higher performance. As expected, the Radeon Pro W6800 underperformed the RTX 6000, ranging between 17% and 542% depending on the workload.

Also, it should be noted that none of the benchmarks mentioned benefits from NVIDIA's professional drivers, which usually provide huge performance gains over GeForce cards. According to the results obtained in these specific software, the RTX 4090 can offer performance comparable to an RTX 6000 but at a 76% lower cost, constituting a more than valid alternative if you use applications that are not specifically optimized by the drivers.