NVIDIA A40 vs AMD Radeon RX 6600

Comparative analysis of NVIDIA A40 and AMD Radeon RX 6600 videocards for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Technical info, Video outputs and ports, Compatibility, dimensions and requirements, API support, Memory. Benchmark videocards performance analysis: Geekbench - OpenCL, PassMark - G3D Mark, PassMark - G2D Mark, GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps), 3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA A40

  • 2.1x more texture fill rate: 584.6 GTexel/s vs 279.0 GTexel/s
  • 6x more pipelines: 10752 vs 1792
  • 6x more maximum memory size: 48 GB vs 8 GB
  • Around 4% higher memory clock speed: 1812 MHz (14.5 Gbps effective) vs 1750 MHz (14 Gbps effective)
  • 2.5x better performance in Geekbench - OpenCL: 185390 vs 73313
Specifications (specs)
Texture fill rate 584.6 GTexel/s vs 279.0 GTexel/s
Pipelines 10752 vs 1792
Maximum memory size 48 GB vs 8 GB
Memory clock speed 1812 MHz (14.5 Gbps effective) vs 1750 MHz (14 Gbps effective)
Benchmarks
Geekbench - OpenCL 185390 vs 73313

Reasons to consider the AMD Radeon RX 6600

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 1 year(s) 0 month(s) later
  • Around 25% higher core clock speed: 1626 MHz vs 1305 MHz
  • Around 43% higher boost clock speed: 2491 MHz vs 1740 MHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running videocard: 7 nm vs 8 nm
  • 2.3x lower typical power consumption: 132 Watt vs 300 Watt
Launch date 13 Oct 2021 vs 5 Oct 2020
Core clock speed 1626 MHz vs 1305 MHz
Boost clock speed 2491 MHz vs 1740 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 8 nm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 132 Watt vs 300 Watt

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: NVIDIA A40
GPU 2: AMD Radeon RX 6600

Geekbench - OpenCL
GPU 1
GPU 2
185390
73313
Name NVIDIA A40 AMD Radeon RX 6600
Geekbench - OpenCL 185390 73313
PassMark - G3D Mark 13633
PassMark - G2D Mark 930
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 19713
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 26778
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 69225
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 19713
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 26778
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 69225
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 8085

Compare specifications (specs)

NVIDIA A40 AMD Radeon RX 6600

Essentials

Architecture Ampere RDNA 2.0
Code name GA102 Navi 23 XL
Launch date 5 Oct 2020 13 Oct 2021
Place in performance rating 5 7
Launch price (MSRP) $329
Type Desktop

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1740 MHz 2491 MHz
Core clock speed 1305 MHz 1626 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 8 nm 7 nm
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance 1169 GFLOPS (1:32) 558.0 GFLOPS (1:16)
Peak Half Precision (FP16) Performance 37.42 TFLOPS (1:1) 17.86 TFLOPS (2:1)
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance 37.42 TFLOPS 8.928 TFLOPS
Pipelines 10752 1792
Pixel fill rate 194.9 GPixel/s 159.4 GPixel/s
Texture fill rate 584.6 GTexel/s 279.0 GTexel/s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 300 Watt 132 Watt
Transistor count 28300 million 11060 million
Compute units 28

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors 3x DisplayPort 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
DisplayPort count 3
DisplayPort support
HDMI

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Form factor Dual-slot Dual-slot
Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x8
Length 267 mm (10.5 inches) 190 mm (7.5 inches)
Recommended system power (PSU) 700 Watt 300 Watt
Supplementary power connectors 8-pin EPS 1x 8-pin
Width 112 mm (4.4 inches) 110 mm (4.3 inches)
Height 40 mm (1.6 inches)

API support

DirectX 12.2 12.2
OpenCL 3.0 2.1
OpenGL 4.6 4.6
Shader Model 6.6 6.5
Vulkan

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 48 GB 8 GB
Memory bandwidth 695.8 GB/s 224 GB/s
Memory bus width 384 bit 128 bit
Memory clock speed 1812 MHz (14.5 Gbps effective) 1750 MHz (14 Gbps effective)
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6