The day after Nvidia announced the RTX 4000 series of gaming cards, it also showed off the next generation of workstation cards that are based on the same architecture, Ada. So far the company has not revealed how much these would cost.
We need to stress workstation GPUs here, these are meant for professionals and will have hair-raising prices – the RTX 6000 is listed on several US retailers with prices between $7,378 and $8,210, according to data dug up by VideoCardz.
Nvidia RTX 6000 (Ada) on prices CompSource and ShopBLT
The Nvidia RTX 6000 card has 18,176 CUDA cores, 11% more than the 16,384 cores of the RTX 4090. However, it seems that it will be running at lower power – the TDP is just 300W compared to 450W for the gaming card. Even so, the maximum boost clock is capped at the same 2.5GHz. Another thing to note is that the cooling has been switched to a blower type fan, which is the preferred solution for professional environments (it’s louder, but has a lower chance to overheat).
The major difference between the RTX 6000 and RTX 4090 is the graphics memory. The workstation GPU comes equipped with 48GB, double what the gaming card has. It’s a different type of memory too, GDDR6 with ECC (that is built-in error correction). The memory bus remains 384-bit wide, so bandwidth is basically the same (21Gbps vs. 20Gbps).
|GPU Features||NVIDIA RTX 6000|
|GPU Memory||48GB GDDR6 with error-correcting code (ECC)|
|Display Ports||4x DisplayPort 1.4*|
|Max Power Consumption||300 W|
|Graphics Bus||PCIe Gen 4 x 16|
|Form Factor||4.4” (H) x 10.5” (L) dual slot|
|vGPU Software Support||NVIDIA vPC/vApps, NVIDIA RTX Virtual Workstation|
Note that Nvidia no longer uses the Quadro branding for these workstation GPUs. Even more confusing is that the card that the RTX 6000 (Ada) is replacing is called the RTX A6000 (Ampere).
Source | Via