It just never ends! Nvidia has again presented a new graphics card. The high-end GPU looks very promising at first glance, and the price in particular should make many hardware enthusiasts look wide.
Nvidia RTX A6000: New Quadro successor costs 3,800 euros
Some put together an incredibly powerful gaming PC for 3,800 euros, others buy a used car for it or try to get hold of a PS5 on eBay. Anyone who already owns all of this or doesn't know what to do with their money should take a look at Nvidia's latest graphics card: the RTX A6000.
The top-of-the-line graphics accelerator costs $ 4,650, so the equivalent of around 3,800 euros. For many PC gamers that may sound incredibly expensive, in fact, the workstation graphics card is reasonably priced. According to PCGamesHardware the RTX A6000 inherits the Quadro RTX 6000 and Quadro RTX 8000, which cost a proud $ 6,300 and $ 10,000 respectively in their time. The RTX A6000 is practically a bargain! Especially if you take a look at the technical data of the graphics card.
Even the "little brother" of the new RTX A6000, the RTX 3090, offers massive amounts of power, as you can see in the video:
New graphics card from Nvidia: A performance monster with loads of memory
The graphics chip used is the GA102, which PC gamers already know from the GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090. This time, however, a whopping 10,752 shader units are set aside. Even the RTX 3090, which costs 1,500 euros, cannot keep up. The same applies to the video memory equipment. A stately 48 GB GDDR6 memory is built into the RTX A6000. For comparison: the RTX 3080 only offers 10 GB of VRAM, the RTX 3090 at least 24 GB.
In terms of memory bandwidth, however, the two gaming graphics cards have the edge. They use GDDR6X memory, while Nvidia uses classic GDDR6 memory for the RTX A6000. The bottom line is that the new workstation graphics card should be a Compute performance of an exorbitant 38.7 TFLOPS offer about 3.1 TFLOPS more than the RTX 3090.
Steep thesis: We do not expect that the new RTX A6000 will soon take a place in our top 10:
As a cooling system, Nvidia relies on a classic blower fan that only occupies two slots. In this way it should be possible to operate two graphics cards of the model one above the other in a PC and to connect them with an NVLink Bridge.
It is doubtful whether the scalpers will also grab this graphics card directly. After all, the sale of the cards on eBay is likely to be much more sluggish than that of the GeForce models.