Nvidia’s new graphics card:
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 Euro
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-class graphics accelerator costs 4,650 US dollars, which is the equivalent of around 3,800 euros. This may sound incredibly expensive to many PC gamers, but the price of the workstation graphics card is actually relatively cheap. According to PCGamesHardware, the RTX A6000 is inheriting 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.
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 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 offer a compute performance of an exorbitant 38.7 TFLOPS, about 3.1 TFLOPS more than the RTX 3090.
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.