Nvidia reveals its Quadro RTX A6000 Graphics Card and A40 vGPU with 48GB of VRAM and EPS power

Nvidia reveals its Quadro RTX A6000 Graphics Card and A400 vGPU with 48GB of VRAM and EPS power

Nvidia reveals its Quadro RTX A6000 Graphics Card and A40 vGPU with 48GB of VRAM and EPS power

At the company’s Autumn GPU Technology Conference CNvidia’s power oddness continues (GTC), Nvidia has revealed two new Ampere-based professional products, their Quadro RTX A6000 graphics card and their A40 vGPU. 

Both of these new products utilise the same Ampere GA102 silicon as Nvidia’s RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 graphics cards, offering users 10,752 FP32 cores, 336 3rd Generation Tensor cores and 48GB of GDDR6 ECC compliant VRAM. 

Both the Quadro RTX A6000 and the RTX A40 feature the same 300W TDP and similar specifications. At this time, the exact core clock speed targets of these graphics cards are unknown, though we do know that the Quadro RTX A6000 features 48GB of 16 Gbps VRAM and the A40 features slower 14.5 Gbps GDDR6 VRAM.       

The Quadro RTX A6000 features four DisplayPort 1.4 outputs and is cooled using a blower-style fan, partially explaining why the graphics card features a lower power target than Nvidia’s RTX 3090. By comparison, the A40 features a passive cooling design, which requires airflow from the server it’s used within, and offers users three DisplayPort 1.4 connections. 

Nvidia reveals its Quadro RTX A6000 Graphics Card and A400 vGPU with 48GB of VRAM and EPS power  

With these new professional-grade graphics cards, Nvidia plans to generate a lot of income from OEM vendors and workstation providers, as Nvidia’s large allotment of GDDR6 VRAM and the computational capabilities of Ampere are sure to interest a larger of customers. Unlike the RTX 3090, these graphics cards will feature the driver-level certifications and support for workstation software, giving these professional-grade graphics cards a hefty performance boost over their Geforce counterparts. 

Strangely, these new graphics cards do not use traditional PCIe power connectors or Nvidia’s new 12-pin power solution. Instead, Nvidia is using 4+4-pin EPS power connectors, a connection type that is typically used on CPUs, not GPUs.  
 

Nvidia reveals its Quadro RTX A6000 Graphics Card and A400 vGPU with 48GB of VRAM and EPS power  

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