Nvidia unveiled its professional workstation level GPU, the Quadro RTX 6000 last August. The RTX 6000 is a mid-level Turing-based Quadro GPU intended to be used on professional workstations for purposes like video and film editing, scientific simulations, or automotive and architecture designing. Now finally its pricing has been revealed by Nvidia and it costs a lot, an amazing $6,300.
The Quadro RTX 6000 is a TU102 GPU based card and has a size of 754 square millimeters. Its die is produced by TSMC and is based on the 12nm FinFET process. This large die contains 18.6 billion transistors.
This workstation card has 4,608 CUDA cores, 576 Tensor cores taking care of AI and ray tracing is handled by its 72 RT cores. The card is equipped with 24 GB of GDDR6 memory across a 384-bit memory interface.
The specifications are same as what you would expect from a workstation GPU and promise some solid performance. Nvidia claims that it delivers 16.3 TFLOPS of single precision (FP32) and 32.6 TFLOPS of half-precision (FP16) performance. The 72 RT cores on this card are capable of giving out up to 10 GigaRays/sec of Ray Tracing performance. Apart from that, Quadro RTX 6000 delivers 84 Tera RTX-OPS and 130.5 Tensor TFLOPS.
Design wise, not a lot has changed from the last generation. Quadro RTX 6000 has the same blower design as its predecessors. The dimensions of the card are 11.176 cm x 26.67 cm and it occupies two PCI slots. The maximum power consumption sits at 295 Watts and this power is taken via PCIe 3.0 x 16 slot and two 8-pin PCIe power connectors.
It also features Nvidia’s NVLink connector and will allow the users to combine two of these workhorses together using a Quadro RTX NVLink HB Bridge, this will boost the memory capacity to a mammoth 48 GB and the bandwidth up to 100 GB/s. It also features four DisplayPort 1.4 outputs and a USB Type-C port for Nvidia VirtualLink.
The Quadro RTX 6000 is a really powerful card and is capable of handling most demanding of tasks easily due to its top-notch specs. But this premium card costs a premium too. Nvidia has priced the Quadro RTX 6000 at a staggering $6,300 and is currently available for pre-ordering directly from Nvidia. The stock is limited to five per customer.
Let’s take a quick look at the specs again and see what do we get for 6 grand.
CUDA Parallel-Processing Cores: 4,608
NVIDIA Tensor Cores: 576
NVIDIA RT Cores: 72
GPU Memory: 24 GB GDDR6
Rays Cast: 10 Giga Rays/Sec
FP32 Performance: 16.3 TFLOPS
Max Power Consumption: 295 W
Graphics Bus: PCI Express 3.0 x 16
Display Connectors: DP 1.4(4), VirtualLink (1)
Form Factor: 4.4’(H) x 10.5’ (L) Dual Slot