Nvidia's fastest GPU has gone on sale

Nvidia RTX A6000
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Specialist hardware maker PNY (opens in new tab) has released a new graphics card (opens in new tab) based on the Nvidia (opens in new tab) RTX A6000 that lends itself to various high-performance creative and scientific computing environments.

Based on the Ampere architecture, the card is armed with a whopping 48GB GDDR6 memory (opens in new tab) with ECC and a memory bandwidth of 768 GB/s.

PNY says that the Nvidia RTX A6000 is equipped with real-time ray tracing and rendering, accelerated artificial intelligence (AI), and photorealistic VR to deliver “unmatched” quality and performance to designers and engineers. 

Performance powerhouse

The PCIe 4.0 x16 card has 336 Tensor cores and 84 RT cores, which makes it ideal for all kinds of deep learning use cases. 

With over 10,000 CUDA parallel processing cores, the card is especially useful for working with Nvidia’s CUDA parallel computing platform libraries such as CUDA Deep Neural Network (cuDNN), cuBLAS, TensorRT, and more.

It’s equipped with a 3rd generation NVLink connector for multi-GPU setups to help create large video walls, support multiple 8K monitors (opens in new tab), or even create immersive VR (opens in new tab) experiences. 

The card can ferry large data sets much easily which leads PNY to suggest that the Nvidia RTX A6000 is ideal for working with AI frameworks such as Tensorflow, Caffee2, MXNet, and others.

PNY suggests that the Nvidia RTX A6000 has a power-efficient dual-slot design with a maximum power consumption of 300W. 

The Nvidia RTX A6000 is currently available at a pre-order price of about £4800 (just over $6600) with deliveries scheduled to start mid-May. 

With almost two decades of writing and reporting on Linux, Mayank Sharma would like everyone to think he’s TechRadar Pro’s expert on the topic. Of course, he’s just as interested in other computing topics, particularly cybersecurity, cloud, containers, and coding.