NVIDIA has announced that the RTX 6000, its new professional, workstation-class graphics card built on the Ada Lovelace architecture, has entered retail availability. According to the RTX 6000’s listing on the official NVIDIA store, the new GPU is in stock and can be purchased for $6,800. That number would make it more expensive than its predecessor, the RTX A6000, which can be had for $4,650, but the new RTX 6000 is said to offer up to a 4x performance improvement in enterprise workflows thanks to many innovations, including improved RT cores, Tensor cores, and CUDA cores.
From an NVIDIA datasheet:
The NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada Generation is the ultimate workstation graphics card designed for professionals who demand maximum performance and reliability to deliver their best work and breakthrough innovations across industries. The RTX 6000 provides the unmatched performance and capabilities essential for high-end design, real-time rendering, AI, and high-performance compute workflows.
Built on the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture, the RTX 6000 combines 142 third-generation RT Cores, 568 fourth-generation Tensor Cores, and 18,176 CUDA cores with 48GB of error correction code (ECC) graphics memory. This all helps deliver the next generation of AI graphics and petaflop inferencing performance for unprecedented speed-up in rendering, Al, graphics, and compute workloads.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 6000 Features
- Third-generation RT Cores: Up to 2x the throughput of the previous generation with the ability to concurrently run ray tracing with either shading or denoising capabilities.
- Fourth-generation Tensor Cores: Up to 2x faster AI training performance than the previous generation with expanded support for the FP8 data format.
- CUDA cores: Up to 2x the single-precision floating point throughput compared to the previous generation.
- GPU memory: Features 48GB of GDDR6 memory for working with the largest 3D models, render images, simulation and AI datasets.
- Virtualization: Will support NVIDIA virtual GPU (vGPU) software for multiple high-performance virtual workstation instances, enabling remote users to share resources and drive high-end design, AI and compute workloads.
- XR: Features 3x the video encoding performance of the previous generation, for streaming multiple simultaneous XR sessions using NVIDIA CloudXR.
The RTX 6000 comes a few years after the RTX A6000, which NVIDIA launched in October 2020 with improvements enabled by the Ampere architecture. It is memorable for being the first workstation-class graphics card from NVIDIA to lack the Quadro branding, which the company had been using since 2007.