Wednesday, September 23rd 2020

NVIDIA's Ampere-based Quadro RTX Graphics Card Pictured

Here is the first picture of an alleged next-generation Quadro RTX graphics card based on the "Ampere" architecture, courtesy YouTube channel "Moore's Law is Dead." The new Quadro RTX 6000-series shares many of its underpinnings with the recently launched GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090, in being based on the 8 nm "GA102" silicon. The reference board design retains a lateral blower-type cooling solution, with the blower drawing in air from both sides of the card, through holes punched in the PCB, "Fermi" style. The card features the latest NVLink bridge connector, and unless we're mistaken, it features a single power input near its tail end, which is very likely a 12-pin Molex MicroFit 3.0 input.

As for specifications, "Moore's Law is Dead," shared a handful of alleged specifications that include maxing out of the "GA102" silicon, with all its 42 TPCs (84 SMs) enabled, working out to 10,752 CUDA cores. As detailed in an older story about the next-gen Quadro, NVIDIA is prioritizing memory size over bandwidth, which means this card will receive 48 GB of conventional 16 Gbps GDDR6 memory across the GPU's 384-bit wide memory interface. The 48 GB is achieved using twenty four 16 Gbit GDDR6 memory chips (two chips per 32-bit wide data-path). This configuration provides 768 GB/s of memory bandwidth, which is only 8 GB/s higher than that of the GeForce RTX 3080. The release date of the next-gen Quadro RTX will depend largely on the supply of 16 Gbit GDDR6 memory chips, with leading memory manufacturers expecting 2021 shipping, unless NVIDIA has secured an early production batch.
Sources: Moore's Law is Dead (Twitter), VideoCardz
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18 Comments on NVIDIA's Ampere-based Quadro RTX Graphics Card Pictured

#1
ZoneDymo
Looks like it has/is an airfilter
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Caring1
What's with the awful colouring in job making the background black?

The big question is will it be a twin fan variant.
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#3
PooPipeBoy
I recall that when the Nvidia RTX 30XX GPU cooler design was first leaked, almost nobody believed it was real and were convinced it was fake. It was kind of funny.
Not sure what Nvidia is up to with the Quadro this time but I guess they're trying to do yet another "ground-breaking" cooler design.
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TheLostSwede
Caring1
What's with the awful colouring in job making the background black?
Not everyone's as adept at using photoshop as you are...
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Caring1
TheLostSwede
Not everyone's as adapt using photoshop as you are...
Lol, it's adept, and I have never used Photoshop, I'd probably fail with crayons. :roll:
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#7
Caring1
RTX 6000 series has 24GB of GDDR6 memory, The RTX 8000 series has 48gb OF GDDR6 memory.
If there is a new unreleased version the naming scheme needs work.
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#8
LocutusH
Notice the fins depth on the blower fan. Thats not just the same fan from behind. Its an extra fan for the rear side of the card, probably for backside memory cooling.
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#9
lluvia
ZoneDymo
Looks like it has/is an airfilter
This card is proven to remove "casual gamer" filth from the air you breathe. /s
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#10
purplekaycee
lluvia
This card is proven to remove "casual gamer" filth from the air you breathe. /s
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#11
Chloe Price
Caring1
RTX 6000 series has 24GB of GDDR6 memory, The RTX 8000 series has 48gb OF GDDR6 memory.
If there is a new unreleased version the naming scheme needs work.
GDDR6X on the 3080 and 3090, not GDDR6
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#12
TheLostSwede
Caring1
Lol, it's adept, and I have never used Photoshop, I'd probably fail with crayons. :roll:
Sorry, autocarrot struck again.
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#13
Vya Domus
It kind of looks like the heatsink is extended all around the PCB. I guess you have to get inventive when trying to dissipate 350W in this way.
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#14
maxitaxi96
LocutusH
Notice the fins depth on the blower fan. Thats not just the same fan from behind. Its an extra fan for the rear side of the card, probably for backside memory cooling.
I dont think so. There is no room between the backplate and the PCB to blow air through (look at the PCIe Slot for reference). Also the RTX3090 has no active cooling for its memory modules.
It's more like the cooling the GTX400 Series had with holes in the PCB or just a shorter PCB.
Maybe the fins of this fan are not connected on the bottom like most blower-style cards, but in the middle?
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Caring1
Chloe Price
GDDR6X on the 3080 and 3090, not GDDR6
I was talking about Quadro series.
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#18
Chrispy_
I really hope some AIB partners use this cooler on Geforce models too. A fully-exhausting blower with dual-sided intakes is exactly what we need for SFF.
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