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News Nvidia announces Quadro M6000 24GB graphics card

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 23 Mar 2016.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I'm surprised they didn't just make this a Tesla. I don't think there would be enough 3D applications that would really be able to take advantage of this, but plenty of server CUDA tasks.
     
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    They probably made a batch of these for some company that needed them and once they've worked out the engineering for one it's easy enough to add another SKU to the range.
     
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    I wonder if BLOPS III would be satisfied enough with the VRAM on this to allow "extra" settings? :p
     
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    Though I'm a fan of the red side, I don't think you can compare this with the sXXXX line of Firepros, those are server cards, not graphics cards, a more reasonable approach would be with the wXXXX series.
     
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    Yeah, that's fair enough really... Not really an AMD guy, but sometimes I wonder if the greens just have a better PR department!
     
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    They're the AMD equivalent of the Tesla line rather than a Quadro, that said, the current range topping Tesla, the K80, also only has 24GB [ha, 'only'...]

    This is the current top of the workstation tree for the red corner...

    So, it's not the first card by either corner to have >=24GB of VRAM, however it may be the first desktop card [as in it has graphics outputs] to have that much.
     
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    As others have said, that's not a graphics card; it's an accelerator card. What's the difference? A graphics card has a graphics output (VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort, whatevs); an accelerator card does not. Yes, they both use GPUs - but in the era of GPGPU-accelerated compute, these are more properly termed stream processors than GPUs.
     
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    I think that the confusion arises from using "GPU" and "graphics card" interchangeably.

    In other words, Gareth, it's all your fault. :p

    On topic, this is crazy. I'd love to take that thing for a spin in Maya with gazillions of mahoosive texture maps. Is there any info on pricing?
     
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    Ah, but I'm not using GPU and graphics card interchangeably: "24GB for a single GPU" refers to the card having only one graphics processor which has access to the full 24GB, unlike other big-memory-cards which typically have two GPUs on board each getting half the overall RAM.
    Same as the 12GB version, so about $5,000 MSRP.
     
  12. veato

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    So... nobody has asked if it can run Crysis yet?
     
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    That meme isn't far off puberty now.
     
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