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News Nvidia announces RTX A6000 and A40

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 5 Oct 2020.

  1. bit-tech

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  2. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    TBH I expect it to come in closer to the RTX6000's RRP [$6k iirc], with an A8000 with a ridiculous amount of VRAM to come later. If the new one was intended to be the range topper i think nv would've numbered it accordingly.

    I mean it still ain't gonna be cheap, and if the price bothers you even a teensy little bit you're probably not the target audience for it, but i can't see it being the £10k that the Tesla A100 is.
     
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    Nvidia seem to have killed off all their branding except Geforce. Quadro - Gone, Titan - Gone, Tesla - Gone (Although understandably).
     
  4. VipersGratitude

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    @1:03 something looks familiar
     
  5. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    One thing that has me slightly perplexed is the 2 [what look like] threaded holes at the end of the card... wonder if it's for some kind of stabilisation bracket or something, but they're present and in the same place on both cards

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    EDIT: Another minor annoyance but... the nvidia logo is gonna be upside down when you put that card in most systems.
     
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  6. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Yes, that is so a bracket can be attached to provide the card extra support. Different length/height and/or adjustable brackets can be attached, depending on the case. Years ago I picked up a refurbed quad GPU server and the cards all had extra brackets attached.

    All the rackmount cases I've seen would have the cards vertical, rather than horizontal. It's interesting that they're a single 8-pin, though. The RTX8000's were dual 8-pin. The apparently crazy power requirements for "consumer" Ampere makes me wonder how these stack up.
     
  7. RedFlames

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    They're not PCI-E 8-pin...they're EPS [CPU] 8-pin

    Thought so, and i've seen cards with that kind of thing attatched... just first time I've ever noticed those holes...
     
  8. Paradigm Shifter

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    So 235w (continuous) max, rather than 150w. OK, that makes a little more sense. Even so that's still max 310w. Like I said, the RTX8000 had two PCI-E 8-pin, so max was 375w... and those suckers could easily pull that much down, as well if loaded right (or wrong...).

    To be fair, often in the past they were just a reinforced metal frame strapped to the PCB, rather than integrated into the shroud.
     
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