NVIDIA now has a solution for professionals eager to get their hands on its new Ampere architecture: the RTX A6000 and A40. They’re two power-house cards that easily outclass the drool-worthy $1,499 RTX 3090, with 10,752 CUDA cores and 48GB of VRAM. And yes, in case you were wondering, they’re the successors to the previous RTX 8000 and 6000 Quadro GPUs. It’s unclear why NVIDIA is dropping the Quadro branding this time around, but the name on the card won’t matter to anyone demanding professional-grade performance.
NVIDIA isn’t divulging clock speeds and specific technical details about these cards just yet, but you can think of them as super-powered version of the RTX 3080 and 3090. They’re running the same fully GA102 GPU as those two cards, and they’re otherwise identical to each other, except the A90 is completely passively cooled and has a