The professional Nvidia Quadro RTX 8000 and RTX 6000 accelerators were introduced back in August 2018 – a few days before the announcement of the consumer GeForce RTX models.
In fact, it was the Quadro RTX 8000 and RTX 6000 adapters (as well as the RTX 5000) that became the first consumer (albeit conditionally) 3D cards with a new architecture and new GPUs.
Between each other, the RTX 8000 and RTX 6000 are identical in almost everything except the memory size: the older one has 48 GB, the younger one has 24 GB.
Both cards are based on the TU102 GPU with 4608 CUDA cores, both have 16.3 TDLOPS performance. In reference form, the adapters are equipped with “turbine” type coolers. PNY today introduced the Quadro RTX 8000 and RTX 6000 with passive coolers. In this case, it is already difficult to call them consumer, since the cards are oriented to use in systems with productive general cooling systems.
In addition to coolers, PNY novelties differ from reference adapters in frequencies and, as a result, in performance. More specifically, the performance of both new products is 14.9 TFLOPS. Due to the slightly reduced frequencies, PNY cards also have lower TDP: 250 W versus 295 W.