Nvidia's RTX 6000 is coming out very soon, but a leak suggests the graphics card could top $8,000.
According to VideoCardz(Opens in a new tab), the GPU has already been spotted at various US retailers, with prices ranging from €7,378 to €8,210. And even for a professional graphics card, it's quite expensive.
To put that cost into perspective, Nvidia's most recent consumer GPU, the GeForce RTX 4080, sells for just over $1,000, while its close competitor AMD Radeon W6800 sells for around $4,000.
The highly anticipated GPU is undoubtedly a design visualization workhorse, destined to earn its place on the computers of engineers, artists, and those using high-end architectural and rendering software.
Built on the company's Ada Lovelace architecture, Nvidia's own specifications (opens in a new tab) confirm that the GPU runs 48GB of GDDR6 ECC RAM on a 384-bit bus and features fourth-generation Tensor cores that According to Nvidia, they “deliver faster AI computing performance, offering more than double the performance of the previous generation. The maximum power consumption reaches 300 W. And, yes, it is ready for virtual reality.
Those aren't the only specs revealed, as graphics card maker Leadtek (opens in a new tab) provides more details on what to expect from Nvidia's latest offering. This includes single-precision performance at 91,1 TFLOPS.
So overall, engineers, artists, architects, and others can expect vastly improved workflows. But if VideoCardz's location is correct, they may have to search a lot to pay for it, though the website admits that users "can still find lower prices, however these are relatively unpopular early store listings."
Hopefully around that price point it'll be easier to find than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080, which has been so lacking, we've started a live blog detailing where to buy the graphics card.