Nvidia RTX 6000 48GB Ada Professional GPU Listed at Suggested Retail of $9,999
If you thought the RTX 4090 was expensive...
Nvidia's new RTX 6000 Ada professional GPU has started popping up in online listings, along with the price. The card is currently listed at CompSource and ShopBLT with a suggested retail price of $9,999. Luckily, both stores are offering a discount off the "suggested retail price," dropping the price of the card to just $8,209.65 and $7,377.71, respectively, at the time of this writing.
The RTX 6000 Ada is Nvidia's latest professional GPU, and is one of the first "prosumer" GPUs to adopt Nvidia's most recent Ada Lovelace GPU architecture. According to PNY's spec sheet, the RTX 6000 Ada is a monster, with 76.3 billion transistors, 18,176 CUDA cores, 568 Tensor cores for AI-focused workloads, and 142 Gen-3 RT cores for ray tracing.
Compared to the Nvidia RTX 4090, the RTX 6000 Ada has 1,792 (10.93%) more CUDA cores. Surprisingly, Nvidia is still not using a fully-unlocked AD102 die — which has 18,432 CUDA cores and two more SMs — for the RTX 6000 Ada. Note that the RTX 6000 sticks with the same 300W TBP (Total Board Power) limit of the previous generation card, as workstations are more likely to use multiple cards and don't necessarily want a single 450W card.