NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 - Turing For Workstations
Looking at the Quadro RTX 4000 in light of some of NVIDIA’s other pro-graphics cards, it would appear to be a rather tame solutions. It’s a thin, unassuming graphics card, that consumes only a single slot, with a relatively simple, boxy fan shroud that doesn’t feature any sort of outlandish design elements, save for a racing stripe and some branding. But don’t let that fool you – this card has some teeth, as you’ll see a little later.
The NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 is based on the Turing TU106 GPU, similar to the GeForce RTX 2060 and RTX 2070. Its GPU will boost up to 1,545MHz and it is paired to 8GB of GDDR6 over a 256-bit interface, with an effective data rate of 13Gbps. At that speed, the card offers up to 415GB/s of peak memory bandwidth.
GPU and a single, barrel-type fan sit at the far edge. The fan pulls air in, blows it across thin heatsinks that cover the GPU, RAM, and VRM and exhausts it through venting at the other end.
Save for the stylized artwork on the front of the cooler’s fan shroud, and the shape of the venting, the Quadro RTX 4000 has an overarching design that’s similar to the previous-gen P4000. They are both single-slot designs, with 90-degree angles all around, and short PCBs.
Quadro P4000 as well (160 watts vs. 105 watts), but the card still requires only a single supplemental power feed. At the far edge of the cooler, there is a single 8-pin PCI Express power connector that points out from the back – not up to the side of a chassis like most consumer GPUs.
Quadro RTX 4000 consist of a trio of full-sized DisplayPorts (DP1.4) and a single USB-C type VitualLink conncector, which offers a 4 lane HBR3 DisplayPort and USB 3.1 Gen 2 over a single connector.