NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Announced With Turing TU106 GPU – 2304 Cores and 8 GB VRAM, Packed Inside A Single-Slot Design

Nov 13, 2018

NVIDIA has introduced a new Quadro RTX card in their Turing based workstation portfolio. Known as the Quadro RTX 4000, the new graphics card will offer the same features of the higher-end line of Turing Quadro RTX graphics cards but at a much more affordable price while featuring compact design.

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Graphics Card Packs 2304 Cores and 8 GB GDDR6 Memory On A Single-Slot Design For $900 US

Starting off with the details, the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 has been said to have the best-in-class graphics performance and features a single-slot PCIe form factor. It is clear that NVIDIA needed a card to fill up the entry tier Quadro segment as their other Turing based solutions cost $2300 and up to a massive $10,000 US price.

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Meet today’s demanding professional workflows with GPU accelerated ray tracing, deep learning, and advanced shading. The NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000, powered by the NVIDIA Turing architecture and the NVIDIA RTX platform, delivers best in-class performance and features in a single-slot PCI-e form factor. Design and create like never before with faster time to insight and faster time to solution.


The specifications on the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 graphics card includes the Turing TU106 GPU. This graphics chip was introduced on the GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card and is now making its way to the workstation market. There are 2304 CUDA Cores, 288 Tensor Cores, 26 RT Cores on the chip which clocks in at 1215 MHz base and 1540 MHz boost clocks. There’s 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM that runs across a 256-bit wide interface at 13 Gbps. The card is powered by a single 8-pin power connector and has a 160W design.

In terms of performance, the card boasts 7.1 TFLOPs of FP32 compute and has 6 Giga Rays/sec of Rays casting performance packed inside it. The Tensor Cores deliver a grand total of 57 TFLOPs of Deep Learning performance, RT cores deliver up to 43 TOPs while you can expect support for all Turing based technologies such as VirtualLink, VR applications and the enhanced encode/decode engines to be available on this graphics card.

NVIDIA Quadro RTX Graphics Cards With Turing GPU:

Graphics Card Quadro GV100 Quadro RTX 4000 Quadro RTX 5000 Quadro RTX 6000 Quadro RTX 8000
GPU Volta GPU GV100 Turing GPU TU106 Turing GPU TU104 Turing GPU TU102 Turing GPU TU102
GPU Process 12nm 12nm 12nm 12nm 12nm
GPU Cores 5120 Cores 2304 Cores 3072 Cores 4608 Cores 4608 Cores
Tensor Cores 640 Cores 288 Cores 384 Cores 576 Cores 576 Cores
RT Cores N/A 36 48 72 72
Boost Clock 1450 MHz 1540 Mhz 1815 MHz 1770 MHz 1750 MHz
FP16 Compute 29.6 TFLOPs 14.2 TFLOPs 22.4 TFLOPs 32.6 TFLOPs 32.6 TFLOPs
FP32 Compute 14.8 TFLOPs 7.1 TFLOPs 11.2 TFLOPs 16.3 TFLOPs 16.3 TFLOPs
RTX OPS N/A 43 TOPs 62 TOPs 84 TOPs 84 TOPs
Ray Tracing Speed N/A 4 GigaRays/Sec 6 GigaRays/Sec 10 GigaRays/Sec 10 GigaRays/Sec
(32 GB With NVLINK)
(48 GB With NVLINK)
(96 GB With NVLINK)
Memory Bus 4096-bit 256-bit 256-bit 384-bit 384-bit
Memory Bandwidth 870 GB/s 416 GB/s 448 GB/s 672 GB/s 672 GB/s
TDP 250W 160W 265W 295W 295W
Price $9000 US $900 US $2300 US $6300 US $10000 US
Launch Date 2018 Q4 2018 Q4 2018 Q4 2018 Q4 2018

The Quadro RTX 4000 features a power-efficient, single-slot design that fits in a variety of workstation chassis. Other benefits include:

  • Significant performance improvements — 8GB of ultra-fast GDDR6 graphics memory technology provides over 40 percent more memory bandwidth than the previous generation Quadro P4000.
  • 36 RT Cores — enable real-time ray tracing of objects and environments with physically accurate shadows, reflections, refractions, and global illumination.
  • 288 Turing Tensor Cores for 57 teraflops of deep learning performance — accelerate neural network training and inference, which are critical to powering AI-enhanced rendering, products, and services.
  • Hardware support for the virtual link — new open industry standard meets the power, display and bandwidth demands of next-generation VR headsets through a single USB-C connector1.
  • Improved performance of VR applications — new and enhanced technologies include Variable Rate Shading, Multi-View Rendering, and VRWorks Audio.
  • Video encode and decode engines — accelerate video creation and playback for multiple video streams with resolutions up to 8K.

The NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 graphics card is said to be available in December through NVIDIA and their OEM partners. The card will be hitting a price point of $900 US which will place it as the most affordable workstation Turing graphics card.

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