There are a great deal of compact trendy workstations that pack fairly succesful CPUs, however on the identical time they lack the house to accommodate a regular high-performance workstation-grade graphics card. That usually limits them to entry-level GPUs with mediocre efficiency. For those who desire a compact SFF workstation with extra graphics oomph, Nvidia has launched a brand new ProViz-oriented RTX 4000 SFF Ada Technology (opens in new tab) graphics card. It is one of many extra attention-grabbing choices within the current years, packing a high-end GPU right into a low-profile form-factor, with an influence consumption of simply 70W.
The Nvidia RTX 4000 SFF Ada board makes use of the corporate’s AD104 graphics processing unit with 6144 CUDA cores enabled (out of 7680 in complete). That is the identical GPU because the RTX 4070 Ti however with fewer energetic cores, and the enhance frequency will get capped at round 1560 MHz to decrease complete board energy. Alternatively, the graphics card comes with 20GB of GDDR6 reminiscence with ECC that connects to the GPU utilizing a 160-bit interface, so numerous reminiscence for workstation use.
The GPU comes with two NVENC encoders and two NVDEC decoders activated, although Nvidia has not touched upon actual capabilities of those models. They need to be much like the NVENC and NVDEC utilized in different Ada playing cards, and you may see the video encoding efficiency and high quality in our current roundup of GPUs.
The GA104 chip on this configuration delivers peak single precision efficiency of 19.2 TFLOPS, making it theoretically similar to a GeForce RTX 3070. It has peak RT efficiency of 44.3 TFLOPS, and peak FP8/INT8 tensor efficiency of 306.8 TFLOPS/TOPS.
Nearly 20 FP32 TFLOPS could also be dwarfed by the overwhelming efficiency of Nvidia’s RTX 6000 Ada Technology or GeForce RTX 4090, however the RTX 4000 SFF is a low-profile dual-slot graphics card that may match into virtually any desktop pc, even one that doesn’t have a spare auxiliary PCIe energy connector. Apparently, RTX 4000 Ada’s 153/306.8 INT8 TFLOPS (with out and with sparsity, respectively) efficiency could be very near that of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3090 Ti that’s each dearer and way more energy hungry.
|Row 0 – Cell 0||GPU||FP32 CUDA Cores||FP32 TFLOPS||INT8 TFLOPS||Reminiscence Configuration||TBP||MSRP|
|GeForce RTX 4070 Ti||AD104||7680||40 TFLOPS||160/320 TFLOPS||12GB 192-bit 21 GT/s GDDR6X||285W||$799|
|GeForce RTX 4070||AD104||5888 (?)||?||?||12GB 192-bit 21 GT/s GDDR6X||250W (?)||?|
|RTX 4000 Ada Technology||AD104||6144||19.2 TFLOPS||153/307 TFLOPS||20GB 160-bit 16 GT/s GDDR6 ECC||70W||$1,250|
|GeForce RTX 3090 Ti||GA102||10,752||40 TFLOPS||160/320 TFLOPS||24GB 384-bit 20 GT/s GDDR6X||450W||$1,999|
|GeForce RTX 3070||GA104||5888||20.31 TFLOPS||81/160 TFLOPS||8GB 256-bit 14 GT/s GDDR6||220W||$499|
Since it is a workstation-grade add-in-board, it comes with 4 DisplayPort 1.4a connectors, has a 3-pin mini-DIN connector for stereoscopic 3D output (e.g. Nvidia 3D Imaginative and prescient), and helps Body Lock functionality for multi-display purposes.
Talking of multi show purposes, one of many advantages of the compact dimensions, low energy consumption, and broad compatibility of Nvidia’s RTX 4000 Ada Technology graphics card is the flexibility to put in various such boards into a comparatively compact system. It would not want a high-wattage PSU and will nonetheless drive multi-display and video wall purposes. Such methods are broadly utilized by numerous industries, together with aerospace, healthcare, army, professional A/V, digital signage, and safety, simply to call a couple of.
Beginning in April, the newly launched Nvidia’s RTX 4000 SFF graphics playing cards for skilled visualization purposes will probably be out there from the corporate’s distribution companions like Leadtek, PNY, and Ryoyo Electro, with a advisable value of $1,250. Moreover, workstation producers will supply this product later within the 12 months.