PNY claims the two new GPUs, which share a core count and boost clock, only sacrifice a little bit of performance to achieve a passively coolable 250W TDP. I’ve never heard of 250W being passively cooled within a standard 2-slot form factor, but there’s a first time for everything. Particularly if you own a wind tunnel.
The boost clock has been lowered by 8% down to a still very respectable 1,620 MHz, and the base clocks have been dropped by about 12%. The memory clock has also received a small hit of 7% to bring it from 14 Gbps to 13 Gbps.
|Quadro RTX 8000||Quadro RTX 8000 Passive||Quadeo RTX 6000||Quadro RTX 6000 Passive|
|Base Clock||1395 MHz||1230 MHz||1440 MHz||1275 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1770 MHz||1620 MHz||1770 MHz||1620 MHz|
|Single-Precision||16.3 TFLOPS||14.9 TFLOPS||16.3 TFLOPS||14.9 TFLOPS|
|Mixed Matrix||130.5 TFLOPS||119.4 TFLOPS||130.5 TFLOPS||119.4 TFLOPS|
|Memory Capacity||48 GB GDDR6||48 GB GDDR6||24 GB GDDR6||24 GB GDDR6|
|Memory Clock||14 Gbps||13 Gbps||14 Gbps||13 Gbps|
|Memory Bandwidth||672 GB/s||624 GB/s||672 GB/s||624 GB/s|
All jokes aside, these cards still need air blown across the heat spreaders by system fans, like the ones in leaf blowers -- ok, so I lied about setting the jokes aside -- that makes them server rack only, so PNY has removed their usual display ports.
Despite potentially increased operating temperatures, PNY is offering its regular three-year limited warranty.
The Quadro RTX 8000 Passive and Quadro RTX 6000 Passive are presently for sale to commercial customers, with a public release expected sometime soon. Pricing has not been disclosed.