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Video Card Information

When you are configuring a computer, the question you should always ask is, 'What will I be using this computer for?' This question applies to the video card as much as any other part of the system. For many applications - like gaming, 3D design, and animation - video card selection is just as important for performance as picking the right CPU. If you simply need a stable and solid video card for 2D graphics, everyday display and light tasks such as DVD playback then even our most basic models will be sufficient.

When it comes to more intensive tasks, there are generally two types of video cards that you need to look at:

Mainstream / Gaming Cards - Examples include the NVIDIA GeForce line and the AMD Radeon HD line. Among our customers, these are the most common video card choices. These cards are excellent for normal 2D / 3D applications and computer gaming. Most current models will support at least three monitors, and can be paired together to either provide support for more screens or to improve 3D performance in games. While most video cards have fans for cooling there are some which are passively-cooled and therefore silent - they make great choices if you are trying to keep a computer as quiet as possible.

Professional / 3D Design Cards - Examples include the NVIDIA Quadro line and the AMD FirePro line. These cards are particularly useful in CAD, animation and related fields where their custom drivers and enhanced vendor support are major advantages. Professional-grade video cards are more expensive, but they are built specifically to meet the needs of professionals using programs like AutoCAD, Solidworks, 3DS Max, and similar industry-specific applications. There are also some professional-grade cards that are aimed at multiple monitor support rather than advanced 3D performance; if you need to run more than four monitors from a single computer, one of these cards might be appropriate.

 Onboard VideoNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB Open AirNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB Open AirNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12GB Open AirNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB Open AirPNY Quadro P620 V2 PCI-E 2GBNVIDIA T1000 PCI-E 4GBPNY Quadro P2200 PCI-E 5GBNVIDIA RTX A5000 24GB PCI-ENVIDIA RTX A6000 48GB PCI-E
Additional Information
Removable BackplateNo No No No No No No No
Cooling SystemOpen Air Type Open Air Type Open Air Type Open Air Type Small Fan and Heatsink Small Fan and Heatsink Small Fan and Heatsink Blower Type Blower Type
DirectX SupportDirectX 12 DirectX 12 DirectX 12 DirectX 12 DirectX 12 DirectX 12 DirectX 12 DirectX 12
CUDA Support11 11 11 11 11 11
OpenGL Support4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Slot Width2 2 2 3 1 1 1 2 2
Chipset ManufacturerNVIDIA NVIDIA NVIDIA NVIDIA NVIDIA NVIDIA NVIDIA NVIDIA nVidia
Product LineGeForce GeForce GeForce GeForce Quadro Quadro Quadro Quadro Quadro
SeriesRTX 3000 RTX 3000 RTX 3000 RTX 3000 Ampere Workstation Ampere Workstation
Model3070 3080 3080 Ti 3090
Motherboard ConnectionPCI Express 4.0 x16 PCI Express 4.0 x16 PCI Express 4.0 x16 PCI Express 4.0 x16 PCI Express 3.0 x16 PCI Express 3.0 x16 PCI Express 3.0 x16 PCI Express 4.0 x16 PCI Express 4.0 x16
Maximum Digital Resolution7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 5120x2880 7680x4320 5120x2880 7680x4320 7680x4320
Maximum HDMI Resolution7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320
Maximum DisplayPort Resolution7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320
Maximum Monitors Supported4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
HDCP CompliantYes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-GPU TechnologyNot Available Not Available Not Available NVLink (GeForce RTX 3000) Not Available Not Available Not Available NVLink (RTX A) NVLink (RTX A)
GPU Specifications
Core Speed1,500 MHz1,440 MHz1,365 MHz1,400 MHz
Boost Speed1,730 Mhz1,710 Mhz1,665 Mhz1,700 Mhz
Stream Processors5888 8704 10240 10496 512 896 1280 8192 10752
Tensor Cores256 336
Memory Specifications
Video Memory8GB 10GB 12GB 24GB 2GB 4GB 5GB 24GB 48GB
Memory TypeGDDR6 GDDR6X GDDR6X GDDR6X GDDR5 GDDR6 GDDR5X GDDR6 GDDR6 ECC
Memory Speed14,000 MHz19,000 MHz19,000 MHz19,500 MHz
Memory Bus Width256-bit 320-bit 384-bit 384-bit 128-bit 128-bit 160-bit 384-bit 384-bit
Bandwidth448 GB/s760 GB/s912 GB/s936 GB/s80 GB/s160 GB/s140 GB/s768 GB/s768 GB/s
Outputs
Port 1HDMI 2.1 HDMI 2.1 HDMI 2.1 HDMI 2.1 Mini DisplayPort Mini DisplayPort DisplayPort DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a
Port 2DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a Mini DisplayPort Mini DisplayPort DisplayPort DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a
Port 3DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a Mini DisplayPort Mini DisplayPort DisplayPort DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a
Port 4DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a Mini DisplayPort Mini DisplayPort DisplayPort DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a
Power Connectors
Plug 18-pin PCI-E 8-pin PCI-E 8-pin PCI-E 8-pin PCI-E None None None 8-pin ATX 8-pin PCI-E
Plug 28-pin PCI-E 8-pin PCI-E 8-pin PCI-E 8-pin PCI-E
Dimensions
Length242 mm (9.5 in)293.9 mm (11.6 in)293 mm (11.5 in)313 mm (12.3 in)144.78 mm (5.7 in)201 mm (7.9 in)267 mm (10.5 in)267 mm (10.5 in)
Height112 mm (4.4 in)112 mm (4.4 in)112 mm (4.4 in)138 mm (5.4 in)69 mm (2.7 in)111.76 mm (4.4 in)112 mm (4.4 in)112 mm (4.4 in)
Width42 mm (1.7 in)42 mm (1.7 in)42 mm (1.7 in)62 mm (2.4 in)42 mm (1.7 in)42 mm (1.7 in)
Net Weight1.055 kg (2.3 lbs)1.215 kg (2.7 lbs)1.366 kg (3.0 lbs)2.2 kg (4.9 lbs)0.291 kg (0.6 lbs)0.432 kg (1.0 lbs)0.432 kg (1.0 lbs)1.028 kg (2.3 lbs)1.17 kg (2.6 lbs)
Performance
Single Precision Floating Point (Peak)1.386 Tflops2.50 Tflops3.8 Tflops27.8 Tflops38.7 Tflops