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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 Ti 8GB Open AirNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB Open AirNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12GB Open AirNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12GB Open AirNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB Open AirNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12GB BlowerNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24GB Open AirNVIDIA T600 PCI-E 4GBNVIDIA RTX A2000 12GB PCI-ENVIDIA RTX A4000 16GB PCI-ENVIDIA RTX A4500 20GB PCI-ENVIDIA RTX A5000 24GB PCI-ENVIDIA RTX A5500 24GB PCI-ENVIDIA RTX A6000 48GB PCI-E
Additional Information
Removable BackplateNo No No No No No No No No No No No No
Cooling SystemOpen Air Type Open Air Type Open Air Type Open Air Type Open Air Type Blower Type Open Air Type Small Fan and Heatsink Blower Type Blower Type Blower Type Blower Type Blower Type Blower Type
DirectX SupportDirectX 12 DirectX 12 DirectX 12 DirectX 12 DirectX 12 DirectX 12 DirectX 12 DirectX 12 DirectX 12 DirectX 12 DirectX 12 DirectX 12 DirectX 12
CUDA Support11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
OpenGL Support4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Slot Width2 2 2+ 2 3 2 3 1 2 1 2 2 2 2
Chipset ManufacturerNVIDIA NVIDIA NVIDIA NVIDIA NVIDIA NVIDIA NVIDIA NVIDIA NVIDIA NVIDIA NVIDIA NVIDIA NVIDIA nVidia
Product LineGeForce GeForce GeForce GeForce GeForce GeForce GeForce Quadro Quadro Quadro Quadro Quadro Quadro Quadro
SeriesRTX 3000 RTX 3000 RTX 3000 RTX 3000 RTX 3000 RTX 3000 RTX 3000 Ampere Workstation Ampere Workstation Ampere Workstation Ampere Workstation Ampere Workstation Ampere Workstation
Model3070 Ti 3080 3080 12GB 3080 Ti 3090 3080 Ti 3090 Ti
Motherboard ConnectionPCI Express 4.0 x16 PCI Express 4.0 x16 PCI Express 4.0 x16 PCI 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 4.0 x16 PCI Express 4.0 x16 PCI Express 4.0 x16 PCI Express 4.0 x16 PCI Express 4.0 x16 PCI Express 4.0 x16
Maximum Digital Resolution7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320
Maximum HDMI Resolution7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320
Maximum DisplayPort Resolution7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320
Maximum Monitors Supported4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
HDCP CompliantYes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-GPU TechnologyNot Available Not Available Not Available Not Available NVLink (GeForce RTX 3000) Not Available NVLink (GeForce RTX 3000) Not Available Not Available Not Available NVLink (RTX A) NVLink (RTX A) NVLink (RTX A) NVLink (RTX A)
Lite Hash RateYes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
GPU Specifications
Core Speed1,580 MHz1,440 MHz1,260 MHz1,365 MHz1,400 MHz1,365 MHz1,670 MHz
Boost Speed1,770 Mhz1,710 Mhz1,710 Mhz1,665 Mhz1,700 Mhz1,665 Mhz1,860 Mhz
Stream Processors6144 8704 8960 10240 10496 10240 10752 640 3328 6144 7168 8192 10240 10752
Tensor Cores104 192 224 256 320 336
Memory Specifications
Video Memory8GB 10GB 12GB 12GB 24GB 12GB 24GB 4GB 12GB 16GB 20GB 24GB 24GB 48GB
Memory TypeGDDR6X GDDR6X GDDR6X GDDR6X GDDR6X GDDR6X GDDR6X GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 ECC GDDR6 ECC GDDR6 ECC GDDR6 ECC
Memory Speed19,000 MHz19,000 MHz19,000 MHz19,000 MHz19,500 MHz19,000 MHz21,000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256-bit 320-bit 384-bit 384-bit 384-bit 384-bit 384-bit 128-bit 192-bit 256-bit 320-bit 384-bit 384-bit 384-bit
Bandwidth608 GB/s760 GB/s912 GB/s912 GB/s936 GB/s912 GB/s1,008 GB/s160 GB/s288 GB/s448 GB/s640 GB/s768 GB/s768 GB/s768 GB/s
Outputs
Port 1HDMI 2.1 HDMI 2.1 HDMI HDMI 2.1 HDMI 2.1 HDMI 2.1 HDMI 2.1 Mini DisplayPort Mini DisplayPort DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a
Port 2DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a Mini DisplayPort Mini DisplayPort DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a
Port 3DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a Mini DisplayPort Mini DisplayPort DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a
Port 4DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a Mini DisplayPort Mini DisplayPort DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a DisplayPort 1.4a 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 8-pin PCI-E 8-pin PCI-E 8-pin PCI-E None 6-pin PCI-E 8-pin PCI-E 8-pin ATX 8-pin ATX 8-pin PCI-E
Plug 28-pin PCI-E 8-pin PCI-E 8-pin PCI-E 8-pin PCI-E 8-pin PCI-E 8-pin PCI-E 8-pin PCI-E 8-pin PCI-E
Plug 38-pin PCI-E
Dimensions
Length267 mm (10.5 in)293.9 mm (11.6 in)286 mm (11.3 in)293 mm (11.5 in)313 mm (12.3 in)267 mm (10.5 in)313 mm (12.3 in)144.78 mm (5.7 in)167.6 mm (6.6 in)241 mm (9.5 in)267 mm (10.5 in)267 mm (10.5 in)267 mm (10.5 in)267 mm (10.5 in)
Height112 mm (4.4 in)112 mm (4.4 in)111 mm (4.4 in)112 mm (4.4 in)138 mm (5.4 in)112 mm (4.4 in)138 mm (5.4 in)69 mm (2.7 in)69 mm (2.7 in)112 mm (4.4 in)112 mm (4.4 in)112 mm (4.4 in)112 mm (4.4 in)112 mm (4.4 in)
Width42 mm (1.7 in)42 mm (1.7 in)44 mm (1.7 in)42 mm (1.7 in)62 mm (2.4 in)42 mm (1.7 in)62 mm (2.4 in)40 mm (1.6 in)19 mm (0.7 in)42 mm (1.7 in)42 mm (1.7 in)42 mm (1.7 in)42 mm (1.7 in)
Net Weight1.192 kg (2.6 lbs)1.215 kg (2.7 lbs)0.942 kg (2.1 lbs)1.366 kg (3.0 lbs)2.2 kg (4.9 lbs)1.366 kg (3.0 lbs)2.2 kg (4.9 lbs)0.281 kg (0.6 lbs)0.446 kg (1.0 lbs)0.499 kg (1.1 lbs)1.028 kg (2.3 lbs)1.028 kg (2.3 lbs)1.003 kg (2.2 lbs)1.17 kg (2.6 lbs)
Performance
Single Precision Floating Point (Peak)1.709 Tflops8 Tflops19.2 Tflops23.7 Tflops27.8 Tflops34.1 Tflops38.7 Tflops