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 4080 16GB Open AirNVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 24GB Open AirNVIDIA T1000 PCI-E 4GBNVIDIA RTX A2000 12GB PCI-ENVIDIA RTX A4000 16GB PCI-ENVIDIA RTX A5000 24GB PCI-ENVIDIA RTX A6000 48GB PCI-E
Product Line GeForceGeForceGeForceQuadroQuadroQuadroQuadroQuadro
Series RTX 3000RTX 4000RTX 4000 Ampere WorkstationAmpere WorkstationAmpere WorkstationAmpere Workstation
Model 3070 Ti4080 16GB4090     
Motherboard Connection PCI Express 4.0 x16PCI Express 4.0 x16PCI Express 4.0 x16PCI Express 3.0 x16PCI Express 4.0 x16PCI Express 4.0 x16PCI Express 4.0 x16PCI Express 4.0 x16
Maximum Digital Resolution 7680x43207680x43207680x43207680x43207680x43207680x43207680x43207680x4320
Maximum HDMI Resolution 7680x43207680x43207680x4320     
Maximum DisplayPort Resolution 7680x43207680x43207680x43207680x43207680x43207680x43207680x4320 
Maximum Monitors Supported 44444444
HDCP Compliant YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Multi-GPU Technology Not AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNVLink (RTX A)NVLink (RTX A)
Lite Hash Rate Yes       
GPU Specifications
Core Speed 1,580 MHz2,210 MHz2,230 MHz     
Boost Speed 1,770 Mhz2,510 Mhz2,520 Mhz     
Stream Processors 61449,72816,38489633286144819210752
Tensor Cores     104192256336
Memory Specifications
Video Memory 8GB16GB24GB4GB12GB16GB24GB48GB
Memory Speed 19,000 MHz       
Memory Bus Width 256-bit256-bit384-bit128-bit192-bit256-bit384-bit384-bit
Bandwidth 608 GB/s  160 GB/s288 GB/s448 GB/s768 GB/s768 GB/s
Single Precision Floating Point (Peak)    2.50 Tflops8 Tflops19.2 Tflops27.8 Tflops38.7 Tflops
Additional Information
Cooling System Open Air TypeQuiet Fan and HeatsinkQuiet Fan and HeatsinkSmall Fan and HeatsinkBlower TypeBlower TypeBlower TypeBlower Type
DirectX Support DirectX 12DirectX 12DirectX 12 DirectX 12DirectX 12DirectX 12DirectX 12
CUDA Support 111111 11111111
OpenGL Support
Removable BackplateNoNoNoNo NoNoNo 
Slot Width 23312122
Port 1 HDMI 2.1HDMI 2.1HDMI 2.1Mini DisplayPortMini DisplayPortDisplayPort 1.4aDisplayPort 1.4aDisplayPort 1.4a
Port 2 DisplayPort 1.4aDisplayPort 1.4aDisplayPort 1.4aMini DisplayPortMini DisplayPortDisplayPort 1.4aDisplayPort 1.4aDisplayPort 1.4a
Port 3 DisplayPort 1.4aDisplayPort 1.4aDisplayPort 1.4aMini DisplayPortMini DisplayPortDisplayPort 1.4aDisplayPort 1.4aDisplayPort 1.4a
Port 4 DisplayPort 1.4aDisplayPort 1.4aDisplayPort 1.4aMini DisplayPortMini DisplayPortDisplayPort 1.4aDisplayPort 1.4aDisplayPort 1.4a
Power Connectors
Plug 1 8-pin PCI-E8-pin PCI-E8-pin PCI-ENone 6-pin PCI-E8-pin ATX8-pin PCI-E
Plug 2 8-pin PCI-E8-pin PCI-E8-pin PCI-E    8-pin PCI-E
Plug 3  8-pin PCI-E8-pin PCI-E     
Plug 4   8-pin PCI-E     
Uses Power Adapter  YesYes    Yes
Length 267 mm304 mm304 mm 167.6 mm241 mm267 mm267 mm
Height 112 mm   69 mm112 mm112 mm112 mm
Width 42 mm137 mm137 mm 40 mm19 mm42 mm42 mm
Net Weight 1.192 kg2.254 kg2.254 kg0.432 kg0.446 kg0.499 kg1.028 kg1.17 kg