PNY has just released a new Nvidia Quadro RTX 8000 / 6000 Passive graphics card with a passive cooling solution for $6000 / $4000 ($416,000 / 555,000 RMB) respectively. Despite the absence of active cooling fans and water-cooled connectors, PNY claims to suppress the heat from Nvidia’s new GPU with 4608 CUDA cores at the expense of a small amount of performance.
The card has a two-slot design (image via TechSpot)
PNY dares to use a 250W passive heat sink to suppress the 295W Quadro RTX 8000 / 6000 commercial graphics card, in part because it has the same number of cores and dynamic acceleration frequencies.
PNY is known to reduce the GPU’s Boost frequency by 8% (to 1620 MHz), the base frequency by approximately 12%, and the memory from 14Gbps to 13Gbps (down 7%).
PNY offers a three-year limited warranty, although temperatures may rise.
Of course, in order to better perform, customers are best used in a well-designed chassis. For scenarios such as rack servers, the violent fans that come with the system do not become bottlenecks.
PNY will be selling to commercial customers shortly, and the price has not been disclosed.
It should be noted, however, that PNY also eliminated the regular display ports of the Quadro RTX 8000 Passive and quadro RTX 6000 Passive – which the average consumer clearly enjoys.