While NVIDIA didn’t provide a specific date for the official availability of its new Quadro RTX series GPU, we did manage to draw out a loose timeline from some of its partners. According to them, the new Quadro RTX GPUs are set to go on sale sometime between September and December this year.
To be precise, we spoke to Dell, HP, and Lenovo. Three of NVIDIA’s long-time OEM partners, and all of whom had their company’s own workstations on-site. There still wasn’t an exact launch date, but each of their representatives gave us a rough estimate on their rollout, which ranged between September and December of this year.
The workstations we saw were running on a single Quadro RTX 6000 GPU each, but like all workstations, it is possible to customise the machine and fit in a more powerful Quadro RTX 8000 or a lesser (but still equally powerful) Quadro RTX 5000 GPU.
The NVIDIA Quadro RTX series GPU was announced during NVIDIA’s keynote at Siggraph 2018. More than just being workstation GPUs, the cards are also the first models to be fitted with NVIDIA’s new and powerful Turing GPU architecture. It is also the GPU in the company’s GPU arsenal that comes with RT Cores to help boost the level of realism in a variety of different applications through the use of ray-tracing.