NVIDIA RTX A4500 CUDA minimum version


According to a A4500 spec (https://www.nvidia.com/content/dam/en-zz/Solutions/design-visualization/rtx/nvidia-rtx-a4500-datasheet.pdf), it is based on Ampere architecture.

Also, according to this document it implements compute capability 8.6: https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus#compute

According to this article: CUDA Compatibility :: NVIDIA Data Center GPU Driver Documentation,
compute capability 8.6 on Ampere architecture should be supported starting from CUDA Toolkit 11.0.
However, in the A4500 spec it is said that it needs CUDA 11.6 (Compute APIs: CUDA 11.6).

So, I see some contradiction here. Could you tell me if CUDA 11.3 is compatible with the A4500?

We run Ubuntu 16.04, and the last version of CUDA 11 that NVIDIA provides for this OS is CUDA 11.3.

Yes, you can use CUDA 11.3 with the A4500.

If it were me, what I would do is install the latest driver for A4500. Then I would install the CUDA toolkit 11.3, while declining the driver install. You do this either by installing using the runfile installer and deselecting the driver install option, or in package manager method, instead of apt-get install cuda do apt-get install cuda-toolkit-11-3.

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