During its special address at SIGGRAH 2021 yesterday, NVIDIA revealed a new Ampere graphics card designed for professional workstations called the RTX A2000 that lines up closely with the performance of the GeForce RTX 3060.

The RTX A2000 features second-generation RT cores enabling up to 2x faster ray-tracing performance, third-generation Tensor Cores for enhanced AI-augmented application performance, and 6 GB of GPU memory for compute-intensive workflows, but something that NVIDIA seems particularly excited about is the graphics card’s low-profile, dual-slot design.

As demonstrated by Richard Kerris, VP of Omniverse development at NVIDIA, green team’s RTX A2000 is an impressively compact GPU that seems comically small when compared to some of the company’s other products, such as the relatively gargantuan GeForce RTX 3090. Easily gripping the card with the tips of his fingers, Kerris pointed out that the RTX A2000 is so small that it “fits in the palm of your hand,” making it a practical choice for even smaller workstations.

NVIDIA’s RTX A200 will be available beginning in October this year in workstations from ASUS, BOXX Technologies, Dell Technologies, HP, Lenovo, and other manufacturers. The graphics card will also be available from NVIDIA’s global distribution partners.

NVIDIA RTX A2000 Key Features

  • Second-Generation RT Cores: Real-time ray tracing for all professional workflows. Up to 5x the rendering performance from the previous generation with RTX on.
  • Third-Generation Tensor Cores: Available in the GPU architecture to enable AI-augmented tools and applications.
  • CUDA Cores: Up to 2x the FP32 throughput of the previous generation for significant increases in graphics and compute workloads.
  • Up to 6GB of GPU Memory: Supports ECC memory, the first time that NVIDIA has enabled ECC memory in its 2000 series GPUs, for error-free computing.
  • PCIe Gen 4: Double the throughput with more than 40 percent bandwidth improvement from the previous generation for accelerating data paths in and out of the GPU.
Image: NVIDIA
Image: NVIDIA

The RTX A2000 is designed for everyday workflows, so professionals can develop photorealistic renderings, build physically accurate simulations and use AI-accelerated tools. With it, artists can create beautiful 3D worlds, architects can design and virtually explore the next generation of smart buildings and homes, and engineers can create energy-efficient and autonomous vehicles that will drive us into the future.

Source: NVIDIA

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