NVIDIA RTX 2000 Ada GPU
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Today, NVIDIA announced the new NVIDIA RTX 2000 Ada Generation GPU. The new AI-focused GPU promises to improve overall performance by up to 1.5 times compared to the previous generation. To do this, it harnesses latest AI, graphics and compute technology. NVIDIA claims the card makes way for the AI-accelerated workflows of the future.

An AI powerhouse

The new NVIDIA RTX 2000 Ada comes paired with 16GB of memory to support high-demand, multi-application workflows. It also features NVIDIA RTX and DLSS technology designed to deliver high-quality photorealistic renderings three times faster than with previous cards. NVIDIA also points out that the RTX 2000 Ada provides a more immersive experience for VR workflows. Think product design and engineering design reviews. As such, the new GPU could speed up workflows across industries.

Content creators and video producers in particular will appreciate the ability to easily edit high-resolution photos and videos while also using AI for visual effects.

“The new RTX 2000 Ada Generation GPU boasts impressive features compared to previous generations, with a compact design that offers exceptional performance and versatility,” said Mark Kauffman, assistant vice president and technical lead at WSP. “Its 16GB of RAM is a game-changer, enabling smooth loading of asset-heavy content, and its ability to run applications like Autodesk 3ds Max, Adobe After Effects and Unreal Engine, as well as support path tracing, expands my creative possibilities.”

Key specs

As you would expect, the new NVIDIA RTX 2000 Ada features the latest advances in the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GPU architecture. Here are some key specs for the new card:

  • 22 third-generation RT Cores
  • 88 fourth-generation Tensor Cores with up to 1.8x AI throughput over the previous generation
  • 2816 CUDA cores with up to 1.5x the FP32 throughput of the previous generation
  • Up to a 2x performance boost across professional use cases using the same 70W of power as the previous generation, with up to 3x performance for virtual-reality workflows
  • 16GB of GPU memory
  • DLSS 3
  • Eighth-generation NVIDIA Encoder, aka NVENC, with AV1

Availability

The new NVIDIA RTX 2000 Ada is available now from select distribution partners. These include Arrow Electronics, Ingram Micro, Leadtek, PNY, Ryoyo Electro and TD SYNNEX. The GPU will become available from Dell, HP and Lenovo this April.

Nicole LaJeunesse is a professional writer and a curious person who loves to unpack stories on anything from music, to movies, to gaming and beyond.