NVIDIA Launches RTX 2000 Ada Generation GPU

RTX 2000 Ada Generation – not to be confused with the RTX A2000

The next time you go shopping for a workstation GPU, don’t make the mistake of confusing the RTX 2000 with the RTX A2000. The new GPU is part of the “Ada Generation”, so obviously the “A” in A2000 stands for “Ada”, right? Wrong! That’s Ampere, of course. So Ada is the one without the “A” before 2000 – though Ada also starts with an A. Thus, RTX 2000 is Ada and RTX A2000 is not. Got it?

Naming aside, the new card offers 16GB of VRAM – 4GB more than the previous-gen RTX A2000 (12GB), as well as the architectural improvements of Ada Lovelace over Ampere, including (via NVIDIA):

  • Third-generation RT Cores: Up to 1.7x faster ray-tracing performance for high-fidelity, photorealistic rendering.
  • Fourth-generation Tensor Cores: Up to 1.8x AI throughput over the previous generation, with structured sparsity and FP8 precision to enable higher inference performance for AI-accelerated tools and applications.
  • CUDA cores: Up to 1.5x the FP32 throughput of the previous generation for significant performance improvements in graphics and compute workloads.
  • Power efficiency: Up to a 2x performance boost across professional graphics, rendering, AI and compute workloads, all within the same 70W of power as the previous generation.
  • Immersive workflows: Up to 3x performance for virtual-reality workflows over the previous generation.
  • 16GB of GPU memory: An expanded canvas enables users to tackle larger projects, along with support for error correction code memory to deliver greater computing accuracy and reliability for mission-critical applications.
  • DLSS 3: Delivers a breakthrough in AI-powered graphics, significantly boosting performance by generating additional high-quality frames.
  • AV1 encoder: Eighth-generation NVIDIA Encoder, aka NVENC, with AV1 support is 40% more efficient than H.264, enabling new possibilities for broadcasters, streamers and video callers.

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