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NVIDIA RTX 2000 Ada Generation Laptop GPU

NVIDIA NVIDIA RTX 2000 Ada Generation Laptop GPU

The Nvidia RTX 2000 Ada Generation Laptop GPU, not to be confused with the A2000, P2000 or T2000, is a mid-range professional graphics card for use in laptops that sports 3,072 CUDA cores and 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM. It would be fair to say that this is a GeForce RTX 4060 (Laptop) in disguise; consequently, the former is powered by the same AD107 chip as the latter, and is fast enough to handle any triple-A game at 1080p with Ultra quality settings. Brought into existence in 2023, the RTX 2000 leverages TSMC's 5 nm process and Nvidia's Ada Lovelace architecture to achieve very decent performance combined with moderate power consumption. The Nvidia-recommended TGP range for the card is very wide at 35 W to 140 W leading to bizarre performance differences between different systems powered by what is supposed to be the same product.

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Architecture and Features

Ada Lovelace brings a range of improvements over older graphics cards utilizing the outgoing Ampere architecture. It's not just a better manufacturing process and a higher number of CUDA cores that we have here (up to 16,384 versus 10,752); under-the-hood refinements are plentiful, including an immensely larger L2 cache, an optimized ray tracing routine (a different way is employed to determine what is transparent and what isn't), and other changes. Naturally, these graphics cards can both encode and decode some of the most widely used video codecs, AVC, HEVC and AV1 included; they also support a host of Nvidia technologies, including Optimus and DLSS 3, and they can certainly be used for various AI applications.

The RTX 2000 features 24 RT cores of the 3rd generation, 96 Tensor cores of the 4th generation and 3,072 CUDA cores. Increase those numbers by 50%, and you get an RTX 3000 Ada Generation - as long as we disregard clock speed differences, of course. Unlike costlier Ada Generation professional laptop graphics cards, the RTX 2000 comes with 8 GB of non-ECC VRAM; the lack of error correction makes this card less suitable for super-important tasks and round-the-clock operation. Much like it is with the RTX 3000 Ada Generation, the VRAM is 128-bit wide and delivers a decent bandwidth of ~256 GB/s.

The RTX 2000 Ada Generation makes use of the PCI-Express 4 protocol, just like Ampere-based cards. 8K SUHD monitors are supported, however, DP 1.4a video outputs can potentially prove to be a bottleneck down the line.

Performance

The average RTX 2000 Ada in our extensive database is much closer to the RTX 4050 Laptop than it is to the RTX 4060 Laptop.

Nvidia's marketing materials mention "up to 14.5 TFLOPS" of performance, a significant downgrade compared to 20 TFLOPS delivered by the RTX 3000 Ada Generation.

Your mileage may vary depending on how competent the cooling solution of your laptop is and how high the TGP power target of the RTX 2000 Ada is.

Power consumption

Nvidia no longer divides its laptop graphics cards into Max-Q and non-max-Q models. Instead, laptop makers are free to set the TGP according to their needs, and the range can sometimes be shockingly wide. This is especially the case for the RTX 2000, as the lowest value recommended for it sits at just 35 W while the highest is 300% higher at 140 W. The slowest system built around an RTX 2000 Ada can easily be half as fast as the fastest one. This is the kind of delta that we've already seen on consumer-grade laptops featuring the latest GeForce RTX cards.

Last but not the least, the improved 5 nm process (TSMC 4N) the RTX 2000 is built with makes for very decent energy efficiency, as of mid 2023.

RTX Ada Generation Laptop GPU Series

NVIDIA RTX 5000 Ada Generation Laptop GPU compare 9728 @ 0.93 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 20000 MHz
NVIDIA RTX 4000 Ada Generation Laptop GPU compare 7424 192 Bit @ 16000 MHz
NVIDIA RTX 3500 Ada Generation Laptop GPU compare 5120 192 Bit @ 16000 MHz
NVIDIA RTX 3000 Ada Generation Laptop GPU compare 4608 128 Bit @ 16000 MHz
NVIDIA RTX 2000 Ada Generation Laptop GPU 3072 128 Bit @ 16000 MHz
Nvidia RTX 1000 Ada Generation Laptop GPU compare 2560 96 Bit @ 16000 MHz
Nvidia RTX 500 Ada Generation Laptop GPU compare 2048 64 Bit @ 12000 MHz
ArchitectureAda Lovelace
Pipelines3072 - unified
TMUs96
ROPs32
Raytracing Cores24
Tensor / AI Cores96
CacheL2: 32 MB
Memory Speed16000 effective = 2000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory8 GB
Shared Memoryno
Memory Bandwidth256 GB/s
APIDirectX 12 Ultimate, Shader 6.7, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 3.0, Vulkan 1.3
Power Consumption115 Watt (35 - 115 Watt TGP)
technology5 nm
PCIe4
Displays4 Displays (max.), HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement21.03.2023
Link to Manufacturer Pageimages.nvidia.com
PredecessorRTX A2000 Laptop GPU

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 18177     avg: 20223     median: 19987 (35%)     max: 22505 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 20340     avg: 22325     median: 22039 (25%)     max: 24596 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 25876     avg: 27504     median: 27558 (38%)     max: 29077 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 26968     avg: 30077     median: 30262 (26%)     max: 33001 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CUDA *
min: 51     avg: 85.7     median: 51 (8%)     max: 155 Seconds
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom OPTIX *
min: 25     avg: 26.3     median: 26 (10%)     max: 28 Seconds
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
min: 173.89     avg: 181.1     median: 174.7 (47%)     max: 194.75 fps
specvp13 snx-03 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
min: 315.35     avg: 333.9     median: 330 (37%)     max: 356.29 fps
specvp13 showcase-02 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
min: 79.97     avg: 85.9     median: 82.8 (18%)     max: 95.04 fps
specvp13 medical-02 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
min: 103.3     avg: 126.4     median: 110.7 (23%)     max: 165.27 fps
specvp13 maya-05 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
min: 271.86     avg: 280.7     median: 276.7 (31%)     max: 293.61 fps
specvp13 energy-02 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
min: 46.29     avg: 48.4     median: 49.4 (16%)     max: 49.58 fps
specvp13 creo-02 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
min: 249.3     avg: 258.6     median: 261.4 (38%)     max: 265.15 fps
specvp13 catia-05 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
min: 257.86     avg: 293.4     median: 309.5 (34%)     max: 312.95 fps
specvp13 3dsmax-06 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
min: 155.94     avg: 179.7     median: 182.5 (32%)     max: 200.54 fps
SPECviewperf 2020 specvp2020 solidworks-05 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 solidworks-05 1080p
min: 191.93     avg: 205.4     median: 198.6 (39%)     max: 225.76 fps
specvp2020 snx-04 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 snx-04 1080p
min: 315.31     avg: 341.5     median: 327.9 (53%)     max: 381.32 fps
specvp2020 medical-03 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 medical-03 1080p
min: 50.48     avg: 66.6     median: 57.2 (41%)     max: 92.01 fps
specvp2020 maya-06 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 maya-06 1080p
min: 309.59     avg: 331.5     median: 329.5 (48%)     max: 355.25 fps
specvp2020 energy-03 1080p +
specvp2020 creo-03 1080p +
specvp2020 catia-06 1080p +
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 3dsmax-07 1080p
min: 73.7     avg: 84.5     median: 84.6 (38%)     max: 95.09 fps
specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k +
specvp2020 snx-04 4k +
specvp2020 medical-03 4k +
specvp2020 maya-06 4k +
specvp2020 energy-03 4k +
specvp2020 creo-03 4k +
specvp2020 catia-06 4k +
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 223     avg: 290.3     median: 295 (17%)     max: 353 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
min: 104.6     avg: 196.8     median: 196.8 (1%)     max: 289 fps
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 GPU Vulkan
min: 19217     avg: 46136     median: 46136 (15%)     max: 73055 points
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 75.1     avg: 94.2     median: 87.9 (12%)     max: 119.5 Watt
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 84.4     avg: 109.1     median: 101.5 (14%)     max: 141.5 Watt