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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, 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 graphics card is powered by the same AD107 chip, 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.

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Architecture & Features

Ada Lovelace brings a range of improvements over older graphics cards utilizing the outgoing Ampere architecture. It's not just the better manufacturing process and the higher number of CUDA cores that we have here (up to 16,384 versus 10,752); under-the-hood refinements are plentiful, including the immensely larger L2 cache, the optimized ray tracing routine achieved by simplifying the evaluation of 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. The latter employs machine learning to generate additional frames on the fly for manyfold frame rate increase in supported games at the cost of just a few artifacts.

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 the RTX 3000 Ada Generation - as long as we disregard the clock speed differences, of course. Unlike the costlier Ada Generation professional laptop graphics cards, the RTX 2000 comes with 8 GB of non-ECC VRAM; the lack of error correction circuitry 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 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, the DP 1.4a video outputs can potentially prove to be a bottleneck down the line.


Based on our in-house testing results for the 65 W RTX 2000 Ada Generation, we can confidently say the graphics card indeed walks like the RTX 4060 Laptop and talks like the RTX 4060 Laptop, delivering:

  • Blender 3.3 Classroom CUDA score of around 50 seconds
  • 3DMark 11 GPU score of around 35,000 points
  • upwards of 70 fps in GTA V (1440p - Highest settings possible, 16x AF, 4x MSAA, FXAA)
  • upwards of 40 fps in Cyberpunk 2077 (1440p - High settings, Ultra RT, "Quality" DLSS)

Nvidia's marketing materials mention 14.5 TFLOPS of performance, a significant downgrade compared to the 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 the RTX 2000 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 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
ArchitectureAda Lovelace
Pipelines3072 - unified
Raytracing Cores20
Tensor / AI Cores80
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
Displays4 Displays (max.), HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement21.03.2023
Link to Manufacturer
PredecessorRTX A2000 Laptop GPU


3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 +
specvp13 snx-03 +
specvp13 showcase-02 +
specvp13 medical-02 +
specvp13 maya-05 +
specvp13 energy-02 +
specvp13 creo-02 +
specvp13 catia-05 +
specvp13 3dsmax-06 +
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 specvp2020 solidworks-05 1080p +
specvp2020 snx-04 1080p +
specvp2020 medical-03 1080p +
specvp2020 maya-06 1080p +
specvp2020 energy-03 1080p +
specvp2020 creo-03 1080p +
specvp2020 catia-06 1080p +
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 1080p +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 GPU OpenCL
75472 points (22%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
101.5 Watt (14%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
104.7 Watt (23%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency - external Monitor
0.8 fps per Watt (65%)
Emissions Witcher 3 Fan Noise +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Assassin's Creed Mirage

Assassin's Creed Mirage

low 1920x1080
113  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
103  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
97  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
76  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
58  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
F1 23

F1 23

low 1920x1080
202  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
192.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
142.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
44.4  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
27.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1920x1080
49  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
45  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
42  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
40  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
27  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.