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NVIDIA RTX 5000 Ada Generation Laptop GPU

NVIDIA NVIDIA RTX 5000 Ada Generation Laptop GPU

The Nvidia RTX 5000 Ada Generation, not to be confused with the A5000, P5000 and the RTX 5000 Turing Generation, is a super-powerful professional graphics card for use in laptops that sports 9,728 CUDA cores and 16 GB of ECC GDDR6 VRAM. Brought into existence in 2023, this graphics adapter leverages TSMC's 5 nm process and Nvidia's Ada Lovelace architecture to achieve great performance combined with reasonable power consumption. The Nvidia-recommended TGP range for the card is very wide at 80 W to 175 W leading to bizarre performance differences between different systems powered by what is supposed to be the same product.

Hardware-wise, the RTX 5000 is a GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop in disguise. Consequently, both make use of the AD103 chip and have little difficulty running triple-A games at UHD 2160p.

Quadro series graphics cards ship with much different BIOS and drivers than GeForce cards and are targeted at professional users rather than gamers. Commercial product design, large-scale calculations, simulation, data mining, 24 x 7 operation - if any of this sounds familiar, then a Quadro card will make you happy.

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 and an optimized ray tracing routine (a different way to determine what is transparent and what isn't is used) 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 proprietary Nvidia technologies, including Optimus and DLSS 3, and they can certainly be used for various AI tasks.

The RTX 5000 features 76 RT cores of the 3rd generation, 304 Tensor cores of the 4th generation and 9,728 CUDA cores, making it a lot faster than the RTX 4000 Ada Generation. Elsewhere, the graphics card comes with 16 GB of 256-bit wide ECC GDDR6 memory for an impressive throughput of ~576 GB/s. Error correction can be turned off if desired. The fact that error correction is present here proves that the RTX 5000 is indeed targeted at professional users.

Just like Ampere-based cards, the RTX 5000 makes use of the PCI-Express 4 protocol. 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 5000 Ada Generation in our extensive database is noticeably inferior to the GeForce RTX 4080 in some tests but is totally comparable to the GeForce RTX 4090 in other ones, such as the Geekbench 6.2 GPU Vulkan test.

Nvidia's marketing materials mention "up to 42.6 TFLOPS" of performance which is very impressive. The RTX 4000 Ada Generation delivers up to 33.5 TFLOPS, for reference, while the RTX 500 Ada is only good for 9 TFLOPS.

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 5000 is. One other thing worth mentioning is that enabling error correction appears to reduce the amount of video memory that is available to applications and games by up to a gigabyte.

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 the case with the RTX 5000 Ada, as the lowest value recommended for it sits at just 80 W while the highest is more than two times higher at 175 W (this most likely includes Dynamic Boost). The slowest system built around an RTX 5000 Ada can easily be 60% slower than 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 5000 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 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 compare 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
Pipelines9728 - unified
TMUs304
ROPs112
Raytracing Cores76
Tensor / AI Cores304
Core Speed930 - 1680 (Boost) MHz
CacheL2: 64 MB
Memory Speed20000 effective = 2250 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory16 GB
Shared Memoryno
Memory Bandwidth576 GB/s
APIDirectX 12 Ultimate, Shader 6.7, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 3.0, Vulkan 1.3
Power Consumption150 Watt (80 - 150 Watt TGP)
Transistor Count76.3 Billion
technology4 nm
PCIe4 x16/x8
Displays4 Displays (max.), HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement21.03.2023
Link to Manufacturer Pageimages.nvidia.com
PredecessorRTX A5500 Laptop GPU

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 14048     avg: 14894     median: 14644 (42%)     max: 15989 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 14472     avg: 15184     median: 14861 (39%)     max: 16218 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 25968     avg: 27190     median: 26765 (47%)     max: 28837 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 29664     avg: 31985     median: 30422 (34%)     max: 35868 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 38230     avg: 39111     median: 39530 (55%)     max: 39574 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 49833     avg: 51979     median: 51771 (44%)     max: 54334 Points
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CUDA *
min: 21     avg: 22.3     median: 23 (3%)     max: 23 Seconds
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom OPTIX *
min: 14     avg: 15     median: 15 (6%)     max: 16 Seconds
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 +
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
min: 189.92     avg: 205.4     median: 201.1 (50%)     max: 225.04 fps
specvp12 snx-02 +
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
min: 291.54     avg: 297.4     median: 292 (43%)     max: 308.58 fps
specvp12 showcase-01 +
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
min: 150.65     avg: 158.8     median: 153.1 (33%)     max: 172.49 fps
specvp12 mediacal-01 +
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
min: 132.41     avg: 134.5     median: 134.5 (34%)     max: 136.68 fps
specvp12 maya-04 +
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
min: 170.7     avg: 180.8     median: 181.6 (49%)     max: 190.08 fps
specvp12 energy-01 +
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
min: 29.61     avg: 30.6     median: 30.5 (27%)     max: 31.48 fps
specvp12 creo-01 +
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
min: 178.71     avg: 192.1     median: 193.9 (78%)     max: 203.54 fps
specvp12 catia-04 +
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
min: 221.81     avg: 242     median: 236.4 (39%)     max: 267.81 fps
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
min: 195.09     avg: 210.3     median: 209.3 (56%)     max: 226.6 fps
specvp13 snx-03 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
min: 524.73     avg: 535     median: 530.4 (59%)     max: 550.94 fps
specvp13 showcase-02 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
min: 150.88     avg: 165.1     median: 154.1 (34%)     max: 190.3 fps
specvp13 medical-02 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
min: 169     avg: 198.4     median: 176.2 (37%)     max: 249.87 fps
specvp13 maya-05 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
min: 385.99     avg: 400.8     median: 391.6 (44%)     max: 424.73 fps
specvp13 energy-02 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
min: 105.16     avg: 107.7     median: 108.2 (35%)     max: 109.73 fps
specvp13 creo-02 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
min: 354.77     avg: 375.9     median: 375.1 (55%)     max: 397.76 fps
specvp13 catia-05 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
min: 352.35     avg: 378.7     median: 374.4 (42%)     max: 409.2 fps
specvp13 3dsmax-06 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
min: 258.63     avg: 269.7     median: 272.1 (47%)     max: 278.36 fps
SPECviewperf 2020 specvp2020 solidworks-07 4k +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 solidworks-07 4k
128.1 fps (37%)
specvp2020 solidworks-07 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 solidworks-07 1080p
307.2 fps (82%)
specvp2020 solidworks-05 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 solidworks-05 1080p
min: 307.72     avg: 324     median: 324 (63%)     max: 340.35 fps
specvp2020 snx-04 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 snx-04 1080p
min: 520.25     avg: 533     median: 525.6 (86%)     max: 554.23 fps
specvp2020 medical-03 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 medical-03 1080p
min: 85.08     avg: 104.1     median: 86.3 (61%)     max: 140.89 fps
specvp2020 maya-06 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 maya-06 1080p
min: 419.68     avg: 437.7     median: 433.6 (63%)     max: 459.91 fps
specvp2020 energy-03 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 energy-03 1080p
min: 104.5     avg: 107.4     median: 108.2 (87%)     max: 109.65 fps
specvp2020 creo-03 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 creo-03 1080p
min: 133.03     avg: 152.1     median: 153.8 (76%)     max: 169.52 fps
specvp2020 catia-06 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 catia-06 1080p
min: 121.41     avg: 124.7     median: 122.7 (79%)     max: 130.04 fps
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 3dsmax-07 1080p
min: 161.08     avg: 165.8     median: 161.5 (73%)     max: 174.72 fps
specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k +
specvp2020 snx-04 4k +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 snx-04 4k
min: 214.15     avg: 271.1     median: 237 (24%)     max: 362.19 fps
specvp2020 medical-03 4k +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 medical-03 4k
min: 36.13     avg: 43.8     median: 36.8 (35%)     max: 58.46 fps
specvp2020 maya-06 4k +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 maya-06 4k
min: 184.05     avg: 211     median: 207.2 (34%)     max: 241.7 fps
specvp2020 energy-03 4k +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 energy-03 4k
min: 38.09     avg: 42.3     median: 39.6 (9%)     max: 49.16 fps
specvp2020 creo-03 4k +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 creo-03 4k
min: 100.9     avg: 111.1     median: 115.9 (55%)     max: 116.47 fps
specvp2020 catia-06 4k +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 catia-06 4k
min: 67.17     avg: 70.4     median: 68.7 (45%)     max: 75.33 fps
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k
min: 84.87     avg: 92.4     median: 94.6 (39%)     max: 97.75 fps
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 267     avg: 334     median: 347 (20%)     max: 388 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
99.6 % (100%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
min: 104.6     avg: 1019     median: 1380 (9%)     max: 1572 fps
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 GPU OpenCL
min: 152959     avg: 161815     median: 162695 (47%)     max: 169792 points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 GPU Vulkan
min: 124149     avg: 133082     median: 136348 (44%)     max: 138748 points
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 121.1     avg: 143.4     median: 133 (19%)     max: 176.1 Watt
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 134.7     avg: 152.7     median: 140.9 (20%)     max: 182.5 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 134     avg: 156     median: 144.5 (32%)     max: 189.4 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency
min: 0.826     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (88%)     max: 0.952 fps per Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 0.858     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (76%)     max: 0.977 fps per Watt
Emissions Witcher 3 Fan Noise +
Emissions - Witcher 3 Fan Noise
min: 44.1     avg: 47.8     median: 48.3 (77%)     max: 51 dB(A)
- 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.

Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 Phantom Liberty

Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 Phantom Liberty

2023
low 1920x1080
125  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
116.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
94.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
108.5  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
63.7  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
28.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset (FSR off) 1280x720
127.9
Ray Tracing Ultra Preset (DLSS off) 1920x1080
47.9
Ray Tracing Ultra Preset (DLSS off, no Path Tracing) 3840x2160
20.1
low 1920x1080
172.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
155.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
139.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
134.6  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
100.5  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
53.3  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
87.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.