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NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU

NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU

The NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU or A2000 Mobile is a professional graphics card for mobile workstations. It is based on the GA107 Ampere chip and offers a similar performance to the consumer GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU. It also offers 2,560 CUDA, 20 Raytracing and 80 Tensor cores paired with a 128 Bit memory bus.  It is available in different variants from 35 - 95 Watt (TGP) with different clock speeds (and performance). The GPU supports eDP 1.4b to connect the internal monitor and DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 for external connections.

There is no more Max-Q variant (formerly used for the low power variants) but every OEM can choose to implement Max-Q technologies (Dynamic Boost, WhisperMode).

In 2022 Nvidia released a slightly improved version of the RTX A2000 with more and faster graphics memory. The original 4 GB with 11 Gbits has been doubled to 8 GB GDDR6 clocked at 14 Gbits.

The raw performance should be similar to the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti for laptops at the same TGP level. Both GPUs depend heavily on good cooling and a high TGP for good performance. At a similar power consumption level the RTX A2000 should be clearly faster than the old Quadro T2000 and T2000 Max-Q

The GA107 chip offers 2.560 FP32 ALUs of which half can also execute INT32 instructions (i.e. 1,280 INT32 ALUs). With Turing all shaders could still execute FP32 or INT32 instructions. The raytracing and tensor cores on the chip were also improved according to Nvidia. The Ampere chips also include an improved 5th generation video encoder (NVENC for H.264 and H.265) and a 7th generation decoder (for various formats now including AV1).

The GA107 chip is manufactured by Samsung in 8nm (8N), which is not quite able to keep up with the 7nm node at TSMC (e.g. used by AMD and also for the professional GA100 Ampere chip). Depending on the TGP, the A2000 can also be used in thin and light laptops (with 35 Watt TGP e.g.).

RTX A Series

RTX A5500 Laptop GPU compare 7424 256 Bit @ 16000 MHz
RTX A4500 Laptop GPU compare 5888 @ 0.93 - 1.5 GHz256 Bit @ 16000 MHz
RTX A5000 Laptop GPU compare 6144 @ 1.22 - 1.77 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
RTX A4000 Laptop GPU compare 5120 @ 0.78 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
RTX A3000 Laptop GPU compare 4096 @ 1.08 - 1.56 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU 2560 @ 0.89 - 1.69 GHz128 Bit @ 14000 MHz
RTX A1000 Laptop GPU compare 2048 128 Bit @ 14000 MHz
RTX A500 Laptop GPU compare 2048 64 Bit @ 14000 MHz
CodenameGA107
ArchitectureAmpere
Pipelines2560 - unified
TMUs80
ROPs32
Raytracing Cores20
Tensor / AI Cores80
Core Speed893 - 1687 (Boost) MHz
Theoretical Performance9.3 TFLOPS FP32
Memory Speed14000 effective = 1750 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory8 GB
Shared Memoryno
Memory Bandwidth192 GB/s
APIDirectX 12_2, Shader 6.7, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption95 Watt (35 - 95 Watt TGP)
technology8 nm
PCIe4.0
DisplaysHDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.1, PCIe 4.0 x16, 9.3 SP-FP TFLOPS Peak, 75 Tensor Performance Peak, up to 192 GB/s Memory Bandwidth, Resizable BAR, Support for Modern Standby
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement12.04.2021
Link to Manufacturer Pagewww.nvidia.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
6 pt (18%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 4566     avg: 5572     median: 5523 (16%)     max: 6692 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 4228     avg: 5151     median: 5016 (13%)     max: 6108 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 28776     avg: 39926     median: 40815 (44%)     max: 52450 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 36447     avg: 65554     median: 60336 (16%)     max: 93708 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 10333     avg: 12188     median: 12211 (22%)     max: 15042 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 10415     avg: 13167     median: 13157 (15%)     max: 15988 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 86344     avg: 91503     median: 91503 (11%)     max: 96662 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
min: 9041     avg: 9468     median: 9468 (11%)     max: 9895 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 14564     avg: 17114     median: 17348 (24%)     max: 19498 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 14831     avg: 17690     median: 18058 (16%)     max: 19823 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: 78     avg: 87     median: 90 (13%)     max: 98 Seconds
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom OPTIX *
min: 42     avg: 49.4     median: 53 (20%)     max: 54 Seconds
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 +
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
min: 141.6     avg: 142.1     median: 142.1 (35%)     max: 142.51 fps
specvp12 snx-02 +
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
min: 97.9     avg: 109.5     median: 109.5 (16%)     max: 121.11 fps
specvp12 showcase-01 +
specvp12 mediacal-01 +
specvp12 maya-04 +
specvp12 energy-01 +
specvp12 creo-01 +
specvp12 catia-04 +
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
min: 122.2     avg: 134.9     median: 134.9 (22%)     max: 147.68 fps
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
min: 121.26     avg: 144.6     median: 140.8 (38%)     max: 177 fps
specvp13 snx-03 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
min: 135.15     avg: 191     median: 190.7 (21%)     max: 223 fps
specvp13 showcase-02 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
min: 58.79     avg: 68     median: 67.4 (15%)     max: 79.2 fps
specvp13 medical-02 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
min: 54.66     avg: 70.4     median: 71.2 (15%)     max: 78.3 fps
specvp13 maya-05 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
min: 117.19     avg: 174.5     median: 172 (20%)     max: 221 fps
specvp13 energy-02 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
min: 23.85     avg: 32.1     median: 33.6 (11%)     max: 36.8 fps
specvp13 creo-02 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
min: 117.06     avg: 165.1     median: 165.4 (24%)     max: 207 fps
specvp13 catia-05 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
min: 159.05     avg: 204.9     median: 201.8 (22%)     max: 251 fps
specvp13 3dsmax-06 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
min: 120.47     avg: 139.4     median: 135.3 (24%)     max: 165 fps
SPECviewperf 2020 specvp2020 solidworks-05 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 solidworks-05 1080p
min: 106.28     avg: 124.3     median: 119.3 (23%)     max: 142.27 fps
specvp2020 snx-04 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 snx-04 1080p
min: 136.88     avg: 190.4     median: 186 (30%)     max: 222 fps
specvp2020 medical-03 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 medical-03 1080p
min: 26.96     avg: 33.4     median: 34 (24%)     max: 38.36 fps
specvp2020 maya-06 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 maya-06 1080p
min: 172.4     avg: 207.5     median: 196.6 (29%)     max: 266 fps
specvp2020 energy-03 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 energy-03 1080p
min: 26.06     avg: 32.4     median: 33.7 (27%)     max: 36.9 fps
specvp2020 creo-03 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 creo-03 1080p
min: 65.51     avg: 97.6     median: 98 (48%)     max: 117 fps
specvp2020 catia-06 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 catia-06 1080p
min: 46.02     avg: 58     median: 57.8 (37%)     max: 67.9 fps
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 3dsmax-07 1080p
min: 54.4     avg: 63.3     median: 61.2 (28%)     max: 72.9 fps
specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k
min: 29.9     avg: 42.9     median: 41.2 (12%)     max: 59.37 fps