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NVIDIA unveils new workstation and studio GPUs with up to 24.7 TFLOPs of performance

NVIDIA's new GPUs will not start shipping until spring 2022 at the earliest. (Image source: NVIDIA)
NVIDIA's new GPUs will not start shipping until spring 2022 at the earliest. (Image source: NVIDIA)
NVIDIA may not have released the RTX 3090 Ti yet, but it has showcased six new workstation and studio GPUs. Ranging from the RTX A500 to the RTX A5500, all the new GPU options rely on NVIDIA's Ampere architecture.

NVIDIA has expanded its Ampere GPU offering once again, having teased the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti at CES 2022 in January. This time, the company has revealed six new graphics chips for mobile workstations and studio laptops. Predictably, the new chips utilise many of the features that NVIDIA includes in its GeForce RTX 30 consumer cards, such as Tensor cores and dedicated raytracing hardware.

However, it turns out NVIDIA has leaned heavily on its existing GeForce RTX 30 series product stack. Specifically, the RTX A4500 has 5,888 CUDA cores like the RTX 3070 Ti laptop GPU, but with 16 GB of VRAM instead of 8 GB. Likewise, the RTX A2000 and RTX A3000 are comparable to the desktop RTX 3050 and the laptop RTX 3060, although the RTX A3000 has slightly more CUDA cores than the laptop RTX 3060.

In comparison, the RTX A2000 and desktop RTX 3050 both have 2,560 CUDA cores, 8 GB of VRAM, 80 Tensor cores and 20 RT cores. Incidentally, the RTX A5500 resembles the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU, albeit with two fewer RT cores and eight fewer Tensor cores. The RTX A5500 has 16 GB of GDDR6 VRAM with a 512 GB/s bandwidth, though. Also, the RTX A500 and RTX A1000 are customised versions of the GeForce MX570, each with 2,048 CUDA cores, 4 GB of VRAM and 7.5 TFLOPs of theoretical performance.

According to a blog post, the RTX A5500 is already available, but it will take until Q2 for the card to reach global system builders. By contrast, NVIDIA's other new RTX GPUs will be available from this spring from its partners like Acer, ASUS, BOXX Technologies, Dell Technologies, HP, Lenovo, and MSI.

GPU CUDA cores RT cores Tensor cores VRAM Memory bandwidth TFLOPs
NVIDIA RTX A5500 7,424 58 232 16 GB 512 GB/s 24.7
NVIDIA RTX A4500 5,888 46 184 16 GB 512 GB/s 18.5
NVIDIA RTX A3000 4,096 32 128 12 GB 336 GB/s 14.1
NVIDIA RTX A2000 2,560 20 80 8 GB 224 GB/s 9.3
NVIDIA RTX A1000 2,048 16 64 4 GB 224 GB/s 7.5
NVIDIA RTX A500 2,048 16 64 4 GB 112 GB/s 7.3

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Alex Alderson, 2022-03-24 (Update: 2022-03-24)