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The NVIDIA RTX A2000 is the most compact and frugal Ampere graphics card to date

NVIDIA has designed the RTX A2000 as a compact and frugal graphics card for workstations. (Image source: NVIDIA)
NVIDIA has designed the RTX A2000 as a compact and frugal graphics card for workstations. (Image source: NVIDIA)
NVIDIA has unveiled a new workstation graphics card that is not only small, but also economical. As such, even compact computers can benefit from NVIDIA's most advanced technologies, including AI acceleration through dedicated Tensor cores and ray tracing.

NVIDIA has expanded its portfolio with a new workstation graphics card, which follows on from the RTX A4000, RTX A5000 and RTX A6000 that the company has already released. The company has called its latest card the RTX A2000, which it has designed as a smaller and more economical alternative for compact workstations.

By small, we mean a two-slot card that weighs 294 g. NVIDIA states that the RTX A2000 measures 16.7 x 6.8 cm too, giving it a considerably smaller footprint than other RTX A series cards. NVIDIA has not announced many of the card's specifications, but it seems that the RTX A2000 utilises a cutdown GA106 GPU, first seen in the GeForce RTX 3060. The GA106 here has 3,328 CUDA cores, 104 Tensor cores and 26 ray tracing cores, which is not much less than the GeForce RTX 3060.

However, NVIDIA limits the RTX A2000 to a 70 W TGP, 100 W less than the RTX 3060's 170 W TGP. The RTX A2000 also has 6 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, a 288 GB/s bandwidth and 8.0 TFLOPS (FP32) of computing power. Given its size, NVIDIA has only included four Mini DisplayPort 1.4 connections, although the card supports up to PCIe 4.0 x16.

Unfortunately, NVIDIA has not announced how much the RTX A2000 costs. It states that the card will be available in October from ASUS, BOXX Technologies, Dell Technologies, HP and Lenovo, among others. There is no word yet on if the RTX A2000 will be purchasable outside of a pre-built machine, though.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-08-12 (Update: 2021-08-12)