Nvidia’s RTX A2000 GPU Puts Phenomenal Cosmic Power in an Itty Bitty Living Space

The RTX A2000 on a black background.
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If you (or your workplace) prefers small form factor PC cases, then NVDIA’s new RTX A2000 graphics card might be for you. It clocks in at nearly half the physical size of the RTX 3090, yet still packs powerful features like Ray Tracing and NVIDIA’s AI capabilities. It just might not be for gamers.

The real aim seems to be professional work that rely on Ray Tracing and AI to speed up tasks. The RTX A2000 comes with 6GB of GDDR6 RAM, a memory clock of 6001Mhz, and can deliver 8 teraflops of GPU performance, alongside its 3328 CUDA cores. It’s also power-efficient and consumes just 70 watts of power.

That makes it noticeably less powerful than something like the NVIDIA RTX 3090, but given its much smaller size that makes sense. It can probably play games just fine, but the focus is on professional work. Even still, if you want to game with it, you could. NVIDIA even says it’s VR-ready.

But for everyone else, the RTX A2000 is based on the latest Ampere architecture and can boost performance in rendering and 3D modeling software like Blender, Autodesk, and more. Due to its compact design, it only has one blower which won’t help with heating issues but should stop it from blocking other components. It also supports four DisplayPort 1.4 ports for multimonitor use.

NVIDIA says the RTX A2000 graphics card will release in October, and the price will be around $450. Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and other PC manufacturers plan to offer workstations with the RTX A2000 graphics card as an option.

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