NVIDIA Readies RTX A5000 & RTX A4000 Ampere Workstation Graphics Cards, A5000 Spotted In Pro Laptop
The NVIDIA RTX A6000 has been the only workstation Ampere graphics card that you can get but that's about to change soon because the company is preparing the RTX A5000 and RTX A4000 as the more affordable pro options for content creators and work-heavy users.
NVIDIA RTX A5000 & RTX A4000 Workstation Ampere Graphics Cards Spotted, Laptop Variants Also Coming
The NVIDIA RTX A5000 and RTX A4000 graphics cards are based on the Ampere GPU architecture and are siblings to the flagship RTX A6000. Both graphics cards were submitted for the OpenCL 1.2 validation to Khronos Group. Currently, the NVIDIA RTX A6000 uses the full GA102 GPU so one can assume that the RTX A5000 and RTX A4000 would also come with the full configurations of NVIDIA's Ampere GA104 and GA106 GPUs, respectively.
That would give the NVIDIA RTX A5000 a total of 6144 CUDA cores and considering that we will be looking at a 256-bit bus, we can expect either 16 or 32 GB GDDR6 memory. The NVIDIA RTX A4000 would get the full GA106 GPU with 3840 CUDA cores and could end up with up to 12 GB of GDDR6 memory running across a 192-bit bus interface.
NVIDIA Ampere Workstation Graphics Cards:
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA RTX A2000||NVIDIA RTX A4000||NVIDIA RTX A5000||NVIDIA RTX A6000|
|GPU||Ampere GA106 GPU||Ampere GA104 GPU||Ampere GA102 GPU||Ampere GA102 GPU|
|GPU Process||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm|
|Die Size||276 mm²||392.5 mm²||628mm²||628mm²|
|Boost Clock||~1200 MHz?||1536 MHz||1697 MHz||1455 MHz|
|Single Precision||8.0 TFLOPs||19.2 TFLOPs||27.8 TFLOPs||31.2 TFLOPs|
|VRAM||6 GB GDDR6||16 GB GDDR6||24 GB GDDR6||48 GB GDDR6|
|NVLINK VRAM||N/A||N/A||48 GB GDDR6||96 GB GDDR6|
|Memory Bandwidth||228 GB/s||448 GB/s||768 GB/s||768 GB/s|
|Launch Price||TBC||TBC||TBC||$4650 US|
|Launch Date||October. 2021||April, 2021||April, 2021||December, 2020|
In addition to the submission, the NVIDIA RTX A5000 workstation graphics card has been spotted within a workstation laptop comprising of an Intel Core i7-11600H CPU. The laptop was tested in the Ashes of The Singularity benchmark and while we don't get any new details regarding the GPU itself, the CPU tested here is surprising as it is the first time we are seeing since the 8th Gen parts that a Core i7 SKU is getting 6 cores and 12 threads. Of course, this is a Tiger Lake-H laptop CPU but it looks like it would feature a base clock of 2.90 GHz and 9 MB of L3 cache.
No other details for the laptop are confirmed and the score should be dismissed as it is slower than the RTX 3060 due to un-optimized drivers. All we can tell is that NVIDIA is indeed preparing more affordable workstation graphics cards based on its Ampere GPU architecture and we can expect them to launch in the coming months in both desktop and laptop discrete flavors.
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