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NVIDIA RTX A2000 For Desktop Is A Low Profile Ampere Workstation Graphics Card

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After bringing the RTX A2000 to laptops, NVIDIA is going to bring the Ampere graphics card to the desktop segment. Discovered by Videocardz, the NVIDIA RTX A2000 seems to be an entry-tier GPU for desktop workstations.

NVIDIA RTX A2000 Features Ampere In A Small Form Factor Desktop Discrete Graphics Card Solution

The NVIDIA RTX A2000 for laptop features the GA106 GPU so it's expected that the desktop card would also rock a similar configuration but with higher clock speeds and higher memory capacity too. The laptop A4000 and the desktop variant feature completely different specs with the laptop GPU sporting 8 GB GDDR6 memory while the desktop variant features GA106 with 16 GB GDDR6 memory.

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If the same is true for the NVIDIA RTX A2000, then we can expect the GPU to be based upon a GA106 SKU with up to 12 GB GDDR6 memory running across a 192-bit bus interface with or a conservative solution that includes a cut-down 128-bit bus interface with 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM.

In terms of design, which is the most interesting aspect of the graphics card, the NVIDIA RTX A2000 rocks a full cover shroud in a low profile (half-length) and dual-slot form factor. The card even has a small blower type-fan on the shroud and seems to feature a single 6-pin connector to boot. There are four Mini DisplayPorts (1.4) near the rear panel IO shroud which also comes with a small vent to exhaust hot air out. There also seems to be a backplate on the card though detailed pictures are required to confirm that.

The RTX A2000 will compete in the entry-tier workstation market which already consists of several small form factor graphics cards. AMD has a few low-profile options though those come in Polaris flavors only. The more higher-end RDNA variants feature full-length and single-slot designs and are not positioned in the same market as the RTX A2000.

NVIDIA Ampere Workstation Graphics Cards:

Graphics CardNVIDIA RTX A2000NVIDIA RTX A4000NVIDIA RTX A5000NVIDIA RTX A6000
GPUAmpere GA106 GPUAmpere GA104 GPUAmpere GA102 GPUAmpere GA102 GPU
GPU ProcessSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nm
Die Size276 mm²392.5 mm²628mm²628mm²
GPU Cores33286,1448,19210752
Tensor Cores104192256336
Boost Clock~1200 MHz?1536 MHz1697 MHz1455 MHz
Single Precision8.0 TFLOPs19.2 TFLOPs27.8 TFLOPs31.2 TFLOPs
VRAM6 GB GDDR616 GB GDDR624 GB GDDR648 GB GDDR6
NVLINK VRAM N/AN/A48 GB GDDR696 GB GDDR6
Memory Bus192-bit256-bit384-bit284-bit
Memory Bandwidth228 GB/s448 GB/s768 GB/s768 GB/s
TDP70W140W230W300W
Launch PriceTBCTBCTBC$4650 US
Launch Date October. 2021April, 2021April, 2021December, 2020

News Source: Videocardz

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