Remote work and hybrid workplaces are the new normal for professionals in many industries. Teams spread throughout the world are expected to create and collaborate while maintaining top productivity and performance.
Businesses use the NVIDIA RTX platform to enable their workers to keep up with the most demanding workloads, from anywhere. And today, NVIDIA is expanding its RTX offerings with seven new NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPUs for laptops and desktops.
The new NVIDIA RTX A500, RTX A1000, RTX A2000 8GB, RTX A3000 12GB, RTX A4500 and RTX A5500 laptop GPUs expand access to AI and ray-tracing technology, delivering breakthrough performance no matter where you work. The laptops include the latest RTX and Max-Q technology, giving professionals the ability to take their workflows to the next level.
The new NVIDIA RTX A5500 desktop GPU combines the latest-generation RT Cores, Tensor Cores and CUDA cores with 24GB of memory for incredible rendering, AI, graphics and compute performance. Its ray-traced rendering is 2x faster than the previous generation and its motion blur rendering performance is up to 9x faster.
With the new NVIDIA RTX GPUs, artists can create photorealistic immersive digital experiences, scientists can make the latest groundbreaking discoveries, and engineers can develop innovative technology to advance us into the future.
Among the first to use the NVIDIA RTX A5500 is M4 Engineering, a leading aerospace engineering firm focused on conceptual aircraft design, analysis and development.
“The multi-app product development workflows we use at M4 are well-served by the NVIDIA RTX A5500 and its 24GB of memory,” said Brian Rotty, senior engineer at M4 Engineering. “My team can handle larger CAD and CAE datasets than before and, critically, we can interact with and iterate these larger datasets simultaneously by making use of the extra GPU memory headroom and compute capabilities of this new card.”
“The performance we get with the NVIDIA RTX A5500 is unprecedented,” said Hiram Rodriguez, design technology specialist at AS+GG Architecture. “Previously, our point cloud processing took too long and created a bottleneck for designing and analyzing current site conditions. Using the NVIDIA RTX A5500, in less than 20 minutes we can integrate a fully processed, geolocated, classified point cloud into our 3D models.”
“The new NVIDIA RTX A5500 gives us the ability to load highly detailed environments, while maintaining high frame rates and smooth camera motion to explore and develop the scenes,” said Yiotis Katsambas, executive director of Technology at Sony Pictures Animation. “By combining the A5500 with NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise and our own FlixiVerse software, our artists and directors can immerse themselves in our virtual worlds and collaborate in real-time.”
Next-Generation RTX Technology
The new NVIDIA RTX GPUs feature the latest generation of NVIDIA RTX technology to accelerate graphics, AI and ray-tracing performance.
These GPUs are part of the comprehensive NVIDIA RTX platform, which includes NVIDIA GPU-accelerated software development kits, toolkits, frameworks and enterprise management tools.
These GPUs also take advantage of the accelerations of the NVIDIA Studio platform, including optimizations to leverage RTX hardware in 75 of the top creative apps, exclusive tools like NVIDIA Broadcast and Canvas, and the advanced real-time 3D design and collaboration platform, NVIDIA Omniverse.
NVIDIA RTX GPUs are certified by independent software vendors of over 50+ professional applications. Certification provides users with a reliable and dependable graphics and computing experience through testing and development.
NVIDIA RTX laptop GPUs include:
- The latest NVIDIA RTX technology: 2nd gen RT Cores, 3rd gen Tensor Cores and NVIDIA Ampere architecture streaming multiprocessor, which provide up to 2x the throughput of the previous-generation architecture to tackle demanding rendering, ray tracing and AI workflows from anywhere.
- NVIDIA Max-Q technology: AI-based system optimizations make thin and light laptops perform quieter, faster and more efficiently with Dynamic Boost, CPU Optimizer, Rapid Core Scaling, WhisperMode, Battery Boost, Resizable BAR and NVIDIA DLSS technology.
- Up to 16GB of GPU memory: For the largest models, scenes and assemblies. The RTX A2000 8GB, RTX A3000 12GB and RTX A4500 now feature 2x the memory of their previous-generation counterparts for working with larger models, datasets and multi-app workflows.
- Rich suite of NVIDIA software technology: Users can tap into unique benefits ranging from tetherless VR to collaborative 3D design with a wide variety of software tools, including NVIDIA CloudXR, NVIDIA Omniverse, NVIDIA Canvas, NVIDIA Broadcast, NVIDIA NGC, NVIDIA RTX Experience and more.
The NVIDIA RTX A5500 features the latest technologies in the NVIDIA Ampere architecture:
- Second-generation RT Cores: Up to 2x the throughput of the first generation with the ability to run concurrent ray tracing, shading and denoising tasks.
- Third-generation Tensor Cores: Up to 12x the training throughput over the previous generation, with support for new TF32 and Bfloat16 data formats.
- CUDA Cores: Up to 3x the single-precision floating point throughput over the previous generation.
- Up to 48GB of GPU memory: The RTX A5500 features 24GB of GDDR6 memory with ECC (error correction code). The RTX A5500 is expandable up to 48GB of memory using NVIDIA NVLink to connect two GPUs.
- Virtualization: The RTX A5500 supports NVIDIA RTX Virtual Workstation (vWS) software for multiple high-performance virtual workstation instances that enable remote users to share resources to drive high-end design, AI and compute workloads.
- PCIe Gen 4: Doubles the bandwidth of the previous generation and speeds up data transfers for data-intensive tasks such as AI, data science and creating 3D models.
The new NVIDIA RTX A5500 desktop GPUs are available today from channel partners and through global system builders starting in Q2.
The new NVIDIA RTX laptop GPUs will be available in mobile workstations from global OEM partners including Acer, ASUS, BOXX Technologies, Dell Technologies, HP, Lenovo, and MSI starting this spring. Contact these partners for specific system configuration details and availability.