The NVIDIA RTX A6000 has been the only Ampere workstation graphics card you can get, but that’s about to change soon as the company is preparing the RTX A5000 and RTX A4000 as the most affordable professional options for content creators and users. with alot of work.
Amps graphics cards for NVIDIA RTX A5000 and RTX A4000 workstations detected, laptop variants also come
The NVIDIA RTX A5000 and RTX A4000 graphics cards are based on the Ampere GPU architecture and are sisters to the flagship RTX A6000. Both graphics cards were submitted for OpenCL 1.2 validation to Khronos Group. Currently, NVIDIA RTX A6000 uses the full GA102 GPU, so it can be assumed that the RTX A5000 and RTX A4000 would also come with the full configurations of the NVIDIA 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 16 or 32GB GDDR6 memory. The NVIDIA RTX A4000 would get the full GA106 GPU with 3840 CUDA cores and could end up with up to 12GB of GDDR6 memory running on a 192-bit bus interface.
NVIDIA Ampere Workstation Graphics Cards:
|Graphic card||NVIDIA RTX A4000||NVIDIA RTX A5000||NVIDIA RTX A6000|
|GPU||Amp GA106 GPU?||Amp GA104 GPU?||GPU Amp GA102|
|GPU process||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm|
|Matrix size||276 mm²||392 mm²||628 mm²|
|Boost the clock||TBC||TBC||1860 MHz|
|Simple precision||TBC||TBC||40 TFLOP|
|VRAM||12GB GDDR6||16-32 GB GDDR6||48 GB GDDR6|
|NVLINK VRAM||TBC||TBC||96GB GDDR6|
|Memory bus||192 bits||256 bits||284 bits|
|memory bandwidth||TBC||TBC||768 GB / s|
|Launch price||TBC||TBC||$ 4650 dollars|
|Release date||TBC||TBC||December 2020|
In addition to the presentation, the NVIDIA RTX A5000 workstation graphics card has been detected inside a workstation laptop consisting of an Intel Core i7-11600H CPU. The laptop was tested on the Ashes of The Singularity benchmark and while we don’t get any new details about the GPU itself, the CPU tested here is surprising as this is the first time we’ve seen from 8th gen parts than a Core i7. SKU gets 6 cores and 12 threads. Of course, this is a Tiger Lake-H laptop CPU, but it looks like it will feature a 2.90 GHz base clock and 9 MB of L3 cache.
Other details for the laptop are not confirmed and the score should be discarded as it is slower than the RTX 3060 due to non-optimized drivers. All we can say 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 discrete desktop and laptop versions.