Nvidia unveils Ada Generation GPU featuring 19.9 billion transistors

Thu Feb 15, 2024 - 7:39am GMT+0000

Nvidia has launched the RTX 2000 Ada Generation GPU, a state-of-the-art graphics processing unit engineered to support AI-enhanced design and visualization needs.

As the newest member of the RTX series, equipped with 19.9 billion transistors, it showcases remarkable performance, flexibility, and AI capabilities, making it an ideal choice for professionals across various sectors.

With generative AI reshaping numerous industries, companies are seeking hardware that matches the requirements of their sophisticated workflows. The RTX 2000 Ada Generation GPU addresses this demand by integrating AI, graphics, and computing technologies into a package that’s optimized for workstation environments, according to Nvidia.

This GPU excels in professional settings, improving performance by up to 1.5 times compared to its predecessor, the RTX A2000 12GB, in activities like creating 3D landscapes, conducting design assessments, and performing industrial design tasks. It comes with 16GB of memory, enabling the RTX 2000 Ada to handle complex, multi-application workflows with ease, ensuring that professionals can effortlessly manage AI-driven tools, multiple displays, and high-definition content.

Featuring Nvidia RTX technology, the unit introduces Nvidia Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) technology, enabling the production of ultra-realistic, ray-traced images at speeds more than triple those of previous capabilities. This improvement benefits not just graphic applications but also augments enterprise virtual reality processes, especially for product design and engineering evaluations.

The GPU facilitates faster visualization tasks for architects and urban planners, while product designers and engineers can tap into its rendering power for quick iterations and generative design. Content creators are also advantaged, with the ability to effortlessly edit high-definition videos and images, and utilize AI for the creation of realistic visual effects and assistance in content generation.

For embedded uses and edge computing, the RTX 2000 Ada enhances real-time data analysis for medical devices, optimizes manufacturing through predictive maintenance, and supports the implementation of AI-based intelligence in retail settings.

Notable organizations such as Dassault Systèmes, Rob Wolkers Design and Engineering, and WSP have already adopted the RTX 2000 Ada, acknowledging its compact size, superior performance, and significant 16GB of RAM.

Olivier Zegdoun from Dassault Systèmes highlighted the GPU’s efficiency, next-gen architecture, low energy consumption, and large memory as key benefits for Solidworks users, enhancing performance for designers and engineers working with complex data sets.

Rob Wolkers shared how the GPU boosts productivity by facilitating work with extensive data in high fidelity and accelerating rendering processes.

Incorporating the latest in Nvidia’s Ada Lovelace GPU architecture, the RTX 2000 Ada includes advanced RT Cores, Tensor Cores, CUDA cores, and energy efficiency, delivering a twofold performance increase without higher power use.

Available through international distributors and major manufacturers like Dell Technologies, HP, and Lenovo from April, the GPU will be showcased at Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience World, with live demos at Dell, Lenovo, and Z by HP booths.