New design makes RTX technology fit more desktops, making AI acceleration and real-time ray tracing available for more professionals and their design workflows.
Bob Pette, VP of NVIDIA’s Professional Visualization Product Group, has just shared a blog post highlighting that the company’s new NVIDIA RTX A2000 GPU is coming on a wide range of standard and small-form-factor workstations that will make it easier for designers to access powerful real-time ray tracing and AI acceleration capabilities.
Since its introduction in 2018, NVIDIA’s groundbreaking RTX technology has transformed design and visualization workflows for the most complex tasks, like designing airplanes and automobiles, visual effects in movies, and large-scale architectural design.
According to Pette, the new NVIDIA RTX A2000 – the company’s most compact, power-efficient GPU - makes it easier to access RTX from anywhere.
“The RTX A2000 is designed for everyday workflows, so professionals can develop photorealistic renderings, build physically accurate simulations and use AI-accelerated tools,” he explained. “With it, artists can create beautiful 3D worlds, architects can design and virtually explore the next generation of smart buildings and homes, and engineers can create energy-efficient and autonomous vehicles that will drive us into the future.”
The new GPU has 6GB of memory capacity with error correction code (ECC) to maintain data integrity for uncompromised computing accuracy and reliability, which especially benefits the healthcare and financial services fields.
“With remote work part of the new normal, simultaneous collaboration with colleagues on projects across the globe is critical,” he added. “NVIDIA RTX technology powers Omniverse, our collaboration and simulation platform that enables teams to iterate together on a single 3D design in real time while working across different software applications. The A2000 will serve as a portal into this world for millions of designers.”
Among the first customers using the RTX A2000 is Avid, Cuhaci & Peterson and Gilbane Building Company. “The A2000 from NVIDIA has made our modeling flow faster and more efficient,” said Connor Reddington, mechanical engineer and certified SOLIDWORKS professional at Avid Product Development, a Lubrizol Company. “No longer are we sitting and wasting valuable time for graphics to render, and panning around complex geometry has become smoother.”
Steven Blevins, director of Digital Practice at Cuhaci & Peterson, added, “Introducing RT Cores into the NVIDIA RTX A2000 has resulted in impressive rendering speedups for photorealistic visualization compared to the previous generation GPUs.”
“The small form factor and low power usage of the NVIDIA RTX A2000 is extraordinary and ensures fitment in just about any existing workstation chassis,” noted Ken Grothman, virtual design and construction manager at Gilbane Building Company.
For more details, specs, and pricing, head over and read Pette’s full post.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.