In the world of fancy graphics technology, NVIDIA has just revealed its new RTX 5880 Ada graphics card. This sneaky launch happened quietly last month when some notes about it popped up in the RTX Enterprise 537.99 Driver release. Now that it’s officially out, this graphics card has some cool features made especially for people who work with creating stuff and using workstations.
At the center of the RTX 5880 Ada is something called the AD102 GPU core. It has 14,080 CUDA cores and 440 Tensor Cores. Compared to its older version, the RTX 6000 Ada, it has 22% fewer cores, but that doesn’t mean it’s not powerful. It can still perform really well, with a clock speed of about 2.5 GHz.
The RTX 5880 Ada uses the Ada Lovelace GPU architecture, a mix of third-gen RT Cores, fourth-gen Tensor Cores, and next-gen CUDA cores. This mix gives it a lot of computing power—69.3 TFLOPs for one thing and 1108 TFLOPs for another. It’s like having a super-fast brain for handling complex graphics and images.
This graphics card has a big memory of 48 GB of GDDR6, working at 20 Gbps. This means it can handle lots of information at once, which is great for people who use it for professional work like designing and creating things.
One interesting thing about the RTX 5880 Ada is that it follows rules for exporting to the US. NVIDIA made sure it meets the limit of 4800 points for something called TPP (Total Processing Performance). This shows they want to play by the rules and keep things legal.
When it comes to power, the RTX 5880 Ada is pretty good, using up 285W. It’s a bit less than the RTX 6000 Ada, showing that it’s efficient. The design is like a regular one you see in computers, with two slots and a cooling system to keep it from getting too hot.
You can connect this graphics card to four DisplayPort 1.4a outputs, letting you use multiple screens. It also has three Encore/Decode Engines, making it useful for different kinds of professional jobs.
Even though NVIDIA hasn’t told us the exact price, people who watch the industry think it will be close to the cost of the RTX 6000 Ada. They base this on what happened with a similar product in China, the RTX 4090D.
So, the NVIDIA RTX 5880 Ada graphics card is like a big step forward in making computers better at handling graphics. With its cool features and following the rules, it’s here to help people who create and use graphics in their work. NVIDIA is showing they want to keep coming up with new and smart solutions for making graphics even better.