PNY to Offer NVIDIA RTX A5500 – The Power to Create

Posted by PNY Pro on Tue, Mar 22, 2022 @ 01:45 PM


PNY is bringing previously aspirational – but now obtainable – productivity and creativity to systems with NVIDIA RTX A5500  professional graphics.

NVIDIA RTX technology revolutionized the way professionals work by delivering the power of real-time ray tracing, AI, and advanced graphics to millions of designers, artists, scientists, and researchers. The NVIDIA Ampere architecture has paved the way for a new era of innovative products, immersive entertainment, life-saving discoveries, and breathtaking designs—powered by the second generation of NVIDIA RTX.

NVIDIA® RTX A5500 unleashes new levels of performance, capability, and collaboration for professionals, inspiring them to create without boundaries by enabling artists, designers, engineers, and scientists to bring their imagination and insights to life. Designed for demanding workloads, the NVIDIA RTX A5500 provides professionals the ability to simultaneously run multiple applications with smooth interactions and no performance impacts. The RTX A5500 delivers the stability, reliability, performance, and features required to build high-quality, immersive content and collaborate from anywhere. With 24 GB of GPU memory, expandable to 48 GB with NVIDIA NVLink, the RTX A5500 easily handles large models, datasets, 3D renders, and complex scenes with higher fidelity and interactivity, helping users unlock new vistas of imagination and creativity from their desktops.

Specifications Highlights

CUDA Cores  10240
Tensor Cores  320
RT Cores  80
Single Precision Performance 34.1 TFLOPS
RT Core Performance 66.6 TFLOPS
Tensor Performance 272.8 TFLOPS
GPU Memory 24 GB GDDR6 with ECC
Memory Interface 384-bit
Memory Bandwidth 768 GB/sec
System Interface PCI Express 4.0 x16
Display Connectors 4x DisplayPort 1.4a
Maximum Power Consumption 230 W













Essential Features and Benefits

CUDA Cores: The NVIDIA Ampere architecture based CUDA cores in the RTX A5500 provide up to 3x the single-precision floating point (FP32) throughput compared to the previous generation, providing significant performance improvements for graphics workflows such as 3D model development and compute for workloads such as desktop simulation for computer-aided engineering (CAE).

RT Cores: Second-generation RT Cores utilized by the RTX A5500 provide up to 2x the throughput of the prior generation, and the ability to run concurrent compute tasks such as ray tracing simultaneously with shading or denoising tasks.

Tensor Cores: Third-generation Tensor Cores are enhanced in the RTX A5500 to accelerate more data types and feature hardware support for structural sparsity, which reduces network model sizes, to provide up to 12x the training throughput over the previous generation (using sparsity feature). The latest generation of Tensor Cores also supports two new precision formats, TensorFloat-32 (TF32) and the brain floating-point format (Bfloat16).

Encode/Decode Engines: The RTX A5500 includes one video encode engine and two decode engines, including support for the AV1 video format and the performance required for multi-stream video applications for security and video serving.

PCIe Gen 4: The RTX A5500 supports PCI Express Gen 4 (PCIe Gen 4), which doubles the bandwidth of PCIe Gen 3 from 15.75 gigabytes per second (GB/sec) to 31.5 GB/sec for x16 connection, improving data transfer speeds from CPU memory for data-intensive tasks such as AI, data science, and creating 3D models from large datasets. Faster PCIe performance also accelerates GPU direct memory access (DMA) transfers, providing faster video data transfers from GPUDirect for Video-enabled devices and faster input/output (I/O) with GPUDirect Storage.

24 GB of GPU Memory with ECC: The RTX A5500 features 24 GB of GDDR6 memory with ECC (error correction code). Third generation NVLink provides up to 48 GB of combined memory with two RTX A5500 cards, providing the memory needed to tackle GPU memory-intensive applications.

Virtualization-ready: Support for NVIDIA RTX Virtual Workstation (vWS) software allows a personal workstation equipped with an RTX A5500 to be repurposed into multiple high-performance virtual workstation instances enabling remote users to share resources to drive high-end design, AI, and compute workloads.

Multi display: The RTX A5500 offers four DisplayPort 1.4a connectors, support for multiple 8K monitors, Quadro Sync, NVIDIA Mosaic, and NVIDIA Warp and Blend enable massive immersive environments for cave automatic virtual environments (CAVE), video walls, and location-based entertainment deployments.

AR/VR/XR: Support for the latest high-resolution head-mounted display (HMD) devices, high-performance graphics, and 24 GB of GPU memory enable the RTX A5500 to create immersive augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experiences for training, construction rehearsals, design reviews, and compelling entertainment.

Form Factor and Power Efficiency: With a dual-slot, power-efficient design, the RTX A5500 fits into a wide range of workstation chassis, providing professionals with a generous selection of compatible workstations from worldwide OEM vendors.

Motion BVH (Bounding Volume Hierarchy): Hardware-accelerated Motion BVH improves RTX A5500 motion blur rendering performance up to 9x when compared to the previous generation. This means artists no longer need to rely on traditional methods of using motion vectors to achieve motion blur. Motion vectors give the artist flexibility to adjust motion blur in post but require visual fixes for reflections and translucency.

NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS): Real-time, AI-powered image super-resolution enables higher interactivity and frame rates for design and visualization applications. DLSS lets the RTX A5500’s real-time engines render at lower resolution and uses AI to output at higher resolution while maintaining crisp, clear image quality.

Third-Generation NVIDIA NVLink: Enables users to connect two RTX A5500 GPUs together to share GPU memory. Performance can be scaled with up to 112.5 GB/s of bidirectional connection bandwidth and up to 48 GB of combined GDDR6 memory for large rendering, AI, VR, and visual computing workloads. This new NVLink connector features a shorter vertical height, enabling NVLink functionality in a wider range of chassis. The NVLink bridge also serves as the connection between GPUs required for NVIDIA SLI functionality.

Display Support: A single RTX A5500 can support up to four 5K (5120 x 2880) at 60 Hz displays. Display support also includes the ability to drive two 8K displays. RTX A5500 supports DisplayPort 1.4a, which enables a single cable to drive an 8K display at 60 Hz using Display Stream Compression (DSC).

Advanced Multi-display Technologies: NVIDIA Mosaic and NVIDIA Warp and Blend, powered by an RTX A5000, provide a robust way to perform image synchronization and resolution scaling of a synchronized display surface with multiple projectors or displays.

NVIDIA Quadro Sync II Support: Allows you to produce perfectly synchronized displays or projects by connecting to up to 8 NVIDIA RTX GPUs.

Advanced VR HMD Support: RTX A5500 provides the display performance required by the latest generation of higher-resolution HMDs. Support for up to four-way VR SLI, with two NVLink-connected RTX A5500 pairs per HMD, provide the ultimate performance for incredibly detailed and immersive VR experiences.

Professional Stereo: Enhances the analysis and visualization of design, engineering, and digital-content creation with Quad Buffered Stereo support, exclusively available on NVIDIA RTX professional GPUs, which provide smooth, immersive 3D stereo experiences for professional applications from a wide range of stereoscopic display devices. The RTX A5500 also provides an optional connector for 3D stereo glasses synchronization.

NVIDIA RTX Experience: Previously known as NVIDIA Quadro Experience, this software provides a full suite of productivity tools on NVIDIA RTX A5500-powered desktop workstations. Features like automatic alerts for the latest NVIDIA RTX Enterprise/Quadro Driver ensure your system is always optimized for performance. With native desktop recording in up to 8K and tools like Instant Replay, professionals can capture workflows, tutorials, and training with ease and upload to third-party sites like Twitch, broadcast live, or stream to NVIDIA SHIELD for easy collaboration. NVIDIA RTX Experience also provides a new Optimal Settings feature that brings GPU acceleration to professional applications, as well as features like NVIDIA Ansel, Freestyle, and optimized game-player settings for a great gaming experience.

NVIDIA RTX Desktop Manager: Helps professionals organize single- or multi-monitor workspaces the RTX A5500 delivers to boost productivity. Features like flexible window snapping, user profiles, windows management, and hotkey support deliver maximum control over your desktops and display real estate.

NVIDIA RTX Broadcast App: The NVIDIA RTX Broadcast App transforms any room into a home office, upgrading standard webcams and microphones into premium, smart devices with the power of AI. Improve the video and audio quality of livestreams with AI capabilities such as virtual backgrounds, webcam auto frame, and microphone noise removal. With dedicated AI processors called Tensor Cores on NVIDIA RTX GPUs, including the RTX A5500, the AI networks can run in real time alongside applications.

NVIDIA-Provided RTX A5500 Software Support

NVIDIA CUDA Parallel Computing Platform: Natively execute standard programming languages like C/C++ and Fortran, and APIs such as OpenCL, OpenACC and Direct Compute to accelerates techniques such as ray tracing, video and image processing, and computational fluid dynamics.

NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video: GPUDirect for Video speeds communication between the GPU and video I/O devices by avoiding unnecessary system memory copies and CPU overhead.

NVIDIA Enterprise-Management Tools: Maximize system uptime, seamlessly manage wide-scale deployments, and remotely control graphics and display settings for efficient operations.

Unified Memory: A single, seamless 49-bit virtual address space allows for the transparent migration of data between the full allocation of CPU and GPU memory.

NVIDIA Virtual GPU Software: Allows a personal workstation to be repurposed into multiple high-performance virtual workstation instances enabling remote users to share resources to drive high-end design, AI, and compute workloads. Virtualization support for the RTX A5500 GPU will be available in an upcoming NVIDIA virtual GPU (vGPU) software release.

NVIDIA Omniverse and NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise: Easily extensible, open platform built for virtual collaboration and real-time physically accurate simulation. Creators, designers, researchers, and engineers can connect major design tools, assets, and projects to collaborate and iterate in a shared virtual space. Developers and software providers can also easily build and sell Extensions, Apps, Connectors, and Microservices on Omniverse’s modular platform to expand its functionality.

NVIDIA RTX A5500 Advantages by Market Segment


- Second-generation RT Cores provide up to 2x the throughput of the first generation and enable concurrent ray tracing and shading. Design reviews can be accelerated to review high-fidelity visualizations with physically accurate materials, lighting, and reflections in real time. Improved performance unlocks the ability to evaluate new product concepts rapidly and create stunning marketing content directly from computer-aided design (CAD) geometry.

- Extend the power of engineering simulation throughout the design process with accelerated real-time structural, thermal, and fluid flow analysis software tools. Engineers can evaluate the impact of design changes instantly to iterate at the speed of light and revolutionize the performance of their designs. The NVIDIA Ampere architecture based CUDA cores bring up to 3x the single-precision floating point throughput and 3x improved power efficiency compared to previous generations, unlocking new potential for the industry.

- NVIDIA RTX A5500 features 24 GB of GDDR6 memory, which allows designers and engineers to work with large assemblies in their CAD package of choice. Third-generation NVIDIA NVLink can connect two RTX A5500s to provide up to 48 GB of combined GPU memory, so industrial designers, mechanical engineers, and engineering analysts can tackle complex workloads.

Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operations (AECO)

- NVIDIA RTX A5500 features 24 GB of GDDR6 memory, enabling AECO teams to work with large 3D models and complex building information modeling (BIM) data. Architects can use their advanced design tools on a 4K display while simultaneously viewing a photorealistic render of their 3D model on an adjacent monitor to help make better design decisions faster. Third-generation NVIDIA NVLink can connect two RTX A5500 GPUs to provide up to 48 GB of combined GPU memory, so architects, designers, and engineers can tackle massive, complex workloads.

- Second-generation RT Cores in the RTX A5500 provide up to 2x faster ray tracing performance compared to the previous generation and enable concurrent ray tracing and shading. Design teams and architectural visualization specialists can make design decisions faster through quick iteration of high-fidelity renders using physically accurate shadows, reflections, and refractions in real time. Enhanced third-generation Tensor Cores in the RTX A5500 accelerate deep learning-enabled applications such as rendering software that integrates NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). Architecture Visualization specialists can take advantage of this real-time, AI-powered image super-resolution to remain in the creative flow with higher interactivity and frame rates while they iterate on designs and scenes. DLSS lets real-time engines render at lower resolution and uses AI to output at higher resolution while maintaining crisp, clear image quality.

- With the RTX A5500, AECO project teams can benefit from the large 24 GB of VRAM, performance, and reliability of a professional GPU for a wide range of immersive virtual reality (VR) workflows, even when using the latest high-resolution HMD devices. From design reviews to training and virtual construction rehearsals, AECO professionals can enhance their workflows with an outstanding VR experience. In addition, AECO enterprises can use NVIDIA CloudXR to wirelessly stream high-fidelity extended reality (XR) content from the edge with the RTX A5500, opening the door to untethered VR experiences.

Media and Entertainment (M&E)

- Iterate more, render faster, and gain distinct advantages over CPU rendering, from previsualization through final frames. NVIDIA RTX A5500’s second-generation RT Cores improve ray-tracing performance by up to 2x, enabling higher-fidelity workflows from batch and final frame rendering to virtual production.

- NVIDIA RTX A5500 features 24 GB of GDDR6 memory, enabling studios to work in real time with complex geometry and high-resolution textures. Third-generation NVIDIA NVLink can connect two RTX A5500s to provide up to 48 GB of combined GPU memory, so artists can work interactively with photorealistic environments.

- Dramatically accelerate production pipelines with third-generation Tensor Cores. New Tensor Cores provide up to 12x the training throughput, with hardware support for structural sparsity, over the previous generation. Many creative applications have adopted AI-accelerated features that can aid artists with time-consuming tasks such as up-scaling video, denoising renders, enhancing audio, and retiming video. Apps like Autodesk Flame, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve already take advantage of Tensor Cores to accelerate content creation tasks.

- Broadcasters benefit from the RTX A5500’s second-generation RT Cores. Improved ray-tracing performance by up to 2x and 24 GB of GPU memory means real-time composition of augmented reality, ultra-high-resolution video and graphics on next-generation virtual sets for live broadcast.

- Third-generation Tensor Cores provide up to 12x the training throughput over the previous generation, accelerating AI workloads in broadcast including recommender engines, real-time subtitling and translations, content and viewer analytics, and auto-highlight generation.

- Take video processing and transcoding to the next level with RTX A5500’s encode and decode engines. PCI Express Gen 4 support accelerates GPU direct memory access, providing faster video data transfers from GPUDirect for Video-enabled devices and faster input/output (I/O) with GPUDirect Storage.


- With 34.1 TFLOPS of FP32 compute performance and 272.8 TFLOPS of Tensor performance with structural sparsity, the RTX A5500 enables geoscientists to speed up their visualization workflows and gain faster insight into subsurface data. NVIDIA NVLink lets users combine two RTX A5500s to provide up to 48 GB of GDDR6 memory, scientists can work with massive datasets.

- Third-generation Tensor Core technology with the new TF32 precision for deep learning enables RTX A5500 to drive the latest AI-augmented exploration and production software workflows faster than ever.

- Powerful visualization performance enables the RTX A5500 to drive immersive VR environments using the latest generation of high-resolution HMDs for realistic immersive training, well planning, and exploration.

Scientific Visualization

- With real-time ray-tracing capabilities, the RTX A5500 enables the creation of the most vivid GPU-accelerated renders, providing valuable insights to scientists and researchers faster than ever before.

- Dedicated deep learning hardware in the RTX A5500 helps researchers create new AI-augmented technologies for solving the most difficult problems or deploying AI-integrated solutions to drive discoveries and push the boundaries of exploration.

- VR enables scientists to gain insights only available in immersive environments. RTX A5500 supports the resolutions required by next-generation HMDs. Using NVIDIA SLI technology to combine four RTX A5500s, researchers can access the most powerful VR rendering solution available in a workstation to create the most compelling virtual environments possible.

- The NVIDIA Ampere architecture provides the RTX A5500 with the power to visualize large datasets at resolutions of up to 8K.

AI, Data Science, and Big Data Analytics

- Third-generation Tensor Cores support the TF32 data format that provides up to 12X faster training performance than the previous generation with hardware support for structural sparsity, for faster model training.

- PCIe Gen 4 provides 2x the bandwidth of Gen 3, speeding up data transfers from CPU and storage, accelerating data prep and training dataset loading.

- RTX A5500 provides 24 GB of GPU memory, and with NVLink, scales up to 48 GB of memory to work with large datasets for data prep and model training.

As you can see the NVIDIA RTX A5500 is a formidable addition to the NVIDIA RTX product line. Stellar hardware features and performance, industry-leading features and benefits, all backed by NVIDIA’s unwavering commitment to performance, stability, and build quality. NVIDIA’s entire platform for visual computing, AI, HPC, vGPU, and NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise (among others) are all fully supported.

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Topics: NVIDIA GPU, NVIDIA GPUs, PNYPRO, Professional Visualization Solutions, NVIDIA RTX, NVIDIA Ampere, NVIDIA RTX A5500

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