In recent years, the demand for smaller footprint workstations has been skyrocketing, fueled by an array of factors, including cutting-edge hardware advancements, the extreme miniaturization of components, an increase in remote and mobile workforces, and the need for more energy efficient solutions suited for space available in modern offices and data centers. To meet this growing demand, NVIDIA has introduced the NVIDIA RTX™ 4000 SFF Ada Generation, the most powerful GPU on the market for Small Form Factor (SFF) workstations. Built on the revolutionary NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GPU architecture, the RTX 4000 SFF Ada brings new levels of performance, features, and capabilities to compact workstations, continuing to drive the evolution of visual computing for professionals. Designed for the needs of artists, architects, designers, and engineers across industries, the RTX 4000 SFF Ada is the ultimate compact computing solution to help you take your work to the next level.
NVIDIA Ada Lovelace Architecture
NVIDIA RTX 4000 SFF Ada is the most powerful dual slot, low profile workstation GPU offering high-performance, real-time ray tracing, AI-accelerated compute, and professional graphics rendering, all of this in a compact design with unmatched performance. Building upon the major SM enhancements from the Ada Lovelace GPU, the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture provides more cores, higher clocks, and a larger L2 cache for more performance to enhance ray tracing operations, tensor matrix operations, and frame rates with DLSS 3.0.
The NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture-based CUDA Cores offer more than 2X 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). The RTX 4000 SFF Ada enables two FP32 primary data paths, doubling the peak FP32 operations.
Third Generation RT Cores
Incorporating 3rd generation ray tracing engines, NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture-based GPUs provide incredible ray-traced rendering performance. A single NVIDIA RTX 4000 SFF Ada board can render complex professional models with physically accurate shadows, reflections, and refractions to empower users with instant insight. Working in concert with applications leveraging APIs such as NVIDIA OptiX, Microsoft DXR, and Vulkan ray tracing, systems based on the NVIDIA RTX 4000 SFF Ada will power truly interactive design workflows to provide immediate feedback for unprecedented levels of productivity. The NVIDIA RTX 4000 SFF Ada features up to 2X faster ray-triangle intersection throughput compared to the previous generation.
Fourth Generation Tensor Cores
Specialized for deep learning matrix multiply and accumulate math operations at the heart of neural network training and inferencing functions, the NVIDIA RTX 4000 SFF Ada includes enhanced Tensor Cores that accelerate more data types and still support the Fine-Grained Structured Sparsity feature that delivers more than 2X throughput for tensor matrix operations compared to the previous generation. New Tensor Cores will accelerate new FP8 precision modes. Independent floating-point and integer data paths allow more efficient execution of workloads using a mix of computation and addressing calculations.
PCIe Gen 4
The NVIDIA RTX 4000 SFF Ada supports PCI Express Gen 4, which provides double the bandwidth of PCIe Gen 3, improving data-transfer speeds from CPU memory for data-intensive tasks like AI and data science.
Higher Speed GDDR6 Memory
Built with 20GB GDDR6 memory, the NVIDIA RTX 4000 SFF Ada provides an ideal memory footprint to address datasets and models in latency-sensitive professional applications and at volume.
Error Correcting Code (ECC) on Graphics Memory
Meet strict data integrity requirements for mission-critical applications with uncompromised computing accuracy and reliability for workstations.
Fifth Generation NVDEC Engine
NVDEC is well suited for transcoding and video playback applications for real-time decoding. The following video codecs are supported for hardware-accelerated decoding: MPEG-2, VC-1, H.264 (AVCHD), H.265 (HEVC), VP8, VP9, and AV1 video formats. Video encoding at 8K/60 will be achievable for professional video editing.
Eighth Generation NVENC Engine
NVENC can take on the most demanding 4K or 8K video encoding tasks to free up the graphics engine and the CPU for other operations. The NVIDIA RTX 4000 SFF Ada provides better encoding quality than software-based x264 encoders. The NVIDIA RTX 4000 SFF Ada incorporates AV1 video encoding which is 40% more efficient than H.264 encoding for 4K HDR video. AV1 will provide better quality at the same bitrate bandwidth.
Pixel-level preemption provides more granular control to better support time-sensitive tasks such as VR motion tracking.
Preemption at the instruction level provides finer-grain control over compute tasks to prevent long-running applications from either monopolizing system resources or timing out.