Nvidia officially launches RTX 5880 workstation graphics card

To adapt to the United States government’s new export controls on cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) chips, NVIDIA has consecutively launched special edition graphics cards to stabilize market demand. This includes the consumer-focused GeForce RTX 4090 D and the workstation-oriented RTX 5880 Ada Generation. The GeForce RTX 4090 D was released on the 28th of last month, while the NVIDIA RTX 5880 Ada Generation has also been officially launched recently.

NVIDIA RTX 5880 Ada Generation

The NVIDIA RTX 5880 Ada Generation is a professional card positioned slightly below the RTX 6000, complying with the Total Processing Power (TPP) restriction of under 4800. It features the same AD102 GPU as the RTX 6000, albeit in a streamlined version, with the number of CUDA and Tensor cores reduced from 18176 and 568 to 14080 and 440, respectively. This results in a 24% decrease in single-precision floating-point performance, dropping to 69.3 TFLOPS.

However, its memory specifications and performance remain largely unchanged. It still boasts 48GB of ECC GDDR6 memory, with a 384-bit memory bus width and a memory bandwidth of 960 GB/s. The graphics card maintains a dual-slot thickness design, with its total power consumption reduced by 15W compared to the RTX 6000, now at 285W. The cooling requirements are not demanding, featuring a turbo cooling design conducive to multi-card installations, though the card does not support NVLink bridging. In terms of display outputs, it offers four DisplayPort 1.4a interfaces, supporting a maximum of two 7680×4320@60Hz displays, without an HDMI interface.

NVIDIA had already mentioned the NVIDIA RTX 5880 Ada Generation in the driver update log of NVIDIA RTX Enterprise version 537.99. With its official listing on the website, it is expected to hit the market soon. Notably, NVIDIA has not indicated that this graphics card is exclusively for the domestic market but has presented it as a new model for global release.