NVIDIA A40 PCIe: specs and benchmarks
NVIDIA started A40 PCIe sales 5 October 2020. This is a desktop graphics card based on an Ampere architecture and made with 8 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 48 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14.5 GB/s are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 695.8 GB/s.
Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. 8-pin EPS power connector is required, and power consumption is at 300 Watt.
We have no data on A40 PCIe benchmark results.
Some basic facts about A40 PCIe: architecture, market segment, release date etc.
|Place in performance ranking||not rated|
|GPU code name||GA102|
|Release date||5 October 2020 (2 years old)|
|Current price||$4099||of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)|
A40 PCIe's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of A40 PCIe's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
|Pipelines / CUDA cores||10752||of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)|
|Boost clock speed||1755 MHz||of 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)|
|Number of transistors||28,300 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||8 nm||of 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)|
|Power consumption (TDP)||300 Watt||of 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)|
|Texture fill rate||589.7||of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)|
Size and compatibility
This section provides details about the physical dimensions of A40 PCIe and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).
|Interface||PCIe 4.0 x16|
|Supplementary power connectors||8-pin EPS|
Parameters of memory installed on A40 PCIe: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.
|Maximum RAM amount||48 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||384 Bit||of 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)|
|Memory clock speed||14.5 GB/s||of 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)|
|Memory bandwidth||695.8 GB/s||of 3276 (Aldebaran)|
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on A40 PCIe. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.
|Display Connectors||3x DisplayPort|
APIs supported by A40 PCIe, sometimes including their particular versions.
|DirectX||12 Ultimate (12_2)|
According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to A40 PCIe is Radeon RX 7900 XT.
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