NVIDIA A40 PCIe: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA A40 PCIe
NVIDIA A40 PCIe
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 48 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14.5 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2020
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Summary

NVIDIA started A40 PCIe sales 5 October 2020. This is Ampere architecture desktop card based on 8 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 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.

General info

Of A40 PCIe's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance ratingnot rated
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameGA102
Market segmentDesktop
Release date5 October 2020 (1 year ago)
Price now$4299 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)

Technical specs

A40 PCIe's general performance parameters 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 cores10752of 18432 (AD102)
Boost clock speed1755 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors28,300 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)300 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate589.7of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on A40 PCIe's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16
Length267 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors8-pin EPS

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on A40 PCIe: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount48 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed14.5 GB/sof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth695.8 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

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 video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors3x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported by A40 PCIe, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.2
CUDA8.6

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to A40 PCIe from AMD is Radeon RX 6950 XT.

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