A100 SXM4 vs GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps

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Price now 6655$
Games supported 39%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1607 MHz
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5X
  • Memory clock speed 11008 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA A100 SXM4
NVIDIA A100 SXM4
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1410 MHz
  • Max video memory 40 GB
  • Memory type HBM2E
  • Memory clock speed 2430 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 49999$
Games supported 39%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance ratingnot ratednot rated
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameGP104GA100
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date20 April 2017
(5 years old)
14 May 2020
(2 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$499 no data
Current price$6655 (13.3x MSRP)$49999

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores25606912
Core clock speed1607 MHz1410 MHz
Boost clock speed1733 MHzno data
Number of transistors7,200 million54,200 million
Manufacturing process technology16 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)180 Watt400 Watt
Texture fill rate277.3609.1
Floating-point performance8,873 gflopsno data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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 3.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
Length267 mmno data
Width2-slotIGP
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pinNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5XHBM2E
Maximum RAM amount8 GB40 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit5120 Bit
Memory clock speed11008 MHz2430 MHz
Memory bandwidth352.3 GB/s1,555 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPortNo outputs
HDMI+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_1)12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.46.5
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL1.22.0
Vulkan1.2.1311.2.140
CUDA6.18.0

Advantages and disadvantages


Recency 20 April 2017 14 May 2020
Memory bus width 256 5120
Memory bandwidth 352.3 1
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2560 6912
Chip lithography 16 nm 7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 180 Watt 400 Watt

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps
GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps

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NVIDIA A100 SXM4
A100 SXM4

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