GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q Refresh vs A30 PCIe

General info

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

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Architecture
Turing
 
Ampere
GPU code name
TU106B
 
GA100
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
16 June 2020 (1 year ago)
 
12 April 2021 (less than a year ago)

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 cores
2304
 
3584
Boost clock speed
1125 MHz
 
1440 MHz
Number of transistors
10,800 million
 
54,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
115 Watt
 
165 Watt
Texture fill rate
162.0
 
322.6

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).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
no data
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
8-pin EPS

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 type
GDDR6
 
HBM2
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
24 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
3072 Bit
Memory clock speed
11 GB/s
 
2.4 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
352.0 GB/s
 
933.1 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 Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
 
N/A
Shader Model
6.5
 
N/A
OpenGL
4.6
 
N/A
OpenCL
1.2
 
3.0
Vulkan
1.2
 
N/A
CUDA
7.5
 
8.0

Competitors of GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q Refresh from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q Refresh from AMD is Radeon RX 5500.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q Refresh:

Competitors of A30 PCIe from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to A30 PCIe from AMD is Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to A30 PCIe:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q Refresh

Lower power consumption (115W vs 165W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of NVIDIA A30 PCIe

Somewhat newer (12 April 2021 vs 16 June 2020)

Wider memory bus (3072 vs 256 bit)

More pipelines (3584 vs 2304)

Higher memory bandwidth (933.1 vs 352 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 12 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q Refresh and NVIDIA A30 PCIe. We've got no test results to judge.

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