GeForce RTX 3070 vs RTX A4000

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1500
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA RTX A4000
NVIDIA RTX A4000
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 2380$
Games supported 100%

General info

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

Place in performance rating1230
Value for money59.058.08
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameAmpere GA104GA104
Market segmentDesktopWorkstation
Release date16 September 2020 (1 year ago)12 April 2021 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$499 no data
Price now$658 (1.3x MSRP)$2380
Value for money

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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 cores5888no data
Core clock speed1500 MHzno data
Boost clock speed1725 MHzno data
Number of transistors17,400 million17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology8 nm8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)220 Wattno data
Texture fill rate317.4299.5

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 4.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
Length242 mm241 mm
Width2-slotno data
Supplementary power connectors1x 12-pinno data

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 typeGDDR6no data
Maximum RAM amount8 GBno data
Memory bus width256 Bitno data
Memory clock speed14000 MHzno data
Memory bandwidth448.0 GB/sno data
Shared memory-no data

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 HDMI, 3x DisplayPortno data
HDMI+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)no data
Shader Model6.56.6
OpenGL4.6no data
OpenCL2.0no data
Vulkan1.21.2
CUDA8.58.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RTX 3070 74.57
+17%
RTX A4000 63.71
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

RTX 3070 22165
+17.1%
RTX A4000 18936

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

RTX 3070 149734
+20.2%
RTX A4000 124547

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

RTX 3070 135064
+16.3%
RTX A4000 116149

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

RTX 3070 99895
+19.8%
RTX A4000 83390

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HD146no data
1440p106no data
4K71no data

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 75−80 no data

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 125 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 100 no data
Battlefield 5 149 no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 75−80 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 133 no data
Far Cry 5 139 no data
Far Cry New Dawn 112 no data
Forza Horizon 4 75−80 no data
Hitman 3 171 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn 153 no data
Red Dead Redemption 2 156 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 161 no data
Watch Dogs: Legion 118 no data

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 107 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 87 no data
Battlefield 5 132 no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 75−80 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 116 no data
Far Cry 5 133 no data
Far Cry New Dawn 112 no data
Forza Horizon 4 75−80 no data
Hitman 3 166 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn 130 no data
Metro Exodus 117 no data
Red Dead Redemption 2 98 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 154 no data
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 224 no data
Watch Dogs: Legion 112 no data

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 81 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 78 no data
Battlefield 5 119 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 114 no data
Far Cry 5 127 no data
Far Cry New Dawn 97 no data
Forza Horizon 4 75−80 no data
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 121 no data
Watch Dogs: Legion 85 no data

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 75−80 no data
Hitman 3 140 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn 107 no data
Metro Exodus 75 no data
Red Dead Redemption 2 63 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 114 no data

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 68 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 65 no data
Battlefield 5 103 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 63 no data
Far Cry 5 113 no data
Far Cry New Dawn 94 no data
Forza Horizon 4 75−80 no data
Watch Dogs: Legion 66 no data

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 75−80 no data
Hitman 3 78 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn 69 no data
Metro Exodus 49 no data
Red Dead Redemption 2 43 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 62 no data
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 89 no data

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 48 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 43 no data
Battlefield 5 70 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 30 no data
Far Cry 5 70 no data
Far Cry New Dawn 70 no data
Forza Horizon 4 75−80 no data
Watch Dogs: Legion 39 no data

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 74.57 63.71
Novelty 16 September 2020 12 April 2021

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

since it shows better performance.

Be aware that GeForce RTX 3070 is a desktop card while RTX A4000 is a workstation one.


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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3070 by AMD

The nearest GeForce RTX 3070's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6800 XT, which is faster by 6% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of RTX A4000 by AMD

The nearest RTX A4000's AMD equivalent is Radeon Pro W6800, which is faster by 2% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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