GeForce RTX 3080 Ti vs RTX A5000

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.32
 
0.86
Architecture
Ampere
 
Ampere
GPU code name
GA102
 
GA102
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
31 May 2021 (recently)
 
12 April 2021 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,199
 
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Price now
$2876 (2.4x MSRP)
 
$4132

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
10240
 
8192
Boost clock speed
1665 MHz
 
1695 MHz
Number of transistors
28,300 million
 
28,300 million
Manufacturing process technology
8 nm
 
8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
350 Watt
 
230 Watt
Texture fill rate
532.8
 
433.9

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 4.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
285 mm
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 12-pin
 
1x 8-pin

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
GDDR6X
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
12 GB
 
24 GB
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
384 Bit
Memory clock speed
19 GB/s
 
16 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
912.4 GB/s
 
768.0 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
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
4x DisplayPort
HDMI
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
6.6
 
6.6
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
3.0
 
3.0
Vulkan
1.2
 
1.2
CUDA
8.6
 
8.6

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 3080 Ti 100.00 +6.6%
RTX A5000 93.78

Passmark

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 3080 Ti 26487 +6.7%
RTX A5000 24822

Gaming performance

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

Both graphics cards satisfy the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

Competitors of GeForce RTX 3080 Ti from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3080 Ti from AMD is Radeon RX 6900 XT, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 3080 Ti:

Competitors of RTX A5000 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to RTX A5000 from AMD is Radeon RX 6800 XT, which is slower by 5% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to RTX A5000:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti

6.6% better performance in benchmarks

Somewhat newer (31 May 2021 vs 12 April 2021)

Cheaper ($2876 vs $4132)

More pipelines (10240 vs 8192)

Higher memory bandwidth (912.4 vs 768 GB/s)

Advantages of NVIDIA RTX A5000

Lower power consumption (230W vs 350W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and NVIDIA RTX A5000. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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