GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile vs RTX A4000

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)
no data
 
0.75
Architecture
Ampere
 
Ampere
GPU code name
GN20-E7 GA104
 
GA104
Market segment
Laptop
 
Workstation
Launch date
12 January 2021 (less than a year ago)
 
12 April 2021 (less than a year ago)
Price now
no data
 
$3820

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
6144
 
6144
Core clock speed
780 - 1100 MHz
 
no data
Boost clock speed
1245 - 1710 MHz
 
1560 MHz
Number of transistors
17,400 million
 
17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
8 nm
 
8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
115 Watt
 
140 Watt
Texture fill rate
296.6
 
299.5

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile and RTX A4000 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop size
large
 
no data
Interface
PCIe 4.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
no data
 
241 mm
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
1x 6-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
GDDR6
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
16 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
14 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
384.0 GB/s
 
448.0 GB/s
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 Connectors
No outputs
 
4x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.6
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
3.0
Vulkan
1.2
 
1.2
CUDA
8.6
 
8.6

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%

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

 
RTX 3080 Mobile
RTX A4000
1080p
 
122
no data
1440p
 
85
no data
4K
 
53
no data

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
96
 
no data
Cyberpunk 2077
 
102
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
128
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
81
 
no data
Hitman 3
 
156
 
no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
123
 
no data
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
107
 
no data

1920x1080
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
77
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
140
 
no data
Cyberpunk 2077
 
82
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
121
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
96
 
no data
Hitman 3
 
147
 
no data
Horizon Zero Dawn
 
89
 
no data
Metro Exodus
 
102
 
no data
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
74
 
no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
114
 
no data
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
93
 
no data

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
67
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
134
 
no data
Cyberpunk 2077
 
71
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
114
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
86
 
no data
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
70
 
no data

2560x1440
High Preset

Hitman 3
 
116
 
no data
Horizon Zero Dawn
 
67
 
no data
Metro Exodus
 
54
 
no data
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
49
 
no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
93
 
no data

2560x1440
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
53
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
108
 
no data
Cyberpunk 2077
 
43
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
106
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
80
 
no data
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
54
 
no data

3840x2160
High Preset

Horizon Zero Dawn
 
41
 
no data
Metro Exodus
 
38
 
no data
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
32
 
no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
55
 
no data

3840x2160
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
35
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
67
 
no data
Cyberpunk 2077
 
21
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
59
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
58
 
no data
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
32
 
no data

Competitors of GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 6600M, which is slower by 27% and lower by 42 positions in our rating.

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

Competitors of RTX A4000 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to RTX A4000 from AMD is Radeon Pro W6800, which is slower by 11% and lower by 15 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to RTX A4000:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile

Lower power consumption (115W vs 140W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of NVIDIA RTX A4000

0.4% better performance in benchmarks

Somewhat newer (12 April 2021 vs 12 January 2021)

Higher memory bandwidth (448 vs 384 GB/s)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile and NVIDIA RTX A4000. The differences in performance seem too small.

Be aware that GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile is a notebook card while RTX A4000 is a workstation one.

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

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