GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile vs RTX A4000
Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.
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.
Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:
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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