GeForce RTX 3080 vs RTX A4000

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1450
  • Max video memory 10240
  • Memory type GDDR6X
  • Memory clock speed 19000
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA RTX A4000
NVIDIA RTX A4000
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 16 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 2031$
Games supported 100%

General info

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

Place in performance rating730
Place by popularity78no data
Value for money22.104.42
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameAmpere GA102GA104
Market segmentDesktopWorkstation
Release date16 September 2020 (2 years ago)12 April 2021 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$699 no data
Current price$771 (1.1x MSRP)$2031
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 cores87046144
Core clock speed1450 MHzno data
Boost clock speed1710 MHz1560 MHz
Number of transistors28,300 million17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology8 nm8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)320 Watt140 Watt
Texture fill rate465.1299.5

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
Length285 mm241 mm
Width2-slot1-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 12-pin1x 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 typeGDDR6XGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount10 GB16 GB
Memory bus width320 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed19000 MHz14 GB/s
Memory bandwidth760.3 GB/s448.0 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 Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort4x DisplayPort
HDMI+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.56.6
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL2.03.0
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 3080 85.64
+32.6%
RTX A4000 64.60
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA

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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

RTX 3080 25166
+32.6%
RTX A4000 18983

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.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

RTX 3080 181140
+56%
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.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

RTX 3080 125061
+50%
RTX A4000 83390

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.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

RTX 3080 202162
+62.3%
RTX A4000 124547

Gaming performance

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

Average FPS

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

Full HD165no data
1440p126no data
4K91no data

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 85−90 no data
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 85−90 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 111 no data
Battlefield 5 172 no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 85−90 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 138 no data
Far Cry 5 157 no data
Far Cry New Dawn 129 no data
Forza Horizon 4 85−90 no data
Hitman 3 172 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn 166 no data
Red Dead Redemption 2 152 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 194 no data
Watch Dogs: Legion 134 no data
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 85−90 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 96 no data
Battlefield 5 156 no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 85−90 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 134 no data
Far Cry 5 150 no data
Far Cry New Dawn 124 no data
Forza Horizon 4 85−90 no data
Hitman 3 167 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn 149 no data
Metro Exodus 128 no data
Red Dead Redemption 2 119 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 187 no data
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 303 no data
Watch Dogs: Legion 119 no data
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 85−90 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 88 no data
Battlefield 5 145 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 131 no data
Far Cry 5 140 no data
Far Cry New Dawn 112 no data
Forza Horizon 4 85−90 no data
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 149 no data
Watch Dogs: Legion 101 no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 85−90 no data
Hitman 3 164 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn 131 no data
Metro Exodus 95 no data
Red Dead Redemption 2 84 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 150 no data
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 85−90 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 76 no data
Battlefield 5 124 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 86 no data
Far Cry 5 135 no data
Far Cry New Dawn 107 no data
Forza Horizon 4 85−90 no data
Watch Dogs: Legion 81 no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 85−90 no data
Hitman 3 109 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn 89 no data
Metro Exodus 65 no data
Red Dead Redemption 2 56 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 86 no data
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 115 no data
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 85−90 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 52 no data
Battlefield 5 91 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 43 no data
Far Cry 5 94 no data
Far Cry New Dawn 89 no data
Forza Horizon 4 85−90 no data
Watch Dogs: Legion 54 no data

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 85.64 64.60
Novelty 16 September 2020 12 April 2021
Memory bus width 320 256
Pipelines / CUDA cores 8704 6144
Memory bandwidth 760.3 448
Thermal design power (TDP) 320 Watt 140 Watt

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

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

since it shows better performance.

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


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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3080 by AMD

The nearest GeForce RTX 3080's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6900 XT, which is faster by 3% and higher by 1 position 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 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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