RTX A4000 vs GeForce RTX 3080

Aggregate performance score

RTX 3080
2020
10 GB GDDR6X, 320 Watt
65.40
+30.4%

GeForce RTX 3080 outperforms RTX A4000 by a substantial 30% based on our aggregated benchmark results.

Primary details

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance ranking2353
Place by popularitynot in top-100not in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation23.5313.06
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameAmpere GA102GA104
Market segmentDesktopWorkstation
Release date16 September 2020 (3 years ago)12 April 2021 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$699 no data
Current price$823 (1.2x MSRP)$1112

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

RTX 3080 has 80% better value for money than RTX A4000.

Detailed specifications

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
Power consumption (TDP)320 Watt140 Watt
Texture fill rate465.1299.5

Form factor & compatibility

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics 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

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated video RAM 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

Connectivity and outputs

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 1.4a
HDMI+no data

API compatibility

List of supported graphics and general-purpose computing APIs, including their specific versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.56.7
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL2.03.0
Vulkan1.21.3
CUDA8.58.6

Synthetic benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 65.40
+30.4%
RTX A4000 50.15

GeForce RTX 3080 outperforms RTX A4000 by 30% based on our aggregated benchmark results.


Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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: 25%

RTX 3080 25303
+30.4%
RTX A4000 19401

GeForce RTX 3080 outperforms RTX A4000 by 30% in Passmark.

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

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 167486
+37%
RTX A4000 122229

GeForce RTX 3080 outperforms RTX A4000 by 37% in GeekBench 5 OpenCL.

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

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 146497
+34.6%
RTX A4000 108838

GeForce RTX 3080 outperforms RTX A4000 by 35% in GeekBench 5 Vulkan.

GeekBench 5 CUDA

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: 4%

RTX 3080 202162
+62.3%
RTX A4000 124547

GeForce RTX 3080 outperforms RTX A4000 by 62% in GeekBench 5 CUDA.

Gaming performance

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

Average FPS across all PC games

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

Full HD163
+35.8%
120−130
−35.8%
1440p119
+32.2%
90−95
−32.2%
4K87
+33.8%
65−70
−33.8%

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 120−130
+32.6%
95−100
−32.6%

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 100−110
+34.7%
75−80
−34.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 111
+30.6%
85−90
−30.6%
Battlefield 5 200−210
+30.6%
160−170
−30.6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 130−140
+37%
100−105
−37%
Cyberpunk 2077 138
+38%
100−105
−38%
Far Cry 5 100−110
+31.3%
80−85
−31.3%
Far Cry New Dawn 130−140
+37%
100−105
−37%
Forza Horizon 4 190−200
+37.1%
140−150
−37.1%
Hitman 3 172
+32.3%
130−140
−32.3%
Horizon Zero Dawn 272
+36%
200−210
−36%
Metro Exodus 144
+30.9%
110−120
−30.9%
Red Dead Redemption 2 131
+31%
100−105
−31%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 383
+32.1%
290−300
−32.1%
Watch Dogs: Legion 134
+34%
100−105
−34%

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 100−110
+34.7%
75−80
−34.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 96
+37.1%
70−75
−37.1%
Battlefield 5 200−210
+30.6%
160−170
−30.6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 130−140
+37%
100−105
−37%
Cyberpunk 2077 134
+34%
100−105
−34%
Far Cry 5 123
+36.7%
90−95
−36.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 62
+37.8%
45−50
−37.8%
Forza Horizon 4 190−200
+37.1%
140−150
−37.1%
Hitman 3 99
+32%
75−80
−32%
Horizon Zero Dawn 244
+35.6%
180−190
−35.6%
Metro Exodus 124
+30.5%
95−100
−30.5%
Red Dead Redemption 2 130
+36.8%
95−100
−36.8%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 253
+33.2%
190−200
−33.2%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 303
+31.7%
230−240
−31.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 119
+32.2%
90−95
−32.2%

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 100−110
+34.7%
75−80
−34.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 88
+35.4%
65−70
−35.4%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 130−140
+37%
100−105
−37%
Cyberpunk 2077 131
+31%
100−105
−31%
Far Cry 5 100−110
+31.3%
80−85
−31.3%
Forza Horizon 4 190−200
+37.1%
140−150
−37.1%
Horizon Zero Dawn 182
+40%
130−140
−40%
Metro Exodus 112
+31.8%
85−90
−31.8%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 149
+35.5%
110−120
−35.5%
Watch Dogs: Legion 101
+34.7%
75−80
−34.7%

Full HD
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 131
+31%
100−105
−31%

1440p
High Preset

Battlefield 5 150−160
+37.3%
110−120
−37.3%
Far Cry New Dawn 144
+30.9%
110−120
−30.9%
Hitman 3 74
+34.5%
55−60
−34.5%
Red Dead Redemption 2 84
+40%
60−65
−40%

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 70−75
+30.9%
55−60
−30.9%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 76
+38.2%
55−60
−38.2%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 100−110
+36%
75−80
−36%
Cyberpunk 2077 86
+32.3%
65−70
−32.3%
Far Cry 5 135
+35%
100−105
−35%
Forza Horizon 4 150−160
+40.9%
110−120
−40.9%
Horizon Zero Dawn 151
+37.3%
110−120
−37.3%
Metro Exodus 107
+33.8%
80−85
−33.8%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 219
+36.9%
160−170
−36.9%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 110−120
+36.5%
85−90
−36.5%
Watch Dogs: Legion 81
+35%
60−65
−35%

4K
High Preset

Far Cry 5 105
+31.3%
80−85
−31.3%
Far Cry New Dawn 142
+42%
100−105
−42%
Hitman 3 57
+42.5%
40−45
−42.5%
Horizon Zero Dawn 95−100
+30.7%
75−80
−30.7%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 86
+32.3%
65−70
−32.3%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 115
+35.3%
85−90
−35.3%

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 50−55
+45.7%
35−40
−45.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 52
+48.6%
35−40
−48.6%
Battlefield 5 91
+40%
65−70
−40%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 70−75
+42%
50−55
−42%
Cyberpunk 2077 43
+43.3%
30−33
−43.3%
Forza Horizon 4 100−110
+35%
80−85
−35%
Horizon Zero Dawn 116
+36.5%
85−90
−36.5%
Metro Exodus 89
+36.9%
65−70
−36.9%
Watch Dogs: Legion 54
+35%
40−45
−35%

4K
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 95
+35.7%
70−75
−35.7%

This is how RTX 3080 and RTX A4000 compete in popular games:

  • RTX 3080 is 36% faster in 1080p
  • RTX 3080 is 32% faster in 1440p
  • RTX 3080 is 34% faster in 4K

Pros & cons summary


Performance score 65.40 50.15
Recency 16 September 2020 12 April 2021
Maximum RAM amount 10 GB 16 GB
Power consumption (TDP) 320 Watt 140 Watt

The GeForce RTX 3080 is our recommended choice as it beats the RTX A4000 in performance tests.

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


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