NVIDIA RTX A2000: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA RTX A2000
NVIDIA RTX A2000
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 6 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 12 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2021
Performance 34.73

Summary

NVIDIA started RTX A2000 sales 10 August 2021 at a recommended price of $449. This is Ampere architecture desktop card based on 8 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 6 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 12 GB/s are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 288.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 167 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 70 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

34.73%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about RTX A2000: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating90
Value for money7.08
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameGA106
Market segmentDesktop
Release date10 August 2021 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$449
Current price$1161 (2.6x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

RTX A2000's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of RTX A2000's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores3328of 18432 (AD102)
Boost clock speed1200 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors13,250 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)70 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate124.8of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on RTX A2000's 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 x16
Length167 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on RTX A2000: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount6 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed12 GB/sof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth288.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on RTX A2000. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors4x mini-DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported by RTX A2000, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.6
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL3.0
Vulkan1.2
CUDA8.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of RTX A2000. 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 A2000 34.73
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA

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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

RTX A2000 13564

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 A2000 76373

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 A2000 58378

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: 5%

RTX A2000 84002

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good RTX A2000 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall RTX A2000 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to RTX A2000 from AMD is Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

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