GeForce RTX 4090 vs RTX A2000

Price now 2143$
Games supported 97%
  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 6 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 12 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 2235
  • Max video memory 24 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6X
  • Memory clock speed 21000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 2079$
Games supported 100%

General info

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

Place in performance rating931
Place by popularityno data3
Value for money5.5416.58
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)Ada Lovelace
GPU code nameGA106AD102-300-A1
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date10 August 2021
(1 year old)
20 September 2022
(less than a year old)
Launch price (MSRP)$449 $1,599
Current price$2143 (4.8x MSRP)$2079 (1.3x MSRP)
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 cores332816384
Core clock speedno data2235 MHz
Boost clock speed1200 MHz2520 MHz
Number of transistors13,250 million76,300 million
Manufacturing process technology8 nm4 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)70 Watt450 Watt
Texture fill rate124.81,290

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
Length167 mm304 mm
Supplementary power connectorsNone1x 16-pin


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 typeGDDR6GDDR6X
Maximum RAM amount6 GB24 GB
Memory bus width192 Bit384 Bit
Memory clock speed12 GB/s21000 MHz
Memory bandwidth288.0 GB/s1,008 GB/s
Shared memoryno 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 Connectors4x mini-DisplayPort1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a
HDMIno data+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.66.6

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 A2000 35.11
RTX 4090 100.00
  • 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: 25%

RTX A2000 13785
RTX 4090 39257

GeForce RTX 4090 outperforms RTX A2000 by 185% in Passmark.

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 HDno data289
1440pno data226
4Kno data162

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 35.11 100.00
Recency 10 August 2021 20 September 2022
Cost $449 $1599
Memory bus width 192 384
Memory bandwidth 288 1
Pipelines / CUDA cores 3328 16384
Chip lithography 8 nm 4 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 70 Watt 450 Watt

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

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
GeForce RTX 4090

since it shows better performance.

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Competitors of RTX A2000 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to RTX A2000 from AMD is Radeon RX 5600 XT, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Radeon RX 5600 XT

Here are some closest AMD rivals to RTX A2000:

Competitors of GeForce RTX 4090 by AMD

According to our data, the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 4090 by AMD is Radeon RX 7900 XTX, which is slower by 19% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Radeon RX 7900 XTX

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User rating

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