NVIDIA RTX A3000 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA RTX A3000 Mobile
NVIDIA RTX A3000 Mobile
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1080
  • Max video memory 12 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2021
Performance 31.68

Summary

NVIDIA started RTX A3000 Mobile sales 12 April 2021. This is Ampere architecture notebook card based on 8 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 12 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14 GHz are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 336.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 130 Watt (60 - 115 Watt TGP).

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

31.68%

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

General info

Some basic facts about RTX A3000 Mobile: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating114
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameGA104
Market segmentLaptop
Release date12 April 2021 (1 year ago)

Technical specs

RTX A3000 Mobile's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of RTX A3000 Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores4096of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1080 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1560 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors17,400 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)130 Watt (60 - 115 Watt TGP)of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate237.6of 961.9 (Radeon RX 7900 XTX)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on RTX A3000 Mobile's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. 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.

Laptop sizelarge
InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on RTX A3000 Mobile: 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 amount12 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed14000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth336.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on RTX A3000 Mobile. 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 ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported by RTX A3000 Mobile, 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 A3000 Mobile. 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 A3000 Mobile 31.68
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RTX A3000 Mobile 71308

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RTX A3000 Mobile 25990

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX A3000 Mobile 29996

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX A3000 Mobile 18097

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX A3000 Mobile 19710

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good RTX A3000 Mobile 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.

Average FPS

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

Full HD103
1440p50
4K41

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 77
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 55−60
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 79
Battlefield 5 95−100
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 80−85
Cyberpunk 2077 66
Far Cry 5 111
Far Cry New Dawn 103
Forza Horizon 4 100−110
Hitman 3 146
Horizon Zero Dawn 104
Red Dead Redemption 2 50−55
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 70−75
Watch Dogs: Legion 93
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 55−60
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 68
Battlefield 5 95−100
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 80−85
Cyberpunk 2077 53
Far Cry 5 103
Far Cry New Dawn 98
Forza Horizon 4 100−110
Hitman 3 124
Horizon Zero Dawn 89
Metro Exodus 50−55
Red Dead Redemption 2 50−55
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 70−75
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 151
Watch Dogs: Legion 86
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 55−60
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 51
Battlefield 5 95−100
Cyberpunk 2077 43
Far Cry 5 93
Far Cry New Dawn 87
Forza Horizon 4 100−110
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 61
Watch Dogs: Legion 39
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50−55
Hitman 3 55−60
Horizon Zero Dawn 40−45
Metro Exodus 30−35
Red Dead Redemption 2 24−27
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 40−45
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
Battlefield 5 65−70
Cyberpunk 2077 27
Far Cry 5 69
Far Cry New Dawn 55−60
Forza Horizon 4 65−70
Watch Dogs: Legion 24−27
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
Hitman 3 30−35
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Metro Exodus 18−20
Red Dead Redemption 2 18−20
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 21−24
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 45
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 18−20
Battlefield 5 35−40
Cyberpunk 2077 9−10
Far Cry 5 36
Far Cry New Dawn 30−35
Forza Horizon 4 40−45
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16

Relative perfomance

Overall RTX A3000 Mobile performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to RTX A3000 Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 6600M, which is slower by 4% and lower by 7 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

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User rating

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