NVIDIA RTX A5000: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA RTX A5000
NVIDIA RTX A5000
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 24 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 16 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2021
Performance 77.20

Summary

NVIDIA started RTX A5000 sales 12 April 2021. This is high-end Ampere architecture desktop card based on 8 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 24 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 16 GB/s are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 768.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. 1x 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 230 Watt.

It provides outstanding gaming and benchmark performance at

77.20%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of RTX A5000's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating10
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameGA102
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date12 April 2021 (1 year ago)
Price now$5456 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

RTX A5000's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of RTX A5000's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores8192of 18432 (AD102)
Boost clock speed1695 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors28,300 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)230 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate433.9of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on RTX A5000's 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 x16
Length267 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on RTX A5000: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount24 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed16 GB/sof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth768.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on RTX A5000. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors4x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported by RTX A5000, 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 A5000. 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 A5000 77.20
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan

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.

RTX A5000 22635

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.

RTX A5000 190987

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.

RTX A5000 163825

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.

RTX A5000 108730

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good RTX A5000 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 A5000 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to RTX A5000 from AMD is Radeon Pro W6800, which is slower by 17% and lower by 22 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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Recommended processors

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