RTX A5000 vs A40 PCIe

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
0.83
 
no data
Architecture
Ampere
 
Ampere
GPU code name
GA102
 
GA102
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
12 April 2021 (less than a year ago)
 
5 October 2020 (less than a year ago)
Price now
$4322
 
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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 cores
8192
 
10752
Boost clock speed
1695 MHz
 
1755 MHz
Number of transistors
28,300 million
 
28,300 million
Manufacturing process technology
8 nm
 
8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
230 Watt
 
300 Watt
Texture fill rate
433.9
 
589.7

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).

Interface
PCIe 4.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
267 mm
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 
8-pin EPS

Memory

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 type
GDDR6
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
24 GB
 
48 GB
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
384 Bit
Memory clock speed
16 GB/s
 
14.5 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
768.0 GB/s
 
695.8 GB/s

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 Connectors
4x DisplayPort
 
3x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
6.6
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
3.0
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2
 
1.2
CUDA
8.6
 
8.6

Competitors of RTX A5000 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to RTX A5000 from AMD is Radeon RX 6800 XT.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to RTX A5000:

Competitors of A40 PCIe from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to A40 PCIe from AMD is Radeon RX 6900 XT.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to A40 PCIe:

Advantages of NVIDIA RTX A5000

Somewhat newer (12 April 2021 vs 5 October 2020)

Higher memory bandwidth (768 vs 695.8 GB/s)

Lower power consumption (230W vs 300W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of NVIDIA A40 PCIe

More pipelines (10752 vs 8192)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA RTX A5000 and NVIDIA A40 PCIe. We've got no test results to judge.

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