RTX A5500: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

RTX A5500 provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 55.61% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

NVIDIA started RTX A5500 sales 22 March 2022. This is a high-end Ampere architecture desktop card based on 8 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 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.

Primary details

Some basic facts about RTX A5500: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking37
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation2.66
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameGA102
Market segmentDesktop
Release date22 March 2022 (2 years ago)
Current price$3965 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

RTX A5500's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of RTX A5500's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores10240of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Boost clock speed1665 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors28,300 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 4 (Radeon 780M)
Power consumption (TDP)230 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate532.8of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of RTX A5500 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16
Length267 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on RTX A5500: 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 amount24 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed16 GB/sof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth768.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on RTX A5500. 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 DisplayPort 1.4a

API compatibility

APIs supported by RTX A5500, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.7
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL3.0
Vulkan1.3
CUDA8.6

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of RTX A5500. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 A5500 55.61

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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 A5500 21494

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 A5500 176840

Gaming performance

Let's see how good RTX A5500 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.

Closest competitors

RTX A5500's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to RTX A5500 is RTX 4000 SFF Ada Generation, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our ranking.

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Similar GPUs

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Recommended processors

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Community ratings

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