AMD Radeon VII vs NVIDIA GRID A100B

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, release date and other general parameters.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
2.63
 
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Architecture
Vega
 
Ampere
GPU code name
Vega 20
 
GA100
Market segment
Desktop
 
Workstation
Release date
7 February 2019
 
14 May 2020
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
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Price now
$649
 
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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, 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.
Pipelines / CUDA cores
3840
 
6912
Core clock speed
1400 MHz
 
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Boost Clock
1750 MHz
 
1005 MHz
Transistor count
13,230 million
 
54,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
7 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
295 Watt
 
400 Watt
Texture fill rate
420.0
 
434.2

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon VII and GRID A100B 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 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
305 mm
 
no data
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: 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 type
HBM2
 
HBM2e
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
48 GB
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
6144 Bit
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
2.4 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
1024 GB/s
 
1,866 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon VII and GRID A100B. 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 Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
No outputs
HDMI
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported by Radeon VII and GRID A100B, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
6.4
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2
CUDA
-
 
8.0

Advantages of AMD Radeon VII

Higher memory bandwidth (1024 vs 1 GB/s)
Less power hungry (295 vs 400 watts)

Advantages of NVIDIA GRID A100B

Much newer (14 May 2020 vs 7 February 2019)
Wider memory bus (6144 vs 4096 bit)
More pipelines (6912 vs 3840)

So, VII or GRID A100B?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon VII and NVIDIA GRID A100B. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that Radeon VII is a desktop card while GRID A100B is a workstation one.
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