AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition vs NVIDIA A100 SXM4

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Games supported 97%
AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition
Radeon Vega Frontier Edition
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1382 MHz
  • Max video memory 16 GB
  • Memory type HBM2
  • Memory clock speed 1890 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA A100 SXM4
NVIDIA A100 SXM4
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1410 MHz
  • Max video memory 40 GB
  • Memory type HBM2E
  • Memory clock speed 2430 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 49999$
Games supported 39%

General info

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

Place in performance rating93not rated
Value for money7.65no data
ArchitectureGCN 5.0 (2017−2020)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameVega 10GA100
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date27 June 2017 (5 years ago)14 May 2020 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$999 no data
Current price$961 (1x MSRP)$49999
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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 cores40966912
Core clock speed1382 MHz1410 MHz
Boost clock speed1600 MHzno data
Number of transistors12,500 million54,200 million
Manufacturing process technology14 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)300 Watt400 Watt
Texture fill rate409.6609.1
Floating-point performance13,107 gflopsno data

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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
Length267 mmno data
Width2-slotIGP
Supplementary power connectors2x 8-pinNone

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 typeHBM2HBM2E
Maximum RAM amount16 GB40 GB
Memory bus width2048 Bit5120 Bit
Memory clock speed1890 MHz2430 MHz
Memory bandwidth483.8 GB/s1,555 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 Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPortNo outputs
HDMI+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_1)12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.46.5
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL2.02.0
Vulkan1.1.1251.2.140
CUDAno data8.0

Advantages and disadvantages


Recency 27 June 2017 14 May 2020
Memory bus width 2048 5120
Memory bandwidth 483.8 1
Pipelines / CUDA cores 4096 6912
Chip lithography 14 nm 7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 300 Watt 400 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition
AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

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NVIDIA A100 SXM4
NVIDIA A100 SXM4

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Competitors of Radeon Vega Frontier Edition by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon Vega Frontier Edition from NVIDIA is RTX A2000.

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Competitors of A100 SXM4 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to A100 SXM4 from AMD is Radeon RX 6800 XT.

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