NVIDIA RTX A2000 vs AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

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Price now 961$
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 RTX A2000
NVIDIA RTX A2000
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 6 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 12 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 1428$
Games supported 97%

General info

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

Place in performance rating9994
Value for money11.759.53
ArchitectureGCN 5.0 (2017−2020)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameVega 10GA106
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date27 June 2017
(5 years old)
10 August 2021
(1 year old)
Launch price (MSRP)$999 $449
Current price$961 (1x MSRP)$1428 (3.2x MSRP)
Value for money

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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 cores40963328
Core clock speed1382 MHzno data
Boost clock speed1600 MHz1200 MHz
Number of transistors12,500 million13,250 million
Manufacturing process technology14 nm8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)300 Watt70 Watt
Texture fill rate409.6124.8
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 mm167 mm
Width2-slot2-slot
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 typeHBM2GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount16 GB6 GB
Memory bus width2048 Bit192 Bit
Memory clock speed1890 MHz12 GB/s
Memory bandwidth483.8 GB/s288.0 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 DisplayPort4x mini-DisplayPort
HDMI+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_1)12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.46.6
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL2.03.0
Vulkan1.1.1251.2
CUDAno data8.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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.

Vega Frontier Edition 34.60
RTX A2000 35.05
+1.3%
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  • 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.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

Vega Frontier Edition 13633
RTX A2000 13811
+1.3%

RTX A2000 outperforms Radeon Vega Frontier Edition by 1% in Passmark.

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%

Vega Frontier Edition 71962
RTX A2000 76373
+6.1%

RTX A2000 outperforms Radeon Vega Frontier Edition by 6% in GeekBench 5 OpenCL.

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.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

Vega Frontier Edition 67329
+15.3%
RTX A2000 58378

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition outperforms RTX A2000 by 15% in GeekBench 5 Vulkan.

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 34.60 35.05
Recency 27 June 2017 10 August 2021
Cost $999 $449
Memory bus width 2048 192
Pipelines / CUDA cores 4096 3328
Memory bandwidth 483.8 288
Chip lithography 14 nm 8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 300 Watt 70 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition
Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

and

NVIDIA RTX A2000
RTX A2000

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of Radeon Vega Frontier Edition by NVIDIA

According to our data, the nearest equivalent to Radeon Vega Frontier Edition by NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1070, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon Vega Frontier Edition:

RTX A2000 101.3
Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 100

Competitors of RTX A2000 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to RTX A2000 from AMD is Radeon RX 5600 XT, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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User rating

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