Tesla A100 vs GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB

General info

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

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Architecture
Ampere
 
Ampere
GPU code name
GA100
 
GA102
Market segment
Workstation
 
Desktop
Launch date
no data (2021 years ago)
 
no data (2021 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$799

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
7936
 
8704
Core clock speed
1110 MHz
 
no data
Boost clock speed
no data
 
1710 MHz
Number of transistors
38,000 million
 
28,300 million
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
260 Watt
 
320 Watt
Texture fill rate
550.6
 
465.1

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
 
285 mm
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
1x 12-pin

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
HBM2e
 
GDDR6X
Maximum RAM amount
32 GB
 
20 GB
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
320 Bit
Memory clock speed
2400 MHz
 
19 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
1,229 GB/s
 
760.3 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
No outputs
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI
-
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
no data
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
no data
 
2.0
Vulkan
-
 
1.2
CUDA
-
 
8.5

Advantages of NVIDIA Tesla A100

Wider memory bus (4096 vs 320 bit)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 8 nm)

Lower power consumption (260W vs 320W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB

More pipelines (8704 vs 7936)

Higher memory bandwidth (760.3 vs 1 GB/s)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA Tesla A100 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB. We've got no test results to judge.

Be aware that Tesla A100 is a workstation card while GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB is a desktop one.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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