NVIDIA A100 SXM4 40 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

Comparative analysis of NVIDIA A100 SXM4 40 GB and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 videocards for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Technical info, Video outputs and ports, Compatibility, dimensions and requirements, API support, Memory. Benchmark videocards performance analysis: Geekbench - OpenCL, GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps), PassMark - G3D Mark, PassMark - G2D Mark, CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s), 3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA A100 SXM4 40 GB

  • Around 92% higher texture fill rate: 609.1 GTexel/s vs 317.4 GTexel/s
  • Around 17% higher pipelines: 6912 vs 5888
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running videocard: 7 nm vs 8 nm
  • 5x more maximum memory size: 40 GB vs 8 GB
  • Around 42% better performance in Geekbench - OpenCL: 191749 vs 135018
  • 2.1x better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames): 27823 vs 13566
  • 2.1x better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps): 27823 vs 13566
  • Around 62% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames): 51880 vs 31930
  • Around 62% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps): 51880 vs 31930
Specifications (specs)
Texture fill rate 609.1 GTexel/s vs 317.4 GTexel/s
Pipelines 6912 vs 5888
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 8 nm
Maximum memory size 40 GB vs 8 GB
Benchmarks
Geekbench - OpenCL 191749 vs 135018
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 27823 vs 13566
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 27823 vs 13566
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 51880 vs 31930
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 51880 vs 31930

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 3 month(s) later
  • Around 37% higher core clock speed: 1500 MHz vs 1095 MHz
  • Around 22% higher boost clock speed: 1725 MHz vs 1410 MHz
  • Around 82% lower typical power consumption: 220 Watt vs 400 Watt
  • Around 44% higher memory clock speed: 1750 MHz (14 Gbps effective) vs 1215 MHz (2.4 Gbps effective)
  • Around 51% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames): 31716 vs 21006
  • Around 51% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps): 31716 vs 21006
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 1 Sep 2020 vs 14 May 2020
Core clock speed 1500 MHz vs 1095 MHz
Boost clock speed 1725 MHz vs 1410 MHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 220 Watt vs 400 Watt
Memory clock speed 1750 MHz (14 Gbps effective) vs 1215 MHz (2.4 Gbps effective)
Benchmarks
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 31716 vs 21006
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 31716 vs 21006

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: NVIDIA A100 SXM4 40 GB
GPU 2: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

Geekbench - OpenCL
GPU 1
GPU 2
191749
135018
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
21006
31716
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
21006
31716
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
27823
13566
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
27823
13566
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
51880
31930
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
51880
31930
Name NVIDIA A100 SXM4 40 GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
Geekbench - OpenCL 191749 135018
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 21006 31716
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 21006 31716
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 27823 13566
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 27823 13566
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 51880 31930
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 51880 31930
PassMark - G3D Mark 21907
PassMark - G2D Mark 968
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 456.197
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 5782.666
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 40.757
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 201.439
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 1634.218
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 13722

Compare specifications (specs)

NVIDIA A100 SXM4 40 GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

Essentials

Architecture Ampere Ampere
Code name GA100 GA104
Launch date 14 May 2020 1 Sep 2020
Place in performance rating 1 6
Launch price (MSRP) $499
Type Desktop

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1410 MHz 1725 MHz
Core clock speed 1095 MHz 1500 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 8 nm
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance 9.746 TFLOPS (1:2) 317.4 GFLOPS (1:64)
Peak Half Precision (FP16) Performance 77.97 TFLOPS (4:1) 20.31 TFLOPS (1:1)
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance 19.49 TFLOPS 20.31 TFLOPS
Pipelines 6912 5888
Pixel fill rate 225.6 GPixel/s 165.6 GPixel/s
Texture fill rate 609.1 GTexel/s 317.4 GTexel/s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 400 Watt 220 Watt
Transistor count 54200 million 17400 million

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors No outputs 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Form factor IGP
Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
Recommended system power (PSU) 800 Watt 550 Watt
Supplementary power connectors None 1x 12-pin
Height 112 mm (4.4 inches)
Length 242 mm (9.5 inches)
Width Dual-slot

API support

OpenCL 3.0 2.0
DirectX 12.1
OpenGL 4.6
Shader Model 6.5
Vulkan

Memory

High bandwidth memory (HBM)
Maximum RAM amount 40 GB 8 GB
Memory bandwidth 1555 GB/s 448.0 GB/s
Memory bus width 5120 bit 256 bit
Memory clock speed 1215 MHz (2.4 Gbps effective) 1750 MHz (14 Gbps effective)
Memory type HBM2e GDDR6