NVIDIA A40 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

Comparative analysis of NVIDIA A40 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 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, 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), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps), 3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA A40

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 1 month(s) later
  • Around 3% higher boost clock speed: 1740 MHz vs 1695 MHz
  • Around 5% higher texture fill rate: 584.6 GTexel/s vs 556.0 GTexel/s
  • Around 2% higher pipelines: 10752 vs 10496
  • Around 17% lower typical power consumption: 300 Watt vs 350 Watt
  • 2x more maximum memory size: 48 GB vs 24 GB
  • Around 49% higher memory clock speed: 1812 MHz (14.5 Gbps effective) vs 1219 MHz (19.5 Gbps effective)
Launch date 5 Oct 2020 vs 1 Sep 2020
Boost clock speed 1740 MHz vs 1695 MHz
Texture fill rate 584.6 GTexel/s vs 556.0 GTexel/s
Pipelines 10752 vs 10496
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 300 Watt vs 350 Watt
Maximum memory size 48 GB vs 24 GB
Memory clock speed 1812 MHz (14.5 Gbps effective) vs 1219 MHz (19.5 Gbps effective)

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

  • Around 7% higher core clock speed: 1395 MHz vs 1305 MHz
  • Around 11% better performance in Geekbench - OpenCL: 205028 vs 185390
Specifications (specs)
Core clock speed 1395 MHz vs 1305 MHz
Benchmarks
Geekbench - OpenCL 205028 vs 185390

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: NVIDIA A40
GPU 2: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

Geekbench - OpenCL
GPU 1
GPU 2
185390
205028
Name NVIDIA A40 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Geekbench - OpenCL 185390 205028
PassMark - G3D Mark 26216
PassMark - G2D Mark 996
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 737.298
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 7585.258
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 66.951
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 309.051
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 2451.491
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 33398
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 3713
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 3354
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 33398
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 3713
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 3354
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 19940

Compare specifications (specs)

NVIDIA A40 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

Essentials

Architecture Ampere Ampere
Code name GA102 GA102
Launch date 5 Oct 2020 1 Sep 2020
Place in performance rating 5 6
Launch price (MSRP) $1499
Type Desktop

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1740 MHz 1695 MHz
Core clock speed 1305 MHz 1395 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 8 nm 8 nm
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance 1169 GFLOPS (1:32) 556.0 GFLOPS (1:64)
Peak Half Precision (FP16) Performance 37.42 TFLOPS (1:1) 35.58 TFLOPS (1:1)
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance 37.42 TFLOPS 35.58 TFLOPS
Pipelines 10752 10496
Pixel fill rate 194.9 GPixel/s 189.8 GPixel/s
Texture fill rate 584.6 GTexel/s 556.0 GTexel/s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 300 Watt 350 Watt
Transistor count 28300 million 28300 million

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors 3x DisplayPort 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Form factor Dual-slot
Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
Length 267 mm (10.5 inches) 313 mm (12.3 inches)
Recommended system power (PSU) 700 Watt 750 Watt
Supplementary power connectors 8-pin EPS 1x 12-pin
Width 112 mm (4.4 inches) Triple-slot
Height 138 mm (5.4 inches)

API support

DirectX 12.2 12.2
OpenCL 3.0 2.0
OpenGL 4.6 4.6
Shader Model 6.6 6.5
Vulkan

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 48 GB 24 GB
Memory bandwidth 695.8 GB/s 936.2 GB/s
Memory bus width 384 bit 384 bit
Memory clock speed 1812 MHz (14.5 Gbps effective) 1219 MHz (19.5 Gbps effective)
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6X