NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 vs NVIDIA RTX A4000

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB vs NVIDIA RTX A4000 16 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 600
$ 365.00 significantly less expensive
$ 965

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

79 %
125 %
58% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

109 FPS
175 FPS
67 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

57 FPS
88 FPS
31 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

80 FPS
121 FPS
41 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

44 FPS
67 FPS
23 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

99,213
124,547
25% slightly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

96,416
116,149
20% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

74,845
83,390
11% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

8,766
11,018
25% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,320 MHz
79% significantly higher core clock speed
735 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,777 MHz
13% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,560 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

12 GiB
16 GiB
33% slightly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
256 Bit
33% slightly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

360 GB/s
448 GB/s
24% slightly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

170 W
140 W
21% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

85 Gigapixels/s
150 Gigapixels/s
75% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

199 Gigatexels/s
300 Gigatexels/s
50% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

13 TFLOPS
19 TFLOPS
50% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

3,584
6,144
71% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

112
192
71% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

48
96
100% significantly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

39th of 526
13th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2021
April 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR6
GDDR6

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.6

GeForce RTX 3060 vs RTX A4000 comparison

For gaming, the RTX A4000 graphics card is better than the GeForce RTX 3060 in our tests.

The GeForce RTX 3060 has a significantly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. In addition, the GeForce RTX 3060 also has a slightly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

As stated by the manufacturer, the RTX A4000 has slightly more memory with 16 GiB of memory compared to 12 GiB. If you're planning at playing games at high resolutions with high-quality textures, you will need a lot of memory.

In addition, the RTX A4000 has a slightly lower TDP at 140 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 at 170 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the RTX A4000 is faster than the GeForce RTX 3060.

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