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NVIDIA RTX A6000 vs NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)

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Our deep learning, AI and 3d rendering GPU benchmarks will help you decide which NVIDIA RTX 4090, RTX 4080, RTX 3090, RTX 3080, A6000, A5000, or RTX 6000 ADA Lovelace is the best GPU for your needs. We provide in-depth analysis of each graphic card's performance so you can make the most informed decision possible. We offer deep learning and 3d rendering benchmarks that will help you get the most out of your hardware.

Benchmarks

Deep Learning Benchmarks

Resnet50 (FP16)

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
1424
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
2179
4 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
5383
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
8561

Resnet50 (FP16 XLA)

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
n/a
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
n/a
4 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
n/a
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
n/a

Resnet50 (FP32)

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
558
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
1001
4 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
2126
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
3849

Resnet50 (FP32 XLA)

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
n/a
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
n/a
4 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
n/a
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
n/a

Resnet152 (FP16)

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
577
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
930
4 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
2181
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
3557

Resnet152 (FP16 XLA)

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
n/a
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
n/a
4 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
n/a
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
n/a

Resnet152 (FP32)

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
215
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
409
4 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
819
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
1498

Resnet152 (FP32 XLA)

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
n/a
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
n/a
4 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
n/a
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
n/a

Inception V3 (FP16)

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
859
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
1283
4 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
3247
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
5218

Inception V3 (FP16 XLA)

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
n/a
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
n/a
4 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
n/a
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
n/a

Inception V3 (FP32)

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
353
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
658
4 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
1345
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
2568

Inception V3 (FP32 XLA)

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
n/a
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
n/a
4 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
n/a
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
n/a

Inception V4 (FP16)

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
397
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
616
4 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
1501
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
2377

Inception V4 (FP16 XLA)

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
n/a
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
n/a
4 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
n/a
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
n/a

Inception V4 (FP32)

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
157
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
290
4 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
598
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
1031

Inception V4 (FP32 XLA)

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
n/a
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
n/a
4 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
n/a
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
n/a

VGG16 (FP16)

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
508
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
1249
4 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
1920
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
4989

VGG16 (FP16 XLA)

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
n/a
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
n/a
4 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
n/a
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
n/a

VGG16 (FP32)

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
321
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
529
4 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
1223
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
2215

VGG16 (FP32 XLA)

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
n/a
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
n/a
4 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
n/a
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
n/a

3D Rendering Benchmarks

V-Ray

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
1952
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
1555

Octane

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
635
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
498

Redshift

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
3.01
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
n/a

Blender

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
89.4273
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
107.69625

Luxmark

1 GPU
NVIDIA RTX A6000
83609
NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
n/a

Technical Specifications

Board Design

NVIDIA RTX A6000 NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
Length 267 mm 267 mm
Outputs 4x DisplayPort No outputs
Power Connectors 8-pin EPS 8-pin EPS
Slot width Dual-slot Dual-slot
TDP 300 W 250 W

Clock Speeds

NVIDIA RTX A6000 NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
Boost Clock 1860 MHz 1410 MHz
GPU Clock 1455 MHz 765 MHz
Memory Clock 16000 MHz 2400 MHz

Graphics Card

NVIDIA RTX A6000 NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
Bus Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
Generation Quadro (Ax000) Tesla (Axx)

Graphics Features

NVIDIA RTX A6000 NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
DirectX 12 Ultimate (12_2)
OpenCL 3.0 2.0
OpenGL 4.6
Shader Model 6.6
CUDA 8.6 8.0

Graphics Processor

NVIDIA RTX A6000 NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
Architecture Ampere Ampere
Die Size 628 mm2 826 mm2
GPU Name GA102 GA100
Process Size 8 nm 7 nm
Transistors 28300 million 54200 million

Memory

NVIDIA RTX A6000 NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
Bandwidth 768 GB/s 1555 GB/s
Memory Bus 384 bit 5120 bit
Memory Size 48 GB 40 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 HBM2e

Render Config

NVIDIA RTX A6000 NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
ROPs 112 160
RT Cores 84
Shading Units/ CUDA Cores 10752 6912
TMUs 336 432
Tensor Cores 336 432

Theoretical Performance

NVIDIA RTX A6000 NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
FP16 (half) performance 38.71 TFLOPS 77.97 TFLOPS
FP32 (float) performance 38.71 TFLOPS 19.49 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance 1210 GFLOPS 9746 GFLOPS
Pixel Rate 201.6 GPixel/s 225.6 GPixel/s
Texture Rate 604.8 GTexel/s 609.1 GTexel/s

Price

NVIDIA RTX A6000 NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
MSRP 4649 $ $
Release Date Oct 5th, 2020 Jun 22nd, 2020

Test bench configuration

NVIDIA RTX A6000 NVIDIA A100 40 GB (PCIe)
Hardware BIZON X5000 More details BIZON X5000 More details
Software 3D Rendering:
Nvidia Driver: 461.40
VRay Benchmark: 5
Octane Benchmark: 2020.1.5
Redshift Benchmark: 3.0.28 Demo
Blender: 2.90
Luxmark: 3.1
3D Rendering:
Nvidia Driver: 461.09
VRay Benchmark: 5
Octane Benchmark: 2020.1.5
Redshift Benchmark: 3.0.28 Demo
Blender: 2.90
Luxmark: 3.1
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