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NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU

NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU

The NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU or A3000 Mobile is a professional graphics card for mobile workstations. It is based on the GA104 Ampere chip and offers a similar performance to the consumer GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU. However, it offers 256 more CUDA cores (4,096 versus 3,840) and is based on the bigger GA104 chip. The A3000 also supports PCIe 4.0 and integrates 32 RT-cores and 128 Tensor cores of the Ampere generation. It is available in different variants from 60 - 130 Watt (TGP) with different clock speeds (and performance). The GPU supports eDP 1.4b to connect the internal monitor and DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 for external connections.

In 2022 Nvidia released a slightly improved version of the RTX A3000 with more and faster graphics memory. The original 6 GB with 11 Gbits has been doubled to 12 GB GDDR6 clocked at 14 Gbits.

There is no more Max-Q variant (formerly used for the low power variants) but every OEM can choose to implement Max-Q technologies (Dynamic Boost, WhisperMode).

The raw performance should be similar to the GeForce RTX 3060 for laptops at the same TGP level. Both GPUs depend heavily on good cooling and a high TGP for good performance. At a similar power consumption level the RTX A3000 should be clearly faster than the old Quadro RTX 3000 and 3000 Max-Q

The GA104 chip offers 6,144 FP32 ALUs of which half can also execute INT32 instructions (i.e. 3,072 INT32 ALUs). With Turing all shaders could still execute FP32 or INT32 instructions. The raytracing and tensor cores on the chip were also improved according to Nvidia. The A3000 only uses 4,096 of the 6,144 CUDA cores. The Ampere chips also include an improved 5th generation video encoder (NVENC for H.264 and H.265) and a 7th generation decoder (for various formats now including AV1).

The GA104 chip is manufactured by Samsung in 8nm (8N), which is not quite able to keep up with the 7nm node at TSMC (e.g. used by AMD and also for the professional GA100 Ampere chip).

RTX A Series
RTX A5500 Laptop GPU compare 7424 256 Bit @ 16000 MHz
RTX A4500 Laptop GPU compare 5888 256 Bit @ 16000 MHz
RTX A5000 Laptop GPU compare 6144 @ 1.22 - 1.77 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
RTX A4000 Laptop GPU compare 5120 256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
RTX A3000 Laptop GPU 4096 @ 1.08 - 1.56 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU compare 2560 @ 0.89 - 1.69 GHz128 Bit @ 14000 MHz
RTX A1000 Laptop GPU compare 2048 128 Bit @ 14000 MHz
RTX A500 Laptop GPU compare 2048 64 Bit @ 14000 MHz
CodenameGA104
ArchitectureAmpere
Pipelines4096 - unified
TMUs128
ROPs64
Raytracing Cores32
Tensor / AI Cores128
Core Speed1080 - 1560 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed14000 effective = 1750 MHz
Memory Bus Width192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory12 GB
Shared Memoryno
Memory Bandwidth264 GB/s
APIDirectX 12_2, Shader 7.0, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption130 Watt (60 - 115 Watt TGP)
Transistor Count17.4 Billion
Die Size 392 mm²
technology8 nm
PCIe4.0
DisplaysHDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.1, PCIe 4.0 x16, 12.8 SP-FP TFLOPS Peak, 102 Tensor Performance Peak, up to 264 GB/s Memory Bandwidth, Resizable BAR, Support for Modern Standby
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement12.04.2021
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.nvidia.com/content/dam/en-zz...

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
min: 149.8     avg: 153.3     median: 153.3 (71%)     max: 156.7 fps
specvp13 snx-03 +
specvp13 showcase-02 +
specvp13 medical-02 +
specvp13 maya-05 +
specvp13 energy-02 +
specvp13 creo-02 +
specvp13 catia-05 +
specvp13 3dsmax-06 +
SPECviewperf 2020 specvp2020 solidworks-05 1080p +
specvp2020 snx-04 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 snx-04 1080p
min: 232.4     avg: 241.1     median: 241.1 (78%)     max: 249.8 fps
specvp2020 medical-03 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 medical-03 1080p
min: 42.66     avg: 43.5     median: 43.5 (74%)     max: 44.4 fps
specvp2020 maya-06 1080p +
specvp2020 energy-03 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 energy-03 1080p
min: 43.06     avg: 44.1     median: 44.1 (62%)     max: 45.04 fps
specvp2020 creo-03 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 creo-03 1080p
min: 119.7     avg: 122.1     median: 122.1 (87%)     max: 124.5 fps
specvp2020 catia-06 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 catia-06 1080p
min: 73.7     avg: 77.1     median: 77.1 (73%)     max: 80.5 fps
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 1080p +
specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k +
specvp2020 snx-04 4k +
specvp2020 medical-03 4k +
specvp2020 maya-06 4k +
specvp2020 energy-03 4k +
specvp2020 creo-03 4k +
specvp2020 catia-06 4k +
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 134     avg: 143.5     median: 143.5 (22%)     max: 153 Watt
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 137     avg: 140.5     median: 140.5 (20%)     max: 144 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 150     avg: 152     median: 152 (33%)     max: 154 Watt
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- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

F1 2021

F1 2021

2021
low 1280x720
202 266 ~ 234 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
131 172 ~ 152 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
114 154 ~ 134 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
75 82.9 ~ 79 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
56.7  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
26.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Hitman 3

Hitman 3

2021
low 1280x720
227  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
146  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
129  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
118  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
78 110 ~ 94 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
64 71 ~ 68 fps    + Compare