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NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU

NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU

The NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU or A5000 Mobile is a professional graphics card for mobile workstations. It is based on the GA104 Ampere chip and similar to the consumer GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU. It offers the same 6.144 graphics cores, 48 RT cores, 192 Tensor cores and 16 GB GDDR6 graphics memory with a 256 Bit memory bus. It supports PCIe 4.0 and will be available in different variants from 80 - 165 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.

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 3080 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 A5000 should be clearly faster than the old Quadro RTX 5000 and 5000 Max-Q. The desktop variant of the A5000 however, is a lot faster.

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 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 6144 @ 1.22 - 1.77 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
RTX A4000 Laptop GPU compare 5120 256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
RTX A3000 Laptop GPU compare 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
Pipelines6144 - unified
TMUs192
ROPs96
Raytracing Cores48
Tensor / AI Cores192
Core Speed1215 - 1770 (Boost) MHz
Theoretical Performance21.7 TFLOPS FP32
Memory Speed14000 effective = 1750 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory16 GB
Shared Memoryno
Memory Bandwidth448 GB/s
APIDirectX 12_2, Shader 7.0, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption165 Watt (80 - 150 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, 21.7 SP-FP TFLOPS Peak, 174 Tensor Performance Peak, up to 448 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

SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 +
specvp12 snx-02 +
specvp12 showcase-01 +
specvp12 mediacal-01 +
specvp12 maya-04 +
specvp12 energy-01 +
specvp12 creo-01 +
specvp12 catia-04 +
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 +
specvp13 snx-03 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
min: 276     avg: 297.6     median: 297.6 (47%)     max: 319.2 fps
specvp13 showcase-02 +
specvp13 medical-02 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
min: 109.4     avg: 114.3     median: 114.3 (62%)     max: 119.1 fps
specvp13 maya-05 +
specvp13 energy-02 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
min: 53.2     avg: 63.8     median: 63.8 (48%)     max: 74.3 fps
specvp13 creo-02 +
specvp13 catia-05 +
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
min: 243.4     avg: 262.2     median: 262.2 (56%)     max: 280.9 fps
specvp13 3dsmax-06 +
SPECviewperf 2020 specvp2020 solidworks-05 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 solidworks-05 1080p
min: 169     avg: 181.5     median: 176 (78%)     max: 199.4 fps
specvp2020 snx-04 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 snx-04 1080p
min: 260.5     avg: 285     median: 285.4 (92%)     max: 309.1 fps
specvp2020 medical-03 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 medical-03 1080p
min: 56.6     avg: 57.4     median: 56.9 (97%)     max: 58.7 fps
specvp2020 maya-06 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 maya-06 1080p
min: 258.3     avg: 272.8     median: 270.1 (59%)     max: 290 fps
specvp2020 energy-03 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 energy-03 1080p
min: 55     avg: 64.8     median: 67.9 (95%)     max: 71.6 fps
specvp2020 creo-03 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 creo-03 1080p
min: 132.6     avg: 136.1     median: 136 (97%)     max: 139.7 fps
specvp2020 catia-06 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 catia-06 1080p
min: 93.6     avg: 99.5     median: 98.8 (93%)     max: 106 fps
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 1080p +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 3dsmax-07 1080p
min: 120     avg: 124.2     median: 123.1 (80%)     max: 129.6 fps
specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k
min: 72.8     avg: 82.6     median: 82.4 (25%)     max: 92.5 fps
specvp2020 snx-04 4k +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 snx-04 4k
min: 133.4     avg: 152.3     median: 151.3 (31%)     max: 172.2 fps
specvp2020 medical-03 4k +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 medical-03 4k
min: 21.42     avg: 22.8     median: 23.5 (45%)     max: 23.58 fps
specvp2020 maya-06 4k +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 maya-06 4k
min: 119.2     avg: 127.7     median: 129.5 (29%)     max: 134.5 fps
specvp2020 energy-03 4k +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 energy-03 4k
min: 39.3     avg: 87.1     median: 83.3 (60%)     max: 138.7 fps
specvp2020 creo-03 4k +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 creo-03 4k
min: 88.6     avg: 93.3     median: 89.8 (55%)     max: 101.6 fps
specvp2020 catia-06 4k +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 catia-06 4k
min: 53     avg: 58.4     median: 57.9 (47%)     max: 64.2 fps
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k +
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k
min: 77     avg: 83.9     median: 86.9 (51%)     max: 87.8 fps
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 291     avg: 294.7     median: 291 (78%)     max: 302 fps
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: 125     avg: 157.7     median: 132 (20%)     max: 216 Watt
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 129     avg: 169     median: 152 (21%)     max: 226 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 132     avg: 176.3     median: 165 (36%)     max: 232 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.

Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6

2021
low 1280x720
120  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
103  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
95  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
89  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
79  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
51  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
F1 2021

F1 2021

2021
low 1280x720
164 257 269 ~ 230 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
136 171 187 ~ 165 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
122 159 161 ~ 147 fps    + Compare