NVIDIA Ampere A100 is the fastest graphics processor ever

The Ampere A100 HPC ‘Tensor’ GPU becomes the fastest GPU ever recorded in Octa Bench, delivering 43% faster performance than tests without RTX.

With the introduction of consumer graphics cards based on the Ampere GPU architecture, NVIDIA’s flagship chip, the A100, continues to break world records. The world’s largest graphics chip, based on the 7nm process node, was introduced in May and has come a long way in terms of specifications and performance.

NVIDIA Ampere A100 is the fastest graphics processor ever recorded

This performance was shared by OTOY CEO Jules Urbach. OTOY are the developers behind Octa Bench, a reference tool that allows users to evaluate GPU performance with the Octane renderer. The Octane renderer itself is a GPU rendering engine that supports the hardware acceleration of NVIDIA’s Ray Tracing RTX to deliver crystal-clear rendered scenes.

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NVIDIA Ampere A100 is the fastest graphics processor ever

According to Jules, the NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU scored 446 points on OctaBench. He also says that this value is on average 43% faster than the Turing GPU in OctaneRender, even with RTX turned off. Turing’s results, which are compared here, use RTX and in contrast to games where the frame rate drops significantly, enabling RTX in OctaRenderer leads to better performance, as scenes can be rendered and completed faster with available raytracing hardware.

NVIDIA Ampere A100 is the fastest graphics processor ever

On average, the Tesla V100, the A100’s predecessor, is about 20% slower, but for some strange reason, the Titan V is only 11% slower, which is surprising when you consider that the Titan’s RTX is 38% lower than the A100’s GPU.

This seems to bode well and we look forward to amp graphic cards later this year, 2020.