NVS 315 vs Quadro RTX 8000

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.11
 
0.63
Architecture
Fermi 2.0
 
Turing
GPU code name
GF119
 
TU102
Market segment
Workstation
 
Workstation
Release date
10 March 2013 (8 years ago)
 
13 August 2018 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$159
 
$9,999
Price now
$433 (2.7x MSRP)
 
$4414 (0.4x MSRP)

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
48
 
4608
Core clock speed
523 MHz
 
1395 MHz
Boost clock speed
no data
 
1770 MHz
Number of transistors
292 million
 
18,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
19 Watt
 
260 Watt
Texture fill rate
4.184
 
509.8
Floating-point performance
100.4 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
145 mm
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
DDR3
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
48 GB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
384 Bit
Memory clock speed
1750 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
14 GB/s
 
672.0 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
1x DMS-59
 
4x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (11_0)
 
12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model
5.1
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 
2.0
Vulkan
N/A
 
1.2.131
CUDA
2.1
 
7.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

NVS 315 1.28
RTX 8000 72.26 +5545.3%

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

NVS 315 346
RTX 8000 19477 +5529.2%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of NVS 315 and Quadro RTX 8000. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
12 Mh/s
 
no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

NVS 315 satisfies 62% minimum and 54% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
62%
Recommended
54%
Minimum
62%
Recommended
54%

RTX 8000 satisfies 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

Competitors of NVS 315 from AMD

It seems that there's no AMD equivalent for NVS 315. The nearest candidate is FirePro 2270, however, it's 56% slower and lower by 126 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to NVS 315:

Competitors of Quadro RTX 8000 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro RTX 8000 from AMD is Radeon Pro W6800, which is slower by 8% and lower by 13 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro RTX 8000:

Advantages of NVIDIA NVS 315

Cheaper ($433 vs $4414)

Lower power consumption (19W vs 260W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000

5545.3% faster (about 56.5 times) in synthetic tests

Much newer (13 August 2018 vs 10 March 2013)

Wider memory bus (384 vs 64 bit)

More pipelines (4608 vs 48)

Higher memory bandwidth (672 vs 14 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 40 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000, since it shows better performance.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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