Quadro FX 3800 vs GeForce RTX 2070 Super

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)
0.39
 
1.99
Architecture
Tesla 2.0
 
Turing
GPU code name
GT200B
 
Turing TU104
Market segment
Workstation
 
Desktop
Launch date
30 March 2009 (12 years ago)
 
2 July 2019 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$799
 
$499
Price now
$282 (0.4x MSRP)
 
$1272 (2.5x 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
192
 
2560
Core clock speed
600 MHz
 
1605 MHz
Boost clock speed
no data
 
1770 MHz
Number of transistors
1,400 million
 
13,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
108 Watt
 
215 Watt
Texture fill rate
38.40
 
283.2
Floating-point performance
462.3 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
198 mm
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
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
GDDR3
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
51.2 GB/s
 
448.0 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
-

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 DVI, 2x DisplayPort
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI
-
 
+
G-SYNC support
-
 
+

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model
4.0
 
6.5
OpenGL
3.3
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 
1.2
Vulkan
N/A
 
1.2.131
CUDA
1.3
 
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.

FX 3800 2.87
RTX 2070 Super 68.02 +2270%

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.

FX 3800 764
RTX 2070 Super 18130 +2273%

Gaming performance

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

FX 3800 satisfies 71% minimum and 61% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
71%
Recommended
61%
Minimum
71%
Recommended
61%

RTX 2070 Super satisfies 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

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

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

 
FX 3800
RTX 2070 Super
1080p
 
no data
138
1440p
 
no data
93
4K
 
no data
66

Competitors of Quadro FX 3800 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro FX 3800 from AMD is FirePro V3900, which is slower by 12% and lower by 42 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro FX 3800:

Competitors of GeForce RTX 2070 Super from AMD

The nearest GeForce RTX 2070 Super's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6700 XT, which is faster by 3% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 2070 Super:

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800

Cheaper ($282 vs $1272)

Lower power consumption (108W vs 215W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super

2270% faster (about 23.5 times) in synthetic tests

Much newer (2 July 2019 vs 30 March 2009)

More pipelines (2560 vs 192)

Higher memory bandwidth (448 vs 51.2 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 55 nm)

DLSS

Raytracing

VR Ready

G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)

Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super, since it shows better performance.

Be aware that Quadro FX 3800 is a workstation card while GeForce RTX 2070 Super is a desktop one.

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

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