NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M vs AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

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)
0.42
 
1.86
Architecture
G9x
 
Navi / RDNA2
GPU code name
N10E-GLM4
 
Navi 21
Market segment
Mobile workstation
 
Desktop
Launch date
20 December 2009 (11 years ago)
 
8 December 2020 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$999
Price now
$199
 
$2038

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
128
 
5120
Core clock speed
675 MHz
 
1825 MHz
Boost clock speed
no data
 
2250 MHz
Number of transistors
754 million
 
26,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
100 Watt
 
300 Watt
Texture fill rate
43.20
 
720.0
Floating-point performance
422.4 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro FX 3800M and Radeon RX 6900 XT 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop size
large
 
no data
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
no data
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
2x 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
 
16 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
16000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
64 GB/s
 
512.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

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
No outputs
 
1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI
-
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
4.0
 
6.5
OpenGL
3.3
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 
2.1
Vulkan
N/A
 
1.2
CUDA
+
 
-

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 3800M 2.21
RX 6900 XT 100.00 +4424.9%

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 3800M 584
RX 6900 XT 26462 +4431.2%

Gaming performance

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

FX 3800M satisfies 69% minimum and 59% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
69%
Recommended
59%
Minimum
69%
Recommended
59%

RX 6900 XT 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 3800M
RX 6900 XT
1080p
 
34 −476.5%
196 +476.5%
1440p
 
no data
137
4K
 
no data
85

Competitors of Quadro FX 3800M from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro FX 3800M from AMD is FirePro M2000, which is slower by 32% and lower by 99 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro FX 3800M:

Competitors of Radeon RX 6900 XT from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 6900 XT from NVIDIA is GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 6900 XT:

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M

Cheaper ($199 vs $2038)

Lower power consumption (100W vs 300W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

4424.9% faster (about 45 times) in synthetic tests

Much newer (8 December 2020 vs 20 December 2009)

More pipelines (5120 vs 128)

Higher memory bandwidth (512 vs 64 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 55 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, since it shows better performance.

Be aware that Quadro FX 3800M is a mobile workstation card while Radeon RX 6900 XT 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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