NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800

Summary

NVIDIA started Quadro FX 5800 sales 11 November 2008 at a recommended price of $3,499. This is Tesla 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 55 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 4 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1.6 GHz are supplied, and together with 512 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 102.4 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. One 6-pin and one 8-pin connectors are required, and power consumption is at 189 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 5.35 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of Quadro FX 5800's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
9.95
 
Architecture
Tesla 2.0
 
Code name
GT200B
 
Type
Workstation
 
Release date
11 November 2008
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$3,499
 
of 999 (Radeon HD 7990)
Price now
$179
 
of 10560 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

Quadro FX 5800's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro FX 5800's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
240
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
610 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,400 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
189 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
48.8 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
622.1 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro FX 5800's 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
 
Length
267 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro FX 5800: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
512 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
102.4 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro FX 5800.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x DisplayPort, 1x S-Video
 

API support

APIs supported by Quadro FX 5800, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
OpenGL
3.3
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro FX 5800. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

5.35

Passmark

1110

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Quadro FX 5800 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Quadro FX 5800 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro FX 5800 from AMD is FirePro W4100, which is slower by 7% and lower by 52 positions in our rating.

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