NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800: specs and benchmarks

Price now 263$
Games supported 64%
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 610 MHz
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1600 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2008
Performance 4.70


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 dual-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


of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of Quadro FX 5800's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating586
Value for money0.64
ArchitectureTesla 2.0
GPU code nameGT200B
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date11 November 2008 (13 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$3,499
Price now$263 (0.1x MSRP)of 12999 (Quadro GV100)
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.

  • 0
  • 50
  • 100

Technical specs

Quadro FX 5800's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores240of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
Core clock speed610 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Number of transistors1,400 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology55 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)189 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate48.80of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance622.1 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length267 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin


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 typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width512 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1600 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth102.4 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro FX 5800. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x DisplayPort, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported by Quadro FX 5800, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.0
OpenGL3.3of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Quadro FX 5800. 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 5800 4.70
  • 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 5800 1253

Game benchmarks

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

Relative perfomance

Overall Quadro FX 5800 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 100

AMD equivalent

The nearest Quadro FX 5800's AMD equivalent is FirePro V5900, which is faster by 2% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

AMD FirePro V5900 FirePro V5900

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro FX 5800:

NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 100

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

AMD FirePro V5900 FirePro V5900
NVIDIA Tesla M2070-Q Tesla M2070 Q
ATI FirePro V5800 FirePro V5800
NVIDIA Quadro 4000 Quadro 4000
AMD FirePro V4900 FirePro V4900
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 Quadro FX 4800

User rating

Here you can see the user rating of the graphics card, as well as rate it yourself.

10 ratings
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800

Questions and comments

Here you can ask a question about Quadro FX 5800, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.