NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800


NVIDIA started Quadro FX 5800 sales 11 November 2008 at a recommended price of 3,499 USD. 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 6.79 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Quadro FX 5800's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Perfomance to price
Tesla 2.0
Code name
Release date
11 November 2008
Launch price (MSRP)
3,499 USD
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
499.99 USD
of 4576.59 (Quadro P6000)

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.
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
610 MHz
Transistor count
1,400 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
189 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
622.1 gflops

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).
PCIe 2.0 x16
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory specs

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
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
512 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
Memory bandwidth
102.4 GB/s
of 11404 (GRID K1)

Video outputs and ports

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


Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro FX 5800. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Video card benchmarks 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

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Quadro FX 5800 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance

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 21% and lower by 76 positions in our rating.

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