NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800: specs and benchmarks

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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 3.10


NVIDIA started Quadro FX 5800 sales 11 November 2008 at a recommended price of $3,499. This is a 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 4090.

RTX 4090GeForce RTX4090

General info

Some basic facts about Quadro FX 5800: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking659
Value for money0.23
ArchitectureTesla 2.0 (2007−2013)
GPU code nameGT200B
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date11 November 2008 (14 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$3,499
Current price$204 (0.1x MSRP)of 158889 (A100 PCIe)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

Quadro FX 5800's specs 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 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed610 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors1,400 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology55 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)189 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate48.80of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance622.1 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Quadro FX 5800 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for 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 have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width512 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1600 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
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 graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

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

Synthetic benchmark performance of Quadro FX 5800. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 3.10


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.

Benchmark coverage: 24%

FX 5800 1219

Gaming performance

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.

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AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Quadro FX 5800 is FirePro V5900, which is faster by 5% and higher by 8 positions in our ranking.

FirePro V5900FireProV5900

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro FX 5800:

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Similar GPUs

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

FirePro V5900FireProV5900
Tesla M2070-QTesla M2070Q
ATI V5800FireProV5800
FX 4800Quadro FX4800
FirePro V4900FireProV4900
Quadro 2000DQuadro2000D

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with Quadro FX 5800 according to our statistics.

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