NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 vs AMD FirePro M4150

NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800
AMD FirePro M4150

General info

Comparison of Quadro FX 5800 and FirePro M4150 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
4.23
 
n/d
Architecture
Tesla 2.0
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
GT200B
 
Opal
Type
Workstation
 
Workstation
Release date
11 November 2008
 
16 October 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
$3,499
 
n/d
Price now
$179
 
n/d

Technical specs

Quadro FX 5800 and FirePro M4150'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 and FirePro M4150's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
240
 
384
Core clock speed
610 MHz
 
715 MHz
Transistor count
1,400 million
 
950 million
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
189 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
48.8 GTexel / s
 
17.16 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
622.1 gflops
 
549.1 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro FX 5800 and FirePro M4150 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
 
PCIe 3.0 x8
Length
267 mm
 
n/d
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro FX 5800 and FirePro M4150: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
512 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
 
4000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
102.4 GB / s
 
64 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro FX 5800 and FirePro M4150.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x DisplayPort, 1x S-Video
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported by Quadro FX 5800 and FirePro M4150, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
12.0 (11_1)
OpenGL
3.3
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro FX 5800 and FirePro M4150. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

FX 5800 2.33
FirePro M4150 2.33

Passmark

FX 5800 1110
FirePro M4150 1113 +0.3%

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4515 −0.8%
 
4549 +0.8%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4515 −0.8%
 
4549 +0.8%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Quadro FX 5800 and FirePro M4150 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800

Wider memory bus (512 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (102.4 vs 64 GB/s)

Advantages of AMD FirePro M4150

Much newer (16 October 2013 vs 11 November 2008)
More pipelines (384 vs 240)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 55 nm)

So, Quadro FX 5800 or FirePro M4150?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 and AMD FirePro M4150. The differences in performance seem too small.
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