NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 vs GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile

General info

Comparison of Quadro FX 5800 and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile architecture, market type and release date.
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Value for money (0-100)
1.36
 
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Architecture
Tesla 2.0
 
Ampere
Code name
GT200B
 
GN20-E5 GA104
Type
Workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
11 November 2008
 
4 January 2021
Launch price (MSRP)
$3,499
 
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Price now
$120
 
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Technical specs

Quadro FX 5800 and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile'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 GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
240
 
5120
Core clock speed
610 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Boost Clock
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1620 MHz
Transistor count
1,400 million
 
17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
8 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
189 Watt
 
115 Watt
Texture fill rate
48.80
 
287.0
Floating-point performance
622.1 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro FX 5800 and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
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large
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
267 mm
 
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Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro FX 5800 and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile: 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
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
512 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
 
12 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
102.4 GB/s
 
320.0 GB/s
Shared memory
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro FX 5800 and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile. 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 Connectors
2x DVI, 1x DisplayPort, 1x S-Video
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI
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API support

APIs supported by Quadro FX 5800 and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
4.0
 
6.5
OpenGL
3.3
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 
2.0
Vulkan
N/A
 
1.2
CUDA
1.3
 
8.5

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Quadro FX 5800 and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800

Wider memory bus (512 vs 256 bit)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile

1261.9% faster (about 13.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (4 January 2021 vs 11 November 2008)
More pipelines (5120 vs 240)
Higher memory bandwidth (320 vs 102.4 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (8 vs 55 nm)
Less power hungry (115 vs 189 watts)

So, Quadro FX 5800 or RTX 3070 Mobile?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile.
Be aware that Quadro FX 5800 is a workstation card while GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro FX 5800 and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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