NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 vs CX
Comparison of Quadro FX 5800 and Quadro CX architecture, market type and release date.
Quadro FX 5800 and Quadro CX'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 Quadro CX's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
48.8 GTexel / s
38.53 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Quadro FX 5800 and Quadro CX 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
PCIe 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Parameters of memory installed on Quadro FX 5800 and Quadro CX: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
102.4 GB / s
76.8 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro FX 5800 and Quadro CX.
2x DVI, 1x DisplayPort, 1x S-Video
1x DVI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x S-Video
APIs supported by Quadro FX 5800 and Quadro CX, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro FX 5800 and Quadro CX. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
FX 5800 2.33 +31.6%
Quadro CX 1.77
FX 5800 1110 +17.2%
Quadro CX 947
Let's see how good Quadro FX 5800 and Quadro CX are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800
31.6% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (512 vs 384 bit)
More pipelines (240 vs 192)
Higher memory bandwidth (102.4 vs 76.8 GB/s)
Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro CX
Cheaper ($1999 vs $3499)
Less power hungry (150 vs 189 watts)
So, Quadro FX 5800 or CX?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro FX 5800 and Quadro CX, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.