NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 vs CX

NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800
NVIDIA Quadro CX

General info

Comparison of Quadro FX 5800 and Quadro CX architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
4.23
 
3.84
Architecture
Tesla 2.0
 
Tesla 2.0
Code name
GT200B
 
GT200B
Type
Workstation
 
Workstation
Release date
11 November 2008
 
11 November 2008
Launch price (MSRP)
$3,499
 
$1,999
Price now
$179
 
$150

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
240
 
192
Core clock speed
610 MHz
 
602 MHz
Transistor count
1,400 million
 
1,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
55 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
189 Watt
 
150 Watt
Texture fill rate
48.8 GTexel / s
 
38.53 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
622.1 gflops
 
462.3 gflops

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

Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
1536 MB
Memory bus width
512 Bit
 
384 Bit
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
 
1600 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x DisplayPort, 1x S-Video
 
1x DVI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported by Quadro FX 5800 and Quadro CX, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL
3.3
 
3.3

Benchmark performance

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

Passmark

FX 5800 1110 +17.2%
Quadro CX 947

Gaming performance

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.

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