Quadro RTX 8000 vs GeForce RTX 3080 Ti

Price now 4102$
Games supported 100%
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1395 MHz
  • Max video memory 48 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1370
  • Max video memory 12 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6X
  • Memory clock speed 19000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 1355$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating285
Place by popularityno data86
Value for money2.7613.15
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameTU102Ampere GA102
Market segmentWorkstationDesktop
Release date13 August 2018 (4 years ago)24 September 2020 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$9,999 $1,199
Current price$4102 (0.4x MSRP)$1355 (1.1x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores460810240
Core clock speed1395 MHz1370 MHz
Boost clock speed1770 MHz1667 MHz
Number of transistors18,600 million28,300 million
Manufacturing process technology12 nm8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)260 Watt350 Watt
Texture fill rate509.8532.8

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
Length267 mm285 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin1x 12-pin


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6X
Maximum RAM amount48 GB12 GB
Memory bus width384 Bit384 Bit
Memory clock speed14000 MHz19000 MHz
Memory bandwidth672.0 GB/s912.4 GB/s
Shared memoryno data-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors4x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMIno data+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_1)12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.56.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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.

RTX 8000 50.10
RTX 3080 Ti 69.85
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA

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: 26%

RTX 8000 19572
RTX 3080 Ti 27283

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

RTX 8000 123613
RTX 3080 Ti 209081

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

RTX 8000 144049
RTX 3080 Ti 235513

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HDno data207
1440pno data147
4Kno data98

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 50.10 69.85
Recency 13 August 2018 24 September 2020
Cost $9999 $1199
Pipelines / CUDA cores 4608 10240
Memory bandwidth 672 912.4
Chip lithography 12 nm 8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 260 Watt 350 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti

since it shows better performance.

Be aware that Quadro RTX 8000 is a workstation card while GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is a desktop one.

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Competitors of Quadro RTX 8000 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro RTX 8000 from AMD is Radeon Pro W6800, which is slower by 3% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon Pro W6800 Radeon Pro W6800

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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3080 Ti by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3080 Ti from AMD is Radeon RX 6900 XT, which is slower by 4% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT

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