RTX 8000 vs RTX 4000

Price now 4714$
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 Quadro RTX 4000
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1005 MHz
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 13000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 2041$
Games supported 100%
Graphics card Graphics card NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 vs NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000

General info

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

Place in performance rating1445
Value for money6.5916.42
GPU code nameTU102TU104
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date13 August 2018 (3 years ago)13 November 2018 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$9,999 $899
Price now$4714 (0.5x MSRP)$2041 (2.3x MSRP)
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.

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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 cores46082304
Core clock speed1395 MHz1005 MHz
Boost clock speed1770 MHz1545 MHz
Number of transistors18,600 million13,600 million
Manufacturing process technology12 nm12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)260 Watt160 Watt
Texture fill rate509.8222.5

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 3.0 x16
Length267 mm241 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin1x 8-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 typeGDDR6GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount48 GB8 GB
Memory bus width384 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed14000 MHz13000 MHz
Memory bandwidth672.0 GB/s416.0 GB/s

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-C3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_1)12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model6.56.5

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 72.40
RTX 4000 57.62
  • Passmark

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.

RTX 8000 19608
RTX 4000 15607

Gaming performance

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

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 72.40 57.62
Novelty 13 August 2018 13 November 2018
Cost $9999 $899
Memory bus width 384 256
Pipelines / CUDA cores 4608 2304
Memory bandwidth 672 416
Thermal design power (TDP) 260 160

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

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000

since it shows better performance.

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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 4% and lower by 8 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon Pro W6800 Radeon Pro W6800

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Competitors of Quadro RTX 4000 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro RTX 4000 from AMD is Radeon Pro W5700, which is slower by 3% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon Pro W5700 Radeon Pro W5700

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