VIA Castle Rock vs NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000

General info

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

Place in our rating
not rated
 
Value for money (0-100)
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0.63
Architecture
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Turing
GPU code name
CLE266
 
TU102
Market segment
Laptop
 
Workstation
Release date
1 January 2003 (18 years ago)
 
13 August 2018 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
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$9,999
Price now
$46
 
$4414

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 cores
3
 
4608
Core clock speed
2 MHz
 
1395 MHz
Boost clock speed
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1770 MHz
Number of transistors
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18,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
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12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
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260 Watt
Texture fill rate
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509.8

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on VIA Castle Rock and Quadro RTX 8000 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.

Interface
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PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
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267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
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1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory

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 type
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GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
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48 GB
Memory bus width
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384 Bit
Memory clock speed
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14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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672.0 GB/s
Shared memory
+
 
no 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 Connectors
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4x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
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12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model
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6.5
OpenGL
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4.6
OpenCL
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2.0
Vulkan
-
 
1.2.131
CUDA
-
 
7.5

Competitors of Quadro RTX 8000 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro RTX 8000 from AMD is Radeon Pro VII, which is slower by 11% and lower by 13 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro RTX 8000:

Advantages of VIA Castle Rock

Cheaper ($46 vs $4414)

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000

Much newer (13 August 2018 vs 1 January 2003)

More pipelines (4608 vs 1)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between VIA Castle Rock and NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000. We've got no test results to judge.

Be aware that VIA Castle Rock is a notebook card while Quadro RTX 8000 is a workstation one.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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