In this article, we tested the Nvidia RTX Quadro 8000 vs Geforce 3090ti GPU performance to see which is better for gaming and answer the question, can you game on a Quadro?
Before the latest and fastest GPU Nvidia, RTX 3090ti, came to the market; we saw the release of the RTX Quadro 8000 GPU in the market by Nvidia. This particular GPU of Nvidia holds a massive amount of 48GB of video memory with an old blower-style air cooler system. Buyers of this specific GPU don’t use this hardware for gaming purposes. Nvidia has made this video card specifically for developers based on VFX, animations, or computers meant to perform complex scientific calculations.
So we decided to test this graphics card to see how much performance it can deliver for gaming purposes. To make comparisons, we also used the fastest Gaming Graphics card from Nvidia, GeForce RTX 3090Ti. The Quadro card has the same electronic architecture and mechanism as a gaming GPU. But can it give good gaming performance? Let’s check it out.
So without further delay, let’s check out our experiment of Quadro 8000 vs Geforce 3090ti Nvidia GPUs.
Quadro 8000 vs GeForce 3090Ti Nvidia GPU
Here are the full specification details of Quadro 8000 and GeForce 3090Ti Nvidia GPU
|Specs vs GPU||GeForce 3090ti||Quadro 8000|
|Video Memory||24 GB||48 GB|
|Bus Interface||PCIe 4.0×16||PCIe 3.0×16|
|Base Clock||1560 MHz||1395 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1860 MHz||1770 MHz|
|Memory Clock||1313 MHz|
|Bandwidth||1008 GB/s||672 GB/s|
|Pixel Rate||208.3 Gpixel/s||169.9 Gpixel/s|
Quadro 8000 vs GeForce 3090ti Experiment System
Here are the system details that we used for Quadro 8000 vs GeForce 3090ti Gaming benchmark experiment.
|Processor||Intel Core-i9 12900k Processor|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte Aorus Master Z690 Motherboard|
|CPU Cooler||NZXT Kraken X73 RGB 360MM AIO Liquid Cooler|
|Graphics Card||Zotac RTX 3090Ti Graphics Card|
Nvidia RTX Quadro 8000
|RAM||XPG Lancer (16×2) 32GB DDR5 RAM 5200Mhz|
|SSD||Samsung 970 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD|
|Power Supply||Coolermaster V850 850W PSU|
|Case||Coolermaster HAF 700 EVO|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10|
These are the Quadro 8000 vs Geforce RTX 3090Ti Performance Results.
|Game Name vs GPU Benchmark||Quadro 8000||GeForce 3090Ti|
|Cyberpunk 2077||32 fps avg||58 fps avg|
|God of War||60 fps avg||100 fps avg|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||45 fps avg||86 fps avg|
|Forza Horizon 5||66 fps avg||95 fps avg|
|Hitman 3||66 fps avg||109 fps avg|
|PUBG||70 fps avg||131 fps avg|
|Marvel’s Spiderman||37 fps avg||81 fps avg|
|Microsoft Flight Simulator||61 fps avg||106 fps avg|
Quadro 8000 vs GeForce 3090ti Final Verdict
The above chart shows that the Quadro fails to deliver good gaming performance even with a massive 48GB video memory. The primary reason behind this is that the RTX 3090Ti is a Gaming Graphics card while the Quadro 8000 is a workstation-level graphics card. Also, it does not support dedicated gaming drivers released by Nivida. Instead, the Quadro uses the RTX Studio drivers. With a tag of “48Gb video memory”, ordinary people would think that Quadro 8000 will be the best for gaming, but it is not so.
The 48GB high bandwidth memory is used for workstation-level purposes like making complicated animations, professional design (CAD), computer-generated imagery applications, different digital content creation applications, complex scientific calculations and machine learning. So our suggestion, if you want to use GPU for gaming, then go for Nvidia GeForce 3090Ti. And if you are looking for a high-end workstation GPU, then there is nothing better than an Nvidia Quadro 8000.
So this was all about Quadro 8000 vs GeForce 3090ti Nvidia RTX GPU. If you feel we have missed out on anything, let us know in the comments below.
That’s all, Folks!
Alapan, Editor at Xombied and Techuda, is a biomechanical Engineer education-wise. But he wanted to go ahead with his life and pursue his career as both Gaming and Tech Reviewer. He is occasionally invited to host, plan and execute Gaming events with multiple brands. Apart from gaming, he loves playing guitar and singing along to the music.