Deciding on what card to get

We are building a laptop for some Omniverse work, and we are having a hard time deciding between
quadro5000 and the GeForce3080

We will be dealing with high poly, large texture film production assets.

Would love to hear your thoughts.

Hi David109,

The most critical spec will be the GPU memory as this limits the size of scenes and textures you can work on. Both these mobile GPUs are available with 16GB so both are equally great there.

The next aspect will be RTX performance for your real-time feedback, the GeForce RTX 3080 is based on Ampere and the Quadro RTX 5000 is on the Turing architecture. Ampere brings significant performance increases over Turing in RT core and Tensor core performance. Now you also have to factor in the service and support offered with each, the Quadro equipped workstations often offer a higher tier of support (like overnight replacement etc…).

Purely on price and performance I would lean towards the GeForce RTX 3080 mostly because it’s Ampere vs Turing.

Also keep in mind that mobile GPU performance is heavily influenced by the voltage and cooling solution in the laptop. Thicker laptops (often mobile workstations) tend to have better cooling and thus better performance. It’s always worth looking at benchmarks and reviews to get additional insights.

Thanks for the insight!