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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro FX 3450 GeForce 6800 XT
Cyberpunk 2077 2351% 3398%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2142% 3100%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2069% 2996%
Watch Dogs Legion 2264% 3275%
Godfall 3880% 5581%
FIFA 21 1136% 1665%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2069% 2996%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3349% 4823%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 3414% 4915%
Genshin Impact 2351% 3398%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 3450 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 6800 XT.

The Quadro FX 3450 was released less than a year after the GeForce 6800 XT, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Quadro FX 3450 and the GeForce 6800 XT have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Quadro FX 3450 has 52.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 6800 XT, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 3450 is much better than the GeForce 6800 XT.

Both the Quadro FX 3450 and the GeForce 6800 XT have 12 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the Quadro FX 3450 is 5 and by the GeForce 6800 XT is 4. Knowing that the shader performance of the Quadro FX 3450 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The Quadro FX 3450 requires 83 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 6800 XT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed425 MHzvs337 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV41 GLNV40/NV41
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jul 2005vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs350 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth64GB/secvs11.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units12vs12
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power83 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model3.0vs3.0
Open GL2.1vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro FX 3450 is a professional GPU whose purpose is for professional applications such as Adobe Photoshop and video editing software.
It's based on the NV41 GL Chip offering 12 Pixel Shaders. Compared to Quadro FX 3400 it features less Pixel Shaders but they are higher clocked and the memory bandwidth is considerably higher to the 1000MHz memory clock. Its performance, should be a little higher but still on level with the predecessor though consuming less power, due to the lower amount of Pixel Shaders.
The groundbreaking new NVIDIA GeForce 6800 graphics processing units (GPUs) and their revolutionary technologies power worlds where reality and fantasy meet; worlds in which new standards are set for visual realism and quality, performance, and video functionality. The GeForce 6800 GPUs deliver powerful, elegant graphics to drench your senses, immersing you in unparalleled worlds of visual effects for the ultimate PC experience.
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