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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro FX 3450 GeForce 6800 Ultra
Red Dead Redemption 2 2221% 2157%
Halo: Reach 638% 617%
Cyberpunk 2077 3089% 3001%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2221% 2157%
Doom Eternal 1896% 1841%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3089% 3001%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 11% 13%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3447% 3349%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 3089% 3001%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1332% 1292%

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

The Quadro FX 3450 was released less than a year after the GeForce 6800 Ultra, 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 Ultra 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 28.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 6800 Ultra, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 3450 is slightly better than the GeForce 6800 Ultra.

The Quadro FX 3450 has 12 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6800 Ultra has 22. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 3450 is 5 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6800 Ultra is 9. The GeForce 6800 Ultra having 4 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro FX 3450 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Quadro FX 3450 requires 83 Watts to run and the GeForce 6800 Ultra requires 124 Watts. The GeForce 6800 Ultra requires 41 Watts more than the Quadro FX 3450 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce 6800 Ultra may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Quadro FX 3450.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed425 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV41 GLNV40/NV45
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jul 2005vs01 Mar 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs550 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth64GB/secvs35.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units12vs22
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 Wattsvs124 Watts
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GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

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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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