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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 5670 MSI 1GB OC Edition Quadro FX 5600
Red Dead Redemption 2 728% 906%
Cyberpunk 2077 1038% 1282%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 411% 520%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1038% 1282%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 728% 906%
Doom Eternal 612% 765%
FIFA 20 341% 436%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1165% 1437%
Need For Speed Heat 728% 906%
Halo: Reach 163% 220%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 5670 MSI 1GB OC Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 5600.

The HD 5670 was released over a year more recently than the Quadro FX 5600, and so the HD 5670 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro FX 5600.

The Quadro FX 5600 has 512 MB more video memory than the HD 5670, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro FX 5600 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro FX 5600 has 16 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 5670, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is slightly better than the HD 5670.

The Radeon HD 5670 MSI 1GB OC Edition has 400 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 5600 has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 5670 is 160 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is 77. The HD 5670 having 83 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 5670 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro FX 5600.

The HD 5670 transistor size technology is 50 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 5600. This means that the HD 5670 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 5600.

The Quadro FX 5600 requires 171 Watts to run but there is no entry for the HD 5670. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 5670 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro FX 5600. The Quadro FX 5600 has been recommended a PSU with 350 Watts more than the HD 5670. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro FX 5600 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 5670.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Redwood XTG80GL
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Jan 2010vs03 May 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed950 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth60.8GB/secvs76.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units400vs128
Actual Shader Performance8%vs4%
Texture Mapping Units20vs-
Texture Rate16 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate6.4 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-171 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Wattsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.3vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium Dual Core E5500 2.8GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1440x900-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 5670 MSI 1GB OC Edition is a special edition of the middle-class Radeon HD 5670.
Compared to the reference card, it features overclocking out of the box in the central unit was increased to 800MHz. However, its operating memory clock is slightly lower (950MHz Vs 1000MHz) which might reduce, very slightly, its performance on higher resolutions to which this card isn't suited, anyway.
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
A revolutionary unified architecture, NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5600 and 4600 graphics boards deliver optimized application performance. Combining the industry's most advanced feature set, including largest frame buffers, with a C programming environment, Quadro solutions solve the most complex problems. The reference standard for Shader Model 4.0, Quadro FX 5600 and 4600 enables next generation applications with unprecedented image quality.
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