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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro FX 560 GeForce 6800 XT
Cyberpunk 2077 3166% 3398%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2887% 3100%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2790% 2996%
FIFA 21 1547% 1665%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2790% 2996%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 4582% 4915%
Watch Dogs Legion 3050% 3275%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 2992% 3213%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4495% 4823%
Genshin Impact 3166% 3398%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 560 are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 6800 XT.

The Quadro FX 560 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 6800 XT, and so the Quadro FX 560 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 6800 XT.

Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The GeForce 6800 XT has 128 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 560, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the Quadro FX 560 has superior memory performance.

The Quadro FX 560 has 8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 6800 XT, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 560 is marginally better than the GeForce 6800 XT.

Both the Quadro FX 560 and the GeForce 6800 XT have 12 Shader Processing Units. The two GPUs are based on different architectures, but deliver an equivalent shader performance. To compare, we must continue to look at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, we sadly do not have enough data in this area to complete the comparison.

The Quadro FX 560 requires 30 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 6800 XT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs337 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG73 GLNV40/NV41
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date20 Apr 2006vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed600 MHzvs350 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth19.2GB/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 Power30 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM2 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution800x600-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro FX 560 is a professional Graphics Card with driver support for professional applications.
It's based on the G73 architecture (GL Core) and offers 12 Pixel Shaders, on a 128-bit memory interface of GDDR3.
It's related to desktop GeForce 7600 GT but should offer performance similar (though worse) to GeForce 7600 GS, due to the similarities.
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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