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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition Quadro 6000
Cyberpunk 2077 117% 380%
Red Dead Redemption 2 58% 249%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2% 115%
Halo: Reach 50% 11%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 117% 380%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 58% 249%
FIFA 20 16% 86%
Doom Eternal 36% 200%
Grand Theft Auto VI 142% 433%
Need For Speed Heat 58% 249%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro 6000.

The GTX 670 has a 406 MHz higher core clock speed and 56 more Texture Mapping Units than the Quadro 6000. This results in the GTX 670 providing 77.7 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 670 has a 406 MHz higher core clock speed but 16 fewer Render Output Units than the Quadro 6000. The lower ROP count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 670 manages to provide 3.8 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 670 was released over a year more recently than the Quadro 6000, and so the GTX 670 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro 6000.

The Quadro 6000 has 4096 MB more video memory than the GTX 670, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GTX 670 has 48.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro 6000, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 670 is noticeably better than the Quadro 6000.

The GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition has 1344 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro 6000 has 448. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 670 is 1422 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro 6000 is 514. The GTX 670 having 908 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 670 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro 6000.

The GTX 670 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro 6000. This means that the GTX 670 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro 6000.

The Quadro 6000 requires 204 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GTX 670. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the Quadro 6000, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the GTX 670.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed980 MHzvs574 MHz
Boost Clock1058 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK104-325-A2Fermi GF100
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date01 May 2012vs10 Dec 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs747 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.3GB/secvs143.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 768 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1344vs448
Actual Shader Performance68%vs25%
Texture Mapping Units112vs56
Texture Rate109.8 GTexel/svs32.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs48
Pixel Rate31.4 GPixel/svs27.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-204 Watts
Recommended PSU-600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-975 Quad 3.33GHz Extreme
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition is a Special Edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 670. See the standard version for more information about it.
The new features include an increase in the core-clock that went from 915MHz to 980MHz while the Turbo Boost is now of 1058MHz. A 20% more effective cooler is also included.
The performance boost is significant and around 5% when compared to the standard GTX 670.
Most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
Quadro 6000 is a high-end professional card based on the 40nm, Fermi architecture.

It's based on the Fermi GF100 GPU and thus offers 448 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 48 ROPs, on a 384-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 574MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 747MHz. It has a L2 Cache of 768KB and a rated board TDP of 204 Watts.

Despite exhibiting similarities to GeForce GTX 470, due to being under-clocked and because Quadro 6000's drivers are only certified for professional applications only, its gaming performance is up to 10% slower than GeForce GTX 470.
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