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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro FX 5600 FireGL V7200
Red Dead Redemption 2 906% 1151%
Cyberpunk 2077 1282% 1619%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 520% 672%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1282% 1619%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 906% 1151%
Doom Eternal 765% 976%
FIFA 20 436% 567%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1437% 1812%
Need For Speed Heat 906% 1151%
Halo: Reach 220% 298%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 5600 are noticeably better than the AMD FireGL V7200.

The Quadro FX 5600 was released over a year more recently than the FireGL V7200, and so the Quadro FX 5600 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the FireGL V7200.

The Quadro FX 5600 has 1280 MB more video memory than the FireGL V7200, 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 35.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the FireGL V7200, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is noticeably better than the FireGL V7200.

The Quadro FX 5600 has 128 Shader Processing Units and the FireGL V7200 has 8. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is 77 and the actual shader performance of the FireGL V7200 is 3. The Quadro FX 5600 having 74 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro FX 5600 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the FireGL V7200.

The Quadro FX 5600 requires 171 Watts to run and the FireGL V7200 requires 450 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro FX 5600 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the FireGL V7200. The FireGL V7200 requires 279 Watts more than the Quadro FX 5600 to run. The difference is significant enough that the FireGL V7200 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Quadro FX 5600.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed600 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date03 May 2007vs24 Apr 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory1536 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs650 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth76.8GB/secvs41.6GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units128vs8
Actual Shader Performance4%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2048x1536
VGA Connections1vs2
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power171 Wattsvs450 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Wattsvs300 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs3.0
Open GL3.3vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewA 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. The FireGL line is designed for multimedia content creation programs, such as 3DS Max, mechanical engineering design software such as Solidworks, and civil engineering architectural software such as Chief Architect, whereas Radeon counterparts are suited towards video games. FireGL drivers were built with maximum image quality and pixel precision, with CAD specific functionalities such as the recently introduced AutoDetection Technology to tune the parameters inside the driver to achieve maximum performance for predefined list of software. However, because the drivers are also based on the Catalyst drivers made for the Radeon line, it makes them suitable for gaming, at the expense of probable compatibility issues with the very latest games due to the age of the drivers, with FireGL cards in theory pushing more data than their Radeon gaming counterparts
The ATI FireGL range of video cards, renamed to FirePro 3D in late 2008, is the series specifically for CAD (Computer Aided Design) and DCC (Digital Content Creation) software, usually found in workstations.
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