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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro FX 5600 Quadro FX 4800
Cyberpunk 2077 1282% 992%
Red Dead Redemption 2 906% 695%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 520% 390%
Halo: Reach 220% 153%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1282% 992%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 906% 695%
FIFA 20 436% 323%
Doom Eternal 765% 584%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1437% 1115%
Need For Speed Heat 906% 695%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 4800 are noticeably better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 5600.

The Quadro FX 4800 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro FX 5600, and so the Quadro FX 4800 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Quadro FX 5600 when running the latest games.

The Quadro FX 5600 and the Quadro FX 4800 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the Quadro FX 5600 and the Quadro FX 4800 are the same, which means the Quadro FX 5600 and the Quadro FX 4800 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The Quadro FX 5600 has 128 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 4800 has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is 77 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 4800 is 116. The Quadro FX 4800 having 39 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro FX 4800 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro FX 5600.

The Quadro FX 4800 transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 5600. This means that the Quadro FX 4800 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 5600.

The Quadro FX 5600 requires 171 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 4800 requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro FX 5600 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro FX 4800. The Quadro FX 5600 requires 21 Watts more than the Quadro FX 4800 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Quadro FX 5600 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Quadro FX 4800.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed600 MHzvs602 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG80GLGT200b GL
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date03 May 2007vs08 Nov 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory1536 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth76.8GB/secvs76.8GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units128vs192
Actual Shader Performance4%vs6%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power171 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Wattsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL3.3vs3.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
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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 Quadro® FX 4800 ultra-high-end solution gives geophysicists, designers, scientists, engineers, and other technical professionals visual computing from their desktops. Professional applications take advantage of the Quadro FX 4800 advanced feature set, including 1.5 GB of frame buffer, providing professionals the right set of tools to deliver results that push the realms of visualization.
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