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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro FX 5600 GeForce 8800 GS
Cyberpunk 2077 953% 778%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 871% 711%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 981% 802%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 1423% 1171%
eFootball PES 2021 436% 347%
Genshin Impact 962% 786%
FIFA 21 436% 347%
Death Stranding 962% 786%
Watch Dogs Legion 924% 755%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 840% 684%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GS are noticeably better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 5600.

The GeForce 8800 GS was released less than a year after the Quadro FX 5600, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Quadro FX 5600 has 1152 MB more video memory than the GeForce 8800 GS, 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 38.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 8800 GS, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is noticeably better than the GeForce 8800 GS.

The Quadro FX 5600 has 128 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8800 GS has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is 77 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8800 GS is 132. The GeForce 8800 GS having 55 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro FX 5600 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce 8800 GS transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 5600. This means that the GeForce 8800 GS 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 GeForce 8800 GS requires 105 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro FX 5600 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GeForce 8800 GS. The Quadro FX 5600 requires 66 Watts more than the GeForce 8800 GS to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro FX 5600 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce 8800 GS.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed600 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date03 May 2007vs01 Jan 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900 - vs green tick
1920x1080 - vs green tick
2560x1440 - vs green tick
3840x2160 - vs green tick

GPU Memory

Memory1536 MBvs384 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth76.8GB/secvs38.4GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units128vs96
Actual Shader Performance4%vs6%
Texture Mapping Units-vs48
Texture Rate-vs26.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs12
Pixel Rate-vs6.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power171 Wattsvs105 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Wattsvs450 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL3.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM-4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1280x720

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

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. GeForce 8800 GS is a high-end GFX based on the 65nm variant of the first-shader unified architecture.
It's based on the G92 Core and offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 12 ROPs, on a 192-bit memory interface of GDDR3. The central unit runs at 550MHz and the memory clock operates 800MHz. It will consume no more than 105 Watt.
GeForce 8800 GS was added later to the GeForce 8000 Series and was manufactured with an upgraded G8X Core known as G92 (later used on the GeForce 9000 Series). It's manufactured with a smaller technology (65nm VS 90nm) and therefore heats less and consumes less power. Compared to GeForce 8800 GT, it performs significantly worse - especially at higher resolutions.
Today's modern demanding games can be played at medium (most) or high settings (some) smoothly. However, DirectX 11 based games aren't supported and its performance will decrease substantially, as the resolution increases.
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