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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro FX 4600 Radeon HD 3800 series
Cyberpunk 2077 1177% 1209%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1068% 1098%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1030% 1059%
FIFA 21 544% 560%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1030% 1059%
Watch Dogs Legion 1132% 1163%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1731% 1777%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 1109% 1140%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1697% 1742%
Genshin Impact 1177% 1209%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 4600 are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 3800 series.

The HD 3800 has no core clock speed set, so any comparison between Texture and Pixel Fill Rates is not currently possible.

The HD 3800 was released less than a year after the Quadro FX 4600, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Quadro FX 4600 has 256 MB more video memory than the HD 3800, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro FX 4600 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro FX 4600 has 67.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 3800, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 4600 is much better than the HD 3800.

The Quadro FX 4600 has 112 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 3800 series has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 4600 is 56 and the actual shader performance of the HD 3800 is 0. The Quadro FX 4600 having 56 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro FX 4600 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 3800.

The HD 3800 transistor size technology is 35 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 4600. This means that the HD 3800 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 4600. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD 3800 should consume less power than the Quadro FX 4600.

The Quadro FX 4600 requires 134 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 3800 series. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro FX 4600.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed500 MHzvs-
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date05 Mar 2007vs01 Nov 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory768 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed700 MHzvs-
Memory Bus384 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth67.2GB/secvs-
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units112vs320
Actual Shader Performance3%vs-
Texture Mapping Units-vs16
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs16
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power134 Watts-
Recommended PSU750 Watts-

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.1
Open GL3.3vs3.2
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. Radeon HD 3800 Series is not a GPU but instead a combination between Radeon HD 3830, Radeon HD 3850 and Radeon HD 3870 whose rank is a balance between the three and that exists for System Requirements purposes only.
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