Select any two GPUs for comparison

Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTS 150 Quadro FX 5600
Red Dead Redemption 2 693% 906%
Cyberpunk 2077 989% 1282%
Doom Eternal 581% 765%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 389% 520%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 693% 906%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 989% 1282%
FIFA 20 322% 436%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1111% 1437%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 989% 1282%
Need For Speed Heat 693% 906%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTS 150 are noticeably better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 5600.

The GeForce GTS 150 was released over a year more recently than the Quadro FX 5600, and so the GeForce GTS 150 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro FX 5600.

The Quadro FX 5600 has 512 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTS 150, 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 12.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTS 150, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is slightly better than the GeForce GTS 150.

Both the GeForce GTS 150 and the Quadro FX 5600 have 128 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GeForce GTS 150 is 236 and by the Quadro FX 5600 is 77. Knowing that the shader performance of the GeForce GTS 150 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The GeForce GTS 150 transistor size technology is 35 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 5600. This means that the GeForce GTS 150 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 5600.

The GeForce GTS 150 requires 141 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 5600 requires 171 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GeForce GTS 150 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro FX 5600. The Quadro FX 5600 requires 30 Watts more than the GeForce GTS 150 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 GeForce GTS 150.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed738 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla G92bG80GL
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2009vs03 May 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth64GB/secvs76.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units128vs128
Actual Shader Performance11%vs4%
Texture Mapping Units64vs-
Texture Rate47.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs-
Pixel Rate11.8 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power141 Wattsvs171 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 38 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTS 150 is a high-end GPU based on the 2009, 55nm, first-generation unified architecture.
It's based on the G92 Core and offers 128 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 256-bit memory interface of standard DDR3. The central unit runs at 738MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 1000MHz.
It's therefore a renamed GeForce 9800 GTX+ with a lower memory clock - which will not affect its performance overall.
Today's modern demanding games are playable at medium (some high settings) but DirectX 11 games aren't supported and extremely demanding games will require reduced further reduced settings to be played optimally.
A 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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants