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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FireGL V8600 Quadro FX 5600
Red Dead Redemption 2 1202% 906%
Doom Eternal 1019% 765%
Cyberpunk 2077 1688% 1282%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1202% 906%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 703% 520%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1688% 1282%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1688% 1282%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1889% 1437%
Need For Speed Heat 1202% 906%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 50% 61%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 5600 are noticeably better than the AMD FireGL V8600.

The Quadro FX 5600 was released less than a year after the FireGL V8600, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Quadro FX 5600 has 512 MB more video memory than the FireGL V8600, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the FireGL V8600 has superior memory performance.

The FireGL V8600 has 34.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro FX 5600, which means that the memory performance of the FireGL V8600 is noticeably better than the Quadro FX 5600.

The FireGL V8600 has 320 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 5600 has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the FireGL V8600 is 143 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is 77. The FireGL V8600 having 66 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FireGL V8600 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro FX 5600.

The Quadro FX 5600 requires 171 Watts to run but there is no entry for the FireGL V8600. We would recommend a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the FireGL V8600 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro FX 5600. The Quadro FX 5600 has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the FireGL V8600. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro FX 5600 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the FireGL V8600.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed688 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jan 2007vs03 May 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed868 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR4vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth111.1GB/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 Units320vs128
Actual Shader Performance7%vs4%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections-vs1
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections-vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-171 Watts
Recommended PSU650 Wattsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL2.1vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe 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. The FireGL line is designed for multimedia content creation programs, such as 3DS Max, and mechanical engineering design software such as Solidworks, 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.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.
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