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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 9600 GSO EVGA Dual-Slot 768MB Edition Quadro FX 5600
Red Dead Redemption 2 1090% 906%
Cyberpunk 2077 1535% 1282%
Doom Eternal 923% 765%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 634% 520%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1090% 906%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1535% 1282%
FIFA 20 534% 436%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1719% 1437%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1535% 1282%
Need For Speed Heat 1090% 906%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 5600 are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce 9600 GSO EVGA Dual-Slot 768MB Edition.

The 9600 GSO 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 768 MB more video memory than the 9600 GSO, 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 9600 GSO, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is noticeably better than the 9600 GSO.

The GeForce 9600 GSO EVGA Dual-Slot 768MB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 5600 has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the 9600 GSO is 132 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is 77. The 9600 GSO 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 9600 GSO transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 5600. This means that the 9600 GSO is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 5600. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the 9600 GSO should consume less power than the Quadro FX 5600.

The GeForce 9600 GSO EVGA Dual-Slot 768MB Edition requires 84 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 5600 requires 171 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the 9600 GSO and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro FX 5600. The Quadro FX 5600 requires 87 Watts more than the 9600 GSO 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 9600 GSO.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed550 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 May 2008vs03 May 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory768 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth38.4GB/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 Units96vs128
Actual Shader Performance6%vs4%
Texture Mapping Units48vs-
Texture Rate26.4 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units12vs-
Pixel Rate6.6 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power84 Wattsvs171 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 26 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 9600 GSO EVGA Dual-Slot 768MB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class GeForce 9600 GSO.
It offers twice as much video memory which will only offer a performance boost on superior resolutions which the card isn't very suited for from the begining. Nevertheless, expect an overall 7% performance boost over the reference 384MB card.
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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