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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro4 780 XGL GeForce 8500 GT
Red Dead Redemption 2 4854% 2957%
Halo: Reach 1474% 871%
Cyberpunk 2077 6706% 4100%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4854% 2957%
Doom Eternal 4159% 2529%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6706% 4100%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7469% 4571%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2956% 1786%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 6706% 4100%
Need For Speed Heat 4854% 2957%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro4 780 XGL.

The GeForce 8500 GT has a 175 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the Quadro4 780 XGL. This results in the GeForce 8500 GT providing 1.4 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since the GeForce 8500 GT supports up to DirectX 10.0.

The GeForce 8500 GT has a 175 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro4 780 XGL and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce 8500 GT providing 0.7 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. The GeForce 8500 GT supports up to DirectX 10.0, so pixeling performance is not particularly relevant for this GPU. It would be relevant for comparing the Quadro4 780 XGL with other old GPUs, but in this case it is probably safe to say that the GeForce 8500 GT is superior.

The GeForce 8500 GT was released over three years more recently than the Quadro4 780 XGL, and so the GeForce 8500 GT is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Quadro4 780 XGL when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The GeForce 8500 GT has 128 MB more video memory than the Quadro4 780 XGL, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce 8500 GT also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 8500 GT has 8.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro4 780 XGL, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8500 GT is marginally better than the Quadro4 780 XGL.

The Quadro4 780 XGL has 4 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8500 GT has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro4 780 XGL is 1 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8500 GT is 18. The GeForce 8500 GT having 17 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 8500 GT delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro4 780 XGL.

The GeForce 8500 GT transistor size technology is 70 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro4 780 XGL. This means that the GeForce 8500 GT is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro4 780 XGL. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce 8500 GT should consume less power than the Quadro4 780 XGL.

The GeForce 8500 GT requires 30 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Quadro4 780 XGL. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GeForce 8500 GT, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Quadro4 780 XGL.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed275 MHzvs450 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV28Tesla G86
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date01 Nov 2002vs01 Apr 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900 - vs green tick
2.1
1920x1080 - vs green tick
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2560x1440 - vs green tick
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3840x2160 - vs green tick
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GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed275 MHzvs400 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth4.4GB/secvs12.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4vs16
Actual Shader Performance0%vs1%
Technology150nmvs80nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs8
Texture Rate2.2 GTexel/svs3.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs1.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-30 Watts
Recommended PSU-350 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX8.1vs10.0
Shader Model1.3vs4.0
Open GL1.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz
Recommended RAM-3 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1024x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro4 780 XGL is a professional graphics card that will deliver similar gaming performance to GeForce4 Ti 4400, though worse due to the lack of support for gaming drivers.GeForce 8500 GT is a middle-class GPU based on the 80nm variant of the first-shader unified architecture.
It's based on the G86 Core and offers 16 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs, on a 128-bit memory interface of DDR2. The central unit runs at 450MHz and the memory clock operates at 400MHz. It will consume no more than 45 Watt.
This GPU is only suited for a 1024x768 (or less) resolution. Most of today's games will only run at low settings and extremely demanding games might not run at all. DirectX 11 based games aren't supported and its performance will decrease drastically, as the resolution increases.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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