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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro4 780 XGL Quadro FX 1700
Red Dead Redemption 2 4854% 3408%
Doom Eternal 4159% 2916%
Cyberpunk 2077 6706% 4720%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4854% 3408%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2956% 2064%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6706% 4720%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 6706% 4720%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7469% 5261%
Need For Speed Heat 4854% 3408%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 91% 35%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 1700 are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro4 780 XGL.

The Quadro FX 1700 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro4 780 XGL, and so the Quadro FX 1700 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 Quadro FX 1700 has 384 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 Quadro FX 1700 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro FX 1700 has 8.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro4 780 XGL, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 1700 is marginally better than the Quadro4 780 XGL.

The Quadro4 780 XGL has 4 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 1700 has 32. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro4 780 XGL is 1 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 1700 is 15. The Quadro FX 1700 having 14 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro FX 1700 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro4 780 XGL.

The Quadro FX 1700 transistor size technology is 70 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro4 780 XGL. This means that the Quadro FX 1700 is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro4 780 XGL. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Quadro FX 1700 should consume less power than the Quadro4 780 XGL.

The Quadro FX 1700 requires 42 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Quadro4 780 XGL. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Quadro FX 1700, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Quadro4 780 XGL.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed275 MHzvs460 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Nov 2002vs12 Sep 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed275 MHzvs400 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth4.4GB/secvs12.8GB/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 Units4vs32
Actual Shader Performance0%vs1%
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate2.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-42 Watts
Recommended PSU-450 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model1.3vs4.0
Open GL1.5vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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

Gaming Performance Value

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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.The Quadro line of GPU cards emerged in an effort at market segmentation by NVIDIA. In introducing Quadro, NVIDIA was able to charge a premium for essentially the same graphics hardware in professional markets, and direct resources to properly serve the needs of those markets. To differentiate their offerings, NVIDIA used driver software and firmware to enable features vital to segments of the workstation market; e.g., high performance anti-aliased lines and two-sided lighting were reserved for the Quadro product. In addition, improved support through a certified driver program was put in place. These features were of little value in the gaming markets that NVIDIA's products already sold to, but prevented high end customers from using the less expensive products. This practice continues even today although some products use higher capacity faster memory.
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