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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro4 780 XGL Quadro FX 380
Red Dead Redemption 2 4854% 3265%
Cyberpunk 2077 6706% 4523%
Doom Eternal 4159% 2793%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2956% 1975%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4854% 3265%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6706% 4523%
FIFA 20 2539% 1692%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7469% 5042%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 6706% 4523%
Need For Speed Heat 4854% 3265%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 380 are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro4 780 XGL.

The Quadro FX 380 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro4 780 XGL, and so the Quadro FX 380 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 380 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 Quadro FX 380 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro FX 380 has 18 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro4 780 XGL, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 380 is slightly better than the Quadro4 780 XGL.

The Quadro4 780 XGL has 4 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 380 has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro4 780 XGL is 1 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 380 is 7. The Quadro FX 380 having 6 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro FX 380 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro4 780 XGL.

The Quadro FX 380 requires 34 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 380, 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-
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Nov 2002vs31 Mar 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed275 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth4.4GB/secvs22.4GB/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 Units4vs16
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate2.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs2
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-34 Watts
Recommended PSU-450 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model1.3vs4.0
Open GL1.5vs3.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

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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.Digital artists and designers can now create stunning 3D designs from a professional platform. Enabling EnergyStar compliance, Quadro FX 380 provides extreme power efficiency to save you money. Certified on all industry-leading applications and featuring automatic configuration of display settings, Quadro FX 380 provides both power efficiency and performance.
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