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Gaming Performance Comparison

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Game Quadro4 780 XGL GeForce FX 5900XT
Red Dead Redemption 2 4854% 4453%
Halo: Reach 1474% 1347%
Cyberpunk 2077 6706% 6155%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4854% 4453%
Doom Eternal 4159% 3815%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6706% 6155%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7469% 6857%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2956% 2709%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 6706% 6155%
Need For Speed Heat 4854% 4453%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce FX 5900XT are very slightly better than the Nvidia Quadro4 780 XGL.

The GeForce FX 5900XT has a 125 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro4 780 XGL, but the Quadro4 780 XGL has 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce FX 5900XT. As a result, the Quadro4 780 XGL exhibits a 0.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce FX 5900XT. Neither of these GPUs support DirectX 10 or higher, so Texture Rate holds more weight than when comparing more modern GPUs.

The GeForce FX 5900XT has a 125 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro4 780 XGL and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce FX 5900XT providing 0.5 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. The GeForce FX 5900XT supports up to DirectX 9.0b, 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 FX 5900XT is superior.

The GeForce FX 5900XT was released over a year more recently than the Quadro4 780 XGL, and so the GeForce FX 5900XT is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro4 780 XGL.

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 Quadro4 780 XGL and the GeForce FX 5900XT have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce FX 5900XT has 6.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro4 780 XGL, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce FX 5900XT is marginally better than the Quadro4 780 XGL.

Both the Quadro4 780 XGL and the GeForce FX 5900XT have 4 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GeForce FX 5900XT is 2 and by the Quadro4 780 XGL is 2. Knowing that the shader performance of the GeForce FX 5900XT is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The GeForce FX 5900XT transistor size technology is 20 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro4 780 XGL. This means that the GeForce FX 5900XT is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro4 780 XGL. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce FX 5900XT should consume less power than the Quadro4 780 XGL.

The GeForce FX 5900XT requires 35 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Quadro4 780 XGL.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed275 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Nov 2002vs01 Dec 2003
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed275 MHzvs350 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth4.4GB/secvs11.2GB/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 Units4vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units8vs4
Texture Rate2.2 GTexel/svs1.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs1.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2048x1536
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-35 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model1.3vs2.0
Open GL1.5vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

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GPU Mini Review

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