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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro4 550 XGL GeForce 8300
Red Dead Redemption 2 8006% 8460%
Halo: Reach 2476% 2620%
Cyberpunk 2077 11036% 11660%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8006% 8460%
Doom Eternal 6870% 7260%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11036% 11660%
Grand Theft Auto VI 12286% 12980%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 4900% 5180%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 11036% 11660%
Need For Speed Heat 8006% 8460%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro4 550 XGL are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8300.

The GeForce 8300 has a 230 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the Quadro4 550 XGL. This results in the GeForce 8300 providing 2.9 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since the GeForce 8300 supports up to DirectX 10.

The GeForce 8300 has a 230 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro4 550 XGL and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce 8300 providing 0.9 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. The GeForce 8300 supports up to DirectX 10, so pixeling performance is not particularly relevant for this GPU. It would be relevant for comparing the Quadro4 550 XGL with other old GPUs, but in this case it is probably safe to say that the GeForce 8300 is superior.

The GeForce 8300 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro4 550 XGL, and so the GeForce 8300 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Quadro4 550 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 Quadro4 550 XGL has 64 MB video memory, but the GeForce 8300 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Quadro4 550 XGL has 2 Shader Processing Units but the GeForce 8300 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 8300 transistor size technology is 70 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro4 550 XGL. This means that the GeForce 8300 is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro4 550 XGL. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce 8300 should consume less power than the Quadro4 550 XGL.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed270 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV17 A3MCP78
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date19 Feb 2002vs02 Jan 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1920x1080 - vs green tick
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GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed200 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth3.2GB/secvs-
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 Units2vs-
Actual Shader Performance0%vs-
Technology150nmvs80nm
Texture Mapping Units4vs8
Texture Rate1.1 GTexel/svs4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs2 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

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

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GPU Features

DirectX8.1vs10
Shader Model1.3vs4.0
Open GL1.5vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsno
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM-2 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-800x600

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro4 550 XGL is a professional graphics card that will deliver similar gaming performance to GeForce4 MX 460, though worse due to the lack of support for gaming drivers, lower memory bandwidth and reduced frame buffer size, as well as a lower clocked central unit.An NVIDIA® GeForce® 8300 motherboard GPU delivers the power of a discrete GeForce GPU with up to 60% more graphics performance than entry-level graphics cards. Enjoy Windows Vista™ and today’s popular games with DirectX® 10 and watch the latest Blu-ray and HD DVD titles with PureVideo® HD technology. And get the most advanced core logic with Gigabit Ethernet featuring FirstPacket™ technology and MediaShield™ storage technology with RAID5 support.
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