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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro4 550 XGL Quadro NVS 285
Red Dead Redemption 2 8006% 32324%
Halo: Reach 2476% 10203%
Cyberpunk 2077 11036% 44445%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8006% 32324%
Doom Eternal 6870% 27779%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11036% 44445%
Grand Theft Auto VI 12286% 49445%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 4900% 19900%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 11036% 44445%
Need For Speed Heat 8006% 32324%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro4 550 XGL are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro NVS 285.

The Quadro NVS 285 has a 5 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro4 550 XGL, but both GPUs exhibit the same Texture Fill Rate. Neither of these GPUs support DirectX 10 or higher, so Texture Rate holds more weight than when comparing more modern GPUs.

The Quadro NVS 285 has a 5 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro4 550 XGL, but the Quadro4 550 XGL has 2 more Render Output Units than the Quadro NVS 285. As a result, the Quadro4 550 XGL exhibits a 0.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the Quadro NVS 285. Neither of these GPUs support DirectX 9 or higher, so Pixel Rate holds more weight than when comparing more modern GPUs.

The Quadro NVS 285 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro4 550 XGL, and so the Quadro NVS 285 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 Quadro NVS 285 has 64 MB more video memory than the Quadro4 550 XGL, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro NVS 285 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro NVS 285 has 1.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro4 550 XGL, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro NVS 285 is marginally better than the Quadro4 550 XGL.

The Quadro4 550 XGL has 2 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro NVS 285 has 4. The two GPUs are based on different architectures, but deliver an equivalent shader performance. To compare, we must continue to look at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, the two GPUs have extremely similar stats, so any gaming performance difference would most likely be negligible.

The Quadro NVS 285 transistor size technology is 40 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro4 550 XGL. This means that the Quadro NVS 285 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro4 550 XGL. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Quadro NVS 285 should consume less power than the Quadro4 550 XGL.

The Quadro NVS 285 requires 18 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Quadro4 550 XGL.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed270 MHzvs275 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV17 A3NV44 A2
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date19 Feb 2002vs06 Jun 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed200 MHzvs275 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth3.2GB/secvs4.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Technology150nmvs110nm
Texture Mapping Units4vs4
Texture Rate1.1 GTexel/svs1.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs2
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs0.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs1920x1200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-18 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX8.1vs9.0c
Shader Model1.3vs2.0
Open GL1.5vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

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.Quadro NVS 285 is an old professional GFX based on the NV40 architecture used on the GeForce 6000 Series.
It's based on the NV44 A2 Core and offers 4 Pixel Shaders, 4 TMUs and 2 ROPs on a 128-bit memory interface of DDR. The central unit runs at 275MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 275MHz.
Its drivers aren't certified for gaming purposes and as it's not based on a shader-unified architecture, it does not support DirctX 10 & 11.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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