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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro4 550 XGL GeForce 9300
Cyberpunk 2077 11036% 13264%
Halo: Reach 2476% 2991%
Red Dead Redemption 2 8006% 9627%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8006% 9627%
Doom Eternal 6870% 8264%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 4900% 5900%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11036% 13264%
FIFA 20 4218% 5082%
Need For Speed Heat 8006% 9627%
Grand Theft Auto VI 12286% 14764%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro4 550 XGL are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce 9300.

The GeForce 9300 has a 180 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the Quadro4 550 XGL. This results in the GeForce 9300 providing 2.5 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since the GeForce 9300 supports up to DirectX 10.

The GeForce 9300 has a 180 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro4 550 XGL and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce 9300 providing 0.7 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. The GeForce 9300 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 9300 is superior.

The GeForce 9300 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro4 550 XGL, and so the GeForce 9300 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 9300 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 and the GeForce 9300 has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro4 550 XGL is 1 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9300 is 7. The GeForce 9300 having 6 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro4 550 XGL performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce 9300 transistor size technology is 60 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro4 550 XGL. This means that the GeForce 9300 is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro4 550 XGL. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce 9300 should consume less power than the Quadro4 550 XGL.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed270 MHzvs450 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV17 A3MCP79MX
OC Potential Poor vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date19 Feb 2002vs01 Oct 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed200 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs-
Memory TypeDDRvs-
Memory Bandwidth3.2GB/secvs-
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 Units2vs16
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units4vs8
Texture Rate1.1 GTexel/svs3.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs1.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

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GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

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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.The NVIDIA® GeForce® 9300 motherboard GPU delivers incredible performance at an exceptional price. Get 16-cores of DirectX® 10 graphics and NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology parallel processing horsepower. Turbo-charge your Optimized PC with features like Hybrid SLI® and PureVideo® HD. Expect more from motherboard graphics: “Good enough” graphics are no longer good enough.
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