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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro4 550 XGL GeForce 9400 GT
Red Dead Redemption 2 8006% 4015%
Cyberpunk 2077 11036% 5554%
Doom Eternal 6870% 3438%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 4900% 2438%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8006% 4015%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11036% 5554%
FIFA 20 4218% 2092%
Grand Theft Auto VI 12286% 6188%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 11036% 5554%
Need For Speed Heat 8006% 4015%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9400 GT are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro4 550 XGL.

The GeForce 9400 GT has a 280 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the Quadro4 550 XGL. This results in the GeForce 9400 GT providing 3.3 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since the GeForce 9400 GT supports up to DirectX 10.

The GeForce 9400 GT has a 280 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro4 550 XGL and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce 9400 GT providing 1.1 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. The GeForce 9400 GT 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 9400 GT is superior.

The GeForce 9400 GT was released over three years more recently than the Quadro4 550 XGL, and so the GeForce 9400 GT 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 GeForce 9400 GT has 448 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 GeForce 9400 GT also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 9400 GT has 9.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro4 550 XGL, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 9400 GT is marginally better than the Quadro4 550 XGL.

The Quadro4 550 XGL has 2 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9400 GT has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro4 550 XGL is 1 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9400 GT is 9. The GeForce 9400 GT having 8 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 9400 GT delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro4 550 XGL.

The GeForce 9400 GT transistor size technology is 85 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro4 550 XGL. This means that the GeForce 9400 GT is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro4 550 XGL. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce 9400 GT should consume less power than the Quadro4 550 XGL.

The GeForce 9400 GT requires 50 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Quadro4 550 XGL. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce 9400 GT, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Quadro4 550 XGL.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed270 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV17 A3G96a/b
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date19 Feb 2002vs27 Aug 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed200 MHzvs400 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth3.2GB/secvs12.8GB/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 Units2vs16
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Technology150nmvs65nm
Texture Mapping Units4vs8
Texture Rate1.1 GTexel/svs4.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs2.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-50 Watts
Recommended PSU-300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX8.1vs10
Shader Model1.3vs4.0
Open GL1.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz
Recommended RAM-3 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1024x768

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.GeForce 9400 GT is a middle-class GFX part of the GeForce 9000 Series released by NVIDIA in 2008.
The performance is very limited due to the architecture itself and so most demanding games are only playable at low settings while very demanding games, might be unplayable, even at the lowest settings.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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