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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro4 550 XGL Quadro FX 1000
Halo: Reach 2476% 2182%
Cyberpunk 2077 11036% 9766%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 4900% 4330%
Red Dead Redemption 2 8006% 7081%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8006% 7081%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11036% 9766%
Doom Eternal 6870% 6074%
Grand Theft Auto VI 12286% 10873%
FIFA 20 4218% 3726%
Need For Speed Heat 8006% 7081%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 1000 are very slightly better than the Nvidia Quadro4 550 XGL.

The Quadro FX 1000 was released less than a year after the Quadro4 550 XGL, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance 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 FX 1000 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 FX 1000 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro FX 1000 has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro4 550 XGL, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 1000 is marginally better than the Quadro4 550 XGL.

Both the Quadro4 550 XGL and the Quadro FX 1000 have 2 Shader Processing Units. 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, we sadly do not have enough data in this area to complete the comparison.

We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Quadro FX 1000, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Quadro4 550 XGL.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed270 MHzvs300 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV17 A3NV30GL
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date19 Feb 2002vs21 Jan 2003
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed200 MHzvs300 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth3.2GB/secvs9.6GB/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 Units2vs2
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Technology150nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units4vs-
Texture Rate1.1 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections2vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

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Recommended PSU-300 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX8.1vs9.0b
Shader Model1.3vs3.0
Open GL1.5vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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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 Quadro line of GPU cards emerged in an effort at market segmentation by NVIDIA. In introducing Quadro, NVIDIA was able to charge a premium for essentially the same graphics hardware in professional markets, and direct resources to properly serve the needs of those markets. To differentiate their offerings, NVIDIA used driver software and firmware to enable features vital to segments of the workstation market; e.g., high performance anti-aliased lines and two-sided lighting were reserved for the Quadro product. In addition, improved support through a certified driver program was put in place. These features were of little value in the gaming markets that NVIDIA's products already sold to, but prevented high end customers from using the less expensive products. This practice continues even today although some products use higher capacity faster memory.
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