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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro4 550 XGL HD i3 2100
Red Dead Redemption 2 8006% 3834%
Halo: Reach 2476% 1150%
Cyberpunk 2077 11036% 5304%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8006% 3834%
Doom Eternal 6870% 3282%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11036% 5304%
Grand Theft Auto VI 12286% 5911%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 4900% 2326%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 11036% 5304%
Need For Speed Heat 8006% 3834%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i3 2100 are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro4 550 XGL.

The HD i3 2100 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro4 550 XGL, and so the HD i3 2100 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 HD i3 2100 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 HD i3 2100 has 6. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro4 550 XGL is 1 and the actual shader performance of the HD i3 2100 is 16. The HD i3 2100 having 15 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD i3 2100 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro4 550 XGL.

The HD i3 2100 requires 65 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Quadro4 550 XGL.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed270 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV17 A3Sandy Bridge
OC Potential Poor vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date19 Feb 2002vs30 Mar 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed200 MHzvs667 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth3.2GB/secvs21.3GB/sec
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 Units2vs6
Actual Shader Performance0%vs1%
Texture Mapping Units4vs-
Texture Rate1.1 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-65 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model1.3vs4.1
Open GL1.5vs3.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

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.HD i3 2100 is a specific version of the Intel HD 2000 Graphics that comes with the CPU 'Core i3-2100 3.1GHz'. It uses the CPU's Level 3 Cache (up to 3 MB, in this case) + part of the RAM installed on the system up to a maximum of approximately 1.7GB for Vista/7 and 1 GB for XP. The Memory controller supports DDR3-1066 and DDR3-1333 and the Dynamic Frequency Technology of the processor can over-clock the graphics card clock from 850MHz to 1100MHz. Nevertheless it's still an integrated GPU with shared memory so its performance is very limited. Still, demanding games like Crysis 2 should still run on the lowest settings.
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