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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro4 550 XGL GeForce 6600 GT 256MB
Red Dead Redemption 2 8006% 3938%
Cyberpunk 2077 11036% 5447%
Doom Eternal 6870% 3372%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8006% 3938%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 4900% 2391%
Halo: Reach 2476% 1183%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11036% 5447%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 11036% 5447%
Grand Theft Auto VI 12286% 6070%
Need For Speed Heat 8006% 3938%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT 256MB are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro4 550 XGL.

The 6600 GT was released over a year more recently than the Quadro4 550 XGL, and so the 6600 GT is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro4 550 XGL.

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 6600 GT has 192 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 6600 GT also has superior memory performance overall.

The 6600 GT has 12.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro4 550 XGL, which means that the memory performance of the 6600 GT is slightly better than the Quadro4 550 XGL.

The Quadro4 550 XGL has 2 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6600 GT 256MB has 11. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro4 550 XGL is 1 and the actual shader performance of the 6600 GT is 6. The 6600 GT having 5 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the 6600 GT delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro4 550 XGL.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed270 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV17 A3NV43
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date19 Feb 2002vs01 Nov 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed200 MHzvs500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth3.2GB/secvs16GB/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 Units2vs11
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 Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Features

DirectX8.1vs9.0c
Shader Model1.3vs3.0
Open GL1.5vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
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.Supercharge your gaming with the power of an NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GPU. The NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GPUs deliver best-in-class performance and advanced visual effects for next-generation games. The only GPU in its class with support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 and with support for PCI Express, the GeForce 6600 delivers ultra-realistic effects, unmatched features, and rock-solid stability so you can play your game the way itís meant to be played
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