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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro4 550 XGL HD i7 2600
Cyberpunk 2077 11036% 5245%
Halo: Reach 2476% 1136%
Red Dead Redemption 2 8006% 3791%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8006% 3791%
Doom Eternal 6870% 3245%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 4900% 2300%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11036% 5245%
FIFA 20 4218% 1973%
Need For Speed Heat 8006% 3791%
Grand Theft Auto VI 12286% 5845%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i7 2600 are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro4 550 XGL.

The HD i7 2600 has a 580 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro4 550 XGL, but the Quadro4 550 XGL has 3 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i7 2600. As a result, the Quadro4 550 XGL exhibits a 0.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD i7 2600. Neither of these GPUs support DirectX 10 or higher, so Texture Rate holds more weight than when comparing more modern GPUs.

The HD i7 2600 has a 580 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro4 550 XGL, but the Quadro4 550 XGL has 3 more Render Output Units than the HD i7 2600. As a result, the Quadro4 550 XGL exhibits a 0.2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD i7 2600. Neither of these GPUs support DirectX 9 or higher, so Pixel Rate holds more weight than when comparing more modern GPUs.

The HD i7 2600 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro4 550 XGL, and so the HD i7 2600 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 i7 2600 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 i7 2600 has 6. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro4 550 XGL is 1 and the actual shader performance of the HD i7 2600 is 32. The HD i7 2600 having 31 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD i7 2600 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro4 550 XGL.

The HD i7 2600 transistor size technology is 118 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro4 550 XGL. This means that the HD i7 2600 is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro4 550 XGL. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD i7 2600 should consume less power than the Quadro4 550 XGL.

The HD i7 2600 requires 95 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 HD i7 2600, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Quadro4 550 XGL.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed270 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1350 MHz
ArchitectureNV17 A3Sandy Bridge GT1
OC Potential Poor vs None
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date19 Feb 2002vs09 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900 - vs green tick
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1920x1080 - vs green tick
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2560x1440 - vs green tick
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3840x2160 - vs green tick
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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 vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2vs6
Actual Shader Performance0%vs2%
Technology150nmvs32nm
Texture Mapping Units4vs1
Texture Rate1.1 GTexel/svs0.9 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs1
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs0.9 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

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

Max Power-95 Watts
Recommended PSU-300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

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

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM-4 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.Overview
Intel HD i7 2600 is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 2000 Desktop that is Integrated in the Core i7-2600 Processor.

GPU
The Central Unit Initially Runs at 850MHz and goes up to 1350MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
Frame Buffer: Up to 1.7GB.

Memory Channel: 64-bit or 128-bit.

Memory Clock: Up to 667MHz.

Memory Bandwidth: It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus this Graphics Card performance may vary heavily from system to system.

Performance
Gaming Benchmarks Indicate its Performance is Similar to of a Dedicated GeForce 8400 GS.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD i7 2600.
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