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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro4 550 XGL GeForce 9400 GT 1GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 8006% 4015%
Doom Eternal 6870% 3438%
Cyberpunk 2077 11036% 5554%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8006% 4015%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 4900% 2438%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11036% 5554%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 11036% 5554%
Grand Theft Auto VI 12286% 6188%
Need For Speed Heat 8006% 4015%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 212% 58%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9400 GT 1GB are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro4 550 XGL.

The 9400 GT was released over three years more recently than the Quadro4 550 XGL, and so the 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 9400 GT has 960 MB more video memory than the Quadro4 550 XGL, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the 9400 GT also has superior memory performance overall.

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

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

The 9400 GT transistor size technology is 85 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro4 550 XGL. This means that the 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 9400 GT should consume less power than the Quadro4 550 XGL.

The GeForce 9400 GT 1GB 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 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 2002vs26 Aug 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvs1024 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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2vs16
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units4vs-
Texture Rate1.1 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

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

GPU Features

Shader Model1.3vs4.0
Open GL1.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
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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.GeForce 9400 GT 1GB is a middle-class GPU part of the GeForce 9000 Series released by NVIDIA in 2008.
The performance is slightly better than the standard GeForce 9400 GT, due to the extra video memory which can be precious for some games and fundamental at high resolutions.
Still, 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.
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