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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro4 550 XGL Quadro NVS 280
Red Dead Redemption 2 8006% 27336%
Doom Eternal 6870% 23490%
Cyberpunk 2077 11036% 37592%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8006% 27336%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 4900% 16823%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11036% 37592%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 11036% 37592%
Grand Theft Auto VI 12286% 41823%
Need For Speed Heat 8006% 27336%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 212% 956%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro4 550 XGL are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro NVS 280.

The Quadro NVS 280 was released over a year more recently than the Quadro4 550 XGL, and so the Quadro NVS 280 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 Quadro4 550 XGL and the Quadro NVS 280 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Quadro4 550 XGL has 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro NVS 280, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro4 550 XGL is marginally better than the Quadro NVS 280.

The Quadro4 550 XGL has 2 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro NVS 280 has 1. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro4 550 XGL is 1 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro NVS 280 is 0. The Quadro4 550 XGL having 1 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro4 550 XGL delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro NVS 280.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed270 MHzvs250 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV17 A3NV34GL
OC Potential Poor vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date19 Feb 2002vs01 Apr 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvs64 MB
Memory Speed200 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth3.2GB/secvs-
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 Units2vs1
Actual Shader Performance0%vs-
Texture Mapping Units4vs-
Texture Rate1.1 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs-
VGA Connections0vs2
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

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GPU Features

Shader Model1.3vs-
Open GL1.5vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

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