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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro4 980 XGL GeForce 6800 XT
Cyberpunk 2077 4792% 3398%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 4374% 3100%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4229% 2996%
Watch Dogs Legion 4619% 3275%
FIFA 21 2368% 1665%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4229% 2996%
Godfall 7844% 5581%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6783% 4823%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 6913% 4915%
Genshin Impact 4792% 3398%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 6800 XT are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro4 980 XGL.

The GeForce 6800 XT was released over a year more recently than the Quadro4 980 XGL, and so the GeForce 6800 XT is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro4 980 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 GeForce 6800 XT has 128 MB more video memory than the Quadro4 980 XGL, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce 6800 XT also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 6800 XT has 6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro4 980 XGL, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6800 XT is marginally better than the Quadro4 980 XGL.

The Quadro4 980 XGL has 4 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6800 XT has 12. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro4 980 XGL is 1 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6800 XT is 4. The GeForce 6800 XT having 3 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 6800 XT delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro4 980 XGL.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs337 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV28GL A2NV40/NV41
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Nov 2002vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed325 MHzvs350 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth5.2GB/secvs11.2GB/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 Units4vs12
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Technology150nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate2.4 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.2 GPixel/svs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
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 980 XGL is a professional graphics card that will deliver similar gaming performance to GeForce4 Ti 4600, though worse due to the lack of support for gaming drivers.The groundbreaking new NVIDIA GeForce 6800 graphics processing units (GPUs) and their revolutionary technologies power worlds where reality and fantasy meet; worlds in which new standards are set for visual realism and quality, performance, and video functionality. The GeForce 6800 GPUs deliver powerful, elegant graphics to drench your senses, immersing you in unparalleled worlds of visual effects for the ultimate PC experience.
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