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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro K5200 Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 82% 91%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 67% 74%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 61% 69%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 61% 69%
FIFA 21 8% 4%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 49% 55%
Genshin Impact 82% 91%
Grand Theft Auto VI 157% 168%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 162% 173%
Watch Dogs Legion 76% 84%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro K5200 are marginally better than the AMD Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition.

The R9 270X has a 198 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro K5200, but the Quadro K5200 has 112 more Texture Mapping Units than the R9 270X. As a result, the Quadro K5200 exhibits a 85.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R9 270X. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R9 270X has a 198 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro K5200, but the Quadro K5200 has 16 more Render Output Units than the R9 270X. As a result, the Quadro K5200 exhibits a 8.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R9 270X. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Quadro K5200 was released less than a year after the R9 270X, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The Quadro K5200 has 6144 MB more video memory than the R9 270X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro K5200 also has superior memory performance overall.

The memory bandwidth of the Quadro K5200 and the Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition are the same, which means the Quadro K5200 and the R9 270X have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The Quadro K5200 has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro K5200 is 2078 and the actual shader performance of the R9 270X is 1251. The Quadro K5200 having 827 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro K5200 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R9 270X.

The Quadro K5200 requires 150 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition requires 180 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the Quadro K5200 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R9 270X. The R9 270X requires 30 Watts more than the Quadro K5200 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the R9 270X to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Quadro K5200.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed902 MHzvs1100 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1150 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK110GCN 1.1 Curacao XT
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Great
Release Date22 Jul 2014vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192GB/secvs192GB/sec
L2 Cache 1536 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs1280
Actual Shader Performance100%vs60%
Texture Mapping Units192vs80
Texture Rate173.2 GTexel/svs88 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs32
Pixel Rate43.3 GPixel/svs35.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs500 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro K5200 is a high-end professional card based on the 28nm, Kepler architecture.

It's based on the Kepler GK110 GPU and thus offers 2304 Shader Processing Units, 192 TMUs and 48 ROPs, on a 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 902MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 1000MHz. It has a L2 Cache of 1536KB and a rated board TDP of 150 Watts.

Despite exhibiting similarities to GeForce GTX 780, due to being under-clocked and because Quadro K5200's drivers are only certified for professional applications only, its gaming performance is similar to GeForce GTX 770.
Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 270X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "Tri-X", which reduces the card's temperature under load, significantly and comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that was increased from 1000MHz to 1100MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1150MHz. Also, the operating memory clock is now of 1500MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the standard edition and so this card will surpass a Radeon HD 7950.
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