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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition Quadro FX 5500
Cyberpunk 2077 1156% 1756%
Hitman 3 1533% 2314%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1048% 1597%
Resident Evil 8 1156% 1756%
FIFA 21 533% 836%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1667% 2511%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1011% 1542%
Genshin Impact 1156% 1756%
The Medium 1467% 2215%
Far Cry 6 1717% 2585%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 5500.

The GT 730 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro FX 5500, and so the GT 730 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Quadro FX 5500 when running the latest games.

The GT 730 has 1024 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 5500, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The Quadro FX 5500 has 8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 730, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 5500 is marginally better than the GT 730.

The GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 5500 has 8. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 134 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 5500 is 6. The GT 730 having 128 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 730 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro FX 5500.

The GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 5500 requires 96 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 730 and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the Quadro FX 5500. The Quadro FX 5500 requires 47 Watts more than the GT 730 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro FX 5500 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 730.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-400-A1G71GL
OC Potential Good vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date18 Jun 2014vs20 Apr 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
5.3
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1600x900
3.8
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1920x1080
2.5
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2560x1440
1.9
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs575 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs36.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs8
Actual Shader Performance6%vs0%
Technology40nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate11.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs96 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs350 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs9.0c
Shader Model5.0vs3.0
Open GL4.5vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class GeForce GT 730 v3.

This Edition comes with a special cooling solution which keeps the GPU cooler under load and no overclock out of the box.

Performance-wise, it's as fast as the reference GeForce GT 730 v3.
The Quadro line of GPU cards emerged in an effort at market segmentation by NVIDIA. In introducing Quadro, NVIDIA was able to charge a premium for essentially the same graphics hardware in professional markets, and direct resources to properly serve the needs of those markets. To differentiate their offerings, NVIDIA used driver software and firmware to enable features vital to segments of the workstation market; e.g., high performance anti-aliased lines and two-sided lighting were reserved for the Quadro product. In addition, improved support through a certified driver program was put in place. These features were of little value in the gaming markets that NVIDIA's products already sold to, but prevented high end customers from using the less expensive products. This practice continues even today although some products use higher capacity faster memory.
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