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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 440 Gainward 1GB Edition Quadro FX 5600
Doom Eternal 891% 924%
Half-Life: Alyx 1373% 1423%
Cyberpunk 2077 1236% 1282%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 836% 868%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1386% 1437%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 836% 868%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1236% 1282%
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 836% 868%
Minecraft RTX 1645% 1705%
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 802% 832%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 440 Gainward 1GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 5600.

The GT 440 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro FX 5600, and so the GT 440 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Quadro FX 5600 when running the latest games.

The Quadro FX 5600 has 512 MB more video memory than the GT 440, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro FX 5600 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro FX 5600 has 25.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 440, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is slightly better than the GT 440.

The GeForce GT 440 Gainward 1GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 5600 has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 440 is 156 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is 77. The GT 440 having 79 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro FX 5600 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GT 440 transistor size technology is 50 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 5600. This means that the GT 440 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 5600. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GT 440 should consume less power than the Quadro FX 5600.

The GeForce GT 440 Gainward 1GB Edition requires 65 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 5600 requires 171 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 440 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro FX 5600. The Quadro FX 5600 requires 106 Watts more than the GT 440 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro FX 5600 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 440.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed810 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-400-A1G80GL
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Feb 2011vs03 May 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth51.2GB/secvs76.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs128
Actual Shader Performance8%vs4%
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate13 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate3.2 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Wattsvs171 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron G530 2.4GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 440 Gainward 1GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's middle-class GeForce GT 440, created by Gainward.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Clock Frequencies of both Central Unit and Operating Memory Clock Remain the Same.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Without Overclocking Out of The Box, GeForce GT 440 Gainward 1GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GT 440.
A revolutionary unified architecture, NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5600 and 4600 graphics boards deliver optimized application performance. Combining the industry's most advanced feature set, including largest frame buffers, with a C programming environment, Quadro solutions solve the most complex problems. The reference standard for Shader Model 4.0, Quadro FX 5600 and 4600 enables next generation applications with unprecedented image quality.
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