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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 9600 GSO Quadro FX 5600
Halo: Reach 305% 220%
Cyberpunk 2077 1650% 1282%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 686% 520%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1174% 906%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1174% 906%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1650% 1282%
Doom Eternal 995% 765%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1846% 1437%
FIFA 20 579% 436%
Need For Speed Heat 1174% 906%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 5600 are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce 9600 GSO.

The GeForce 9600 GSO was released less than a year after the Quadro FX 5600, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Quadro FX 5600 has 1152 MB more video memory than the GeForce 9600 GSO, 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 38.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 9600 GSO, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is noticeably better than the GeForce 9600 GSO.

The GeForce 9600 GSO has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 5600 has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9600 GSO is 132 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is 77. The GeForce 9600 GSO having 55 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro FX 5600 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce 9600 GSO transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 5600. This means that the GeForce 9600 GSO is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 5600.

The GeForce 9600 GSO requires 84 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 5600 requires 171 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GeForce 9600 GSO and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro FX 5600. The Quadro FX 5600 requires 87 Watts more than the GeForce 9600 GSO 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 GeForce 9600 GSO.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed550 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG92G80GL
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 May 2008vs03 May 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory384 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth38.4GB/secvs76.8GB/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 Units96vs128
Actual Shader Performance6%vs4%
Technology65nmvs90nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs-
Texture Rate26.4 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units12vs-
Pixel Rate6.6 GPixel/svs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power84 Wattsvs171 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 26 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX10vs10
Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL2.1vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1280x720-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO GPU offers a powerfully immersive entertainment experience designed for extreme high-definition gaming and video playback. Play the hottest DirectX 10 games with awesome speed and watch the latest HD DVD and Blu-ray movies with brilliant clarity. Featuring next generation GeForce and PureVideo HD technologies, the GeForce 9600 GSO GPU puts amazing graphics performance within your reach.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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Possible GPU Upgrades
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