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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro K600 Radeon HD 3850 AGP
Red Dead Redemption 2 919% 937%
Cyberpunk 2077 1300% 1324%
Doom Eternal 776% 791%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 529% 540%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 919% 937%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1300% 1324%
FIFA 20 443% 452%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1457% 1484%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1300% 1324%
Need For Speed Heat 919% 937%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro K600 are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 3850 AGP.

The Quadro K600 has a 208 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD 3850. This results in the Quadro K600 providing 3.3 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Quadro K600 has a 208 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 3850 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Quadro K600 providing 3.3 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Quadro K600 was released over three years more recently than the HD 3850, and so the Quadro K600 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 3850 when running the latest games.

The Quadro K600 has 512 MB more video memory than the HD 3850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The HD 3850 has 24.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro K600, which means that the memory performance of the HD 3850 is slightly better than the Quadro K600.

The Quadro K600 has 192 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 3850 AGP has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro K600 is 168 and the actual shader performance of the HD 3850 is 214. The HD 3850 having 46 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 3850 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro K600.

The Quadro K600 transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 3850. This means that the Quadro K600 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 3850. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Quadro K600 should consume less power than the HD 3850.

The Quadro K600 requires 41 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 3850 AGP requires 75 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the Quadro K600 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the HD 3850. The HD 3850 requires 34 Watts more than the Quadro K600 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD 3850 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Quadro K600.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed876 MHzvs668 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK107-301-A2RV670 PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2013vs03 Jan 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
4.2
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1920x1080
2.8
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2560x1440
2
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3840x2160
1.4
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed905 MHzvs830 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth29GB/secvs53.1GB/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 Units192vs320
Actual Shader Performance8%vs10%
Technology28nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate14 GTexel/svs10.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate14 GPixel/svs10.7 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power41 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 29 Ampsvs450 Watts & 28 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3220 3.3GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Quadro K600 is a Middle-Class Professional Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Kepler Architecture.

Architecture
The Kepler Architecture was NVIDIA's big step to power efficiency. Each Stream Multiprocessor (SMX) now hosts 192 Shader Processing Units - against the 48 of older Fermi Architecture, and has been redesigned being now clocked at the same speed of the Central Unit. This means they are more energy efficient and will consequently lead to cooler operating temperatures. However, it also means they are weaker. It can be said that one Fermi SMX is as fast as 2 Kepler SMXs.
Additionally, and not available in all GPUs, Kepler also introduced the Boost Clock Feature. The Boost Clock is an even higher Clock Speed activated when in gaming mode and becomes the effective speed of the GPU.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GK107-301-A2 which has 1 Stream Multiprocessor activated and thus offers 192 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 876MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 905MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, CUDA, OpenCL, DirectCompute, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 41W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Quadro K600 is essentially GeForce GT 630 without the support for GeForce Drivers.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its Performance is on average with GeForce GT 630.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Modest Processor (Intel Core i3) and 8GB of RAM for a system with Quadro K600.
Radeon HD 3850 AGP is a variant of the high-end Radeon HD 3850 based on the 55nm, second unified shader architecture, R600. Check its page to know more about its Core.
Compared to Radeon HD 3850, it features twice as much video memory and an AGP 8X Bus Interface. Benchmarks indicate the double sized frame buffer benefits this GPU largely and so its performance is up to 8% better than the reference Radeon HD 3850.
Today's modern games should run fluently at medium settings but with modest resolutions. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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