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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition Quadro FX 5600
Cyberpunk 2077 1300% 1282%
Halo: Reach 224% 220%
Red Dead Redemption 2 919% 906%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 919% 906%
Doom Eternal 776% 765%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 529% 520%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1300% 1282%
FIFA 20 443% 436%
Need For Speed Heat 919% 906%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1457% 1437%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 5600 are marginally better than the Nvidia Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition.

The K600 PNY was released over three years more recently than the Quadro FX 5600, and so the K600 PNY 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 K600 PNY, 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 47.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the K600 PNY, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is noticeably better than the K600 PNY.

The Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition has 192 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 5600 has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the K600 PNY is 168 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is 77. The K600 PNY having 91 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro FX 5600 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The K600 PNY transistor size technology is 62 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 5600. This means that the K600 PNY is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 5600. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the K600 PNY should consume less power than the Quadro FX 5600.

The Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition requires 41 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 5600 requires 171 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the K600 PNY and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro FX 5600. The Quadro FX 5600 requires 130 Watts more than the K600 PNY 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 K600 PNY.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed876 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK107-301-A2G80GL
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2013vs03 May 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed905 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth29GB/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 Units192vs128
Actual Shader Performance8%vs4%
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate14 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs-
Pixel Rate14 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power41 Wattsvs171 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 29 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Professional Quadro K600, created by PNY.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock runs at 667MHz and the Frame Buffer was Doubled to 1GB. This is a gimmick and in no way benefits the GPU.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Without Overclocking Out of The Box, Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition is as fast as the reference Quadro K600.
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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