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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition Radeon HD 3800 series
Cyberpunk 2077 976% 1209%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 884% 1098%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 852% 1059%
FIFA 21 443% 560%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 852% 1059%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1443% 1777%
Watch Dogs Legion 938% 1163%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 919% 1140%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1414% 1742%
Genshin Impact 976% 1209%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 3800 series.

The HD 3800 has no core clock speed set, so any comparison between Texture and Pixel Fill Rates is not currently possible.

The K600 PNY was released over three years more recently than the HD 3800, 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 HD 3800 when running the latest games.

The K600 PNY has 512 MB more video memory than the HD 3800, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the K600 PNY also has superior memory performance overall.

The K600 PNY has 29 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 3800, which means that the memory performance of the K600 PNY is slightly better than the HD 3800.

The Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition has 192 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 3800 series has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the K600 PNY is 168 and the actual shader performance of the HD 3800 is 0. The K600 PNY having 168 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the K600 PNY delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 3800.

The K600 PNY transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 3800. This means that the K600 PNY is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 3800. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the K600 PNY should consume less power than the HD 3800.

The Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition requires 41 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 3800 series. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the K600 PNY.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed876 MHzvs-
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK107-301-A2RV670
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2013vs01 Nov 2007
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 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth29GB/secvs-
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%vs-
Technology28nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate14 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate14 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power41 Watts-
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 29 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.5vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

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.

Performance
Without Overclocking Out of The Box, Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition is as fast as the reference Quadro K600.
Radeon HD 3800 Series is not a GPU but instead a combination between Radeon HD 3830, Radeon HD 3850 and Radeon HD 3870 whose rank is a balance between the three and that exists for System Requirements purposes only.
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