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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 285 3-Way SLI Quadro Plex 7000
Red Dead Redemption 2 84% 92%
Cyberpunk 2077 153% 163%
Doom Eternal 59% 65%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 84% 92%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 14% 18%
Halo: Reach 41% 39%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 153% 163%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 153% 163%
Grand Theft Auto VI 182% 193%
Need For Speed Heat 84% 92%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 3-Way SLI are marginally better than the Nvidia Quadro Plex 7000.

The GTX 285 has a 74 MHz higher core clock speed and 208 more Texture Mapping Units than the Quadro Plex 7000. This results in the GTX 285 providing 144.2 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 GTX 285 has a 74 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro Plex 7000 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 285 providing 7.1 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 Plex 7000 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 285, and so the Quadro Plex 7000 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 285.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The Quadro Plex 7000 has 9216 MB more video memory than the GTX 285, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GTX 285 has superior memory performance.

The GTX 285 has 188.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro Plex 7000, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 285 is massively better than the Quadro Plex 7000.

The GeForce GTX 285 3-Way SLI has 720 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro Plex 7000 has 1024. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 285 is 1073 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro Plex 7000 is 1176. The Quadro Plex 7000 having 103 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 285 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Quadro Plex 7000 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 285. This means that the Quadro Plex 7000 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 285.

The Quadro Plex 7000 requires 600 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GTX 285. We would recommend a PSU with at least 900 Watts for the Quadro Plex 7000, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the GTX 285.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed648 MHzvs574 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla G200-350-B3 (x3)Fermi GF100 (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 Dec 2008vs25 Jul 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs12288 MB
Memory Speed1242 MHzvs750 MHz
Memory Bus1536 Bitvs768 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth476.9GB/secvs288GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units720vs1024
Actual Shader Performance52%vs57%
Texture Mapping Units336vs128
Texture Rate217.7 GTexel/svs73.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units96vs96
Pixel Rate62.2 GPixel/svs55.1 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs4
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-600 Watts
Recommended PSU-900 Watts & 60 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs5.0
Open GL3.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-2700K 4-Core 3.50GHz
Recommended RAM12 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe 3-Way SLI setup of GeForce GTX 285.Quadro Plex 7000 is an enthusiast professional card based on the 40nm, Fermi architecture.

It's based on 2 Fermi GF100 GPUs and thus offers 1024 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 96 ROPs, on a 768-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 574MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 750MHz. It has a L2 Cache of 1536KB and a rated board TDP of 600 Watts.

Despite exhibiting similarities to GeForce GTX 590, due to being under-clocked and because Quadro Plex 7000's drivers are only certified for professional applications only, its gaming performance is up to 10% slower than GeForce GTX 590.
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