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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro FX 1500 GeForce 6800 Ultra
Red Dead Redemption 2 2106% 2157%
Cyberpunk 2077 2931% 3001%
Doom Eternal 1797% 1841%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1261% 1292%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2106% 2157%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2931% 3001%
FIFA 20 1075% 1103%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3271% 3349%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 2931% 3001%
Need For Speed Heat 2106% 2157%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 1500 are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra.

The Quadro FX 1500 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 6800 Ultra, and so the Quadro FX 1500 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 6800 Ultra.

The Quadro FX 1500 and the GeForce 6800 Ultra have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Quadro FX 1500 has 4.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 6800 Ultra, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 1500 is marginally better than the GeForce 6800 Ultra.

The Quadro FX 1500 has 7 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6800 Ultra has 22. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 1500 is 3 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6800 Ultra is 9. The GeForce 6800 Ultra having 6 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro FX 1500 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Quadro FX 1500 requires 65 Watts to run and the GeForce 6800 Ultra requires 124 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the Quadro FX 1500. The GeForce 6800 Ultra requires 59 Watts more than the Quadro FX 1500 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce 6800 Ultra may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Quadro FX 1500.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed375 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date20 Apr 2006vs01 Mar 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed625 MHzvs550 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth40GB/secvs35.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units7vs22
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections-vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections-vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Wattsvs124 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts-

GPU Features

Shader Model3.0vs3.0
Open GL2.0vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Quadro line of GPU cards emerged in an effort at market segmentation by NVIDIA. In introducing Quadro, NVIDIA was able to charge a premium for essentially the same graphics hardware in professional markets, and direct resources to properly serve the needs of those markets. To differentiate their offerings, NVIDIA used driver software and firmware to enable features vital to segments of the workstation market; e.g., high performance anti-aliased lines and two-sided lighting were reserved for the Quadro product. In addition, improved support through a certified driver program was put in place. These features were of little value in the gaming markets that NVIDIA's products already sold to, but prevented high end customers from using the less expensive products. This practice continues even today although some products use higher capacity faster memory.The groundbreaking new NVIDIA GeForce 6800 graphics processing units (GPUs) and their revolutionary technologies power worlds where reality and fantasy meet; worlds in which new standards are set for visual realism and quality, performance, and video functionality. The GeForce 6800 GPUs deliver powerful, elegant graphics to drench your senses, immersing you in unparalleled worlds of visual effects for the ultimate PC experience.
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