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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 4650 v2 Quadro FX 5600
Halo: Reach 216% 220%
Cyberpunk 2077 1267% 1282%
Red Dead Redemption 2 895% 906%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 514% 520%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 895% 906%
Doom Eternal 756% 765%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1267% 1282%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1421% 1437%
FIFA 20 430% 436%
Need For Speed Heat 895% 906%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 4650 v2 are marginally better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 5600.

The HD 4650 was released over a year more recently than the Quadro FX 5600, and so the HD 4650 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro FX 5600.

The Quadro FX 5600 has 512 MB more video memory than the HD 4650, 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 52.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 4650, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is much better than the HD 4650.

The Radeon HD 4650 v2 has 320 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 5600 has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 4650 is 134 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is 77. The HD 4650 having 57 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro FX 5600 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD 4650 transistor size technology is 35 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 5600. This means that the HD 4650 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 5600. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD 4650 should consume less power than the Quadro FX 5600.

The Radeon HD 4650 v2 requires 48 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 5600 requires 171 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 4650 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro FX 5600. The Quadro FX 5600 requires 123 Watts more than the HD 4650 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 HD 4650.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed600 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureR700 RV730 PROG80GL
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date10 Sep 2008vs03 May 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed750 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth24GB/secvs76.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs128
Actual Shader Performance6%vs4%
Texture Mapping Units32vs-
Texture Rate19.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate4.8 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power48 Wattsvs171 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 29 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs4.0
Open GL3.3vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1280x720-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 4650 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the R700 Architecture.

R700 was AMD's Second Unified Shader Architecture.

It equips a GPU Codenamed RV730 PRO which has 4 Compute Units Activated and thus offers 320 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 600MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 48W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power meaning no extra connectors are required.

Gaming Benchmarks indicate its performance is around 10% behind the faster than Radeon HD 4670.
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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