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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro FX 1600M GeForce 9600M GT
Cyberpunk 2077 2721% 4301%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1954% 3104%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1167% 1876%
Halo: Reach 553% 918%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2721% 4301%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1954% 3104%
FIFA 20 994% 1607%
Doom Eternal 1666% 2654%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3038% 4795%
Need For Speed Heat 1954% 3104%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 1600M are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT.

The GeForce 9600M GT was released less than a year after the Quadro FX 1600M, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce 9600M GT has 512 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 1600M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce 9600M GT also has superior memory performance overall.

The memory bandwidth of the Quadro FX 1600M and the GeForce 9600M GT are the same, which means the Quadro FX 1600M and the GeForce 9600M GT have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The GeForce 9600M GT has 32 Shader Processing Units but the Quadro FX 1600M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Quadro FX 1600M requires 50 Watts to run and the GeForce 9600M GT requires 23 Watts. The Quadro FX 1600M requires 27 Watts more than the GeForce 9600M GT to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Quadro FX 1600M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 9600M GT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jun 2007vs02 Jan 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs32
Actual Shader Performance-vs1%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power50 Wattsvs23 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL2.1vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

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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 NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT GPUs, deliver the ultimate balance between mobility and performance for astounding PureVideoŽ HD technology playback capabilities combined with 3D features to enable visually-intense applications and games.
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