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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro FX 1600M GeForce 9700M GTS
Halo: Reach 553% 533%
Cyberpunk 2077 2721% 2637%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1954% 1893%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1167% 1129%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1954% 1893%
Doom Eternal 1666% 1613%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2721% 2637%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3038% 2945%
FIFA 20 994% 961%
Need For Speed Heat 1954% 1893%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9700M GTS are marginally better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 1600M.

The GeForce 9700M GTS was released over a year more recently than the Quadro FX 1600M, and so the GeForce 9700M GTS is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro FX 1600M.

The Quadro FX 1600M and the GeForce 9700M GTS have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce 9700M GTS has 25.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro FX 1600M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 9700M GTS is slightly better than the Quadro FX 1600M.

The GeForce 9700M GTS has 48 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 9700M GTS requires 60 Watts. The GeForce 9700M GTS requires 10 Watts more than the Quadro FX 1600M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 9700M GTS to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Quadro FX 1600M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs530 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jun 2007vs01 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs51.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs48
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-vs1
DVI Connections-vs0
HDMI Connections-vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power50 Wattsvs60 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
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.Extreme gaming reaches new levels with the NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS GPUs, delivering optimized performance for immersive gaming on-the-go. With increased performance over previous enthusiast class GPUs, the GeForce 9700M GTS GPUs powers the next generation of visual computing, blazing-fast mobile gaming, and the ultimate HD experience with PureVideo HD technology. This product is also enabled for CUDA applications and is NVIDIA PhysX-ready.
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