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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro FX 1700 GeForce 6800 XT
Cyberpunk 2077 3605% 3398%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3289% 3100%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3179% 2996%
Watch Dogs Legion 3474% 3275%
FIFA 21 1769% 1665%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3179% 2996%
Godfall 5916% 5581%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5113% 4823%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 5211% 4915%
Genshin Impact 3605% 3398%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 6800 XT are very slightly better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 1700.

The Quadro FX 1700 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 6800 XT, and so the Quadro FX 1700 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 6800 XT.

Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The Quadro FX 1700 has 256 MB more video memory than the GeForce 6800 XT, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro FX 1700 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro FX 1700 has 1.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 6800 XT, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 1700 is marginally better than the GeForce 6800 XT.

The Quadro FX 1700 has 32 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6800 XT has 12. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 1700 is 15 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6800 XT is 4. The Quadro FX 1700 having 11 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro FX 1700 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 6800 XT.

The Quadro FX 1700 requires 42 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 6800 XT. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Quadro FX 1700.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed460 MHzvs337 MHz
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ArchitectureG84GLNV40/NV41
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date12 Sep 2007vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs350 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs11.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units32vs12
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
Technology80nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections-vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections-vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

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Recommended PSU450 Watts-

GPU Features

DirectX10vs9.0c
Shader Model4.0vs3.0
Open GL2.1vs1.5
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Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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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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