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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro FX 3000 GeForce 6600 GT
Cyberpunk 2077 4967% 4709%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 4535% 4298%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4384% 4155%
FIFA 21 2456% 2326%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4384% 4155%
Watch Dogs Legion 4788% 4538%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 7165% 6794%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7030% 6666%
Genshin Impact 4967% 4709%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 4698% 4453%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT are very slightly better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 3000.

The GeForce 6600 GT was released over a year more recently than the Quadro FX 3000, and so the GeForce 6600 GT is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro FX 3000.

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 3000 has 128 MB more video memory than the GeForce 6600 GT, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GeForce 6600 GT has superior memory performance.

The GeForce 6600 GT has 1.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro FX 3000, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6600 GT is marginally better than the Quadro FX 3000.

The Quadro FX 3000 has 3 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6600 GT has 11. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 3000 is 1 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6600 GT is 6. The GeForce 6600 GT having 5 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 6600 GT delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro FX 3000.

The GeForce 6600 GT requires 48 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Quadro FX 3000. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the Quadro FX 3000.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed400 MHzvs500 MHz
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ArchitectureNV35GLNV43
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Driver Support - vs -
Release Date22 Jul 2003vs01 Nov 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed425 MHzvs475 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth13.6GB/secvs15.2GB/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 Units3vs11
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections-vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections-vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-48 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts-

GPU Features

DirectX9.0bvs9.0c
Shader Model3.0vs3.0
Open GL2.0vs1.5
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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.Supercharge your gaming with the power of an NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GPU. The NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GPUs deliver best-in-class performance and advanced visual effects for next-generation games. The only GPU in its class with support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 and with support for PCI Express, the GeForce 6600 delivers ultra-realistic effects, unmatched features, and rock-solid stability so you can play your game the way itís meant to be played.
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