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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro FX 3000 GeForce 6800 XT
Cyberpunk 2077 4967% 3398%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 4535% 3100%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4384% 2996%
FIFA 21 2456% 1665%
Watch Dogs Legion 4788% 3275%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4384% 2996%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 7165% 4915%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7030% 4823%
Godfall 8129% 5581%
Genshin Impact 4967% 3398%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 6800 XT are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 3000.

The GeForce 6800 XT was released over a year more recently than the Quadro FX 3000, and so the GeForce 6800 XT 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 and the GeForce 6800 XT have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Quadro FX 3000 has 2.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 6800 XT, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 3000 is marginally better than the GeForce 6800 XT.

The Quadro FX 3000 has 3 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6800 XT has 12. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 3000 is 1 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6800 XT is 4. The GeForce 6800 XT having 3 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro FX 3000 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the Quadro FX 3000.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed400 MHzvs337 MHz
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ArchitectureNV35GLNV40/NV41
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Driver Support - vs -
Release Date22 Jul 2003vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed425 MHzvs350 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth13.6GB/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 Units3vs12
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections-vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections-vs0
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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.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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