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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro FX 3000 Radeon 9250
Red Dead Redemption 2 4698% 9540%
Halo: Reach 1425% 2963%
Cyberpunk 2077 6492% 13143%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4698% 9540%
Doom Eternal 4026% 8188%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6492% 13143%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7232% 14630%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2860% 5846%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 6492% 13143%
Need For Speed Heat 4698% 9540%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 3000 are massively better than the AMD Radeon 9250.

The Radeon 9250 was released less than a year after the Quadro FX 3000, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

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 Radeon 9250, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro FX 3000 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro FX 3000 has 10.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon 9250, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 3000 is slightly better than the Radeon 9250.

The Quadro FX 3000 has 3 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon 9250 has 4. The two GPUs are based on different architectures, but deliver an equivalent shader performance. To compare, we must continue to look at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, we sadly do not have enough data in this area to complete the comparison.

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

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed400 MHzvs240 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV35GLRV280
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date22 Jul 2003vs02 Jan 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed425 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth13.6GB/secvs3.2GB/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 Units3vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
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Texture Rate-vs-
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Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2048x1536
VGA Connections-vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections-vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Features

DirectX9.0bvs8.1
Shader Model3.0vs1.4
Open GL2.0vs1.4
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Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
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 Radeon R200 is the second generation of Radeon graphics chips from ATI Technologies. The architecture features 3D acceleration based upon Microsoft Direct3D 8.0 and OpenGL 1.3, a major improvement in features and performance compared to the preceding Radeon R100 design. The GPU also includes 2D GUI acceleration, video acceleration, and multiple display outputs. 'R200' refers to the development codename of the initially released GPU of the generation. It is the basis for a variety of other succeeding products.
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