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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro FX 5500 Radeon HD 3800 series
Cyberpunk 2077 1756% 1209%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1597% 1098%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1542% 1059%
Watch Dogs Legion 1690% 1163%
FIFA 21 836% 560%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1542% 1059%
Godfall 2913% 2026%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2511% 1742%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2560% 1777%
Genshin Impact 1756% 1209%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 3800 series are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 5500.

The HD 3800 has no core clock speed set, so any comparison between Texture and Pixel Fill Rates is not currently possible.

The HD 3800 was released over a year more recently than the Quadro FX 5500, and so the HD 3800 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro FX 5500.

The Quadro FX 5500 has 512 MB more video memory than the HD 3800, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro FX 5500 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro FX 5500 has 36.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 3800, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 5500 is noticeably better than the HD 3800.

The Quadro FX 5500 has 8 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 3800 series has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 5500 is 6 and the actual shader performance of the HD 3800 is 0. The Quadro FX 5500 having 6 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro FX 5500 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 3800.

The Quadro FX 5500 requires 96 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 3800 series. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the Quadro FX 5500.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs-
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG71GLRV670
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date20 Apr 2006vs01 Nov 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed575 MHzvs-
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth36.8GB/secvs-
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 Units8vs320
Actual Shader Performance0%vs-
Technology-vs55nm
Texture Mapping Units-vs16
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs16
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections-vs0
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections-vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power96 Watts-
Recommended PSU350 Watts-

GPU Features

DirectX9.0cvs10.1
Shader Model3.0vs4.1
Open GL2.1vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
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.Radeon HD 3800 Series is not a GPU but instead a combination between Radeon HD 3830, Radeon HD 3850 and Radeon HD 3870 whose rank is a balance between the three and that exists for System Requirements purposes only.
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