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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition Quadro K600
Red Dead Redemption 2 1327% 919%
Cyberpunk 2077 1860% 1300%
Doom Eternal 1127% 776%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1327% 919%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 780% 529%
Halo: Reach 353% 224%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1860% 1300%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1860% 1300%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2080% 1457%
Need For Speed Heat 1327% 919%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro K600 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition.

The Quadro K600 has a 251 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GT 220. This results in the Quadro K600 providing 4 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Quadro K600 has a 251 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the GT 220. This results in the Quadro K600 providing 9 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Quadro K600 was released over three years more recently than the GT 220, and so the Quadro K600 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GT 220 when running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition and the Quadro K600 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Quadro K600 has 22.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 220, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro K600 is slightly better than the GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition has 48 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro K600 has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 220 is 60 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro K600 is 168. The Quadro K600 having 108 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro K600 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 220.

The Quadro K600 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 220. This means that the Quadro K600 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition requires 58 Watts to run and the Quadro K600 requires 41 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 220 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the Quadro K600. The GT 220 requires 17 Watts more than the Quadro K600 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 220 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Quadro K600.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs876 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT215-450-A2Kepler GK107-301-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date12 Oct 2009vs01 Mar 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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3840x2160 - vs green tick

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs905 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs29GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs192
Actual Shader Performance3%vs8%
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate10 GTexel/svs14 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate5 GPixel/svs14 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power58 Wattsvs41 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs400 Watts & 29 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs5.0
Open GL3.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHzvsIntel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Entry-Level GeForce GT 220 v2, created by Galaxy.

Overclock: Central Unit

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 400MHz instead of 790MHz because the GPU Acesses a GDDR2 Frame Buffer, instead of GDDR3.

Frame Buffer

Cooling Solution

Performance is Lower than the Reference GeForce GT 220 v2, especially at Higher Resolutions.
Quadro K600 is a Middle-Class Professional Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Kepler Architecture.

The Kepler Architecture was NVIDIA's big step to power efficiency. Each Stream Multiprocessor (SMX) now hosts 192 Shader Processing Units - against the 48 of older Fermi Architecture, and has been redesigned being now clocked at the same speed of the Central Unit. This means they are more energy efficient and will consequently lead to cooler operating temperatures. However, it also means they are weaker. It can be said that one Fermi SMX is as fast as 2 Kepler SMXs.
Additionally, and not available in all GPUs, Kepler also introduced the Boost Clock Feature. The Boost Clock is an even higher Clock Speed activated when in gaming mode and becomes the effective speed of the GPU.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GK107-301-A2 which has 1 Stream Multiprocessor activated and thus offers 192 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 876MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 905MHz.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, CUDA, OpenCL, DirectCompute, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 41W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Quadro K600 is essentially GeForce GT 630 without the support for GeForce Drivers.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its Performance is on average with GeForce GT 630.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Modest Processor (Intel Core i3) and 8GB of RAM for a system with Quadro K600.
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