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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro4 980 XGL Riva TNT2 Pro
Halo: Reach 0% 8618%
Cyberpunk 2077 0% 37592%
Red Dead Redemption 2 0% 27336%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 0% 16823%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 0% 27336%
Doom Eternal 0% 23490%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 0% 37592%
Grand Theft Auto VI 0% 41823%
FIFA 20 0% 14515%
Need For Speed Heat 0% 27336%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Riva TNT2 Pro are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro4 980 XGL.

The Quadro4 980 XGL was released over three years more recently than the Riva TNT2 Pro, and so the Quadro4 980 XGL is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Riva TNT2 Pro 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 Quadro4 980 XGL has 96 MB more video memory than the Riva TNT2 Pro, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro4 980 XGL also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro4 980 XGL has 2.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Riva TNT2 Pro, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro4 980 XGL is marginally better than the Riva TNT2 Pro.

The Quadro4 980 XGL has 4 Shader Processing Units and the Riva TNT2 Pro has 2. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro4 980 XGL is 1 and the actual shader performance of the Riva TNT2 Pro is 0. The Quadro4 980 XGL having 1 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro4 980 XGL delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Riva TNT2 Pro.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs143 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV28GL A2NV5
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Nov 2002vs12 Oct 1999
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs32 MB
Memory Speed325 MHzvs166 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth5.2GB/secvs2.7GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4vs2
Actual Shader Performance0%vs-
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate2.4 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.2 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs-
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
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GPU Features

Shader Model1.3vs-
Open GL1.5vs1.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHz-
Recommended RAM16 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution5760x1080-

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro4 980 XGL is a professional graphics card that will deliver similar gaming performance to GeForce4 Ti 4600, though worse due to the lack of support for gaming drivers.The RIVA TNT2 was a graphics processing unit manufactured by Nvidia starting in early 1999. The chip is codenamed "NV5" because it is the 5th graphics chip design by Nvidia, succeeding the RIVA TNT (NV4). RIVA is an acronym for Real-time Interactive Video and Animation accelerator. The "TNT" suffix refers to the chip's ability to work on two texels at once (TwiN Texel). Nvidia removed RIVA from the name later in the chip's lifetime.
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