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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 305M Quadro FX 1600M
Red Dead Redemption 2 2957% 1954%
Cyberpunk 2077 4100% 2721%
Doom Eternal 2529% 1666%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1786% 1167%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2957% 1954%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4100% 2721%
FIFA 20 1529% 994%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4571% 3038%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 4100% 2721%
Need For Speed Heat 2957% 1954%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 1600M are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 305M.

The GeForce 305M was released over a year more recently than the Quadro FX 1600M, and so the GeForce 305M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro FX 1600M.

The GeForce 305M and the Quadro FX 1600M 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 1600M has 14.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 305M, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 1600M is slightly better than the GeForce 305M.

The GeForce 305M has 16 Shader Processing Units but the Quadro FX 1600M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 305M transistor size technology is 40 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 1600M. This means that the GeForce 305M is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 1600M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce 305M should consume less power than the Quadro FX 1600M.

The GeForce 305M requires 14 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 1600M requires 50 Watts. The Quadro FX 1600M requires 36 Watts more than the GeForce 305M to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro FX 1600M may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce 305M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed525 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT218-N11M-LP1G84M
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date10 Jan 2010vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

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1600x900
2.1
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1920x1080
1.4
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed700 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth11.2GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs-
Actual Shader Performance1%vs-
Technology40nmvs80nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate4.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2.1 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections2vs-
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power14 Wattsvs50 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10
Shader Model4.1vs4.0
Open GL3.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-M330 2.13GHz-
Recommended RAM2 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce 305M is an Entry-Level Mobile Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GT218-N11M-LP1 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 16 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 525MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 512MB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 700MHz.

Features
DirectX 10.1 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 14W, it may be used on very small notebooks.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat below the desktop GeForce 210.
The 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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
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GPU Variants
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