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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 5670 1GB DDR3 Sapphire Edition Quadro FX 5600
Halo: Reach 200% 220%
Cyberpunk 2077 1196% 1282%
Red Dead Redemption 2 844% 906%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 482% 520%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 844% 906%
Doom Eternal 711% 765%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1196% 1282%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1342% 1437%
FIFA 20 403% 436%
Need For Speed Heat 844% 906%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 5670 1GB DDR3 Sapphire Edition are very slightly better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 5600.

The HD 5670 was released over a year more recently than the Quadro FX 5600, and so the HD 5670 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro FX 5600.

The Quadro FX 5600 has 512 MB more video memory than the HD 5670, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro FX 5600 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro FX 5600 has 51.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 5670, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is much better than the HD 5670.

The Radeon HD 5670 1GB DDR3 Sapphire Edition has 400 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 5600 has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 5670 is 202 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is 77. The HD 5670 having 125 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro FX 5600 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD 5670 transistor size technology is 50 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 5600. This means that the HD 5670 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 5600. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD 5670 should consume less power than the Quadro FX 5600.

The Radeon HD 5670 1GB DDR3 Sapphire Edition requires 64 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 5600 requires 171 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 5670 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro FX 5600. The Quadro FX 5600 requires 107 Watts more than the HD 5670 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro FX 5600 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 5670.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed775 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureEvergreen Redwood XTG80GL
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date14 Jan 2010vs03 May 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs76.8GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units400vs128
Actual Shader Performance10%vs4%
Texture Mapping Units20vs-
Texture Rate15.5 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate6.2 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power64 Wattsvs171 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 26 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL3.2vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium Dual Core E5500 2.8GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 5670 1GB DDR3 Sapphire Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class Radeon HD 5670 which is part of the Radeon HD 5000 Series released by AMD in 2009/2008.
We did not identify any OC or relevant features and so the performance should be exactly like the standard Radeon HD 5670 equipped with DDR3.
Therefore, modern demanding games like Skyrim V can be played smoothly at high settings but not paired with image improving techniques, such as AA and Tesselation.
A revolutionary unified architecture, NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5600 and 4600 graphics boards deliver optimized application performance. Combining the industry's most advanced feature set, including largest frame buffers, with a C programming environment, Quadro solutions solve the most complex problems. The reference standard for Shader Model 4.0, Quadro FX 5600 and 4600 enables next generation applications with unprecedented image quality.
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