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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro Plex 7000 FirePro V8700
Red Dead Redemption 2 92% 547%
Cyberpunk 2077 163% 788%
Doom Eternal 65% 456%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 18% 299%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 92% 547%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 163% 788%
FIFA 20 2% 244%
Grand Theft Auto VI 193% 888%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 163% 788%
Need For Speed Heat 92% 547%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro Plex 7000 are massively better than the AMD FirePro V8700.

The Quadro Plex 7000 was released over a year more recently than the FirePro V8700, and so the Quadro Plex 7000 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the FirePro V8700.

The Quadro Plex 7000 has 11264 MB more video memory than the FirePro V8700, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro Plex 7000 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro Plex 7000 has 179.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the FirePro V8700, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro Plex 7000 is massively better than the FirePro V8700.

The Quadro Plex 7000 has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the FirePro V8700 has 800. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro Plex 7000 is 1176 and the actual shader performance of the FirePro V8700 is 390. The Quadro Plex 7000 having 786 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro Plex 7000 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the FirePro V8700.

The Quadro Plex 7000 requires 600 Watts to run and the FirePro V8700 requires 151 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 900 Watts for the Quadro Plex 7000 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the FirePro V8700. The Quadro Plex 7000 requires 449 Watts more than the FirePro V8700 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro Plex 7000 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the FirePro V8700.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed574 MHzvs750 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF100 (x2)RV770 XT
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date25 Jul 2011vs11 Sep 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory12288 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed750 MHzvs850 MHz
Memory Bus768 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth288GB/secvs108.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 1536 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs800
Actual Shader Performance57%vs19%
Texture Mapping Units128vs-
Texture Rate73.5 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units96vs-
Pixel Rate55.1 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs2
DVI Connections4vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power600 Wattsvs151 Watts
Recommended PSU900 Watts & 60 Ampsvs450 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-2700K 4-Core 3.50GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro Plex 7000 is an enthusiast professional card based on the 40nm, Fermi architecture.

It's based on 2 Fermi GF100 GPUs and thus offers 1024 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 96 ROPs, on a 768-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 574MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 750MHz. It has a L2 Cache of 1536KB and a rated board TDP of 600 Watts.

Despite exhibiting similarities to GeForce GTX 590, due to being under-clocked and because Quadro Plex 7000's drivers are only certified for professional applications only, its gaming performance is up to 10% slower than GeForce GTX 590.
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