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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro K4200 GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 188% 46%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 163% 34%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 155% 29%
Hitman 3 274% 90%
Grand Theft Auto VI 305% 105%
FIFA 21 45% 26%
Far Cry 6 316% 111%
Genshin Impact 188% 46%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 312% 109%
Watch Dogs Legion 177% 41%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro K4200.

The GTX 680 has a 404 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the Quadro K4200. This results in the GTX 680 providing 63 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 GTX 680 has a 404 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro K4200 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 680 providing 12.9 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 K4200 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 680, and so the Quadro K4200 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 680.

The Quadro K4200 and the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 680 has 19.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro K4200, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 680 is slightly better than the Quadro K4200.

The Quadro K4200 has 1344 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro K4200 is 949 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 680 is 1806. The GTX 680 having 857 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 680 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro K4200.

The Quadro K4200 requires 108 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition requires 195 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the Quadro K4200 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 680. The GTX 680 requires 87 Watts more than the Quadro K4200 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 680 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Quadro K4200.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed706 MHzvs1110 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1176 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK104Kepler GK104-400-A2
OC Potential Great vs Good
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date22 Jul 2014vs01 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900 - vs green tick
10
1920x1080 - vs green tick
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2560x1440 - vs green tick
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3840x2160 - vs green tick
4.7

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1350 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth172.8GB/secvs192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1344vs1536
Actual Shader Performance46%vs87%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units112vs128
Texture Rate79.1 GTexel/svs142.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate22.6 GPixel/svs35.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power108 Wattsvs195 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs550 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro K4200 is a high-end professional card based on the 28nm, Kepler architecture.

It's based on the Kepler GK107 and offers 1344 Shader Processing Units, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs, on a 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 706MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 1350MHz. It has a L2 Cache of 512KB and a rated board TDP of 108 Watts.

Quadro K4200's drivers are certified for professional applications only. Its gaming performance is around 10% slower than GeForce GTX 660.
GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition is a Special Edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 680. See the standard version for more information about it.
Compared to the standard version, GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition features an increased core-clock that went from 1006MHz to 1110MHz and the turbo boost from 1100MHz to 1176MHz. The amount of memory was also increased from 2GB to 4GB, proving useful if gaming at high resolutions and using many image improving techniques, though we consider this excessive.
Expect a 9% performance boost when compared to the standard card.
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