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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) Quadro FX 570
Red Dead Redemption 2 3363% 3503%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3363% 3503%
Cyberpunk 2077 4657% 4849%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 1486% 1550%
Need For Speed Heat 3363% 3503%
The Outer Worlds 2780% 2897%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4657% 4849%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 3136% 3267%
Borderlands 3 3557% 3705%
FIFA 20 1745% 1819%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) are marginally better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 570.

The Graphics Desktop was released over three years more recently than the Quadro FX 570, and so the Graphics Desktop is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Quadro FX 570 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 Quadro FX 570 has 256 MB video memory, but the Graphics Desktop does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) has 6 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 570 has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics Desktop is 24 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 570 is 7. The Graphics Desktop having 17 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Graphics Desktop delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro FX 570.

The Graphics Desktop transistor size technology is 58 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 570. This means that the Graphics Desktop is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 570. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Graphics Desktop should consume less power than the Quadro FX 570.

The HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) requires 65 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 570 requires 38 Watts. The Graphics Desktop requires 27 Watts more than the Quadro FX 570 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Graphics Desktop to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Quadro FX 570.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs460 MHz
Boost Clock1300 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSandy BridgeG84 GL
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 May 2011vs12 Jan 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs256 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs400 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs12.8GB/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 Units6vs16
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units1vs-
Texture Rate0.9 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units1vs-
Pixel Rate0.9 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Wattsvs38 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) are integrated graphics in the budget Celeron and Pentium Sandy Bridge Desktop processors.
Their performance depends on the processor they are integrated on, as the latter defines the Base and Boost Clock, as well as on the SYSTEM RAM, which defines the operating memory clock, and whether the GPU accesses a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface.
More details to be added soon.
Quadro FX 570 is a professional GPU based on the 80nm variant of the first-generation Shader Unified architecture.
It's based on the G86 Core (same used on GeForce 8600 GS) and offers 16 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 8 ROPs on a 128-bit memory interface of DDR2. The central unit runs at 460MHz and the memory clock operates at 400MHz. It consumes up to 38 Watt.
Compared to GeForce 8600 GS, its central unit is underclocked clocked and so its overall gaming performance is significantly lower than GeForce 8600 GS because the latter benefits from certified gaming drivers which unlock the architecture's potential while Quadro FX 570 is made for professional applications.
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