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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 967% 31%
Watch Dogs Legion 938% 33%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 884% 36%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 852% 38%
Genshin Impact 976% 30%
FIFA 21 443% 65%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 852% 38%
eFootball PES 2021 443% 65%
Ghostrunner 852% 38%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 919% 34%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition.

The GTX 980 has a 250 MHz higher core clock speed and 240 more Texture Mapping Units than the K600 PNY. This results in the GTX 980 providing 274.3 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 980 has a 250 MHz higher core clock speed and 112 more Render Output Units than the K600 PNY. This results in the GTX 980 providing 130.1 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 GTX 980 was released over a year more recently than the K600 PNY, and so the GTX 980 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the K600 PNY.

The GTX 980 has 7168 MB more video memory than the K600 PNY, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 980 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980 has 419.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the K600 PNY, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the K600 PNY.

The Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition has 192 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the K600 PNY is 168 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 6556 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the K600 PNY.

The Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition requires 41 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the K600 PNY and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 309 Watts more than the K600 PNY to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the K600 PNY.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed876 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1216 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK107-301-A2Maxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Great
Release Date01 Mar 2013vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
4.2
vs green tick
10
1920x1080
2.8
vs green tick
10
2560x1440
2
vs green tick
9.9
3840x2160
1.4
vs green tick
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed905 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth29GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units192vs4096
Actual Shader Performance8%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs256
Texture Rate14 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs128
Pixel Rate14 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power41 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 29 Ampsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3220 3.3GHzvsIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs5760x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Professional Quadro K600, created by PNY.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock runs at 667MHz and the Frame Buffer was Doubled to 1GB. This is a gimmick and in no way benefits the GPU.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Performance
Without Overclocking Out of The Box, Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition is as fast as the reference Quadro K600.
Overview
GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 4GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 300W and 400W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is over 7% faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Six Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.
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