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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro4 980 XGL GeForce FX 5500
Cyberpunk 2077 0% 19765%
Control 0% 25238%
eFootball PES 2020 0% 9765%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 0% 19765%
Grand Theft Auto VI 0% 21995%
Borderlands 3 0% 15170%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 0% 20305%
Red Dead Redemption 2 0% 19765%
FIFA 20 0% 7603%
F1 2019 0% 16386%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro4 980 XGL.

The GeForce FX 5500 was released over a year more recently than the Quadro4 980 XGL, and so the GeForce FX 5500 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro4 980 XGL.

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 GeForce FX 5500 has 128 MB more video memory than the Quadro4 980 XGL, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the Quadro4 980 XGL has superior memory performance.

The Quadro4 980 XGL has 2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce FX 5500, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro4 980 XGL is marginally better than the GeForce FX 5500.

Both the Quadro4 980 XGL and the GeForce FX 5500 have 4 Shader Processing Units. The two GPUs are based on different architectures, but deliver an equivalent shader performance. To compare, we must continue to look at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, we sadly do not have enough data in this area to complete the comparison.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs270 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV28GL A2NV34B
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Nov 2002vs01 Mar 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed325 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth5.2GB/secvs3.2GB/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 Units4vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate2.4 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.2 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2048x1536
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
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GPU Features

Shader Model1.3vs2.0
Open GL1.5vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHz-
Recommended RAM16 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution5760x1080-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro4 980 XGL is a professional graphics card that will deliver similar gaming performance to GeForce4 Ti 4600, though worse due to the lack of support for gaming drivers.The top-to-bottom family of NVIDIA GeForce FX GPUs provide both high-performance gaming for enthusiasts and best-in-class features for mainstream users. Whether you're a bleeding-edge gamer who desires the most advanced gaming technology available, or a PC user in search of the perfect combination of power, performance, and value--GeForce FX solutions deliver.
Recommended CPUIntel Pentium 4 1.6GHz
Intel Pentium III 933MHz
Intel Pentium III 900MHz
Intel Pentium III 866MHz
Intel Pentium 4 1.5GHz
Possible GPU UpgradesGeForce GTX 1070
GeForce GTX 1060
Radeon RX 480 8GB
Radeon R9 390X
GeForce GTX 690
GPU Variants--



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