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In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 4600 are noticeably better than the Nvidia Quadro 600.

The Quadro 600 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro FX 4600, and so the Quadro 600 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Quadro FX 4600 when running the latest games.

The Quadro 600 has 256 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 4600, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The Quadro FX 4600 has 41.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro 600, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 4600 is noticeably better than the Quadro 600.

The Quadro 600 has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 4600 has 112. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro 600 is 61 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 4600 is 56. The Quadro 600 having 5 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro FX 4600 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Quadro 600 transistor size technology is 50 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 4600. This means that the Quadro 600 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 4600. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Quadro 600 should consume less power than the Quadro FX 4600.

The Quadro 600 requires 40 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 4600 requires 134 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Quadro 600 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro FX 4600. The Quadro FX 4600 requires 94 Watts more than the Quadro 600 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro FX 4600 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Quadro 600.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed640 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGF108GLG80GL
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Oct 2010vs05 Mar 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs768 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs67.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs112
Actual Shader Performance3%vs3%
Technology40nmvs90nm
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Render Output Units-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power40 Wattsvs134 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Wattsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX11vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.3vs3.3
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Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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Mini ReviewBuilt for Professionals, and certified on leading CAD and DCC applications, NVIDIA Quadro 600 delivers the best performance per watt in its class, maximizing productivity while conserving energy.A revolutionary unified architecture, NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 and 4600 graphics boards deliver optimized application performance. Combining the industry's most advanced feature set, including largest frame buffers, with a C programming environment, Quadro solutions solve the most complex problems. The reference standard for Shader Model 4.0, Quadro FX 5600 and 4600 enables next generation applications with unprecedented image quality.
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