NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600: specs and benchmarks



NVIDIA started Quadro FX 4600 sales 5 March 2007 at a recommended price of $1,999 . This is a Tesla architecture desktop card based on 90 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 768 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1.4 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 67.2 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 229 mm. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 134 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 1.10% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

RTX 4090GeForce RTX4090

General info

Some basic facts about Quadro FX 4600: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking1012
Value for money0.04
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)
GPU code nameG80
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date5 March 2007 (16 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,999
Current price$179 (0.1x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

Quadro FX 4600's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro FX 4600's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores96of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed500 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors681 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology90 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)134 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate24.00of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance230.4 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Quadro FX 4600 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 1.0 x16
Length229 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin


Parameters of memory installed on Quadro FX 4600: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount768 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed1400 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth67.2 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro FX 4600. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported by Quadro FX 4600, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.0
OpenGL3.3of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Quadro FX 4600. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

FX 4600 1.10


This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

FX 4600 430

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Quadro FX 4600 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Quadro FX 4600 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Quadro FX 4600 is FirePro V3900, which is faster by 52% and higher by 148 positions in our ranking.

FirePro V3900FireProV3900

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro FX 4600:

NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600 100

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

FX 1800Quadro FX1800
FX 3700Quadro FX3700
FX 5600Quadro FX5600
FX 3500Quadro FX3500
FX 5500Quadro FX5500

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with Quadro FX 4600 according to our statistics.

User ratings: view and submit

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