NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 vs GRID K160Q
Comparison of Quadro FX 5600 and GRID K160Q architecture, market type and release date.
Quadro FX 5600 and GRID K160Q's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro FX 5600 and GRID K160Q's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Quadro FX 5600 and GRID K160Q compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
PCIe 1.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on Quadro FX 5600 and GRID K160Q: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro FX 5600 and GRID K160Q.
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
APIs supported by Quadro FX 5600 and GRID K160Q, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro FX 5600 and GRID K160Q. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
FX 5600 1.02
GRID K160Q 1.23 +20.6%
FX 5600 613
GRID K160Q 739 +20.6%
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Let's see how good Quadro FX 5600 and GRID K160Q are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
Wider memory bus (384 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (76.8 vs 28.51 GB/s)
Advantages of NVIDIA GRID K160Q
20.6% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (28 June 2013 vs 5 March 2007)
Cheaper ($125 vs $2999)
More pipelines (192 vs 128)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 90 nm)
Less power hungry (130 vs 171 watts)
So, Quadro FX 5600 or GRID K160Q?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GRID K160Q.
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