NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 vs GRID K160Q

NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
NVIDIA GRID K160Q

General info

Comparison of Quadro FX 5600 and GRID K160Q architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.65
 
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Architecture
Tesla
 
Kepler
Code name
G80
 
GK107
Type
Workstation
 
Workstation
Release date
5 March 2007
 
28 June 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
$2,999
 
$125
Price now
$169
 
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Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
128
 
192
Core clock speed
600 MHz
 
850 MHz
Transistor count
681 million
 
1,270 million
Manufacturing process technology
90 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
171 Watt
 
130 Watt
Texture fill rate
38.40
 
13.60
Floating-point performance
345.6 gflops
 
326.4 gflops

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).
Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
254 mm
 
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Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
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Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
1536 MB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
 
1782 MHz
Memory bandwidth
76.8 GB/s
 
28.51 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro FX 5600 and GRID K160Q.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported by Quadro FX 5600 and GRID K160Q, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
12 (11_0)
OpenGL
3.3
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

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%

Passmark

FX 5600 613
GRID K160Q 739 +20.6%

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4403 −3.1%
 
4541 +3.1%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4403 −3.1%
 
4541 +3.1%

Gaming performance

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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