GRID K180Q vs Quadro FX 5600

Price now 229$
Games supported 55%
FX 5600
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
  • Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 600 MHz
  • Max video memory 1536 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1600 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 850 MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1782 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 55%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance ranking909911
Value for money0.03no data
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)Kepler (2012−2018)
GPU code nameG80GK107
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date5 March 2007 (16 years old)28 June 2013 (9 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,999 $125
Current price$229 (0.1x MSRP)no data
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores128192
Core clock speed600 MHz850 MHz
Number of transistors681 million1,270 million
Manufacturing process technology90 nm28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)171 Watt130 Watt
Texture fill rate38.4013.60
Floating-point performance345.6 gflops326.4 gflops

Size and compatibility

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 1.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length254 mmno data
Supplementary power connectors2x 6-pinno data


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR3DDR3
Maximum RAM amount1536 MB1 GB
Memory bus width384 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed1600 MHz1782 MHz
Memory bandwidth76.8 GB/s28.51 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x S-VideoNo outputs

API support

List of supported graphics and general-purpose computing APIs, including their specific versions.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)12 (11_0)
Shader Model4.05.1

Synthetic benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 5600 1.37
GRID K180Q 1.36

Quadro FX 5600 outperforms GRID K180Q by 1% in our combined benchmark results.


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: 24%

FX 5600 539
GRID K180Q 533

Quadro FX 5600 outperforms GRID K180Q by 1% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance score 1.37 1.36
Recency 5 March 2007 28 June 2013
Cost $2999 $125
Memory bus width 384 128
Memory bandwidth 76.8 28.51
Pipelines / CUDA cores 128 192
Chip lithography 90 nm 28 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 171 Watt 130 Watt

We couldn't decide between Quadro FX 5600 and GRID K180Q. The differences in performance seem too small.

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NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
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