NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 vs 600

NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
NVIDIA Quadro 600

General info

Comparison of Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro 600 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
6.05
 
9.89
Architecture
Tesla
 
Fermi
Code name
G80
 
GF108
Type
Workstation
 
Workstation
Release date
5 March 2007
 
13 December 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
$2,999
 
$179
Price now
$180
 
$110

Technical specs

Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro 600'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 Quadro 600's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
128
 
96
Core clock speed
600 MHz
 
640 MHz
Transistor count
681 million
 
585 million
Manufacturing process technology
90 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
171 Watt
 
40 Watt
Texture fill rate
19.2 GTexel / s
 
10.24 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
345.6 gflops
 
245.76 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro 600 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 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
254 mm
 
168 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro 600: 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
 
1600 MHz
Memory bandwidth
76.8 GB / s
 
25.6 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro 600.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
1x DVI, 1x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported by Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro 600, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
12.0 (11_0)
OpenGL
3.3
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro 600. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

FX 5600 3.50
600 3.50

Passmark

FX 5600 681
600 698 +2.5%

Rendering quality tests

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

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro 600. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
22 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro 600 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600

Wider memory bus (384 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (128 vs 96)
Higher memory bandwidth (76.8 vs 25.6 GB/s)

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro 600

Much newer (13 December 2010 vs 5 March 2007)
Cheaper ($179 vs $2999)
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 90 nm)
Less power hungry (40 vs 171 watts)

So, Quadro FX 5600 or 600?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 and NVIDIA Quadro 600. The differences in performance seem too small.
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