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)
Code name
Release date
5 March 2007
13 December 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
Price now

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.
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).
PCIe 1.0 x16
PCIe 2.0 x16
254 mm
168 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin


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
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.
11.1 (10_0)
12.0 (11_0)

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 2.96
600 3.06 +3.4%


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)
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

3.4% faster in synthetic tests
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?

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