FX 1800 vs FX 5600

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Games supported 54%
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
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  • 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
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800
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  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 550 MHz
  • Max video memory 768 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1600 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 136$
Games supported 52%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating878964
Value for money0.050.02
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)Tesla (2006−2010)
GPU code nameG80G94
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date5 March 2007
(15 years old)
30 March 2009
(13 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,999 $489
Current price$169 (0.1x MSRP)$136 (0.3x MSRP)
Value for money

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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 cores12864
Core clock speed600 MHz550 MHz
Number of transistors681 million505 million
Manufacturing process technology90 nm65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)171 Watt59 Watt
Texture fill rate38.4017.60
Floating-point performance345.6 gflops176 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

InterfacePCIe 1.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16
Length254 mm198 mm
Width2-slot1-slot
Supplementary power connectors2x 6-pinNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR3GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount1536 MB768 MB
Memory bus width384 Bit192 Bit
Memory clock speed1600 MHz1600 MHz
Memory bandwidth76.8 GB/s38.4 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-Video1x DVI, 2x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.04.0
OpenGL3.33.3
OpenCL1.11.1
VulkanN/AN/A
CUDA+1.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 1.43
+40.2%
FX 1800 1.02
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Passmark

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: 25%

FX 5600 561
+39.6%
FX 1800 402

Quadro FX 5600 outperforms Quadro FX 1800 by 40% 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 rating 1.43 1.02
Recency 5 March 2007 30 March 2009
Cost $2999 $489
Memory bus width 384 192
Pipelines / CUDA cores 128 64
Memory bandwidth 76.8 38.4
Chip lithography 90 nm 65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 171 Watt 59 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
Quadro FX 5600

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of Quadro FX 5600 by AMD

The nearest Quadro FX 5600's AMD equivalent is FirePro V3900, which is faster by 17% and higher by 56 positions in our performance rating.

AMD FirePro V3900 FirePro V3900
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro FX 5600:

FirePro M4150 168.53
FirePro W2100 160.84
FirePro V3900 117.48
Quadro FX 5600 100

Competitors of Quadro FX 1800 by AMD

The nearest Quadro FX 1800's AMD equivalent is FirePro V3900, which is faster by 65% and higher by 142 positions in our performance rating.

AMD FirePro V3900 FirePro V3900
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro FX 1800:

FirePro M4150 236.27
FirePro W2100 225.49
FirePro V3900 164.71
Quadro FX 1800 100

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