NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 vs FX 4700 X2
Comparison of Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro FX 4700 X2 architecture, market type and release date.
Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro FX 4700 X2'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 FX 4700 X2's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
2x 384.0 gflops
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro FX 4700 X2 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
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Parameters of memory installed on Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro FX 4700 X2: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro FX 4700 X2.
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
APIs supported by Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro FX 4700 X2, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro FX 4700 X2. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
FX 5600 0.20 +400%
FX 4700 X2 0.04
FX 5600 613
FX 4700 X2 676 +10.3%
Let's see how good Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro FX 4700 X2 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
400% faster (about 5 times) in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (76.8 vs 51.2 GB/s)
Less power hungry (171 vs 226 watts)
Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro FX 4700 X2
Much newer (18 April 2008 vs 5 March 2007)
Finer manufacturing process technology (65 vs 90 nm)
So, Quadro FX 5600 or FX 4700 X2?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro FX 4700 X2, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.