NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 vs FX 4700 X2

NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4700 X2

General info

Comparison of Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro FX 4700 X2 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.32
 
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Architecture
Tesla
 
Tesla
Code name
G80
 
G92
Type
Workstation
 
Workstation
Release date
5 March 2007
 
18 April 2008
Launch price (MSRP)
$2,999
 
$2,999
Price now
$169
 
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Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
128
 
128
Core clock speed
600 MHz
 
600 MHz
Transistor count
681 million
 
754 million
Manufacturing process technology
90 nm
 
65 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
171 Watt
 
226 Watt
Texture fill rate
38.40
 
38.40
Floating-point performance
345.6 gflops
 
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).
Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
254 mm
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
1536 MB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
 
1600 MHz
Memory bandwidth
76.8 GB/s
 
51.2 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro FX 4700 X2.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
2x DVI, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported by Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro FX 4700 X2, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL
3.3
 
3.3

Benchmark performance

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

Passmark

FX 5600 613
FX 4700 X2 676 +10.3%

Gaming performance

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.

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