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NVIDIA Quadro FX 550

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The Quadro FX 550 was a professional graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in April 2006. Built on the 110 nm process, and based on the NV43 graphics processor, in its NV43GL variant, the card supports DirectX 9.0c. The NV43 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 150 mm² and 146 million transistors. It features 8 pixel shaders and 4 vertex shaders, 8 texture mapping units and 8 ROPs. Due to the lack of unified shaders you will not be able to run recent games at all (which require unified shader/DX10+ support). NVIDIA has placed 128 MB GDDR3 memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 360 MHz, memory is running at 400 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, its power draw is rated at 30 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x S-Video. Quadro FX 550 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. The card measures 198 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: NV43
GPU Variant: NV43GL
Process Size: 110 nm
Transistors: 146 million
Die Size: 150 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Apr 20th, 2006
Production Status: End-of-life
Bus Interface: PCIe 1.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 360 MHz
Memory Clock: 400 MHz
800 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size: 128 MB
Memory Type: GDDR3
Memory Bus: 128 bit
Bandwidth: 12.8 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders: 8
Vertex Shaders: 4
TMUs: 8
ROPs: 8
Pixel Rate: 2.88 GPixel/s
Vertex Rate: 0.360 GVertices/s
Texture Rate: 2.88 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width: Single-slot
Length: 7.8 inches
198 mm
TDP: 30 W
Outputs: 2x DVI
1x S-Video

Graphics Features

DirectX: 9.0c
OpenGL: 2.1
OpenCL: n/a
Shader Model: 3.0

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