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NVIDIA Quadro FX 550

NV43 A2
Graphics Processor
8
Pixel Shaders
4
Vertex Shaders
8
TMUs
8
ROPs
128 MB
Memory Size
GDDR3
Memory Type
128 bit
Bus Width
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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 A2 graphics processor, in its NV43 GL variant, the card supports DirectX 9.0c. The NV43 A2 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, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 550 does not require any additional power connector, 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 PCI-Express 1.0 x16 interface. The card measures 198 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
NV43 A2
GPU Variant
NV43 GL
Architecture
Curie
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
110 nm
Transistors
146 million
Die Size
150 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Apr 20th, 2006
Generation
Quadro FX
(x500)
Production
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
12.80 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders
8
Vertex Shaders
4
TMUs
8
ROPs
8

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
2.880 GPixel/s
Vertex Rate
360.0 MVertices/s
Texture Rate
2.880 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
Length
7.8 inches
198 mm
TDP
30 W
Outputs
2x DVI
1x S-Video
Power Connectors
None
Board Number
P456

Graphics Features

DirectX
9.0c
OpenGL
2.1
OpenCL
N/A
Vulkan
N/A
Shader Model
3.0

NV43 A2 GPU Notes

PureVideo HD: VP1
VDPAU: Not Supported