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NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290

G86
Graphics Processor
16
Cores
8
TMUs
4
ROPs
256 MB
Memory Size
DDR2
Memory Type
64 bit
Bus Width
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The Quadro NVS 290 was a mid-range professional graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in October 2007. Built on the 80 nm process, and based on the G86 graphics processor, the card supports DirectX 10.0. The G86 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 127 mm² and 210 million transistors. It features 16 shading units, 8 texture mapping units and 4 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 256 MB DDR2 memory on the card, which are connected using a 64-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 459 MHz, memory is running at 400 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290 does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 21 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DMS-59. Quadro NVS 290 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 1.0 x16 interface. The card measures 168 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 149 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
G86
Architecture
Tesla
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
80 nm
Transistors
210 million
Die Size
127 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Oct 4th, 2007
Generation
Quadro NVS
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
149 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16

Relative Performance

78%
100%
100%
Quadro NVS 290
123%
157%
185%
195%
241%
315%
319%
347%
366%
374%
429%
456%
489%
505%
526%
543%
579%
611%
624%
643%
665%
760%
766%
779%
789%
791%
799%
806%
853%
897%
912%
946%
953%
962%
971%
974%
976%
995%
1043%
1063%
1140%
1161%
1161%
1210%
1213%
1257%
1341%
1383%
1391%
1416%
1423%
1473%
1491%
1501%
1527%
1598%
1629%
1655%
1656%
1661%
1666%
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1815%
1859%
1882%
1890%
1905%
1910%
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2002%
2155%
2211%
2267%
2281%
2304%
2327%
2382%
2444%
2501%
2560%
2597%
2598%
2879%
3168%
3211%
3426%
3445%
3491%
3537%
3567%
3584%
3636%
3651%
3669%
3700%
3899%
3980%
4031%
4031%
4434%
4510%
4587%
4930%
5415%
5606%
6039%
6039%
6370%
7109%
7453%
7644%
8332%
9479%
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
459 MHz
Shader Clock
918 MHz
Memory Clock
400 MHz
800 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
256 MB
Memory Type
DDR2
Memory Bus
64 bit
Bandwidth
6.400 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
16
TMUs
8
ROPs
4
SM Count
2

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
1.836 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
3.672 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
29.38 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
Length
6.6 inches
168 mm
TDP
21 W
Outputs
1x DMS-59
Power Connectors
None
Board Number
P538

Graphics Features

DirectX
10.0
OpenGL
3.3
OpenCL
1.1
Vulkan
N/A
CUDA
1.1
Shader Model
4.0

G86 GPU Notes

PureVideo HD: VP2
VDPAU: Feature Set A