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NVIDIA Quadro NVS 420

Graphics Processor
G98 x2
Cores
8 x2
TMUs
8 x2
ROPs
4 x2
Memory Size
256 MB x2
Memory Type
GDDR3
Bus Width
64 bit x2
The Quadro NVS 420 was a professional graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in January 2009. Built on the 65 nm process, and based on the G98 graphics processor, the card supports DirectX 11.1. Even though it supports DirectX 11, the feature level is only 10_0, which can be problematic with many DirectX 11 & DirectX 12 titles. The G98 graphics processor is a relatively small chip with a die area of only 86 mm² and 210 million transistors. Quadro NVS 420 combines two graphics processors to increase performance. It features 8 shading units, 8 texture mapping units, and 4 ROPs, per GPU. NVIDIA has paired 512 MB GDDR3 memory with the Quadro NVS 420, which are connected using a 64-bit memory interface per GPU (each GPU manages 256 MB). The GPU is operating at a frequency of 550 MHz, memory is running at 700 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA Quadro NVS 420 does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 40 W maximum. This device has no display connectivity, as it is not designed to have monitors connected to it. Quadro NVS 420 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 1.0 x16 interface.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
G98
Architecture
Tesla
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
65 nm
Transistors
210 million
Die Size
86 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Jan 20th, 2009
Generation
Quadro NVS
Production
End-of-life
Bus Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
Reviews
26 in our database

Relative Performance

100%
Quadro NVS 420
102%
GeForce 210
131%
GeForce 9400 GT
161%
Radeon HD 4550
206%
Radeon HD 5450
243%
Radeon HD 6450
256%
GeForce GT 520
317%
GeForce GT 220
414%
GeForce GT 430
419%
Radeon HD 5570
456%
Radeon HD 4670
480%
GeForce GT 440
490%
GeForce GT 240
563%
GeForce 9600 GT
598%
Radeon HD 5670
642%
GeForce GT 640
663%
GeForce 9800 GT
690%
Radeon HD 6670
712%
Radeon HD 4830
760%
Radeon HD 4770
801%
Radeon HD 4850
819%
GeForce GTS 250
844%
GeForce GTS 450
873%
Radeon HD 5750
997%
Radeon HD 7750
1005%
Radeon HD 5770
1023%
GeForce GTX 260
1035%
Radeon HD 4870
1037%
Radeon Vega 8
1048%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
1058%
GeForce GTX 650
1119%
Radeon HD 5830
1177%
Radeon HD 6790
1196%
Radeon HD 4890
1241%
GeForce GTX 460
1250%
Radeon RX Vega 11
1262%
GeForce GT 1030
1274%
GeForce GTX 275
1278%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
1280%
GeForce GTX 280
1305%
GeForce GTX 465
1368%
Radeon HD 6850
1395%
GeForce GTX 285
1496%
Radeon HD 5850
1523%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
1523%
Radeon HD 7790
1588%
Radeon RX 550
1591%
GeForce GTX 470
1649%
Radeon HD 6870
1760%
Radeon HD 5870
1815%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
1824%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
1858%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
1867%
Radeon HD 6950
1932%
GeForce GTX 295
1956%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
1969%
Radeon HD 7850
2003%
GeForce GTX 480
2097%
Radeon HD 6970
2138%
Radeon R7 265
2172%
Radeon RX 460
2172%
Radeon R7 370
2180%
GeForce GTX 660
2186%
GeForce GTX 570
2223%
Radeon RX 560
2361%
GeForce GTX 950
2381%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
2439%
Radeon R9 270X
2469%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
2480%
GeForce GTX 580
2500%
GeForce GTX 1050
2506%
Radeon HD 7950
2555%
Radeon HD 5970
2626%
GeForce GTX 760
2827%
GeForce GTX 670
2901%
GeForce GTX 960
2975%
Radeon R9 380
2992%
Radeon R9 285
3022%
Radeon HD 7970
3054%
GeForce GTX 680
3125%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
3207%
GeForce GTX 770
3281%
Radeon HD 6990
3359%
Radeon R9 280X
3407%
GeForce GTX 590
3409%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
3777%
GeForce GTX 780
3912%
GeForce GTX 1650
4156%
Radeon RX 470
4213%
Radeon R9 290
4441%
Radeon RX 570
4495%
Radeon R9 390
4520%
Radeon R9 290X
4580%
GeForce GTX 970
4640%
GeForce GTX TITAN
4703%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
4770%
Radeon R9 390X
4791%
Radeon HD 7990
4814%
Radeon RX 480
4854%
GeForce GTX 690
4985%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
5054%
Radeon RX 5500 OEM
5115%
Radeon RX 580
5155%
Radeon RX 5500 XT
5221%
GeForce GTX 980
5266%
GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER
5288%
Radeon R9 FURY
5524%
Radeon RX 590
5817%
Radeon R9 295X2
5849%
GeForce GTX 1660
5917%
Radeon R9 FURY X
6018%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
6174%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
6570%
GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
6716%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
6716%
GeForce GTX 1070
7149%
Radeon RX Vega 56
7582%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
7799%
Radeon RX Vega 64
7907%
GeForce GTX 1080
7907%
GeForce RTX 2060
8232%
Radeon RX 5700
8882%
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
9207%
GeForce RTX 2070
9424%
Radeon RX 5700 XT
9532%
Radeon VII
9779%
TITAN X Pascal
10074%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
10182%
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
10832%
GeForce RTX 2080
11482%
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
12673%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
550 MHz
Shader Clock
1400 MHz
Memory Clock
700 MHz
1400 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
256 MB
Memory Type
GDDR3
Memory Bus
64 bit
Bandwidth
11.20 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
8
TMUs
8
ROPs
4
SM Count
1
L2 Cache
16 KB

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
2.200 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
4.400 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
22.40 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
TDP
40 W
Suggested PSU
350 W
Outputs
No outputs
Power Connectors
None
Board Number
P737

Graphics Features

DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL
3.3
OpenCL
1.1
Vulkan
N/A
CUDA
1.1
Shader Model
4.0