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NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 X2

Graphics Processor
24 x2
Pixel Shaders
8 x2
Vertex Shaders
24 x2
16 x2
512 MB x2
Memory Size
Memory Type
256 bit x2
Bus Width
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 X2 Image NVIDIA G71 Image
The Quadro FX 4500 X2 was a high-end professional graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in April 2006. Built on the 90 nm process, and based on the G71 graphics processor, in its QDFX-4500X2-N-A2 variant, the card supports DirectX 9.0c. The G71 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 196 mm² and 278 million transistors. Quadro FX 4500 X2 combines two graphics processors to increase performance. It features 24 pixel shaders and 8 vertex shaders, 24 texture mapping units and 16 ROPs per GPU. 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 1,024 MB GDDR3 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface per GPU (each GPU manages 512 MB). The GPU is operating at a frequency of 500 MHz, memory is running at 605 MHz.
We recommend the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 X2 for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1680x1050.
Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 X2 draws power from 2x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 145 W maximum. Display outputs include: 4x DVI. Quadro FX 4500 X2 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. The card measures 305 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 2,799 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: G71
GPU Variant: QDFX-4500X2-N-A2
Architecture: Curie
Process Size: 90 nm
Transistors: 278 million
Die Size: 196 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Apr 24th, 2006
Production Status: End-of-life
Launch Price: 2,799 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 1.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 500 MHz
Memory Clock: 605 MHz
1210 MHz effective


Memory Size: 512 MB x2
Memory Type: GDDR3
Memory Bus: 256 bit x2
Bandwidth: 38.72 GB/s x2

Render Config

Pixel Shaders: 24 x2
Vertex Shaders: 8 x2
TMUs: 24 x2
ROPs: 16 x2
Pixel Rate: 8.000 GPixel/s x2
Vertex Rate: 1.000 GVertices/s x2
Texture Rate: 12.00 GTexel/s x2

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 12 inches
305 mm
TDP: 145 W
Outputs: 4x DVI
Power Connectors: 2x 6-pin
Board Number: P278

Graphics Features

DirectX: 9.0c
OpenGL: 2.1
OpenCL: None
Shader Model: 3.0


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