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NVIDIA Quadro FX 4000

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The Quadro FX 4000 was a high-end professional graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in April 2004. Built on the 130 nm process, and based on the NV40 A1 graphics processor, in its NV40 GL variant, the card supports DirectX 9.0c. The NV40 A1 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 287 mm² and 222 million transistors. It features 12 pixel shaders and 5 vertex shaders, 12 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 256 MB GDDR3 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 375 MHz, memory is running at 500 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4000 draws power from 2x Molex power connectors, with power draw rated at 142 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x S-Video. Quadro FX 4000 is connected to the rest of the system using an AGP 8x interface. Its price at launch was 2,199 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: NV40 A1
GPU Variant: NV40 GL
Architecture: Curie
Process Size: 130 nm
Transistors: 222 million
Die Size: 287 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Apr 1st, 2004
Production Status: End-of-life
Launch Price: 2,199 USD
Bus Interface: AGP 8x

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 375 MHz
Memory Clock: 500 MHz
1000 MHz effective


Memory Size: 256 MB
Memory Type: GDDR3
Memory Bus: 256 bit
Bandwidth: 32.0 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders: 12
Vertex Shaders: 5
TMUs: 12
ROPs: 8
Pixel Rate: 3.000 GPixel/s
Vertex Rate: 469 MVertices/s
Texture Rate: 4.50 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
TDP: 142 W
Outputs: 2x DVI
1x S-Video
Power Connectors: 2x Molex
Board Number: P201

Graphics Features

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


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