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NV10 A3
Graphics Processor
Pixel Shaders
Vertex Shaders
32 MB
Memory Size
Memory Type
128 bit
Bus Width
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The Quadro was a professional graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in January 1999. Built on the 220 nm process, and based on the NV10 A3 graphics processor, in its NV10GL A3 variant, the card supports DirectX 7.0. The NV10 A3 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 111 mm² and 17 million transistors. It features 4 pixel shaders and 0 vertex shaders, 4 texture mapping units and 4 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 32 MB SDR memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 135 MHz, memory is running at 166 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA Quadro does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is not exactly known. Display outputs include: 1x VGA. Quadro is connected to the rest of the system using an AGP 4x interface.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: NV10 A3
GPU Variant: NV10GL A3
Architecture: Celsius
Process Size: 220 nm
Transistors: 17 million
Die Size: 111 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Jan 1st, 1999
Production Status: End-of-life
Bus Interface: AGP 4x

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 135 MHz
Memory Clock: 166 MHz
166 MHz effective


Memory Size: 32 MB
Memory Type: SDR
Memory Bus: 128 bit
Bandwidth: 2.656 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders: 4
Vertex Shaders: 0
TMUs: 4
ROPs: 4
Pixel Rate: 540.0 MPixel/s
Texture Rate: 540.0 MTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width: Single-slot
TDP: unknown
Outputs: 1x VGA
Power Connectors: None

Graphics Features

DirectX: 7.0
OpenGL: 1.2
OpenCL: N/A
Pixel Shader: N/A
Vertex Shader: N/A


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