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NV34 B1
Graphics Processor
Pixel Shaders
Vertex Shaders
64 MB
Memory Size
Memory Type
128 bit
Bus Width
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The Quadro NVS 280 PCI was a professional graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in October 2003. Built on the 140 nm process, and based on the NV34 B1 graphics processor, in its NV34 GL variant, the card supports DirectX 9.0a. The NV34 B1 graphics processor is a relatively small chip with a die area of only 91 mm² and 45 million transistors. It features 2 pixel shaders and 0 vertex shaders, 4 texture mapping units and 2 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 64 MB DDR memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 275 MHz, memory is running at 250 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280 PCI does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 13 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DMS-59. Quadro NVS 280 PCI is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI interface. The card measures 168 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: NV34 B1
GPU Variant: NV34 GL
Architecture: Rankine
Process Size: 140 nm
Transistors: 45 million
Die Size: 91 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Oct 28th, 2003
Production Status: End-of-life
Bus Interface: PCI

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 275 MHz
Memory Clock: 250 MHz
500 MHz effective


Memory Size: 64 MB
Memory Type: DDR
Memory Bus: 128 bit
Bandwidth: 8.000 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders: 2
Vertex Shaders: 0
TMUs: 4
ROPs: 2
Pixel Rate: 550.0 MPixel/s
Texture Rate: 1.100 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width: Single-slot
Length: 6.6 inches
168 mm
TDP: 13 W
Outputs: 1x DMS-59
Power Connectors: None

Graphics Features

DirectX: 9.0a
OpenGL: 1.5 (2.1)
OpenCL: n/a
Pixel Shader: 2.0a
Vertex Shader: 2.0a


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