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NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280 SD

NV18 C1
Graphics Processor
Pixel Shaders
Vertex Shaders
64 MB
Memory Size
Memory Type
64 bit
Bus Width
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The Quadro NVS 280 SD was a professional graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in May 2005. Built on the 150 nm process, and based on the NV18 C1 graphics processor, the card supports DirectX 8.0. The NV18 C1 graphics processor is a relatively small chip with a die area of only 65 mm² and 29 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 64-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 250 MHz, memory is running at 200 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280 SD does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 10 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DMS-59. Quadro NVS 280 SD is connected to the rest of the system using an AGP 8x interface. The card measures 168 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: NV18 C1
Architecture: Celsius
Process Size: 150 nm
Transistors: 29 million
Die Size: 65 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: May 31st, 2005
Production Status: End-of-life
Bus Interface: AGP 8x

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 250 MHz
Memory Clock: 200 MHz
400 MHz effective


Memory Size: 64 MB
Memory Type: DDR
Memory Bus: 64 bit
Bandwidth: 3.200 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders: 2
Vertex Shaders: 0
TMUs: 4
ROPs: 2
Pixel Rate: 500.0 MPixel/s
Texture Rate: 1.000 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width: Single-slot
Length: 6.6 inches
168 mm
TDP: 10 W
Outputs: 1x DMS-59
Power Connectors: None

Graphics Features

DirectX: 8.0
OpenGL: 1.3
OpenCL: N/A
Pixel Shader: 1.1
Vertex Shader: 1.1


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