nVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 PCI-E x16, 256MB GDDR3 Graphics Card
PNY Part Number: VCQFX1500-PCIE-PB
3D graphics solution for CAD, DCC, and visualization applications
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 graphics boards are the industry leading mid-range professional graphics solution for CAD, DCC, and visualization applications.
The NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 delivers unprecedented price/performance. A revolutionary new architecture increases raw geometry and fill rate performance over previous generation products and delivers 40GB/sec. memory bandwidth with support for 256MB of ultra-fast GDDR3 memory. NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 provides the optimal blend of quality, precision, performance, programmability, and price for all professional CAD, DCC, and visualization applications. Featuring two dual-link DVI connectors, NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 offers the industry's best image quality at resolutions up to 3840 x 2400.
Highest Workstation Application Performance
Next-generation architecture enables over 2x improvement in geometry and fill rates with the industry's highest performance for professional CAD, DCC, and visualization applications.
Unmatched Color Precision
Full 128-bit precision graphics pipeline enables sophisticated mathematical computations to maintain high accuracy, resulting in unmatched visual quality. Full IEEE 32-bit floating-point precision per color component (RGBA) delivers millions of color variations with the broadest dynamic range.
Next-Generation Vertex and Pixel Programmability
NVIDIA Quadro FX GPUs introduce infinite length vertex programs and dynamic flow control, removing the previous limits on complexity and structure of shader programs. With full support for Vertex and Shader Model 3.0, NVIDIA Quadro FX GPUs deliver sophisticated effects never before imagined for real-time graphics systems.
Unparalleled Subpixel Precision
12-bit subpixel precision delivers high geometric accuracy, eliminating spreckles, cracks, and other rasterization anomalies.
Hardware-Accelerated Pixel Read-Back
Greater than 2.4GB/Sec., pixel read-back performance delivers massive host throughout, more than 10x the performance of previous generation graphics systems.
Rotated Grid Full Screen Antialiasing (RG FSAA)
RG FSAA sampling algorithm introduces far greater sophistication in the sampling pattern, significantly increasing color accuracy and visual quality for edges and lines, reducing "jaggies" while maintaining performance
High Precision Dynamic Range Imaging (HPDR) Technology
Sets new standards for image clarity and quality through floating point capabilities in shading, filtering, texturing, and blending. Enables unprecedented rendered image quality for visual effects processing.
NVIDIA PureVideo Technology
NVIDIA PureVideo technology is the combination of high-definition video processors and software that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for SD and HD video content. Features include high-quality scaling, spatial temporal de-interlacing, inverse telecine, and high quality HD video playback from DVD.
Dual Dual-Link Digital Display Connectors
Two dual-link TMDS transmitters support ultra high resolution panels (up to 3840 x 2400 at 24Hz on each panel) - resulting in amazing image quality and detailed photorealistic images.
|NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 Architecture |
|128-bit color precision |
|Unlimited fragment instruction |
|Unlimited vertex instruction |
|3D volumetric texture support |
|Single-system powerwall |
|12 pixels per clock rendering engine |
|Hardware accelerated antialiased points and lines |
|Hardware OpenGL overlay planes |
|Hardware accelerated two-sided lighting |
|Hardware accelerated clipping planes |
|3rd generation occlusion culling |
|16 textures per pixel in fragment programs |
|Window ID clipping functionality |
|Hardware accelerated line stippling |
|Shading Architecture |
|Fully programmable GPU (OpenGL 2.0/DirectX 9.0C class) |
|Long fragment programs (unlimited instructions) |
|Long vertex programs (unlimited instructions) |
|Looping and subroutines (up to 256 loops per vertex program) |
|Dynamic flow control |
|Conditional execution |
|High Level Shader Languages |
|Optimized complier for Cg and Microsoft HLSL |
|OpenGL 2.0 and DirectX 9.0C support |
|Open source compiler |
| High-Resolution Antialiasing |
|12-bit subpixel sampling precision enhances antialiasing quality |
|Rotated Grid Full-Scene Antialiasing (RG FSAA) |
|8x FSAA dramatically reduces visual aliasing artifacts or "jaggies" at resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 |
|Display Resolution Support |
|Twin dual-link DVI outputs drive two digital displays at resolutions up to 3840 x 2400 at 24Hz |
|Internal 400MHz DACs drive two analog displays up to 2048 x 1536 at 75Hz |
|NVIDIA nView Architecture |
|Advanced multi-display desktop and application management seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Windows |
|Physical Dimensions, Power, and Cooling |
|Physical dimensions: 4.376 inches x 6.8 inches |
|Power: 65W |
|Thermal management: Active fan sink |
|Supported Operating Systems |
|Microsoft® Windows® XP (64-bit and 32-bit) |
|Microsoft Windows 2000 (32-bit) |
|Linux - full OpenGL implementation with NVIDIA and ARB extensions (64-bit and 32-bit) |
|AMD64, Intel EM64T |
|Minimum System Requirements |
|PC compatible with Intel Pentium® 4/Xeon® or AMD Opteron® class processor or higher |
|Open PCI Express x16 lane slot |
|Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, or Linux |
|256MB system memory |
|50MB of available disk space for full installation |
|CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive |
|VGA or DVI-I compatible display |
|350W power supply |
|NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 graphics board |
| One DVI-I to VGA adapter |
|Drivers CD-ROM |