NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 vs AMD FirePro 2270

Price now 103$
Games supported 39%
AMD FirePro 2270
FirePro 2270
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 600 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1200 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500
  • Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 325 MHz
  • Max video memory 256 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1250 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 153$
Games supported 39%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance ratingnot ratednot rated
ArchitectureTeraScale 2 (2009−2015)Curie (2003−2013)
GPU code nameCedarG71
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date31 January 2011
(11 years old)
20 April 2006
(16 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$699
Current price$103 $153 (0.2x MSRP)

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores80no data
Core clock speed600 MHz325 MHz
Number of transistors292 million278 million
Manufacturing process technology40 nm90 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)15 Watt65 Watt
Texture fill rate4.8007.800
Floating-point performance96 gflopsno data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 1.0 x16
Length170 mm173 mm
Supplementary power connectorsNoneNone


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR3GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount512 MB256 MB
Memory bus width64 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed1200 MHz1250 MHz
Memory bandwidth9.6 GB/s40 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x DMS-592x DVI, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.2 (11_0)9.0c (9_3)
Shader Model5.03.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

  • Passmark


This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

FirePro 2270 147
FX 1500 189

Quadro FX 1500 outperforms FirePro 2270 by 29% in Passmark.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of FirePro 2270 and Quadro FX 1500. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 9.4 Mh/s no data

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 31 January 2011 20 April 2006
Memory bus width 64 256
Memory bandwidth 9.6 40
Chip lithography 40 nm 90 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 15 Watt 65 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD FirePro 2270
FirePro 2270


NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500
Quadro FX 1500

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Competitors of FirePro 2270 by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FirePro 2270 from NVIDIA is NVS 310.


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