NVIDIA Quadro 400: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA Quadro 400

Summary

NVIDIA started Quadro 400 sales 5 April 2011 at a recommended price of $169. This is Tesla 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 512 MB of DDR3 memory clocked at 1.54 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 12.32 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 163 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 32 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.56 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of Quadro 400's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.07
 
Architecture
Tesla 2.0
 
GPU code name
GT216
 
Market segment
Workstation
 
Launch date
5 April 2011 (10 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$169
 
Price now
$295 (1.7x MSRP)
 
of 10780 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

Quadro 400's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro 400's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
48
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
450 MHz
 
Number of transistors
486 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
32 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
7.200
 
Floating-point performance
108 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro 400's 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).

Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
163 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro 400: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
DDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
1540 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
12.32 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro 400. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x DisplayPort
 

API support

APIs supported by Quadro 400, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
11.1 (10_1)
 
Shader Model
4.1
 
OpenGL
3.3
 
OpenCL
1.1
 
Vulkan
N/A
 
CUDA
1.2
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Quadro 400. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

0.56

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.

150

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Quadro 400 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

This video card matches 57% minimum and 49% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
57%
Recommended
49%
Minimum
57%
Recommended
49%

Relative perfomance

Overall Quadro 400 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.

AMD equivalent

The nearest Quadro 400's AMD equivalent is FirePro 2270, which is faster by 4% and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro 400:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

User rating

Here you can see the user rating of the graphics card, as well as rate it yourself.

Advices and comments

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