NVIDIA Quadro 400: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA Quadro 400


NVIDIA started Quadro 400 sales 5 April 2011 at a recommended price of 169 USD. This is Tesla 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 0.5 GB 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 1-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 3.44 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Quadro 400's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Perfomance to price
Tesla 2.0
Code name
Release date
5 April 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
169 USD
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
118.00 USD
of 4576.59 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

Quadro 400's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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.
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
450 MHz
Transistor count
486 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
32 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
108 gflops

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).
PCIe 2.0 x16
163 mm
Supplementary power connectors

Memory specs

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
Maximum RAM amount
0.5 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
64 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1540 MHz
Memory bandwidth
12.32 GB/s
of 11404 (GRID K1)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro 400.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x DisplayPort


Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro 400. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro 400. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
3DMark Vantage Performance
Unigine Heaven 3.0

Relative perfomance

Overall Quadro 400 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro 400 from AMD is FirePro W2100, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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