NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500


NVIDIA started Quadro FX 1500 sales 20 April 2006 at a recommended price of 699 USD. This is Curie architecture desktop card based on 90 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 0.3 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1.25 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 40.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 1-slot card attached via PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 173 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 65 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 1.30 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Quadro FX 1500's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Perfomance to price
Code name
Release date
20 April 2006
Launch price (MSRP)
699 USD
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
115.00 USD
of 4576.59 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

Quadro FX 1500's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro FX 1500's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
325 MHz
Transistor count
278 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
90 nm
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
of 20896 (Tesla M10)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro FX 1500'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 1.0 x16
173 mm
Supplementary power connectors

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro FX 1500: 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
0.3 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1250 MHz
Memory bandwidth
40.0 GB/s
of 11404 (GRID K1)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro FX 1500.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro FX 1500. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Relative perfomance

Overall Quadro FX 1500 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

It seems that there's no AMD equivalent for Quadro FX 1500. The nearest candidate is FirePro W2100, however, it's 165% faster and higher by 219 positions in our rating.

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