FX 3450 vs FX 1500

Price now 153$
Games supported 39%
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
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450
  • Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 425 MHz
  • Max video memory 256 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 20$
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
ArchitectureCurie (2003−2013)Curie (2003−2013)
GPU code nameG71NV41
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date20 April 2006
(16 years old)
28 July 2005
(17 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$699 $135.75
Current price$153 (0.2x MSRP)$20 (0.1x 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.

Core clock speed325 MHz425 MHz
Number of transistors278 million222 million
Manufacturing process technology90 nm130 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Watt83 Watt
Texture fill rate7.8005.100

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 1.0 x16PCIe 1.0 x16
Length173 mmno data
Supplementary power connectorsNone1x 6-pin


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 amount256 MB256 MB
Memory bus width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed1250 MHz1000 MHz
Memory bandwidth40 GB/s32 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 Connectors2x DVI, 1x S-Video2x DVI, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX9.0c (9_3)9.0c (9_3)
Shader Model3.03.0

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%

FX 1500 189
FX 3450 148

Quadro FX 1500 outperforms Quadro FX 3450 by 28% in Passmark.

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 20 April 2006 28 July 2005
Cost $699 $135.75
Memory bandwidth 40 32
Chip lithography 90 nm 130 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 65 Watt 83 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500
Quadro FX 1500


NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450
Quadro FX 3450

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