NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450: specs and benchmarks

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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
Year of release 2005
Performance 0.50


NVIDIA started Quadro FX 3450 sales 28 July 2005 at a recommended price of $135.75. This is Curie architecture desktop card based on 130 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 256 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 32 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 83 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Quadro FX 3450's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating1109
Value for money0.36
ArchitectureCurie (2003−2013)
GPU code nameNV41
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date28 July 2005 (17 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$135.75
Current price$20 (0.1x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Quadro FX 3450's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro FX 3450's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Core clock speed425 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors222 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology130 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)83 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate5.100of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro FX 3450'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).

InterfacePCIe 1.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin


Parameters of memory installed on Quadro FX 3450: 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 typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount256 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth32 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro FX 3450. 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 Connectors2x DVI, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported by Quadro FX 3450, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX9.0c (9_3)
Shader Model3.0
OpenGL2.1of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Quadro FX 3450. 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.

FX 3450 0.50
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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: 26%

FX 3450 148

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Quadro FX 3450 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.

Average FPS

Popular games

Relative perfomance

Overall Quadro FX 3450 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.

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AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro FX 3450 from AMD is FirePro 2270, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

AMD FirePro 2270 FirePro 2270

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro FX 3450:

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Similar GPUs

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

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Recommended processors

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User rating

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