NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450 vs AMD FirePro S10000 Passive

NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450
AMD FirePro S10000 Passive

General info

Comparison of Quadro FX 3450 and FirePro S10000 Passive architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
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Architecture
Curie
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
NV41
 
Tahiti
Type
Workstation
 
Workstation
Release date
28 July 2005
 
12 November 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
$135.75
 
$3,599
Price now
$120
 
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Technical specs

Quadro FX 3450 and FirePro S10000 Passive'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 3450 and FirePro S10000 Passive's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
no data
 
3584
Core clock speed
425 MHz
 
825 MHz
Boost Clock
no data
 
950 MHz
Transistor count
222 million
 
4,313 million
Manufacturing process technology
130 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
83 Watt
 
750 Watt
Texture fill rate
5.100
 
106.4
Floating-point performance
no data
 
2x 3,405 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro FX 3450 and FirePro S10000 Passive 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).
Bus support
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PCIe 3.0
Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
no data
 
305 mm
Form factor
no data
 
full height / full length
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
2x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro FX 3450 and FirePro S10000 Passive: 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
GDDR3
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
256 MB
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
384 Bit
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
5000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
32 GB/s
 
480 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro FX 3450 and FirePro S10000 Passive.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
1x DVI, 1x mini-DisplayPort
Dual-link DVI support
-
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro FX 3450 and FirePro S10000 Passive, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
9.0c (9_3)
 
12 (11_1)
OpenGL
2.1
 
4.6

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450

Cheaper ($135.75 vs $3599)
Less power hungry (83 vs 750 watts)

Advantages of AMD FirePro S10000 Passive

Much newer (12 November 2012 vs 28 July 2005)
Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (480 vs 32 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 130 nm)
DualLinkDVI

So, Quadro FX 3450 or FirePro S10000 Passive?

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