NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450 vs AMD Radeon HD 6290

NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450
AMD Radeon HD 6290

General info

Comparison of Quadro FX 3450 and Radeon HD 6290 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
not rated
 
not rated
Architecture
Curie
 
Terascale 2
Code name
NV41
 
Zacate
Type
Workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
28 July 2005
 
1 July 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
$135.75
 
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Price now
$120
 
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Technical specs

Quadro FX 3450 and Radeon HD 6290'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 Radeon HD 6290's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
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80
Core clock speed
425 MHz
 
280 MHz
Boost Clock
n/d
 
400 MHz
Transistor count
222 million
 
292 million
Manufacturing process technology
130 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
83 Watt
 
19 Watt
Texture fill rate
5.1 GTexel / s
 
5.2 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
n/d
 
104 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro FX 3450 and Radeon HD 6290 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro FX 3450 and Radeon HD 6290: 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
 
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Maximum RAM amount
256 MB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
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Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
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Memory bandwidth
32.0 GB / s
 
12.8 GB / s
Shared memory
n/d
 
+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro FX 3450 and Radeon HD 6290.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro FX 3450 and Radeon HD 6290. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
DirectX 11
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DirectX 11

API support

APIs supported by Quadro FX 3450 and Radeon HD 6290, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
9.0c (9_3)
 
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
OpenGL
2.1
 
4.4

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro FX 3450 and Radeon HD 6290. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Passmark

FX 3450 148 +7.2%
HD 6290 138

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450

Higher memory bandwidth (32 vs 12.8 GB/s)

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6290

Much newer (1 July 2011 vs 28 July 2005)
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 130 nm)
Less power hungry (19 vs 83 watts)
DirectX 11
UVD3
Turbo Core 400MHz

So, Quadro FX 3450 or HD 6290?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450 and AMD Radeon HD 6290. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that Quadro FX 3450 is a workstation card while Radeon HD 6290 is a notebook one.
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