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NVIDIA Quadro FX Architecture Achieves Unprecedented Performance

Featuring the industry's broadest family of PCI Express™ products designed from the ground up with the needs of professional CAD, DCC, and Scientific Visualization applications and users in mind, NVIDIA Quadro FX ushers in a new era of unprecedented performance, programmability, precision, and quality.

The NVIDIA Quadro FX architecture takes application performance to new levels by featuring an array of parallel vertex engines, a radically new line engine, and fully programmable pixel pipelines coupled to a high-speed graphics DRAM bus. Pipeline efficiency is further multiplied by NVIDIA's next-generation crossbar memory architecture - enabling occlusion-culling, lossless depth Z-buffer, and color compression.

Proven Professional Graphics Architecture

Parallel vertex engines, programmable pixel pipelines, and workstation specific features result in the industry's highest application performance and quality.

Advanced Vertex and Pixel Programmability
Enables real-time shaders to simulate a wide range of physical effects and surface properties.

Full 128-bit Precision Graphics Pipeline
Allows mathematical computations to maintain high accuracy, resulting in unmatched visual quality.

12-bit Subpixel Precision
3x that of the nearest competitive professional graphics products; 12-bit subpixel precision delivers high geometric accuracy, eliminating spreckles, cracks, and other rasterization anomalies.

High Precision Dynamic Range Imaging (HPDR) Technology
Sets new standards for image clarity and quality through floating point capabilities applied to shading, filtering, texturing, and blending. Provides unprecedented rendered image quality for visual effects processing and delivers support for 32-bit floating point precision per component - an industry exclusive.

Scalable Link Interface (SLI™) Technology
SLI allows dual GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) to significantly accelerate graphics performance. Professional users benefit by using SLI technology on twin graphics boards to span a hardware accelerated OpenGL window across multiple displays, or to run a single application per GPU. SLI also offers dual GPU performance on a single display by utilizing the capabilities of two NVIDIA Quadro GPUs to drive it (SLI hardware connector required).

PCI Express Support
Designed to take full advantage of the next generation PCI Express expansion bus architecture. This new bus doubles the bandwidth of AGP 8X and delivers over 4GB per second in both upstream and downstream data transfer modes.

Unified Driver Architecture
Provides easy installation and sophisticated manageability through a single unified driver tailored for large scale system deployments. The performance and power of NVIDIA Quadro FX are built on a solid foundation of quality engineering, testing, and real world solutions expertise. These strengths are exemplified by the NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture (UDA), which is certified for quality across the entire spectrum of CAD, DCC, and Scientific applications.

Full 128-bit floating-point precision pipeline
12-bit subpixel precision
8 pixels per clock rendering engine
Hardware antialiased points and lines
Hardware OpenGL overlay planes
Hardware accelerated two-sided lighting
Hardware accelerated clipping planes
3rd generation occlusion culling
16 textures per pixel
OpenGL quad-buffered stereo (3-pin sync connector)
High-performance OpenGL hardware accelerated pixel readback
x16 PCI Express bus interface

Vertex Processing
Full support for Shader Model 3.0/DirectX 9.1
Displacement mapping
Vertex processing can access texture
Dynamic flow control
Branching, call and return
Vertex frequency stream divider

Pixel Processing
Full support for Shader Model 3.0/DirectX 9.1
65,536 instruction pixel shader programs - shatters PS 2.0 limit of 96
Flow control - loops and branching
Highest precision pixel shading - native, optimized FP32 processing
Flexible data type support - FP32, FP16 operand formats
Multiple render target support
Output to 4 destination color surfaces plus 1 depth surface
4xFP32 per pixel, per surface

SLI (Scalable Link Interface)
SLI allows dual GPUs to significantly accelerate graphics performance
SLI Multi-View allows an OpenGL hardware accelerated window to span multiple displays
Applications can be assigned to a specific GPU
SLI Frame Rendering scales applications performance on a single display (two SLI compatible PCI Express graphics boards and SLI hardware connector required)
SLI Frame Rendering supports Split Frame Rendering (SFR) for fill rate-limited applications and Alternate Frame Rendering (AFR) for geometry-limited applications.
Requires two identical NVIDIA Quadro FX boards (1400, 3400, 4400) and SLI hardware connector (for SLI Frame Rendering)

Display Features
High-precision scanout - 32-bit floating point color precision per component
2 Integrated TMDS transmitters
Dual internal 400MHz DAC
Dual link DVI-I output supports digital display at resolutions up to 3840 x 3400 at 24Hz
Single link DVI-I output supports digital display at resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 at 60Hz
DVI-VGA adapter drives analog displays at resolutions up to 2048 x 1236 at 75MHz

Package Contains
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400 by PNY SLI compatible PCI Express graphics board
DVI to VGA adapters
Drivers for Windows XP, 2000, and NT
Detailed Installation Guide
Quickstart Installation Guide
Quadro Application Utilities on CD-ROM (MAXtreme™, POWERdraft™)
6-pin power cable

Minimum System Requirements
PC compatible with Intel Pentium® 4/Xeon® or AMD Opteron® class processor or higher
Quadro SLI requires SLI certified motherboard
Open PCI Express x16 lane slot
SLI requires an open x16 electrical and mechanical slot and a second x16 mechanical slot with x16, x8, or x4 electrical capability
SLI Frame Rendering requires optional SLI connector, PNYPN 91004732, order separately
Quadro SLI requires driver v77.18 or later
Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0 (Service Pack 6) or Linux
256MB system memory
50MB of available disk space for full installation
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
VGA or DVI-I compatible display
350W power supply, 450W required for SLI