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NVIDIA Quadro FX 550 by PNY Technologies graphics boards feature uncompromised performance and programmability at an entry-level price for professional CAD, DCC, and visualization applications.

The NVIDIA Quadro FX 550 by PNY delivers cost-effective solutions without compromising quality, precision, performance, and programmability for professional 3D environments. Advanced features including a 128-bit floating point graphics pipeline, 12-bit subpixel precision, and fast GDDR3 memory, make the NVIDIA Quadro FX 550 by PNY the perfect choice for entry workstations. Implementation of Rotated Grid FSAA introduces far greater sophistication in the multi-sampling pattern, significantly increasing color accuracy and visual quality of edges and lines without compromising performance.

Key Features and Benefits

Highest Workstation Application Performance
Next-generation architecture enables over 2x improvement in geometry and fill rates with the industry's highest performance for professional CAD, DCC, and visualization applications.

Unmatched Color Precision
Full 128-bit precision graphics pipeline enables sophisticated mathematical computations to maintain high accuracy, resulting in unmatched visual quality. Full IEEE 32-bit floating-point precision per color component (RGBA) delivers millions of color variations with the broadest dynamic range.

Next-Generation Vertex and Pixel Programmability
NVIDIA Quadro FX GPUs introduce infinite length vertex programs and dynamic flow control, removing the previous limits on complexity and structure of shader programs. With full support for Vertex and Shader Model 3.0, NVIDIA Quadro FX GPUs deliver sophisticated effects never before imagined for real-time graphics systems.

Unparalleled Subpixel Precision
12-bit subpixel precision delivers high geometric accuracy, eliminating spreckles, cracks, and other rasterization anomalies.

Hardware-Accelerated Pixel Read-Back
Greater than 2.4GB/Sec., pixel read-back performance delivers massive host throughout, more than 10x the performance of previous generation graphics systems.

Rotated Grid Full Screen Antialiasing (RG FSAA)
RG FSAA sampling algorithm introduces far greater sophistication in the sampling pattern, significantly increasing color accuracy and visual quality for edges and lines, reducing "jaggies" while maintaining performance.

High Precision Dynamic Range Imaging (HPDR) Technology
Sets new standards for image clarity and quality through floating point capabilities in shading, filtering, texturing, and blending. Enables unprecedented rendered image quality for visual effects processing.

NVIDIA PureVideo Technology
NVIDIA PureVideo technology is the combination of high-definition video processors and software that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for SD and HD video content. Features include high-quality scaling, spatial temporal de-interlacing, inverse telecine, and high quality HD video playback from DVD.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 550 by PNY Architecture
128-bit color precision
Unlimited fragment instruction
Unlimited vertex instruction
3D volumetric texture support
Single-system powerwall
12 pixels per clock rendering engine
Hardware accelerated 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 in fragment programs
Window ID clipping functionality
Hardware accelerated line stippling

Shading Architecture
Fully programmable GPU (OpenGL 2.0/DirectX 9.0C class)
Long fragment programs (unlimited instructions)
Long vertex programs (unlimited instructions)
Looping and subroutines (up to 256 loops per vertex program)
Dynamic flow control
Conditional execution

High Level Shader Languages
Optimized complier for Cg and Microsoft HLSL
OpenGL 2.0 and DirectX 9.0C support
Open source compiler

High-Resolution Antialiasing
12-bit subpixel sampling precision enhances antialiasing quality
Rotated Grid Full-Scene Antialiasing (RG FSAA)

Display Resolution Support
2 DVI-I outputs drive digital displays at resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 at 60Hz with single link
Internal 400MHz DACs drive two analog displays up to 2048 x 1536 at 75Hz

NVIDIA nView Architecture
Advanced multi-display desktop and application management seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Windows

Physical Dimensions, Power, and Cooling
Physical dimensions: 4.376 inches x 6.8 inches
Power: 25W
Thermal management: Active fan sink

Package Contains
NVIDIA Quadro FX 550 by PNY graphics board
Two DVI-I to VGA adapters
Drivers for Windows XP and 2000
Detailed Installation Guide
Quickstart Installation Guide
Quadro Application Utilities on CD-ROM (MAXtreme™, POWERdraft™)

Supported Operating Systems
Microsoft® Windows® XP (64-bit and 32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 2000 (32-bit)
Linux - full OpenGL implementation with NVIDIA and ARB extensions (64-bit and 32-bit)
AMD64, Intel EM64T

Minimum System Requirements
PC compatible with Intel Pentium® 4/Xeon® or AMD Opteron® class processor or higher
Open PCI Express x16 lane slot
Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, 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