NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600 Professional Graphics Card

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Original Series
Quadro FX 6
Release Date
March 5th, 2007
Launch Price
$1,999 USD
PCB Code
P/N Code
Graphics Processing Unit
GPU Model
Fabrication Process
90 nm
Die Size
484 mm2
Transistors Count
Transistors Density
1.4M TRAN/mm2
Base Clock
500 MHz
Boost Clock
Memory Clock
700 MHz
Effective Memory Clock
1400 Mbps
Memory Configuration
Memory Size
768 MB
Memory Type
Memory Bus Width
Memory Bandwidth
67.2 GB/s

PCI-Express 2.0 x16
22.9 cm
Power Connectors
1 × 6-pin
Board Power
141 W
Recommended PSU
450 W
Multi-GPU Support
Display Outputs
DVI-I DualLink
2 ×
1 ×
API Support
Shader Model

Pixel Fillrate
12 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate
12 GTexel/s
SPFP Performance
Performance per W
Performance per mm2
198 FLOPS/mm2

NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 SDI
128 Unified Cores
600 / 800 MHz 1.5 GB GDDR3
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
128 Unified Cores
600 / 800 MHz 1.5 GB GDDR3
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600 SDI
96 Unified Cores
500 / 700 MHz 768 MB GDDR3
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600
96 Unified Cores
500 / 700 MHz 768 MB GDDR3
NVIDIA Quadro FX 560
12 Pixel Pipelines
350 / 600 MHz 128 MB GDDR3
NVIDIA Tesla S870
512 Cores
600 / 800 MHz 6 GB GDDR3
NVIDIA Tesla D870
256 Cores
600 / 800 MHz 3 GB GDDR3
NVIDIA Tesla C870
128 Cores
600 / 800 MHz 1.5 GB GDDR3
NVIDIA Quadro PLEX 2100 S4
512 Cores
600 / 800 MHz 6 GB GDDR3
NVIDIA Quadro PLEX 1000 Model-IV
256 Cores
600 / 800 MHz 3 GB GDDR3
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 SDI
128 Cores
600 / 800 MHz 1.5 GB GDDR3
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
128 Cores
600 / 800 MHz 1.5 GB GDDR3
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600 SDI
96 Cores
500 / 700 MHz 768 MB GDDR3
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600
96 Cores
500 / 700 MHz 768 MB GDDR3
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra
128 Cores
612 / 1080 MHz 768 MB GDDR3
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
128 Cores
575 / 900 MHz 768 MB GDDR3
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 640 (122 Cores)
112 Cores
500 / 800 MHz 640 MB GDDR3
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 640
96 Cores
513 / 792 MHz 640 MB GDDR3
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 320
96 Cores
513 / 792 MHz 320 MB GDDR3


A revolutionary unified architecture, NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5600 and 4600 graphics boards deliver optimized application performance. Combining the industry’s most advanced feature set, including largest frame buffers, with a C programming environment, Quadro solutions solve the most complex problems. The reference standard for Shader Model 4.0, Quadro FX 5600 and 4600 enables next generation applications with unprecedented image quality.

Quadro FX 5600Quadro FX 4600
Memory Size1.5GB GDDR3768MB GDDR3
Memory Interface384-bit384-bit
Memory Bandwidth76.8 GB/sec.67.2 GB/sec.
Max Power Consumption171W134W
Number of Slots22
Display ConnectorsDVI-I DVI-I StereoDVI-I DVI-I Stereo
Dual-Link DVI22


NVIDIA Unified Architecture
Industry’s first unified architecture designed to dynamically allocate geometry, shading, pixel, and compute processing power to deliver optimized GPU performance.

C Programming Environment for the GPU
The NVIDIA® CUDA™ GPU computing software provides a C language environment and tool suite that unleashes new capabilities to solve complex, visualization challenges such as real-time ray tracing and interactive volume rendering.

Next-Generation Vertex and Pixel Programmability Shader Model 4.0
Reference standard for shader model 4.0 enabling a higher level of performance and ultra-realistic effects for next generation OpenGL and DirectX 10 industry-leading professional applications.

Best-of-class Industry Solution
Flexible platform to deliver professionals best-of-class industry solutions paired with NVIDIA Quadro G-Sync II, SDI, or NVIDIA® SLI™ technology.

Image Courtesy is presented in order of appearance: Right Hemisphere, Landmark, a brand of the Halliburton Drilling, Evaluation and Digital Solutions, UVPHACTORY, NVIDIA Corporation and Vital Images.

Right Hemisphere® (Engine Design Image)
Right Hemisphere is the leading provider of product communication and collaboration solutions that enable manufacturers to optimize their global product development launch & support lifecycle by delivering the right 2D and 3D graphics, in the right format across their extended enterprises from accurate, up-to-date engineering data readily available in CAD and PDM systems.
For more information, visit www.righthemisphere.com.

Landmark (Seismic Dataset Image)
Landmark, a brand of Halliburton Drilling, Evaluation and Digital Solutions, is the leading supplier of software, optimized computing solutions and services for the upstream oil and gas industry. The company’s software solutions span exploration, production drilling, business decision analysis and data management. Landmark offers a broad range of consulting, services and infrastructure technologies that enable customers to optimize their technical, business and decision processes.
For more information, visit www.lgc.com.
Also visit www.nvidia.com/object/landmark_success.html to learn about Landmark solutions featuring NVIDIA technology.

UVPHactory is a New York-based design and production company offering a complete range of creative services including conceptualization, live-action direction and production, editorial, 2D/3D animation, sound composition/design and final compositing for broadcast, commercial, film, music video and web clients.
For more information, visit www.uvphactory.com.

NVIDIA® Corporation (Macrobiotic Cells Image)
NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for professional computing and visualization, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. The NVIDIA® graphics processing unit (GPU) and media and communications processor (MCP) brands include NVIDIA Quadro®, NVIDIA nForce® and NVIDIA GeForce®.
For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.

Vital Images (Radiology Image)
Vital Images is a leading provider of enterprise-wide advanced visualization and analysis software for medical imaging. The company’s technology gives radiologists, cardiologists, oncologists and other specialists’ time-saving productivity and communications tools that leverage 2D, 3D and 4D analysis capabilities that can be easily accessed for use in the day-to-day practice of medicine.
For more information, visit www.vitalimages.com.

New NVIDIA Quadro® Architecture Delivers Greatest Generational Leap in Company History

New Quadro Solutions Launch with Advanced Features Including: Unified Architecture, Shader Model 4.0, and GPU Computing for Visualization

SANTA CLARA, CA—MARCH 5, 2007—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today unveiled a new line of professional graphics solutions: NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600, Quadro FX 5600, and NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS Model IV. Armed with the largest increase in GPU power and functionality to date, these solutions are designed to help solve the world’s most complex professional graphics challenges.

Tackling the extreme visualization challenges of the automotive styling and design, oil and gas exploration, medical imaging, visual simulation and training, scientific research, and advanced visual effects industries, these new Quadro solutions offer:

  • Next-Generation Vertex and Pixel Programmability—Shader Model 4.0 enables a higher level of performance and ultra-realistic effects for OpenGL and DirectX 10 professional applications
  • Largest Frame Buffers—Up to 1.5 GB frame buffers deliver throughput needed for interactive visualization and real-time processing of large textures and frames, enabling the superior quality and resolution for full-scene antialiasing (FSAA)
  • New Unified Architecture—Industry-first unified architecture capable of dynamically allocating compute, geometry, shading and pixel processing power for optimized GPU performance
  • GPU Computing for Visualization—Featuring NVIDIA CUDA technology, developers are, for the first time, able to tap into the high-performance computing power of Quadro to solve complex, visualization problems

“Today’s cutting-edge gaming and film experiences are built around tremendous 3D imagery. Designing this content requires high quality real-time feedback regardless of complexity,” said Bill Roberts, director of product management at Softimage Co. “NVIDIA’s support of shader Model 4.0 combined with the real-time shader architecture of SOFTIMAGE|XSI allows game developers to quickly create advanced visual effects for the Microsoft Vista OS by providing the most accurate visual feedback. Also the massively scalable visual compute power provided by CUDA is what fuels modern software architectures like SOFTIMAGE|XSI and Face Robot, built on our unique Gigapolygon core, which are inherently designed to take advantage of parallel computing power.”

Additional features in the new Quadro solutions include faster 3D texturing and massive 8Kx8K texture processing for better performance when zooming and panning of high-resolution images; NVIDIA® SLI™ technology for improved graphics performance; dual dual-link display connectivity; and NVIDIA® PureVideo™ technology for outstanding picture clarity, smooth video playback, and accurate color and precise image scaling for SD and HD content. NVIDIA GSync and HD SDI options are also offered.

“We bundle NVIDIA Quadro solutions with our kernel technology to accelerate simulations in the electromagnetic and energy markets,” says Ryan Schneider, CTO for Acceleware Corp. “The CUDA SDK exposes an exciting new compute model that will help Acceleware to continue to make our products faster each year. This will also help our customers, including major cell phone and medical device designers, get their products to market faster, better and stronger.”

NVIDIA Quadro solutions are widely available through leading OEMs such as HP, Dell, IBM, and Sun; leading workstation system integrators; and NVIDIA channel partners PNY Technologies (US and EMEA), Leadtek (APAC) and Elsa (Japan). For more information about the full lineup of NVIDIA professional solutions, please visit www.nvidia.com/quadro. The Quadro FX 4600 has a MSRP of $1995 and the Quadro FX 5600 has an MSRP of $2999.