NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 SDI Professional Graphics Card

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Original Series
Quadro FX 6
Release Date
October 30th, 2007
Launch Price
$6,999 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
600 MHz
Boost Clock
Memory Clock
800 MHz
Effective Memory Clock
1600 Mbps
Memory Configuration
Memory Size
1536 MB
Memory Type
Memory Bus Width
Memory Bandwidth
76.8 GB/s

PCI-Express 2.0 x16
25.4 cm
Power Connectors
1 × 6-pin, 1 × Molex
Board Power
198 W
Recommended PSU
500 W
Multi-GPU Support
Display Outputs
DVI-I DualLink
3 ×
1 ×
3 ×
API Support
Shader Model

Pixel Fillrate
14.4 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate
19.2 GTexel/s
SPFP Performance
153.6 GFLOPS
Performance per W
Performance per mm2
317 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® SDI Solutions Combine Quadro™ FX 5600 Architecture With Professional Video Production Features

SANTA CLARA, CA—OCTOBER 30, 2007—Broadcast, video and film professionals engaged in editing, compositing, and color grading can now benefit from the advanced features of new NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5600 SDI and Quadro™ FX 4600 SDI graphics cards. These next-generation graphics-to-video-out solutions from NVIDIA, which allow real-time rendering to become an integral part of the production work flow, feature 8-, 10- and 12-bit uncompressed SDI output in SD, HD, or 2K formats, Genlock support, improved 2D video compositing capabilities, 3D graphics and graphics processing unit (GPU) programmability, and more.

The NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 SDI and Quadro FX 4600 SDI graphics solutions now also offer:

  • 2D Video Pass-Through Compositing—enables incoming video to be passed through and alpha composited, luma keyed or chromakeyed with the Quadro rendered graphics image on the outgoing SDI video
  • Large Frame Buffers—768 MB to 1.5 GB ultra-fast graphics frame buffer memory delivers high throughput for interactive visualization of large models and high-performance for real-time processing of textures and frames while enabling high-quality, full-scene antialiasing (FSAA)
  • 8K Texture and Render Processing—offers the ability to texture from and render to 8K x 8K surfaces
  • Next-Generation Vertex and Pixel Programmability—provides a higher level of performance and ultra-realistic effects using the Shader Model 4.0 standard, supporting OpenGL and DirectX 10 applications
  • Ancillary Data Support—allows an ancillary data channel for audio, timecodes, and more

Pricing and Availability

The Quadro FX 4600 SDI GPU has a MSRP of $5999 and the Quadro FX 5600 SDI GPU is being offered at a MSRP of $6999. NVIDIA Quadro technology solutions are widely available through leading system manufacturers, workstation system integrators, and NVIDIA channel partners such as PNY Technologies (US and EMEA), Leadtek (APAC) and Elsa (Japan). For more information about the complete lineup of NVIDIA Quadro GPU professional solutions, please visit www.nvidia.com/quadro.