Nvidia Quadro FX 1500
Another professional graphics card based on G71 GPU, used for GeForce 7900 gaming graphics accelerators, is Quadro FX 1500 with the recommended price of $700. G71 chips used in this solution are even more modified than the ones in the previous case. These GPUs feature only 16 pixel and 6 vertex pipelines. The GPU frequency of Quadro FX 1500 is only 375MHz.
However, this artificial slowing down made Quadro FX 1500 less power hungry and it doesn’t require any additional power supply. This is a great distinguishing feature of this solution, because other than that it is exactly the same as the Quadro FX 3500 we have just discussed. The PCB is equipped with the same cooling solution and the memory chips are also the same.
The use of identical memory chips means only one thing: Quadro FX 1500 has 256MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and supports 256bit memory bus. The memory of this card works at 1250MHz.
Quadro FX 1500 has the same two DVI Outs as Quadro FX 3500, and supports the same technologies. There is only one difference though: it features an HD Out instead of the stereo output, therefore you can connect an HDTV received to it.