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NVIDIA Quadro K420 - 1GB Workstation Graphics Card (192x Cores) - Retail Boxed

The NVIDIA Quadro K420 is a unique and powerful graphics card that caters for both business and individual needs.

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The NVIDIA Quadro K420 is a unique and powerful graphics card that caters for both business and individual needs. It has been trimmed down to fit into smaller form factor systems. It is also built on the latest energy and performance efficient technologies patented by the NVIDIA brand.

The overview of this professional graphic engine

The NVIDIA K420 has been tested and approved on leading professional Media and & Entertainment packages such as the AutoDesk & Adobe Suites, as well as engineering packages such as SOLIDWORKS & AutoCAD. The graphics engine is intelligently designed with the capability of handling up to 4x displays – with an output of 2560x1600. Due to these specs, the NVIDIA Quadro K420 will do well even in the most demanding of business environment out there.

Features that make it worthwhile

The NVIDIA Quadro K420 has some serious specs that consumers must not take lightly. 

This NVIDIA model was first built in 2014 on the 28nm process. Its foundations are built on the powerful GK107 processor. Also, if we considered going for its GK107-301-A2 variant, we would not fail to realize that we're going for something that also supports DirectX 12 technology. 

The NVIDIA Quadro K420 consists of 16 texture mapping units and 192 shading units in addition to a 1,024 MB DDR3 memory allowance. These are connected together with the help of some 128-bit memory interface. Moreover, memory operates at 891MHz while Core frequency runs at a slightly lower figure than this -- 876MHz.

This is a single slot workstation graphics card which does not require the addition of a power connector to work. Also, the NVIDIA Quadro K420 is designed to draw a maximum power intake of 40 watts, thus it will always remain energy efficient.

In terms of display outputs, the k420 features a 1.2 Display port and a DVI-I output.

Memory bandwidth has been maintained at 29GB/s. NVIDIA also included a 128 bit memory interface in addition to 1GB DDR3 GPU to make it even more efficient.

As the Graphics card is based on the new Maxwell Architecture it is perfectly suited to produce powerful Streaming Multi-processing performance, whilst maintain impressive energy efficiency.

Generally, this is a sound hardware and software system that has been tested to perform well in all environments. It’s robust and reliable. Also, with support for profile user setting, displays and applications can always be copied or ghosted over several other systems.

Finally, since this powerful graphic card comes with the ability to allow spreading of work across multiple 2560x1600 displays, speeding up productivity is not a question. Simply put, the NVIDIA Quadro K420 has been certified to deliver quality features as highlighted by the manufacturer.

Product Specifications
CUDA Cores: 192
GPU Memory: 1 GB DDR3
Memory Interface: 128-bit
Memory Bandwidth: 29 GB/s
System Interface: PCI Express 2.0 x16
Maximum Power Consumption: 41 W
Energy Star Enabling: Yes
Thermal Solution: Ultra-quiet active fansink
Form Factor: 2.713" H x 6.30" low profile, single slot
Display Connectors: DVI-D DL + DP 1.2
DisplayPort 1.2: Yes
DisplayPort with Audio: Yes
DVI-D Single-Link Connector: Via included adapter
VGA Support: Via included adapter
Number of Displays Supported: 4 (DP 1.2 Multi-Streaming)
Maximum DP 1.2 Resolution: 3840 x 2160 at 60Hz (direct connect)
Maximum DVI-I DL Resolution: 2560 x 1600 at 60Hz
Maximum DVI-I SL Resolution: 1920 x 1200 at 60Hz
Maximum VGA Resolution: 2048 x 1536 at 85Hz
HDCP Support: Yes
Graphics APIs: Shader Model 5.0, OpenGL 4.4, DirectX 11
Compute APIs: CUDA, DirectCompute, OpenCL
NVIDIA Mosaic: Yes (Windows 8.1, 8, 7, and Linux)
NVIDIA 3D Vision and 3D Vision Pro: Yes (via USB connection to 3D Vision hub)
Warranty: 3 Years Manufacturer Warranty
Package Includes
NVIDIA Quadro K420 professional graphics board
Attached low profile bracket
Unattached standard height bracket
DisplayPort to DVI-D SL adapter
DVI-I to VGA adapter
Driver DVD for Windows 8.1, 8, 7, and Vista (32- and 64-bit)
Printed QuickStart Guide

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