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PNY Quadro FX 1700 VCQFX1700-PCIE-PB 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Workstation Video Card

  • Quadro FX 1700
  • 512MB GDDR2
  • PCI Express x16
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Learn more about the PNY Technologies, Inc. VCQFX1700-PCIE-PB




PCI Express x16


Chipset Manufacturer
Quadro FX 1700


Memory Size
Memory Interface
Memory Type


DirectX 10
OpenGL 2.0


HDTV/S-Video Out


Digital Resolution
2560 x 1600
3D Vision Pro
For Windows
With Fan
Dual-Link DVI Supported
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 7 (64-bit and 32-bit), Windows Vista (64-bit and 32-bit), Windows XP (64-bit and 32-bit) and Windows 2000
Linux (64-bit and 32-bit)
System Requirements
PC compatible with Intel Pentium 4/Xeon or AMD Opteron class processor or higher
Open PCI Express x16 lane slot
512MB system memory
50MB of available disk space for full installation
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
VGA or DVI-I compatible display
450W power supply


NVIDIA Unified Architecture
C Programming Environment
Next-Generation Vertex and Pixel Programmability Shader Model 4.0
Essential for Microsoft Windows Vista
Fast 3D Textures
High Performance Display Outputs
NVIDIA PureVideo Technology
Rotated-Grid Full-Scene Antialiasing (RG FSAA)


Package Contents
Driver Disk
2 x DVI to VGA/D-sub Adapter
Compenent Output Adapter

Manufacturer Warranty

3 years limited
3 years limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • Mitchell M.
  • 6/15/2014 1:13:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsoc

Pros: i picked one up for $20 used

Cons: nope you get what you get

Other Thoughts: i flash the bios to 1.3v and got a oc of GPU clock 760 MHz memory 569 MHz shader 1520 MHz and can play BioShock Infinite 720p low settings and get a 30 fps no prob

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  • Steven E.
  • 12/1/2009 12:00:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks in Win7 64 RC

Pros: It seems to work well for me in Windows 7 - Windows automatically recognized it and installed it

Runs my old video games great - and Source games like Counter Strike

Cons: I did get hold of Vista 64 drivers and installed them - only to make my Windows Experience Index drop a point from 4.8 to 4.7 – but these cards are not meant for gaming graphics so I am not worried about that.

Other Thoughts: I would just install Windows 7 Pro and let it do the thinking for you!

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  • Kevin B.
  • 5/27/2009 3:14:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNight and Day

Pros: For my SolidWorks 2009, I was using a gaming card (don't ask me why I had a gaming card, ask my boss). I finally convinced him that it was costing me more time to design stuff because the video card was insufficient. After this major upgrade, the performance is night and day from my old card. I'm sure there's other cards out there that would cost thousands, but for under $500, the performance boost is substantial.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: ... I wonder how it performs as a gaming card

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  • Craig B.
  • 12/22/2008 8:35:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAutoCad Civil 3D 2009

Pros: This card is not top of the line, but for Civil Engineering with AutoCad Civil 3D 2009 this is a great card. It drives twin 19" displays both with digital connections perfectly. The price Newegg has is a good price

Cons: none, really.

Other Thoughts: This was probably a little too-much card for AutoCad 2009, but I try to buy for the next 3-versions of AutoCad. I figure by AutoCad 2013 I'll need to upgrade hardware again.

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  • J J.
  • 11/28/2008 12:57:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAutoCAD & Inventor 2009

Pros: Vista Buis 32 & 64 functionality

Cons: Not real stabale with either of Vista 32 and worse with 64 runing AutoCad 2008 & 2009. In long sessions where you might open several drawings at a time, such as using X-referanceswithin a drawing, you often get screen freezes and almost frame by frame redraws as opposed to a smooth flow. Only way I've found to rectify this using the Autodesk recommended drivers is to switch to 2d wrieframe views and then back to Conceptual or realistic views. I'd suggest going higher end if you do a lot with 3d solids and use Vista versions.

Other Thoughts: I wanted to add to my review below because it's so often hard to find good information regarding Autodesk products and real world experiences with graphics cards.

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  • Guillermo K.
  • 11/21/2008 1:17:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Good

Pros: It comes with all the cables and adapters.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Exelent card.

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  • Joshua C.
  • 10/16/2008 5:24:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: Very Fast
Makes our 3d cad software fly

Cons: none

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  • J J.
  • 10/6/2008 6:24:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAutoCAD Inventor 2009

Pros: It works with Autodesk applications AutoCad 2008 & 2009 and Inventor 2009. I used a FX1300 and also put a 8800 GTS 1GB in the sytem to compare. Under Vista, the reality is this card is not too much better than the 8800 under DirectX. Under XP Pro (I use these cards on 2 systems, one XP the other Vista - both systems are identical) you should use the OpenGL drivers, which appear to be a bit better than is DirectX under XP Pro.

Cons: Under either OS, with this card the "realistic" and "Conceptual" vizuals are prone to slowing considerably. This is true even when a Q6600 and 4GB mem are installed. In general 2009 is just slower.

Other Thoughts: If you have a decent video card, and you are havinf=g problems, look at the whipswitch variable and take stock that with these Autodesk applications, you will actually getter better performace with one of the better Dual Cores than you will the quad core and this card. These apps don;t make use of more than 2 cores very well. So 2 cores with more Cache are the ticket.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/1/2008 7:41:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNeeds better 64 bit drivers...

Pros: Handles AVCHD video editing pretty well, could be better but I guess I could have bought a much more pricey card too! Allows me to have two 22" monitors and have video editing software in one and the video preview in the other. Other than the problem I have with Pinnacle it is a stable card and does everything I throw at it. Plays games too, well at least Halo with everything maxed out and I still get very high fps.

Cons: I think the 64 bit drivers still need some work. When I preview only HD video in the Pinnacle preview window I get: "display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered" and sometimes a Blue Screen of Death. I have found a workaround by previewing in full screen, works fine that way.

Other Thoughts: If you are Vista 64 bit you may want to do some research but otherwise it's a great card!

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/2/2008 7:29:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent card not so good PNY

Pros: The card is the perfect midrange solution for professional 3d graphics work, which is the purpose for this kind of video cards. OpenGl and refresh rate on heavy polygon based geometry is fast and reliable.

Cons: PNY leaves much to desire in their website organization and non-existent support. Sad because is the ONLY real draw-back for this card.

Other Thoughts: 2 things:
1st- most 3d software are not compatible with the latest drive, ever, so check on nvidia website for the right drive according to which software you use.

2nd- render time has more to do with your CPU and RAM than with your video-card, so if you are planning to use simple 2d-graphics (e.g. photos, SD movies, etc) this card may be overkill.

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