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PNY VCQ420NVS-X16-DVI-PB Quadro NVS 420 512MB (256MB per GPU) 128-bit (64-bit per GPU) GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Low Profile Ready Workstation Video Card

  • Quadro NVS 420
  • 512MB (256MB per GPU) GDDR3
  • PCI Express x16
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NVIDIA Quadro NVS 420 by PNY Technologies for x16 PCIE is a quad-display business graphics solution, specifically designed for small form factor systems that delivers a reliable hardware and software platform for enterprise environments requiring robust IT management tools for seamless companywide deployment. Featuring NVIDIA nView advanced display software technology and support for up to four 30" displays at 2560 x 1600 resolution, business professionals can maximize productivity through increased desktop real estate and advanced application management tools. Quadro NVS 420 is tested on leading business applications and designed to meet the needs of today's most demanding business user. Quadro NVS 420 is the chosen solution across mixed environments, including financial institutions, emergency call centers, digital signage systems, and other mission-critical environments. 

Featuring CUDA parallel computing processors with a unified architecture designed to dynamically allocate GPU resources, the Quadro NVS 420 solution delivers optimized performance for business graphics. Capable of supporting up to four digital displays at resolutions of up to 2560 x 1600, the Quadro NVS 420 maximizes productivity by enabling more screen real estate from a single graphics card. 

Through the NVIDIA nView advanced display software, Quadro NVS 420 enables features such as profiles, extended Windows taskbar, gridlines, and virtual desktops. In addition, Quadro NVS 420 provides high-quality HD video output and high memory bandwidth for today's more demanding digital signage requirements.

 

  • newegg NVIDIA Unified Architecture Industry's first unified architecture designed to dynamically allocate GPU resources to deliver optimized performance.
  • newegg NVIDIA CUDA Parallel Computing Processor 16 CUDA parallel processing cores are compatible with all CUDA accelerated applications. NVIDIA CUDA provides a C language environment and tool suite that unleashes new capabilities to solve various visualization challenges.
  • newegg Quad DisplayPort The NVS 420 for DisplayPort features a VHDCI connector to quad DisplayPort adapter which supports digital displays at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600.
  • newegg NVIDIA PureVideo Technology NVIDIA PureVideo technology is the combination of high-definition video processors and software that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for SD and HD video content. Features include high-quality scaling, spatial temporal de-interlacing, inverse telecine, and high quality HF video playback from DVD.
  • newegg NVIDIA nView Advanced Display Software The nView advanced display software delivers maximum flexibility for single large display or multi-display configurations, providing unprecedented end-user control of the desktop experience for increased productivity.
  • newegg Energy Star Enabled Design and 3-Year Warranty The Quadro NVS 420 features Energy Star compliance with low maximum and low idle power levels. PNY offers an industry-leading standard 3-year warranty on all Quadro products

Learn more about the PNY Technologies, Inc. VCQ420NVS-X16-DVI-PB

General

Brand
PNY
Model
VCQ420NVS-X16-DVI-PB
Form Factor
Low Profile Ready

Interface

Interface
PCI Express x16

Chipset

Chipset Manufacturer
NVIDIA
GPU
Quadro NVS 420

Memory

Memory Size
512MB (256MB per GPU)
Memory Interface
128-bit (64-bit per GPU)
Memory Type
GDDR3

Ports

DVI
4 via Adapter
Other Ports
VHDCI

Spec

Max Displays Per Board
4
Cooler
With Fan
Operating Systems Supported
Windows, Linux
System Requirements
PC compatible with Intel Pentium 4/Xeon or AMD Opteron class processor or higher
Open PCI Express x16 lane slot
Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0 (Service Pack 6) or Linux
256MB system memory
50MB of available disk space for full installation
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
DisplayPort or DVI-D Single Link compatible display(s)
350W power supply

Packaging

Package Contents
VCQ420NVS-X16-DVI-PB
User Manual
Driver Disk
VHDCI to DVI Adapter

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the PNY Technologies, Inc. VCQ420NVS-X16-DVI-PB

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  • Evan C.
  • 9/1/2012 9:45:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSomewhat Acceptable and Very Expensive

Pros: Able to run 4 displays (I run 3 at 1920x1080 each in DVI). Low profile and very low power consumption.

Cons: 512 MB memory is a bit subpar for today's standards. Only 16 Cuda cores and does not support DirectX 11. When given these specs, the card is VERY expensive. 3rd display lags quite a bit on occasion.

Other Thoughts: Although my main interest in this product was the low power consumption and 4-display support, I have seen that it was quite a trade off for acceptable performance. Windows 7 x64 rates it as 4.3 for Aero on windows experience index. But, of course it was not meant to be a 3D card in any way.

After testing various settings, I have determined it is not worth the price I paid for it. Newer and cheaper Multi-display Nvidia cards easily out-perform this card and the price for this dated card is still $500.

As others have said, this card does NOT support dual-link DVI so 1920x1200 is it's max resolution.

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  • Christopher H.
  • 3/22/2012 6:47:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Easy to install, no power supply upgrade needed. Goes up quick. This works very well for what my office needs them for. It's a good card if you are looking for a quad display to do professional work on.

Cons: Can't really anything bad about this.

Other Thoughts: I would like to touch on one of the comments here. If you reference this card on the nVidia website, it promises that 2560x1600 is limited to Display Port Monitors ONLY.

Anyone who researches their products before they buy them would notice this, and not buy the card expecting those resolutions on DVI connections.

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  • Merle N.
  • 12/2/2011 8:37:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Very quick shipment from NewEgg as usual.

Cons: Nothing else to say except the PNY plastic container is poorly designed, and the backplane bracket had a serious bend in it. The outside of the PNY box had taken a blow to one corner, but wasn't responsible for the bent bracket. The NewEgg packing was fine, which means a NewEgg warehouse picker packed a video card box with a crushed corner.

The card itself looked fine with no apparent damage, but was definitely dead dead.

Other Thoughts: $69 restocking fee is out of line. Restocking fees should have a $ cap (say $15) because I think the cost of restocking a $10 item is the same as a $400 item.

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  • Edward M.
  • 5/6/2010 10:23:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Used this in an architect custom pc I built. Graphics are fine...rendering is fine.

Cons: none

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  • Joe F.
  • 2/4/2010 8:07:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood card, not for 30" monitors

Pros: Good card capable of pushing ridiculous numbers of pixels. Worked flawlessly with Windows 7 and 4 1600x1200 monitors. Quickly sets up and remembers the identities of all monitors. Small form factor (though most 4-monitor systems, I can't think that would matter)

LOVE that it can flawlessly run 4 monitors with no messy dual-card priority issues.

Cons: Though the GPU is capable of pushing one 2560x1600 monitor per port (meaning 4 x 2560x1600) ... they put DVI-D single link connections.... effectively limiting the card to 1920x1200 per monitor. So those of you hoping to use this to push 30" monitors... look elsewhere.

The price is a little steep given the above con and the fact 2 dual-port dual-link cards would be way cheaper.

Other Thoughts: This card is sold (no longer at newegg though, so that's good) as a card that can push 4 x 2560x1600 monitors. It cannot.

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  • Chhay T.
  • 12/5/2009 7:34:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Worked right out of the box with windows 7 x64. Didn't have to install any driver or software. That's Windows 7 for you folks. Able to open up multiple applications and dragging them accross mulitple screens with no glitches.

Cons: None at the moment.

Other Thoughts: I bought 2 types of cards to test; both with the same spec. First was the Ati Firepro 2450 which had an issue. The mouse and the dragging of windows accross the muliple screens would be very slow. I've tried downloading the latest driver and even updating my Bios, no luck.

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