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PNY Quadro NVS 450 VCQ450NVS-X16-PB 512MB (256MB per GPU) 128-bit (64-bit per GPU) GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Workstation Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: The card has performed according to its specs. It's great to have the flexibility of four displays, in any size up to 30", any orientation; just no real limitations other than four outputs. The card had a very advanced design for its time which is why it is still competitive. For my uses, which is 2D web, document, video and apps, it performs great with no slowdowns. Be wary of the USB based multi head options because they are very compromised performance wise.

Cons: It scores 4.4 on Windows Aero graphics which is pretty slow. It is the slowest piece of my system and this isn't a new system, it's 3 years old. Video games are not really going to happen because you will see frame rates of less than 15 fps even on old games. But for the money you can't complain; the video card makers charge insane amounts for their new current gen 4 head video cards. There's nothing else on the market now at this price that I would prefer.

PNY Quadro NVS 450 VCQ450NVS-X16-PB 512MB (256MB per GPU) 128-bit (64-bit per GPU) GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Workstation Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I bought this as a replacement for a 4-display Matrox G450 card I had that went t its up. I was lucky that I had the displayport to dvi adapters from that card since they weren't included with this one. I have had no problems with Windows Vista and Win 7 driving four DVI displays. Easy to set it up and it has worked well.

Cons: 3D perfmance is pretty abysmal, fine for Aero graphics and that's about it.

Other Thoughts: Overpriced at this point but for some reason the manufacturers all rob you if you want four video outputs. I guess it's all those stock traders ripe for the plucking. A modern GPU with four displays is 500-1000 dollars! I see people have had a hard time getting the cheaper ATI quad card to drive four DVI displays which this one does no problem. I would like to try out those cheap Korean e bay 27" displays but they all require dual-link DVI which this card doesn't seem to do. Ah, first world problems.


Brian C.'s Profile

Display Name: Brian C.

Date Joined: 11/17/03

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 10/21/12
  • Last Review: 10/23/12
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