HP Quadro K420 Graphics Card

HP Quadro K420 Graphics Card

HP Quadro K420 Graphics Card

HP Quadro K420 Graphics Card

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Product Highlights

  • 192 CUDA Cores
  • Kepler Architecture
  • 2GB DDR3 vRAM
  • 891 MHz Memory Clock Speed
  • 128-Bit Memory Interface
  • DisplayPort & DVI-I DL Outputs
  • Supports UHD and 3D Displays, MST Hubs
  • Active Fansink Cooler
  • PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Interface
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HP K420 overview

  • 1Description

Using a Kepler architecture chip, the HP Quadro K420 Graphics Card is optimized for workstation and professional graphics use. The GPU features 192 CUDA cores coupled to 2GB of DDR3 vRAM with a 128-bit memory bus providing 366.4 GFLOPS of single-precision computing power. Using supported APIs and CUDA, that computing power can translate into accelerated graphics rendering or computing speed with compatible applications.

The output panel on this card features a DisplayPort terminal and a Dual-Link DVI-I terminal. Using an MST hub, up to four displays can be supported by a single card to create high-resolution video walls with your workstation or for more desktop real-estate to increase productivity. Multiple Quadro cards can be used together to expand the card's multi-display and resolution capabilities. Included with the card is a DisplayPort to DVI adapter and a low-profile bracket for use in smaller workstations.

For cooling HP implemented an active fansink cooler. This solution is quiet and efficient. Forcing air over heat-generating sections of the graphics card. This cooling configuration saves space and will fit inside workstation case configurations where space between components is at a premium.

General Features

3D Graphics Architecture
  • Scalable geometry architecture
  • Hardware tessellation engine
  • NVIDIA GigaThread engine with dual copy engines
  • Shader Model 5.0 (OpenGL 4.5 and DirectX 12)
  • Transparent multisampling and super sampling
  • 16x angle independent anisotropic filtering
  • 32-bit per component floating point texture filtering and blending
  • Decode acceleration for MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2 Advanced Simple Profile, H.264, MVC, VC1, DivX (version 3.11 and later), and Flash (10.1 and later)
  • Blu-ray dual-stream hardware accelerating (supporting HD picture-in-picture playback)
Parallel Computing Capabilities
  • SMX architecture (streaming multi-processor design that delivers greater processing and efficiency)
  • API support including: CUDA C, CUDA C++, DirectCompute 5.0, OpenCL, Python, and Fortran
Advanced Display Features
  • Simultaneously drive up to two directly connected displays, each with the full capabilities of the display
  • Support up to four displays when using DisplayPort 1.2 multi-streaming
  • DisplayPort 1.2 (supporting resolutions such as 4096 x 2160 at 60 Hz)
  • DVI-I Dual-Link output (up to 2560 x 1600 at 60 Hz and 1920 x 1080 at 120 Hz)
  • Internal 400 MHz DAC (analog display resolution up to 2560 x 1536 at 85 Hz)
  • DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, and HDCP support (HDMI requires 3rd party adapter)
  • Stereoscopic 3D display support including NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro and 3D Vision, 3D DLP, interleaved, and passive stereo
  • OpenGL and Direct3D quad buffered stereo support
  • Underscan/overscan compensation and hardware scaling
  • Support for NVIDIA Quadro Mosaic, NVIDIA NVIEW multi-display technology, NVIDIA Enterprise Management Tools
  • Support for large-scale, ultra-high resolution visualization using the NVIDIA SVS platform which includes NVIDIA Mosaic, NVIDIA Sync, and NVIDIA Warp/Blend technologies

GPU Features

NVIDIA CUDA Architecture
Parallel-computing architecture that tightly integrates advanced visualization and compute features to significantly accelerate professional workflows.
NVIDIA Scalable Geometry Engine
Dramatically improves geometry performance across a broad range of CAD, DCC and medical applications, enabling you to work interactively with complex models and scenes.
NVIDIA Parallel DataCache
Supports a true cache hierarchy combined with on-chip shared memory. L1 and L2 caches drive exception throughput, accelerating features such as real-time ray tracing, physics, and texture filtering.
Bindless Textures
Dramatically increases the number of unique textures available to shaders at run-time, enabling more discrete materials and richer texture detail in scenes.
H.264 Encoder
Dedicated H.264 encode engine that is independent of 3D/compute pipeline and delivers faster than real-time performance for transcoding, video editing, and other encoding applications (requires application support).
Dynamic Parallelism
Simplifies GPU programming by allowing programmers to easily accelerate all parallel nested loops - resulting in a GPU dynamically spawning new threads on its own without going back to the CPU.
NVIDIA Multi-GPU Technology
NVIDIA Multi-GPU powered workstations combine the visualization and interactive design capability of multiple GPUs, by leveraging any combination of Quadro and Tesla GPUs to intelligently scale the performance of your application and dramatically speed up your production workflow.

Image Quality Features

Full-Scene Anti-Aliasing (FSAA)
Up to 64X FSAA for dramatically reducing visual aliasing artifacts or "jaggies," resulting in improved image quality and realistic scenes.
Reduces visible aliasing and delivers higher image quality without the performance hit by harnessing the power of the GPU's CUDA cores and new film-style AA techniques.
GPU Tessellation
Quadro Tessellation Engines automatically generate finely detailed geometry for cinematic quality environments and scenes, without sacrificing performance.
16K Texture and Render Processing
Provides the ability to texture from and render to 16K x 16K surfaces. Beneficial for applications that demand high resolution and quality image processing.

Display Features

NVIDIA Quadro Mosaic Technology
Enables transparent scaling of the desktop and applications across up to 16 displays from 4 GPUs from a single workstation while delivering full performance and image quality.
Multi-Display Support
All-new display engine drives up to four displays simultaneously and fully supports the Display Port 1.2 standard capable of resolutions such as 3840 x 2160 at 60 Hz, making it easy to deploy multiple displays across a desktop, build an expansive digital signage wall, or create a sophisticated stereoscopic 3D CAVE environment.
NVIDIA 3D Vision Support
When used with a 3D Vision compatible monitor and 3D Vision active-shutter glasses, high-resolution images are delivered to each eye. Additionally, with a 3D LightBoost compatible screen, image brightness will be maintained while using the glasses and ghosting will be reduced.
3D Stereo Synchronization
Use the included 3-pin mini-DIN connector to directly synchronize 3D stereo hardware to the GPU for robust control.
Deep Color Processing and Display
Preserve color detail and precision throughout the processing and display pipeline for smooth gradients transitions, even on high dynamic range imagery. Each color component can be processed at up to 32-bit floating point precision and displayed at up to 12-bit precision with supported DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4 displays
UPC: 889296901020
In the Box
HP Quadro K420 Graphics Card
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    HP K420 specs

    GPU NVIDIA Quadro K420:
    CUDA Cores: 192
    Memory Clock Speed: 891 MHz
    Configuration: 2 GB
    Interface: DDR3
    Interface Width: 128-Bit
    Bandwidth: 29 GB/s
    Technologies Microsoft DirectX 11
    OpenGL 4.4
    Interface PCI Express 2.0 x16
    Display Support Display Connectors:
    1 x DisplayPort
    1 x DVI-I DL
    Maximum Digital Resolution:
    DisplayPort 1.2: 3840 × 2160 × 30 bpp at 60 Hz
    Dual-Link DVI-I: 2560 × 1600 × 32 bpp at 60 Hz (reduced blanking)
    Single-Link DVI-I: 1920 × 1200 × 32 bpp at 60 Hz (reduced blanking)
    VGA (via optional adapter cable): 2048 × 1536 × 32 bpp at 85 Hz
    Power Requirements 41 W
    Dimensions 2.713 x 6.3" / 68.9 x 160 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.9 x 8.2 x 2.6"

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