Nvidia Fermi-class Quadro Launches

Category: Siggraph
Los Angeles, Calif. – Nvidia launched its Quadro graphics processing units (GPUs) based on Nvidia Fermi architecture, and introduced the Nvidia 3D Vision Pro solution. The new Quadro GPUs deliver performance that is up to five times faster for 3D applications and up to eight times faster for computational simulation.

The Nvidia Quadro Plex 7000 array, and Quadro 6000, Quadro 5000, and Quadro 4000 GPUs feature the new Nvidia Scalable Geometry Engines and leverage Nvidia Application Acceleration Engines (AXE) to enable the fastest performance across a broad range of CAD, DCC, and visualization applications.

Combining high-performance computing capabilities with advanced visualization, the new Quadro GPU is the first professional graphics solution with Error Correction Codes (ECC) memory and fast, IEEE double-precision, floating-point performance.

The new Quadro GPUs are built on industry standards, including OpenGL 4.1, DirectX 11, DirectCompute, and OpenCL. In addition, Quadro leverages technologies that are unique to Nvidia – such as the company’s portfolio of Application Acceleration Engines (AXE) and Nvidia CUDA parallel processing architecture.

The new Quadro professional solutions introduced include:

Scalable Visualization Systems:
Quadro Plex 7000, with 12 GB (total) of memory and 896 CUDA cores

Board and Desktop Workstation Solutions:

Quadro 6000, with 6 GB of GDDR5 memory and 448 CUDA cores

Quadro 5000, with 2.5 GB of GDDR5 memory and 352 CUDA cores

Quadro 4000, with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory and 256 CUDA cores

Mobile Workstations:

Quadro 5000M, mobile workstation GPU with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory and 320 CUDA cores

Additionally, all Quadro products are compatible with the new Nvidia 3D Vision Pro active shutter-glasses solution, also announced.

The Quadro 4000 ($1,199 MSRP, USD) and Quadro 5000 ($2,249 MSRP, USD) are available immediately through all channels. The Quadro 6000 ($4,999 MSRP, USD) and Quadro Plex 7000 ($14,500 MSRP, USD) will be available this fall. Mobile workstations based on the Quadro 5000M will be available in the third quarter of 2010 from HP and Dell.



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