Nvidia's New Quadro K5000 Benefits Mac Users
September 10, 2012

Nvidia's New Quadro K5000 Benefits Mac Users

AMSTERDAM — Mac users can benefit from dramatically improved graphics performance and productivity via Nvidia’s (www.nvidia.com) new Quadro K5000 for Mac Pro card. Based on the Nvidia Kepler GPU architecture, the Quadro K5000 for Mac includes cinema 4K display support (4096x2160 resolution), a new display engine that can drive up to four displays simultaneously, and the ability to run key content creation applications up to 2x faster and at lower power than the Fermi-based Quadro 4000 for Mac.

Quadro K5000 for Mac is well suited for professional applications such as video editing, color correction, compositing, design visualization and GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D rendering. In addition, the Quadro K5000 for Mac retains its full performance and features when using Apple Boot Camp and running Microsoft Windows-based professional PC applications. 

Nvidia plans to deliver the Quadro K5000 for Mac later this year from select Apple resellers and system integrators, and from authorized distribution partners, including PNY Technologies in the Americas and Europe, ELSA in Japan, and Leadtek in Asia Pacific. Estimated pricing starts at $2,249. 

In related news, Nvidia is showing its next generation Maximus technology at IBC by demonstrating GPU-accelerated effects with Adobe’s CS6. The company has Maximus-equipped HP Z820 workstations at its booth. 

Also being shown at IBC is Nvidia VGX for remote, interactive 3D animation rendering with Autodesk Maya 2013. Using a MacBook Air, plus a tablet powered by Nvidia Tegra 3, the company is demonstrating interactive, realtime, physically-based rendering.