NVIDIA has expanded its Quadro lineup for the Mac Pro, adding the Fermi-based Quadro 4000 GPU.
NVIDIA announced today the expansion of its award-winning line of NVIDIA(R) Quadro(R) professional graphics solutions to the Mac platform, bringing the computational and visualization breakthroughs enabled by NVIDIA Fermi architecture to Mac Pro users.
For professional users operating on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, this means the wait is over. The NVIDIA Quadro 4000 graphics processing unit (GPU) for Mac is optimized to accelerate workflows and drive a range of top professional applications. For example, the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine in Adobe(R) Premiere(R) Pro CS5 software leverages NVIDIA CUDA(TM) parallel processing technology to enable film and video professionals to work unconstrained. Other examples include visual effects and image processing applications from The Foundry, including NUKE and STORM, and MATLAB from MathWorks.
The Foundry is a leading developer of visual effects software for film and television and it's software has been used to help create visual effects for many Hollywood blockbusters, including 'Avatar,' 'Alice in Wonderland,' 'Harry Potter,' 'Iron Man,' 'Star Trek,' 'District 9,' '2012,' and 'Transformers.'
The high-end NVIDIA Quadro 4000 GPU for Mac, with 256 NVIDIA CUDA processing cores and 2GB of fast GDDR5 memory, delivers exceptional graphics performance across a broad range of design, animation and video applications. With new NVIDIA Scalable Geometry Engine technology, the Quadro 4000 for Mac can process up to 890 million triangles per second, enabling professionals to design, iterate and deliver higher quality results in less time.
The Quadro 4000 GPU for Mac also provides additional display flexibility through a DisplayPort and a DVI-I (Dual Link) connector built into its bracket, and a 3D stereo bracket for optimal stereo connection to the system. A DisplayPort to mini-DisplayPort cable is also included to enable mini-DisplayPort only Apple displays. Additionally, users can enable up to four high resolution displays from a single Mac Pro using dual NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac boards.
This graphics card can be yours for $1,199, available from the Apple Store.