NVIDIA shows off new Quadro Fermi-based pro graphics cards

Summary:NVIDIA has just announced Quadro 4000, Quadro 5000 and Quadro 6000 professional graphics solutions at the 2010 SIGGRAPH conference in Los Angeles.

NVIDIA has just announced Quadro 4000, Quadro 5000 and Quadro 6000 professional graphics solutions at the 2010 SIGGRAPH conference in Los Angeles.

NVIDIA is calling the new Quadro GPUs the nucleus of a visual supercomputer because they offer both computational simulation and visualization capabilities.

Here's some highlights:

Performance: These new Quadro solutions represent a huge performance leap over the previous generation. We're talking up to a 5x acceleration of design, animation and video application performance. The new NVIDIA Scalable Geometry Engine, along with additional efficiencies built into the Fermi architecture, represents a technological breakthrough for CAD, digital content creation and scientific applications, drawing up to 1.3 billion triangles per second.

3D: The Quadro 4000, Quadro 5000 and Quadro 6000 are designed for 3D stereoscopic applications, enabling a robust and uninterrupted 3D experience required by professionals. There's a ton that Quadro can do with professional solutions for 3D in conjunction with our new 3D Vision Pro. In the booth we're showing 3D Content Creation, 3D Medical Imaging, and 3D Styling & Design. Just don a pair of 3D Vision Pro glasses and you'll be immersed.

Memory: We've added more memory, so you can load larger data sets. The new Quadro 6000 boasts the industry's largest frame buffer (6 GB) making it possible to design and iterate with larger datasets, faster than ever. You can imagine the possibilities by seeing our demonstrations of interactive ray traced scenes of massive models including an aircraft carrier with over forty-two fully modeled fighter jets.

Mission-critical capability: Here's another first for workstation graphics - ECC memory, available with the Quadro 6000 and Quadro 5000 solutions. That means systems built with these are now even better for handling mission-critical and data-sensitive applications such as medical imaging and seismic data interpretation.

Also announced is new the Quadro 5000M, the first mobile workstation based on the Fermi architecture.

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