NVIDIA Unveils New 2D Graphics Board

Ever on the lookout for the next big thing graphically speaking, NVIDIA Corp. is bringing a new 2D solution to the pro marketplace. The new NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280 PCI, is a professional 2D graphics board ideal for enterprise and multi-monitor applications. Bundled with the latest NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture (UDA) and nView multi-display desktop and application management software, the NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280 PCI promises high image-quality, compatibility, and stability to professionals who require such abilities as tracking data across multiple displays, navigating several desktop applications, and administering the entire corporate enterprise.

“NVIDIA now offers a complete line of AGP and PCI-based dual and quad-display NVIDIA Quadro NVS products," says Jeff Brown, general manager of workstation products at NVIDIA. "In combination with nView, this product-family continues to offer superior graphics performance and value to corporate users, regardless of system platform.”

Available immediately in Intel Pentium4/Xeon-based HP workstations, the NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280 PCI is a small form-factor, dual-head graphics board that can act as the main graphics head for PCI-only systems, or in combination with other PCI and AGP 8X boards, drive up to 16 high-resolution digital flat panels from a single computer. The NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280 PCI features a single, high-density DMS-59 connector, which provides tremendous flexibility for dual-analog and/or 1600×1200-resolution digital flat panels.

NVIDIA nView software allows NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280 PCI users to spread their work across multiple displays instead of stacking window upon window on one monitor. Professionals can section off displays with gridlines to organize windows, gain quicker access to hidden windows using transparencies in applications such as Microsoft Outlook, and maximize desktop real estate by enabling up to 32 individual Microsoft Windows desktops.

"Because of NVIDIA’s groundbreaking graphics hardware and software HP is able to deliver world-renowned image quality, compatibility and stability to our customers," says Jim Zafarana, VP and worldwide marketing manager, Workstation Business Unit, HP.