SIGGRAPH: Nvidia Launches Fermi-Class Quadros

Nvidia launched at SIGGRAPH its new Quadro graphics processing units, which use the company’s Fermi architecture to deliver record-setting performance for animators, designers and engineers.

The company says the Quadro ‘ using the company’s new 3D Vision Pro solution ‘ is up to five times faster for 3D applications and up to eight times faster fo 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). Rated at 1.3 billion triangles per second in raw performance, the Quadro 6000 enables users to interactively work with models and scenes that are five times more complex than ever before.

‘For over a decade Quadro has been the choice of professionals around the world. We’ve also built Engines like AXE to enable the creation of next-gen applications,” said Jeff Brown, general manager, Professional Solutions Group, NVIDIA. “When you couple these technologies with our Fermi architecture, the result is a new Quadro family that’s exponentially better than anything the market has ever seen.”

The Quadro 4000 ($1,199) and Quadro 5000 ($2,249) are available immediately through all channels. The Quadro 6000 ($4,999) and Quadro Plex 7000 ($14,500) 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.

The Quadros are being displayed at SIGGRAPH at the Nvidia booth, #717 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Additional info is available online at www.nvidia.com/quadro.