NVIDIA ha allargato con il mondo Mac, ed in particolare con i sistemi Mac Pro, il bacino di utenza della scheda grafica per applicazioni professionali Quadro FX 4800, creandone una variante ottimizzata per l'installazione sui computer di Apple.
Sono al solito di primissimo piano le feature dell'hardware, che includono la dotazione di un frame buffer da 1.5GB ed una banda tra gpu e memoria pari a 76.8GB/s. Queste specifiche assicurano alte prestazioni sia nell'elaborazione in tempo reale delle texture di grandi dimensioni e dei frame che nel Full-Scene Antialiasing (FSAA) ad alta risoluzione.
La card, che include un connettore a 3 pin per le immagini stereoscopiche e due uscite DVI dual-link, ha un MSRP pari a $1.799; sarà acquistabile a partire dal prossimo mese di Maggio su Apple.come e presso i rivenditori della stessa Apple. I partner di NVIDIA PNY Technologies (US e EMEA), Leadteck (APAC) e Elsa (Giappone) realizzeranno delle soluzioni grafiche basate sull'architettura Quadro FX 4800.
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NAB 2009 — LAS VEGAS — April 20, 2009 — NVIDIA today brings to Mac Pro users its award-winning NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800, the market’s most advanced professional graphics card.
With its sophisticated GPU architecture and industry leading features, the Quadro FX 4800 delivers a substantial boost in graphics performance and capabilities, allowing users to continue to push the boundaries of realism and performance in markets such as: architecture, content creation, science and medicine.
The new Quadro FX 4800 GPU for Mac is on display at the NVIDIA NAB 2009 booth: SL 7906, lower South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 20-23, 2009.
"Some of the world’s most challenging visual computing problems are solved on the Mac platform," said Jeff Brown, general manager, Professional Solutions, NVIDIA. "The Quadro FX 4800 provides the power and speed to meet these demanding requirements."
To address the direct needs of the Mac user, the new Quadro FX 4800 GPU for Mac features a standard 3-pin stereo connector for true 3D stereoscopic imaging; critical to many core professional Mac applications. Designed, tested and built by NVIDIA to meet the ultra-high standards of the Mac community, the Quadro FX 4800 GPU dynamically allocates compute, geometry, shading and pixel processing power.
Other key features in the Quadro FX 4800 GPU for Mac include:
- Interactive Visualization of Large Models – Offers a massive 1.5GB frame buffer and memory bandwidth up to 76.8 GB/sec. to deliver high throughput for interactive visualization of large models; high-performance for real time processing of large textures and frames; and the highest quality and resolution with full-scene antialiasing (FSAA)
- High-performance Visualization – NVIDIA’s CUDA parallel computing architecture for NVIDIA Quadro GPUs enables breakthrough application performance to enhance creative expression in areas such as video, animation, photography and production
- Dual Dual Link DVI and Stereo Connectors – Outfitted with a dedicated 3 pin min-din connector for stereo glasses support and up to two dual-link DVI digital connectors to drive the highest resolution digital displays available on the market
- Boot Camp Support – Access to native Quadro GPU accelerated professional Windows 3D graphics performance and features when using Apple Boot Camp
Pricing and Availability
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 GPU for Mac has a MSRP of $1,799 USD, and will be available starting May 2009 through Apple.com and select Apple resellers and workstation integrators. The Quadro FX 4800 for Mac will also be available through NVIDIA channel partners PNY Technologies (US and EMEA), Leadteck (APAC) and Elsa (Japan). For more information on NVIDIA professional technologies and products, please visit: www.nvidia.com/quadro.
Source: NVIDIA Press Release