Wednesday, December 1st 2010

NVIDIA Introduces NVS Business Graphics Solutions

NVIDIA announced today the immediate availability of the NVIDIA NVS 300 Business Graphics Solution, a graphics processor designed for the enterprise that delivers exceptional visual fidelity across up to eight displays while consuming minimal power. With nearly 25 percent more efficient power utilization, the NVS 300 graphics processor is designed for mission-critical applications ranging from command and control centers, to securities trading floors, to digital signage installations.

The NVS graphics processor brand has become the standard for multi-display business computing environments because it is easy to deploy, cost-effective and power efficient. The NVS 300 graphics processor simplifies IT administration, offering the most versatile display connectivity available in a low-profile, space saving graphics card design. Regardless of the display type (LCD, DLP or plasma) or system type (standard tower PC, workstation or small form factor system), the NVS 300 delivers the best image quality, supporting VGA, DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI at resolutions as high as 2560x1600.

With built-in, new NVIDIA Mosaic technology, and NVIDIA nView Desktop Management Software that support single or multi-display environments, the NVS 300 graphics processor improves user productivity by enabling efficient management of the Windows desktop across multiple displays. NVIDIA Mosaic technology provides seamless taskbar spanning, as well as transparent scaling of any application across up to eight displays. NVIDIA Mosaic technology can be used to enable one or more NVS 300 cards to drive either many independent displays simultaneously, or one ultra-high resolution display.

"The NVS 300 is built for demanding enterprises that require high reliability, improved manageability, and tremendous value," said Jeff Brown, general manager, Professional Solutions Group, NVIDIA. "The ability to support legacy and current display types provides an upgrade path without disrupting existing, complex installations."

Built by NVIDIA to the Highest Standards of Quality
The NVS 300 graphics processor is designed, built and supported by NVIDIA to ensure reliable performance and maximum uptime for the most demanding operating environments. NVIDIA also offers dedicated customer support with personalized service for enterprise customers.

The NVS 300 graphics processor is EnergyStar compliant, and with its built-in power management technology, offers exceptional energy efficiency, intelligently adjusting power consumption based on the applications in use -- all without sacrificing performance. Its reliable, passive thermal design provides ultra quiet operation and increases the product's lifespan.

Availability and Pricing
The NVIDIA NVS 300 ($149 MSRP, USD) is available in PCI Express x16 and x1 configurations from major business PC and workstation OEMs, and from authorized distribution partners including: PNY Technologies in the Americas and Europe, ELSA in Japan, and Leadtek in Asia Pacific. For more information, visit the product page.
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28 Comments on NVIDIA Introduces NVS Business Graphics Solutions

#1
wahdangun
so its basically firenv nvdia edition?
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#3
chodaboy19
What's the actual GPU? This looks great as a HTPC option to replace my HD5450.(if it can do Bitstream audio)
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#4
Steevo
eyefinity for Nvidia.

Very few gamers will use this, but it is still nice to see competition in the market.
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#5
Maban
by: chodaboy19
What's the actual GPU? This looks great as a HTPC option to replace my HD5450.(if it can do Bitstream audio)
The actual GPU is a GT218 (GeForce 210) but this card is not what you are looking for at all.
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#6
Phxprovost
Xtreme Refugee
by: Steevo
eyefinity for Nvidia.

Very few gamers will use this, but it is still nice to see competition in the market.
:wtf: thats not what it is at all, this is nvidia massively undercutting matrox, this has nothing to do with gaming
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#7
KainXS
why does it say introduces, the NVS line has been around for years now

should it be introduces NVS 300
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#8
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
This is just the usual low end GPU with a slightly different board, Quadro label slapped on it and marketed to businesses at "business" ie inflated prices. It's unbelievable what they get away with. :rolleyes: I see these things at work all the time and there's nothing special about them.

To be fair though, AMD does just the same.
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#9
blibba
by: qubit
This is just the usual low end GPU with a slightly different board, Quadro label slapped on it and marketed to businesses at "business" ie inflated prices. It's unbelievable what they get away with. :rolleyes: I see these things at work all the time and there's nothing special about them.

To be fair though, AMD does just the same.
No it isn't.

Many of these offerings are dual GPU.
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#10
Maban
Some, but not this one. So why should we pay $300 for such a low-end card?
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#11
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: blibba
No it isn't.

Many of these offerings are dual GPU.
Care to elaborate with an example or two?

It's well known that the Quadro line is just the standard GPU with a slghtly different board and GPU. And twin GPUs have existed in the consumer market for years too, so that's saying nothing.
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#12
Maban
The NVS 400 series and the FirePro 2450 are dual GPU.
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#13
chodaboy19
by: Maban
Some, but not this one. So why should we pay $300 for such a low-end card?
I think it is useful in a trading floor where you require many monitors and space savings + low power are appreciated more than 3D performance.

Selling points:
- 17.5W power consumption
- low profile
- fanless
- multi-monitor with varied connectors
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#14
blibba
by: qubit
Care to elaborate with an example or two?

It's well known that the Quadro line is just the standard GPU with a slghtly different board and GPU. And twin GPUs have existed in the consumer market for years too, so that's saying nothing.
Sure, have two.

http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/product_quadro_nvs_450_uk.html


http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/product_quadro_nvs_420_uk.html

Scroll down to the bottom. See how the specifications are "per GPU", and the number stated is double the "per GPU" figure?

Even single GPU Quadro FX cards often don't have direct equivalents anymore.

There's even a dual GF100 model (Quadro Plex 7000)
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#15
Tannhäuser
Once there was a time, when 2D-gfx (this means the win-desktop too) have had not the same quality on all graphics cards. It was back then, when the Matrox Millennium was the top of the notch, regarding 2D-quality. I, as a graphics designer, wonder about that matter today. And if it could still matter. So, to ask at least, could this card be of any advantage for a graphics designer, while using Photoshop, Illustrator? I guess the quality today is limited by the displays. Isn't it?
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#16
Maban
You can get a G210 and multiple adapters for less than this card. The fanless ones seem to all be dual slot but a single slot HSF cooling less than 30W isn't likely to be audible over system fans. I can see how it can be more convenient to go with this but the markup over a traditional card is just ridiculous.
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#17
theoneandonlymrk
can somebody explain to me how is this going to drive 6 monitors with various connections from 1 DVI ?

and finally maybe better to get a 6850 or similar firegl card and use 6 monitors even better at even higher res 5000x1080 and all from 1 sub 200 pound card
BIG BAG OF FAIL NV well imho
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#18
Maban
It says 8 displays on this announcement but on the product page it says only 2. Are they referring to having 4 cards?
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#19
Steevo
that ist a DVI So you will have a large harness coming out of the back of it.

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5 ports, included adapters, enough GPU power to accelerate all the displays for normal content, and cheap adapters for up to 1920X1200 displays.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/product-quadro-nvs-300-us.html

If you read the rest of it, it supports TWO different surfaces, on up to 8 monitors. So not even close to what eyefinity is, just software on windows 7 only, much like hydravision. It stretches the display, and at higher resolutions it is going to run out of GPU horsepower if you want to watch a movie on one, a large powerpoint on another, a spreadsheet, a POS/inventory interface, and four others tied to something else.
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#20
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: blibba
Sure, have two.

http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/product_quadro_nvs_450_uk.html


http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/product_quadro_nvs_420_uk.html

Scroll down to the bottom. See how the specifications are "per GPU", and the number stated is double the "per GPU" figure?

Even single GPU Quadro FX cards often don't have direct equivalents anymore.

There's even a dual GF100 model (Quadro Plex 7000)
Thanks for the links, blibba. They do indeed appear to be dual GPU; interesting.

However, all they've done is put two low end GPUs on one board for 4 video outputs and sold it an inflated price to business. If these cards were priced reasonably for what they are, I would have no problem with them.

The other thing I've heard about Quadros, is that they come with some sort of support contract, which costs money to do, which justifies the price. However, I think that only applies to the high end versions and I can't see it mentioned on the web page, so this can't be used as a justification here.
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#21
Bundy
by: Steevo

If you read the rest of it, it supports TWO different surfaces, on up to 8 monitors. So not even close to what eyefinity is, just software on windows 7 only, much like hydravision. It stretches the display, and at higher resolutions it is going to run out of GPU horsepower if you want to watch a movie on one, a large powerpoint on another, a spreadsheet, a POS/inventory interface, and four others tied to something else.
The website says it will support up to 2 independent displays so of course it will not run more - not too sure where you were going with your example.

Nvidia mosaic sounds just like eyefinity though. What is the difference?
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#22
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: Bundy
Nvidia mosaic sounds just like eyefinity though. What is the difference?
Indeed, it just sounds like a different marketing name for the same feature from a competitor.
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#23
KainXS
by: blibba
Sure, have two.

http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/product_quadro_nvs_450_uk.html


http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/product_quadro_nvs_420_uk.html

Scroll down to the bottom. See how the specifications are "per GPU", and the number stated is double the "per GPU" figure?

Even single GPU Quadro FX cards often don't have direct equivalents anymore.

There's even a dual GF100 model (Quadro Plex 7000)
I agree that they don't have geforce equivalents to quadro's but I think its more to do with the memory for example the Quadro Plex 7000 is only 2 Quadro 6000's in an enclosure

the difference is the higher binned gpu and the more expensive denser memory on the 6000's
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#24
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Denser memory? Why would they use that? To reduce chip count perhaps?
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#25
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
by: Maban
Some, but not this one. So why should we pay $300 for such a low-end card?
Its not targetted for you?
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