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NVIDIA Brings Highly Acclaimed Quadro FX 4800 To MAC Market

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    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.

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    “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 1.5 GB 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: http://www.nvidia.com/quadro.

    Source: NVIDIA
  2. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Banstick Dummy

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    But will it blend?
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    no the black is making it stand out way too much...
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    Just wondering -- wasn't the fastest card you could get on the new Mac Pro's the HD 4850? Not that that's a bad card or anything, but a computer sold as a "workstation" should've came with something more powerful to begin with...
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    4870, I believe.

    And what GPU does this Quadro have?
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    That memory bandwidth is shameful, my HD3870 has 72GB/sec and its OOOOOOOOLD.

    BTW - Shouldn't it be 'Twin Dual Link DVI' ?
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    Oh wait, just spotted it...

    Anuses
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    You can really count on intelligent comments on Mac related articles on TPU.
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    Go to a mac forum. It's the opposite there. "I had a PC once. It blue screened me and crashed all the time! Then I got a mac! Now everything is [​IMG]"
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    meh.. not interested..
    and i lold on the comments..
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    But still on the same intelligence level either way. Nothing like sinking to their level. No matter how you look at it, anti Mac and anti PC comments are all FAIL.

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