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Mac Pro Users Gain Unprecedented Performance With NVIDIA Quadro K5000

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Mac professionals will benefit from dramatically improved graphics performance and productivity with today's announcement of the NVIDIA Quadro K5000 for Mac Pro systems.

Based on NVIDIA Kepler architecture -- the world's fastest, most efficient GPU design -- the Quadro K5000 for Mac is the most powerful professional-class GPU ever for the Macintosh, delivering unprecedented visualization and computation capabilities for designers and digital content creators.

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solid looking card.:D
 
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Key features of the NVIDIA Quadro K5000 GPU for Mac include:

● Cinema 4K display support (4096 x 2160 resolution), which enables content creators to spend more money than they could possibly before
● A new display engine that can drive up to four displays(see point 1)
● 4 GB graphics memory that provides faster interactivity when designing kitteh pics
● Based on NVIDIA Kepler architecture, which enables the Quadro K5000 GPU for Mac to run key content creation applications up to 2x faster at lower power than the Fermi-based Quadro 4000 for Mac... IT USES BLAST PROCESSING
● Support for up to two Quadro K5000 GPUs for Mac in a single Mac Pro(see point 1)
● Support for OpenGL, OpenCL, NVIDIA CUDA, MAC CUDA, and iCUDA
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I thought they were gonna stop making the pro stations.
 
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I thought they were gonna stop making the pro stations.
No, they say they'll get a major update sooner or later. See this post here, last paragraph. I actually hope they'll stay, I always liked them.
 
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No, they say they'll get a major update sooner or later. See this post here, last paragraph. I actually hope they'll stay, I always liked them.
The towers have ALWAYS been tanks. Love the towers.
 

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It's "precedented" performance. When released, Windows users will be able to use K5000 on PCIe 3.0 and in SLI, which are not possible on Macs.
 
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So, this is non crippled kepler, so they can jack the price through the roof or rather, force you to buy this card?

Nah, this won't end up back firing.
 

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So, this is non crippled kepler, so they can jack the price through the roof or rather, force you to buy this card?

Nah, this won't end up back firing.
In this case, yes they can jack up the price because you have no choice if you want the absolute best. Nvidia will rip you off once, and then Mac will do it again. And you have no choice if you want a nice shiny Mac workstation.
 
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In this case, yes they can jack up the price because you have no choice if you want the absolute best. Nvidia will rip you off once, and then Mac will do it again. And you have no choice if you want a nice shiny Mac workstation.
And that's why everyone just needs to d/l osx and build a hackintosh. Nothing makes me happier than apple panicking and raging (well, Ballmer throwing a chair across the room and raving like a lunatic is 1st :roll:).
 
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It's "precedented" performance. When released, Windows users will be able to use K5000 on PCIe 3.0 and in SLI, which are not possible on Macs.
"If a single Quadro K5000 isn’t enough power, the design of the video card supports two of the K5000 GPU’s in a single Mac Pro, sort of like SLI support for gamers."

http://www.slashgear.com/nvidia-unveils-quadro-k5000-video-card-for-mac-pro-users-07246445/


"They also designed it so a single Mac Pro can support two K5000 cards."

http://www.gizmag.com/nvidia-quadro-k5000-mac-pro/24045/

I would also like to point out that you are commenting on a computer that has yet to be announced. The specs and capabilities have not been announced. You have no idea whether it will support PCIe 3.0 or not at this point, unless you have inside knowledge. If that's the case, post it.
 
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Not really having a clue what the huge difference is between Workstation Card and a Desktop card other than the MASSIVE price difference. Comparing the K5000 to a GTX680 the specs have me confused.

They both have 1536 Cuda Cores (even?) The GTX has better Memory bandwidth than the Quadro(2GB vs 4GB on the same 256bit bus?)
Of course the actual clocks for the Quadro aren't given.

But is it the same chip? GK104?

Where does Quadro get all it's "power" from? Are they using the architecture differently than they do on the 680?

I just always wondered where the "seperation" is on these cards that makes them so different.
 

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I just always wondered where the "seperation" is on these cards that makes them so different.
This thread is older but talks about it, and W1zz gives some words in the subject.
 
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This thread is older but talks about it, and W1zz gives some words in the subject.
That was exactly what I was after. I had my suspicions it had to be in the software seeing as the hardware was virtually the same. It just get's "dumbed down" as a consumer card thru the drivers.
 

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"If a single Quadro K5000 isn’t enough power, the design of the video card supports two of the K5000 GPU’s in a single Mac Pro, sort of like SLI support for gamers."

http://www.slashgear.com/nvidia-unveils-quadro-k5000-video-card-for-mac-pro-users-07246445/


"They also designed it so a single Mac Pro can support two K5000 cards."

http://www.gizmag.com/nvidia-quadro-k5000-mac-pro/24045/

I would also like to point out that you are commenting on a computer that has yet to be announced. The specs and capabilities have not been announced. You have no idea whether it will support PCIe 3.0 or not at this point, unless you have inside knowledge. If that's the case, post it.
I'm commenting on computers that are available now. Chances are there won't be any Mac Pro update this year so the things may stay the same for a while - No PCIe 3.0, no SLI.

Sure, the card is designed with these features, but the features will work only when (or if) other computer hardware and OS support them. Just like previous Quadros supported SLI but not on Macs.