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New NVIDIA Fermi-Class Quadro Launches the Era of Computational Visualization

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NVIDIA today launched the era of the 'computational visualization workstation' for designers, engineers, researchers and animators by introducing its Quadro graphics processing units (GPUs) based on NVIDIA Fermi architecture, and by also introducing the new NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro solution. The new Quadro GPUs deliver performance that is up to five times faster for 3D applications and up to eight times faster for computational simulation, shattering previous benchmarks.

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Quadro Plex 7000 ($14,500 MSRP, USD)

Holy smokes!
 
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Thats alot of money!
 

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Can it run Crysis?
xD


But on a serious note how would these perform when running games?
 
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^ Probably 10-20% under their GTX 4xx equivalent.

Not bad on the Plex. When nVidia first introduced the Plex series they were $20K and $25K.
 

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Can it run Crysis?
xD


But on a serious note how would these perform when running games?
Quardo cards usually don't perform well in games.(since thats not what they were designed for)

Man thats a lot of cash.:eek:
 
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Wait, why would these run slower than a GTX 4xx? B/c of lower clocks (I didn't see any clock speeds)?
 

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I bet those cards are unreal. I just finished a project in AE with about 40k+ particles and my 470 sliced through it like a knife in hot butter. The 4xx series run better then the older Quardo in AE and Premier cause they are made for Fermi. I bet these are off the charts on a professional level with ram preview and real time rendering.
 
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they would run slower than there 4xx in games because of drivers
 
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they do look nice i would like to see that color scheme on there non quadro cards
 
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maybe somewhere there is een idiot that will chance the bios and driver so you can use it for gaming and 6gb mem willl be cool lol,
bigg ass overkill xd

and to expensive and useless
 

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In case you thought those Q5000/Q6000 cards use a single 6-pin power input, this is what the reverse side of the cards look like (6+8 pin):



And for the single-slot Q4000 (single 6-pin):



The heatsinks on the reverse side cool the memory chips there.
 
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why so high in price?
 
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because of the drivers.... physically they are just gtx 4xx with insane memory upgrades. they are meant for companies, or people that like to render much (and have the required cash:D)
 
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why dont they make the gtx-4xx have the same look?

i think the Quadro cards look waaay better than the gtx-xxx cards
 
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That´s the first single slot Fermi I have seen.
 
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thats the biggest fan hub i ever saw with those small blades;) must be really efficient if they dont need much air too cool that thing!:p
 
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CAD/CFD built cards are never cheap. It's always been that way.
They are not made to fast process graphics and games, they are made to produce highly detailed 3D models in big resolution screens. To view and make 3D CAD models or test CFD models, it doesn't take a 1GHz core GPU, but it takes a heck of a core architecture and ability to calculate tons of polygons and tons of RAM to display them.
I admire the fact that they can go SLI.
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I also would like the backside RAM cooler to be included in standard cards. That would be a nice feature in cards w/RAM on the back of the card.
 

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Nah, a Quadro "plex" is a sub-system with multiple Quadro graphics cards inside for GPU virtualization.

It comes in desktop and rack-mount form factors.



 

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It's the economy man, everybody's trying to cash in before the big crash.
Lol, when the economy was healthier, graphics cards were actually costlier.
 
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Could someone please benchmark a quadro against it's desktop equivalent in gaming with the appropriate drivers (performance I think?). It's been far too long since we've seen a real comparison like, but there's been evidence here and there that the gaming performance gap between the two has closed quite a bit. Probably to make it easier on developers wanting to work and test quickly on the same rig. I figure it should be done both at stock, and then with the consumer card clocked down to match the workstation card to see the clock for clock difference.