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NVIDIA Introduces NVS Business Graphics Solutions

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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.

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so its basically firenv nvdia edition?
 
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It's just the new Quadro lineup.
 
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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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eyefinity for Nvidia.

Very few gamers will use this, but it is still nice to see competition in the market.
 
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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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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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why does it say introduces, the NVS line has been around for years now

should it be introduces NVS 300
 

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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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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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Some, but not this one. So why should we pay $300 for such a low-end card?
 

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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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The NVS 400 series and the FirePro 2450 are dual GPU.
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Denser memory? Why would they use that? To reduce chip count perhaps?