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PNY Releases Quadro FX 4800 and Quadro FX 5800 Professional Graphics Accelerators

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PNY Technologies today announced the availability of two high-end professional graphics accelerators based on the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 and Quadro FX 4800 GPUs. The two are based on the GT200 architecture. The Quadro FX 5800 features 240 shader units (dubbed CUDA programmable parallel cores) and 4 GB of GDDR3 memory, while the FX 4800 features 192 shader cores with 1.5 GB of GDDR3 memory.

The amount of visual computing power at its disposal allows deployment in computing areas of oil and natural gas exploration, medical imagery, scientific visualisation, and engineering and design.

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Man, I'd love to have a carefree budget and own a FX5800. CUDA and best in class performance/memory combination.

It's a shame the pricing is so EXCLUSIVE for limited volume runs. If they could get the price closer to EUR 1000, TBH, a lot of people might be tempted

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Wanting to play GTA4 with top performance is a huge financial commitment ;) LOL

FX5800 SLI, 2x €2859. OUCH.
 

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The FX5800 is not for gaming or performance. The price is just for the BIOS, which can easily be flashed.
 
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The FX5800 is not for gaming or performance. The price is just for the BIOS, which can easily be flashed.
No. It isnt just the firmware/BIOS. These pro cards usually have different hardware on their output devices, e.g. higher colour quality, different resolution capability (e.g. 3840 x 2400 ), 3D stereo imaging on some, different memory setups like 4GB, etc.

My comments are on THAT. The 4GB memory space. It will make a big different on GPU memory contrained cames, like GTA4. Flashing the firmware/BIOS will do diddly squat to performance, unless you change how you are using the GPU and require more "vector processing" and less "texture processing" and the firmware/BIOS changes the balance of how that is done.

(e.g. ATI FireGL X3 was better than X800 for certain vector based applications, but paid through worse shader-effect performance. The difference was small, but measurable. They optimised for the typical CAD setup, however, it also helped older OpenGL games, like Quake engine based games)
 

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If you force-flash the FX 4800 BIOS onto a GTX 260, you have yourself a $220 brick. The GPU configuration of the G200 as FX4800 differs from that of the same GPU as GTX 260. The FX 4800 has a 384-bit memory bus to access 1.5 GB of memory.
 
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^thanks for the warning (to others)
 
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Nice box and lovely design
 

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hmmm i wonder how hard it would be to con someone into buying me a FX5800
 

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hmmm i wonder how hard it would be to con someone into buying me a FX5800
That is EXACTLY what I was just thinking. lol. Maxed out framebuffers are a thing of the past. lol.
 

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That is EXACTLY what I was just thinking. lol. Maxed out framebuffers are a thing of the past. lol.
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