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August 17, 2010

NVIDIA's new Quadro 4000, 5000, and 6000 GPUs

NVIDIA's new Quadro 4000, 5000, and 6000 GPUs

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NVIDIA has revealed its new range of Fermi-based Quadro GPUs that the company says deliver performance that is up to five times faster for 3D applications and up to eight times faster for computational simulation. The Quadro Plex 7000 Array is a complete system solution capable of displaying up to 36 megapixels across eight displays, whereas the Quadro 6000, Quadro 5000 and Quadro 4000 GPUs are aimed at desktops and workstations. They are all compatible with NVIDIA’s new 3D Vision Pro active-shutter glasses solution, incorporate the new NVIDIA Scalable Geometry Engine and take advantage of NVIDIA Application Acceleration Engines (AXE).

While the new Quadro GPUs are built on industry standards – including OpenGL 4.1, DirectX 11, DirectCompute and OpenCL – they also leverage technologies that are unique to NVIDIA, such as the company's portfolio of Application Acceleration Engines (AXE) and NVIDIA CUDA parallel processing architecture. NVIDIA says this allows software developers to create and deliver the next-generation of professional applications that incorporate compute-intensive tasks, such as ray tracing, physics simulation, computational fluid dynamics and real-time video effects processing.

"NVIDIA isn't just working on building better graphics hardware, but the software tools needed to drive the needed advancements that are now changing the industry," said Rob Enderle, principal analyst, Enderle Group.

The NVIDIA Quadro Plex 7000 array, and Quadro 6000, Quadro 5000 and Quadro 4000 GPUs feature the new NVIDIA Scalable Geometry Engines and leverage NVIDIA Application Acceleration Engines (AXE) which NIVIDIA says enables the world's fastest performance across a broad range of CAD, DCC and visualization applications. Meanwhile, the Quadro 6000 is rated at an impressive 1.3 billion triangles per second in raw performance, enabling users to interactively work with models and scenes that are five times more complex than previously possible.

In order to take advantage of NVIDIA’s 3D Vision Pro system, you will need the following. One of NVIDIA’s new Quadro GPUs, 3D Vision-Ready display or projector, 3D Vision Pro glasses and hub, Windows XP/Vista/7 or Linux (32-bit or 64-bit) and finally an application that supports Quad Buffered OpenGL stereo or NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D driver. NVIDIA says this will allow users to create and display their work in true 3D.

Here are the full specifications for each GPU.

Quadro Plex 7000 Array

Quadro Plex 7000 Array
GPU Specifications:
  • 2 X Quadro 6000 GPUs
  • 896 CUDA Cores (448 per GPU)
  • Deskside System Form Factor
GPU Memory Specifications:
  • 12GB GDDR5 (6GB per GPU) Total Frame Buffer
  • 288GB per second (144GB/second per GPU) Memory Bandwidth
Display Support:
  • 4 Dual Link DVI-I (2 per GPU)
  • 4 Digital Outputs
  • 4 Analogue Outputs
  • Stereo (3-pin Mini-DIN)
  • 2560X1600 Digital Maximum Display Resolution @ 60Hz
  • 4 Active Display Channels
  • 3D Vision/3D Vision Pro
Feature Support:
  • Shader Model 5.0
  • OpenGL 4.0
  • Microsoft DirectX 11
  • SLI Mosaic Technology
  • NVIDIA CUDA Architecture
  • G-Sync Option
  • SLI Frame Rendering Support
  • NVIEW Display Management Software
  • 64 X FSAA (maximum) (128 X with SLI)
Thermal and Power Specifications:
  • EnergyStar Enabling (with 2:1 or better max/idle power ratio)
  • 600W Maximum Power Consumption
  • Acoustics < 32dB

The Quadro Plex 7000 will be available this fall with an MSRP of US$14,500.

Quadro 6000

NVIDIA Quadro 6000
GPU Specifications:
  • Quadro 6000 GPU
  • 448 CUDA Cores
  • 4.376” H x 9.75” L / Dual Slot Form Factor
GPU Memory Specifications:
  • 6GB GDDR5 Total Frame Buffer
  • 384-bit Memory Interface
  • 144GB per second Memory Bandwidth
Display Support:
  • 1 Dual Link DVI-I
  • 2 Display Ports
  • 2 Digital Outputs
  • 1 Analogue Output
  • Stereo (3-pin Mini-DIN)
  • 2560X1600 Digital Maximum Display Resolution @ 60Hz
  • 2 Active Display Channels
  • 3D Vision/3D Vision Pro
Feature Support:
  • Shader Model 5.0
  • OpenGL 4.0
  • Microsoft DirectX 11
  • SLI Multi-OS Technology
  • SLI Mosaic Technology
  • NVIDIA CUDA Architecture
  • SDI Option
  • G-Sync Option
  • SLI Frame Rendering Support
  • NVIEW Display Management Software
  • 64 X FSAA (maximum) (128 X with SLI)
  • 2 Slots
Thermal and Power Specifications:
  • EnergyStar Enabling
  • 225W Maximum Power Consumption

The Quadro 6000 will be available this fall and has a MSRP of US$4,999.

Quadro 5000

NVIDIA Quadro 5000
GPU Specifications:
  • Quadro 5000 GPU
  • 352 CUDA Cores
  • 4.376” H x 9.75” L / Dual Slot Form Factor
GPU Memory Specifications:
  • 2.5GB GDDR5 Total Frame Buffer
  • 320-bit Memory Interface
  • 120GB per second Memory Bandwidth
Display Support:
  • 1 Dual Link DVI-I
  • 2 Display Ports
  • 2 Digital Outputs
  • 1 Analogue Output
  • Stereo (3-pin Mini-DIN)
  • 2560X1600 Digital Maximum Display Resolution @ 60Hz
  • 2 Active Display Channels
  • 3D Vision/3D Vision Pro
Feature Support:
  • Shader Model 5.0
  • OpenGL 4.0
  • Microsoft DirectX 11
  • SLI Multi-OS Technology
  • SLI Mosaic Technology
  • NVIDIA CUDA Architecture
  • SDI Option
  • G-Sync Option
  • SLI Frame Rendering Support
  • NVIEW Display Management Software
  • 64 X FSAA (maximum) (128 X with SLI)
  • 2 Slots
Thermal and Power Specifications:
  • EnergyStar Enabling (with 2:1 or better max/idle power ratio)
  • 152W Maximum Power Consumption

The Quadro 5000 is also available now for US$2,249.

Quadro 4000

NVIDIA Quadro 4000
GPU Specifications:
  • Quadro 4000 GPU
  • 256 CUDA Cores
  • 4.376” H x 9.5” L / Single Slot Form Factor
GPU Memory Specifications:
  • 2GB GDDR5 Total Frame Buffer
  • 256-bit Memory Interface
  • 89.6GB per second Memory Bandwidth
Display Support:
  • 1 Dual Link DVI-I
  • 2 Display Ports
  • 2 Digital Outputs
  • 1 Analogue Output
  • Stereo (3-pin Mini-DIN) Optional
  • 2560X1600 Digital Maximum Display Resolution @ 60Hz
  • 2 Active Display Channels
  • 3D Vision/3D Vision Pro
Feature Support:
  • Shader Model 5.0
  • OpenGL 4.0
  • Microsoft DirectX 11
  • SLI Multi-OS Technology
  • NVIDIA CUDA Architecture
  • SDI Option
  • NVIEW Display Management Software
  • 64 X FSAA (maximum)
  • 1 Slot
Thermal and Power Specifications:
  • EnergyStar Enabling (with 2:1 or better max/idle power ratio)
  • 142W Maximum Power Consumption

The Quadro 4000 is available now through all channels and has a MSRP of US$1,199.

Quadro 5000M

NVIDIA Quadro 5000M
GPU Specifications:
  • Quadro 5000M GPU
  • 320 CUDA Cores
  • 17” Form Factor
GPU Memory Specifications:
  • 2GB GDDR5 Total Frame Buffer
  • 256-bit Memory Interface
  • 76.8GB per second Memory Bandwidth
Feature Support:
  • Shader Model 5.0
  • OpenGL 4.0
  • Microsoft DirectX 11
  • NVIDIA CUDA Architecture
  • NVIEW Display Management Software
Thermal and Power Specifications:
  • 100W Maximum Power Consumption
  • PowerMizer Power Management 9.0

The Quadro 5000M will be available in the third quarter of 2010 through Dell and HP.

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1 Comment

Well..... This all sounds GREAT... However sounding great and being great are not exactly the same thing.

http://www.semiaccurate.com/2010/02/17/nvidias-fermigtx480-broken-and-unfixable/

JWilliamsOH
17th August, 2010 @ 07:57 am PDT
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