NVIDIA Introduces New SLI Multi-OS Based Quadro GPUs
"NVIDIA has come out with a new line of professional graphics cards under its Quadro Series"
Published: 31st March 2009 | Source: Nvidia |NVIDIA Introduces New SLI Multi-OS Based Quadro GPUs
NVIDIA has come out with a new line of professional graphics cards under its Quadro Series. The new line covers all cards right from the high-end FX 5800 to the entry-level Quadro NVS 205. The company has also added a new SLI Multi-OS which will allow users to use multiple Quadro GPUs for the first time.
Built into the FX 3800, the FX 4800 and the FX 5800 GPUs, the new SLI Multi-OS technology allows virtualised systems to benefit from 3D acceleration hardware, a first for the industry. It works in combination with Parallels Workstation Extreme virtualization software and Intel VT-d technology to provide dedicated GPUs to both the host and guest virtual machines. This allows virtual machines to address the hardware directly instead of being limited to purely software graphics implementations.
Among this new line of cards, the FX 5800 GPU is the industry’s first 4GB solution for users working with large data sets. In an accompanying statement, Dan Vivoli of NVIDIA said, “Our mission with Quadro is to help customers solve the world’s most challenging visual computing problems. We learn every day from them and are humbled by their brilliance. The new line-up, with the flagship Quadro FX 5800, sets the stage for the next ten years of innovation.”
According to NVIDIA, the new technology will provide professionals in markets like digital content creating, sciences, manufacturing, and oil/gas exploration with a faster and more efficient workflow. This should help improve productivity and lower ownership costs.
The new line of Quadro cards is available now through system makers including Dell, HP, and Lenovo.
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