Taipei, Friday, January 30, 2015 16:22 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
17°C
Nvidia introduces new Quadro GPU for professional applications
Press release, April 7; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Thursday 7 April 2011]

Nvidia has announced Quadro 400 GPU, a new professional graphics solution that puts the power of the GPU in the hands of designers and engineers.

Built for use with professional applications, such as Autodesk AutoCAD, the Nvidia Quadro 400 GPU provides up to five times faster performance over high-end consumer gaming cards. It also gives up to 10 times improvement when running CAD/CAM applications.

Priced at US$169, the Quadro 400 GPU also offers excellent power efficiency, consuming less than 35W, and its low-profile footprint means it offers the flexibility to fit into any workstation, including small form-factor systems.

With 512MB of DDR3 memory, the Quadro 400 processor enables professionals to interact with a wide range of design models. It also provides high visual fidelity, featuring a 30-bit (10-bits per color) color engine with a dynamic range of over one billion color variations. The Quadro 400 drivers are optimized and certified on leading professional applications.

Additional features of the new Quadro 400 GPU include: unified driver architecture – guarantees forward and backward compatibility with professional application software drivers, and simplifies upgrading to a new solution; hardware 3D window clipping – accelerated clip regions enable faster data transfer between a window and the frame buffer to improve overall graphics performance; high-quality display connectivity – drives ultra-high-resolution panels, producing phenomenal image quality, supporting two active connectors, including dual-link DVI with up to 3840 by 2400 resolution at 24Hz on each panel, and DisplayPort (DP) with up to 2560 by 1600 resolution.

Nvidia's Mosaic Technology also enhances workspace across up to eight displays (using one card per two displays), enabling seamless taskbar spanning, as well as transparent scaling of any application. Works over multiple displays or a single high-resolution display, and with Nvidia nView desktop management software.

The Nvidia Quadro 400 processor also supports 3D Vision and 3D Vision Pro active shutter glasses 3D technology that delivers crystal-clear, stereoscopic 3D visualization for the most immersive 3D experience, ranging from desktop workstations to collaborative work spaces.

The Quadro 400 is available immediately for the HP Z800, Z600, and Z400 Workstations, and for all Fujitsu Celsius workstations. It will be available soon on select Lenovo ThinkStation D20, C20, S20 and E30 models. It is also available from Nvidia Quadro channel partners including PNY Technologies in North America and Europe, ELSA in Japan, and Leadtek in Asia Pacific.

Nvidia Quadro 400 graphics card

Nvidia Quadro 400 graphics card
Photo: Company

Realtime news
  • Sales of electric trucks and buses expected to reach nearly 160,000 annually by 2023, says firm

    Green energy | 10min ago

  • IC design houses to increase wafer orders for 2Q15

    Bits + chips | 13min ago

  • Digitimes Research: WPC far surpasses PMA in wireless power charging certification

    IT + CE | 17min ago

  • Taiwan amid top-5 Google Play markets globally, says Google Play executive

    Mobile + telecom | 19min ago

  • Taiwan IC design houses January sales to rise

    Bits + chips | 30min ago

  • TPK expects fingerprint recognition touch panel orders to increase in 2015

    Displays | 39min ago

  • TWM aims at 3 million 4G users in 2015

    Mobile + telecom | 1h 37min ago

  • Macronix expects return to profitability in 2H15

    Bits + chips | 1h 42min ago

  • Thermal module maker Taisol looks to 10-15% revenue growth in 2015

    IT + CE | 1h 48min ago

  • 30% of Huawei smartphones in 2015 to be high-end products

    Mobile + telecom | 2h ago

  • Flat panel display shipments grow 9% on year in 2014, says IHS

    Displays | 2h 4min ago

  • MediaTek to ramp up 4G chips at the expense of Qualcomm, says paper

    Bits + chips - Newswatch | 3h 56min ago

Pause
 | 
View more
2015 China IC design market forecast
Trends and forecasts for the China FPD industry, 2014-2017
Trends and developments in the OTT market
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015

    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.