Tue 12th Nov 2002 | News
Nvidia has announced new Quadro4 professional workstation graphics boards based on Intel's AGP 3.0 8X specification. The Quadro4 980 XGL, 580 XGL, 380 XGL and 280 NVS are all capable of running at the higher bandwidth specs defined by AGP 8X. According to factory tests, performance improvements up to 40% was seen in OpenGL workstation applications.
Today's professional workstation applications achieve significant improvements due to the increased bandwidth of the AGP 8X graphics to host interface, improving from 1.0 to 2.1 gigabytes per second (GB/sec.). The increased data throughput between the processor and the graphics board keeps data hungry graphics processing units (GPUs) fed with the data necessary to render high frame rate, high fidelity, real-time graphics.
The Nvidia Quadro4 family includes the Quadro4 XGL series and the Quadro4 NVS series. The Quadro4 XGL series are made specifically for professional 3D graphics for mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) and digital content creation (DCC) applications. The Quadro4 NVS series are aimed at professional 2D applications popular in the financial services and Non-Linear Video Editing (NLE) markets.
The complete family of NVIDIA Quadro4 graphics solutions-including the new NVIDIA Quadro4 8X-enabled products-will be available from Leadtek, PNY Technologies, Inc. and Technology Joint Corporation/ELSA Japan-in their respective geographies.