Tue 5th Mar 2013 | News
NVIDIA has released a new range of Quadro Kepler graphics cards to take advantage of GPU architecture.
NVIDIA has rolled out a range of NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics products that offer unprecedented workstation performance and capabilities for professionals in manufacturing, engineering, medical, architectural, and media and entertainment companies. Take some time also to consider a visit to the GPU Technology Conference running form March 19-21 in San Jose, CA. NVIDIA will have some incredible displays and industry examples of the way these new cards can help your business. With a invigorated Media and Entertainment presence at the show, this is sure to interest technologists and artists alike.
There is also an Automotive Agenda. Danny Shapiro, the Director Automotive at NVIDIA just sent me a note about some very cool additions to the show. Ralph Gilles, President and CEO of Chrysler Motorsport is giving the Automotive Keynote. There are two days of innovative automotive sessions, ranging from design and styling, to infotainment, to driver assistance. Lamborghini, Tesla Motors, Audi and BMW will have NVIDIA-powered cars on display, and you can actually take some out for a test drive.
Read on for the release details:
The Kepler architecture's increased single-precision floating point performance means all the new cards will offer three times the CUDA performance for compute tasks over the earlier range.
The new cards expand the Quadro technology family – which includes Quadro K5000, Quadro K5000 for Mac, and the complete Quadro mobile workstation product lineup – to deliver an unmatched professional application experience, enhanced visual workspace and proven Quadro compatibility and reliability.
Built on the ultra-efficient processing power of the NVIDIA Kepler architecture – the world’s fastest, most efficient GPU architecture – the new lineup includes:
· NVIDIA Quadro K4000 – A high-end card that delivers blazing-fast performance for graphics-intensive applications. Has 3GB of onboard memory, multi-monitor support and stereo capability in a single-slot configuration.
· NVIDIA Quadro K2000 – A midrange card that offers outstanding performance with a broad range of professional applications. Comes with 2GB of onboard memory to hold large models and multi-monitor support for enhanced desktop productivity.
· NVIDIA Quadro K2000D – A variant of the Quadro K2000, with native support for two dual-link DVI display connectors for interfacing with ultra-high-resolution medical imaging displays.
· NVIDIA Quadro K600 – An entry-level card with great performance and certifications for leading professional applications. Equipped with 1GB of onboard memory, comes in a low-profile design for maximum usage flexibility.
The Quadro K5000's single-precision floating-point performance has been increased to 2,150 GFLOPS over its predecessor's 718 GFLOPS, and the Quadro K4000 has 1,246 GFLOPS, a 2.56x improvement over its predecessor's 486 GFLOPS.
Over the next month, CGSociety will be showing off some user case studies of how the Kepler architecture has freed up the technology of graphics acceleration in the industries we cover. Each of these stories are attractive in that they seem to be pulling the companies business performance dramatically, and the interviewees are genuinely surprised and impressed.
Even more though, the GTC conference in San Jose, CA, will be full to bursting with practitioners in our industry willing to tell and show the details of how. With two weeks to go, this conference is chock full of the most informative, educational, spectacular demonstrations on the application of GPU.