NVIDIA Releases "G80" Derived Quadros
Anh Tuan Huynh
March 5, 2007 7:24 PM
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Say hello to the new Quadro FX 4600 and Quadro FX 5600
NVIDIA today released
three new Quadro products
Quadro FX 4600, Quadro FX 5600
and Quadro Plex VCS Model IV. The new Quadro FX 4600 and Quadro FX 5600 feature NVIDIA
-derived graphics processors
tweaked for CAD/CAM and visualization applications.
-derived graphics processor, the new Quadro FX 4600 and Quadro FX 5600 have 128-unified shader units. The new Quadros are also compatible with
too, NVIDIA’s answer to
AMD’s Stream Computing technology
. DirectX 10 compliance and support for shader model 4.0 are also feats of the new Quadros.
Differentiating the Quadro FX 4600 and Quadro FX 5600 is the amount of memory. The lower Quadro FX 4600 features 768MB of video memory – similar to NVIDIA’s GeForce 8800GTX. A whopping 1.5 GB of video memory is available on the Quadro FX 5600; besting ATI’s 1GB of graphics memory endowed
. Both Quadros have 384-bit memory interfaces though.
Although NVIDIA announced the Quadro Plex VCS Model IV at the same time as the Quadro FX 4600 and Quadro FX 5600, there are no details of the Quadro Plex VCS Model IV in the press release or
Quadro Plex VCS
product pages. However, expect the Quadro Plex VCS Model IV to feature the new Quadro FX 4600 or Quadro FX 5600 graphics processors.
NVIDIA prices the new Quadro FX 4600 at $1995 and the Quadro FX 5600 at $2999.
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3/5/2007 9:39:22 PM
Check out the max power ratings:
134W and 171W for the 4600 and 5600 respectively. This is double the max power rating of most current CPUs.
3/6/2007 3:24:51 AM
fyi: ati's new offerings will go well over 200w.
what really interestes me, is the perfomance.
as we know, workstation stuff mostly likes vertex shaders. in earlier generations, amounts like 4, 6 or 8 were standard.. now, suddenly, there's 128 of them.
i wanna see the benchmarks :)
3/6/2007 5:18:28 AM
Why compare high end video cards to "most CPUs"? High end CPUs from AMD and Intel have TDP of 120W (Kentsfield, FX-70), thus GPUs in new Quadros are actually consuming slightly less power...
3/7/2007 5:37:51 PM
How did you conclude that 120W TDP CPUs use more slightly more power than 134W and 171W TDP GPUs?
The comparison with CPUs is just a reference point that emphasises how high the power usage of these Quadros is. The FX-70's that you mention are gaming CPU's... AMD's workstation CPUs are available at 68W, 95W or 103W. There were the 125W 1220SE/2220SE models, but now you can also get 95W 1220/2220 models which are the same speed.
"Young lady, in this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!" -- Homer Simpson
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