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Say hello to the new Quadro FX 4600 and Quadro FX 5600

NVIDIA today released three new Quadro products – the Quadro FX 4600, Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro Plex VCS Model IV. The new Quadro FX 4600 and Quadro FX 5600 feature NVIDIA G80-derived graphics processors tweaked for CAD/CAM and visualization applications.

With the G80-derived graphics processor, the new Quadro FX 4600 and Quadro FX 5600 have 128-unified shader units. The new Quadros are also compatible with CUDA technology 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 FireGL V7350. 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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Dispelling the false association
By scrapsma54 on 3/5/2007 9:50:47 PM , Rating: 1
These are not for gaming, these vaguely will even play your games, all these do is eliminate cpu utilization and improve 3D development. These cards are meant to parallel its counter part and also develop games to run on its non-workstation counterpart. Enough of the joke threads, you guys are misinformed. Reason for being expensive is because it cost so much to develop cuda products, and the rendering has to be done on heavy hardware




RE: Dispelling the false association
By jabber on 3/6/2007 6:09:31 AM , Rating: 2
I have used both FireGL and Quadros for gaming over the years. I've had several of the lower spec versions and they have played Doom3 etc. Nothing too special though.

The main reason for buying them was I have found at times slightly sharper image quality from them. My girlfriends PC has a bottom spec PCI-E Quadro in it and it looks great with Photoshop etc. Worth checking out the passive bottom of the range ones on Ebay. Quality kit.


By scrapsma54 on 3/6/2007 4:41:04 PM , Rating: 2
Lol, I love how I get flagged for criticizing people who don't like facts. Really, you don't deserve to be posting comments if you cannot be informed or flagging people down either way.

anyway...

Quadro does serve quality benefits, and thats why it is so expensive, however, they will not benefit in games.


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