The Revolutionary Visual Computing Solution

The Revolutionary Visual Computing Solution
The NVIDIA Quadro® family of professional solutions
takes the leading professional applications to a new level
of interactivity by enabling unprecedented capabilities.
The industry’s leading workstation
applications leverage this architecture
to enable hardware-accelerated
features not found in any other
professional graphics solution.
The Quadro professional products
include a set of industry specialty
solutions that have been architected to
enable advanced imaging visualization
and broadcast applications - from
multi-system scalability and
synchronization to uncompressed
12-bit HD-SDI video output.
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The Definition of Performance. The Standard for Quality.
Ground-breaking Unified
Architecture Delivers
Unprecedented Performance
The latest NVIDIA Quadro architecture
takes application performance to
new levels by featuring the industry’s
first unified architecture. Designed to
dynamically allocate geometry, shading,
pixel, and compute processing power, the
latest NVIDIA Quadro graphics boards
deliver optimized Graphics Processing
Unit (GPU) performance. The GPU
pipeline efficiency is further multiplied
by fast 3D and large texture transfers,
NVIDIA’s crossbar memory architecture,
enabling occlusion culling, lossless
depth Z-buffer, and color compression.
scalable graphics performance
NVIDIA Quadro graphics solutions feature
NVIDIA® SLI™ multi-GPU technology1.
A revolutionary platform innovation,
SLI technology enables professional
users to dynamically scale graphics
performance, enhance image quality,
and expand display real estate by
combining multiple NVIDIA Quadro
graphics solutions in a single system.
These elements combine to achieve
unprecedented 3D performance: blazing
geometry performance, lightening-fast
line performance, and massive fill rates
powered by a dynamically configurable
array of thread processors. With a pixel
read-back performance of up to 2.4GB/
sec., massive host throughput gains can
be achieved for professional applications.
However, the true measure of power is
application performance and the new
NVIDIA Quadro architecture doubles the
performance of the previous generation.
Advanced Programmability
Empowers A New Class
Of Applications
The latest NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics
solutions are the reference standard for
professional graphics to go
The NVIDIA Quadro FX professional
solutions for mobile workstations deliver
the fastest application performance and
the highest quality graphics. The NVIDIA
Quadro FX mobile solutions take the leading
CAD, DCC, and visualization applications
to a new level of interactivity on a notebook
by enabling unprecedented capabilities
in programmability and precision.
Shader Model 4.0 and next generation
operating systems enabling breakthrough
ultra-realistic, real-time visualization
applications. Styling and production
rendering are integral functions of the
design workflow and NVIDIA Quadro
FX provides professionals the tools
to shorten the production process
and enable faster time to market.
The major CAD and DCC application
vendors can take full advantage of the
programmable NVIDIA Quadro architecture
by enabling sophisticated shaders to
simulate a virtually unlimited range of
physical characteristics, such as lighting
effects (dispersion, reflection, refraction,
BRDF2 models) and even physical surface
properties (casting effects, porosity,
molded surfaces). Real-time shaders allow
integrated graphics to video solution
The NVIDIA Quadro SDI solutions are ideal for
on-air broadcast professionals across many
applications, including virtual-set, sports, and
weather news systems. The NVIDIA Quadro SDI
solution is the industry’s only fully integrated
graphics to video out product, and will composite
live video footage onto virtual backgrounds and
send the result to live video for TV broadcast. The
solution also allows film production and postproduction professionals to preview the results of
3D compositing, editing, and color grading in real
time on HD broadcast monitors.
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NVIDIA Quadro Family | June 2007
Available NVIDIA
Quadro Solutions
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 X2
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500
NVIDIA Quadro FX 560
NVIDIA Quadro FX 550
NVIDIA Quadro FX 350
these effects to be combined and modified
interactively, something that is impossible
with simple 2D static texture maps.
Full 128-bit Floating Point
Precision Delivers The Industry’s
Highest Workstation Quality
Sophisticated real-time effects typically
involve multiple mathematical operations that
demand high precision to maintain image
quality. The NVIDIA Quadro architecture
features true 128-bit IEEE floating point
precision (32-bit fp per component),
resulting in the highest level of accuracy
and the ultimate in visual quality.
The NVIDIA Quadro family delivers true
16-bit and 32-bit floating point formats
for accurately matching visual images.
a quantum leap in visual computing
The NVIDIA Quadro Plex 1000 is a dedicated
visual computing system (VCS) enabling
breakthrough levels of capability and
productivity for professionals ranging from
manufacturing designers and stylists to
earth scientists to digital content creators.
NVIDIA Quadro Plex provides the flexibility to
be deployed with any certified PCI Express®
x16 platform. NVIDIA Quadro Plex achieves
unmatched compute density, can be
deployed in a wide range of environments,
and scales to meet the most demanding
professional applications requirements.
All images have a smoother, more
appealing variation in color density, which
increases visual realism and generates
photorealistic rendered images.
Certified For The Highest
Quality Experience With
The Most Demanding
Workstation Applications
NVIDIA Quadro Plex 1000
NVIDIA Quadro G-Sync
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500M
NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M
NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M
NVIDIA Quadro FX 360M
NVIDIA Quadro FX 350M
The performance and power of the
NVIDIA Quadro architecture are
built on a solid foundation of quality
engineering. This engineering excellence
is exemplified by the NVIDIA Unified
Driver Architecture (UDA), which is
certified for quality by the entire spectrum
of CAD and DCC applications.
c programming environment
for the gpu
advanced visualization
The NVIDIA CUDA™ software development
kit provides a C language environment and
tools suite that unleashes new capabilities to
solve complex, visualization challenges such
as real-time ray tracing and interactive volume
The NVIDIA Quadro G-Sync delivers
frame and genlock functionality to
unprecedented levels of industrial
realism, visualization, and collaborative
capabilities. The NVIDIA Quadro G-Sync
option can be combined with the NVIDIA
Quadro FX 5600, 5500, or 4600 to provide
advanced multi-system visualization
and external signal synchronization.
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Features and Benefits
Full 128-Bit Precision Graphics Pipeline
Enables mathematical computations
to maintain high accuracy, resulting
in unmatched visual quality.
High-Quality Full-Scene Antialiasing (FSAA)
Up to 32x FSAA dramatically reduces
visual aliasing artifacts or “jaggies” at
resolutions up to 2560 x 1600, resulting
in highly realistic scenes. New rotatedgrid FSAA algorithm (RG FSAA) delivers
unprecedented quality and performance.
High Precision, High Dynamic
Range Imaging (HDR)
Sets new standards for image clarity and
quality through floating point capabilities in
shading, filtering, texturing, and blending.
Enables unprecedented quality of rendered
images for visual effects processing.
Technical Specifications
> 12-bit subpixel precision
>Up to 128 textures per pass
>Eight (8) multiple render targets
>Fast 3D texture support
>Jumbo (8K) texture support
>Hardware-accelerated antialiased
points and lines
>Hardware OpenGL overlay planes
>Hardware-accelerated two-sided lighting
>Hardware-accelerated clipping planes
>Third-generation occlusion culling
>OpenGL quad-buffered stereo
(3-pin sync connector)
>Hardware-accelerated pixel read-back
> Full Shader Model 4.0 (OpenGL and DirectX 10)
o Vertex Shader 4.0
o Geometry Shader 4.0
o Pixel Shader 4.0
>Unlimited Shader Lengths
>FP32 texture filtering and blending
>Non-power-of-two texture support
C Programming Environment
A C language environment and tool suite that
unleashes new capabilities to solve complex,
visualization challenges such as real-time ray
tracing and interactive volume rendering. 2
NVIDIA PureVideo Technology
NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology is the
combination of high-definition video
processors and software that delivers
unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video,
accurate color, and precise image scaling
for SD and HD video content. Features
include, high-quality scaling, spatial temporal
de-interlacing, inverse telecine, and high
quality HD video playback from DVD.
Dual Dual-Link Digital Display Connectors
Dual dual-link TMDS transmitters support
ultra-high-resolution panels (up to 2560
x 1600 @ 60Hz on each panel) − which
result in amazing image quality producing
detailed photorealistic images.3
Essential for Microsoft Windows Vista
Offering an enriched 3D user interface,
increased application performance, and the
highest image quality, NVIDIA Quadro graphics
boards and NVIDIA® OpenGL ICD drivers are
optimized for 32- and 64-bit architectures to
enable the best Windows® Vista™ experience.
NVIDIA Unified Architecture
Industry’s first unified architecture designed
to dynamically allocate geometry, shading,
pixel, and compute processing power to
deliver optimized GPU performance. 2
NVIDIA CUDA Software Development Tools
> C language compiler, profiler and
emulation mode for debugging
> Standard numerical libraries for FFT
(Fast Fourier Transform) and BLAS
(Basic Linear Algegra Subroutines)
> Optimized compilers for Cg,
OpenGLSL, and Microsoft HLSL
> OpenGL 2.1 and DirectX 10 support
> Open source compiler
> Up to 32x full-scene antialiasing
(FSAA), up to 2560 x 1600
> 12-bit subpixel sampling precision
enhances AA quality
> Rotated-grid FSAA significantly increases
color accuracy and visual quality for
edges, while maintaining performance
> Single driver supports all products
> Microsoft Windows® Vista, XP, 2000
> Linux—Full OpenGL implementation,
complete with NVIDIA and ARB
extensions (complete XFree 86 drivers)
> AMD64, Intel EM64T
Computer-aided design (CAD) Applications
> Ansys
> Autodesk
> Bentley
> Co|Create
> Dassault
> MSC Software
> and many more…
Digital Content Creation (DCC) and Broadcast
> Adobe
> Apple Shake
> Autodesk
> Avid Technology
> NewTek
> Side Effects Software
> Softimage
> and many more…
> Schlumberger
> Landmark
> Paradigm GEO
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1 Available on NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600, 5500, 4500 X2, 4600, 4500, 3500, and 3450 2 Available on NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600, 4600 3 Available on NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600, 5500, 4600, 4500 X2, 4500, 3500, and 1500