NVIDIA intros worlds first gfx card w/ 4GB memory

along with a whopping $3,500 price tag.

Published Nov 11, 2008 1:00 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:37 PM CST
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NVIDIA has rolled out another super powered, but also super expensive Quadro series graphics card today, dubbed the Quadro FX 5800. At a price tag just shy of $3,500 U.S. this card is purely for the professional/workstation crowd and boasts some pretty mean specs.

NVIDIA intros worlds first gfx card w/ 4GB memory - Quadro FX 5800

This card is the world's first to feature a whopping 4GB of memory and offers up to 102GB/s of memory bandwidth along with a fill rate of 52 billion texels/sec and 300 million triangles/sec. It also features 240 CUDA parallel processing cores and is ideally suited for oil and gas exploration, medical imaging, styling and design, and scientific visualization.

It's not likely a card of this calibre will end up in your rig, but for interests sake and wow factor, you can view the full announcement on it here.

Professionals searching for oil, diagnosing illness or styling the next high-performance luxury vehicle all have one thing in common, the need for advanced visual computing solutions. NVIDIA Corporation, the world leader in visual computing technologies, today unveiled the most powerful professional graphics card in graphics history - the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800.

"The size and complexity of data is growing at an exponential rate. The challenge for today's professional is to make sense of the mountain of data by distilling it into a form they can comprehend, analyze and use to make impactful decisions," said Jeff Brown, general manager, Professional Solutions, NVIDIA. "At stake can be billions of investment dollars, or even people's lives. The Quadro FX 5800 has advanced features to allow massive datasets to be viewed beyond traditional 3D enabling professionals to make fast and accurate decisions."

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