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Nvidia Quadro FX 4800 Comes To The Mac

Nvidia Quadro FX 4800 Comes To The MacNVIDIA today brings to Mac Pro users its award-winning NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800. With its sophisticated GPU architecture and industry leading features, the Quadro FX 4800 delivers a substantial boost in graphics performance and capabilities, allowing users to continue to push the boundaries of realism and performance in markets such as: architecture, content creation, science and medicine.

“Some of the world’s most challenging visual computing problems are solved on the Mac platform,” said Jeff Brown, general manager, Professional Solutions, NVIDIA. “The Quadro FX 4800 provides the power and speed to meet these demanding requirements.”

To address the direct needs of the Mac user, the new Quadro FX 4800 GPU for Mac features a standard 3-pin stereo connector for true 3D stereoscopic imaging; critical to many core professional Mac applications. Designed, tested and built by NVIDIA to meet the ultra-high standards of the Mac community, the Quadro FX 4800 GPU dynamically allocates compute, geometry, shading and pixel processing power.

Other key features in the Quadro FX 4800 GPU for Mac include:

Interactive Visualisation of Large Models – Offers a massive 1.5GB frame buffer and memory bandwidth up to 76.8 GB/sec. to deliver high throughput for interactive visualisation of large models; high-performance for real time processing of large textures and frames; and the highest quality and resolution with full-scene antialiasing (FSAA)

High-performance Visualisation – NVIDIA’s CUDA parallel computing architecture for NVIDIA Quadro GPUs enables breakthrough application performance to enhance creative expression in areas such as video, animation, photography and production

Dual Dual Link DVI and Stereo Connectors – Outfitted with a dedicated 3 pin min-din connector for stereo glasses support and up to two dual-link DVI digital connectors to drive the highest resolution digital displays available on the market

Boot Camp Support – Access to native Quadro GPU accelerated professional Windows 3D graphics performance and features when using Apple Boot Camp

NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 GPU for Mac has a MSRP of US$1,799, and will be available starting May
2009 through Apple.com and select Apple resellers and workstation integrators. The Quadro FX 4800 for
Mac will also be available through NVIDIA channel partner Leadtek.