updated 11:20 am EST, Thu December 18, 2008
PNY, NVIDIA graphics cards
Flash and memory card maker PNY on Thursday announced the release of two new ultra high-performance graphics cards with the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 and Quadro FX 4800, which offer 4GB and 1.5GB of DDR3 RAM, respectively. The FX 5800 is the first GPU in the industry with 4GB of memory, and both are based on the second-generation NVIDIA architecture, improving performance and capacity by roughly two and three times compared to previous platforms, the company claims.
Meant for high-demand graphics or large data processing, the cards are available in a gunlock/frame lock version that allow use in advanced multi-system visualization environments and an SDI version that delivers uncompressed SDI output in 2K, HD or SD format, offering instant, HD-SDI "live-to-air" conversion.
The Quadro FX 5800 has memory bandwidth of 102GB per second along with 240 programmable effects cores, while the FX 4800 brings 76.8GBps speeds and 192 cores. Both cards also support interactive 4D modeling with time lapse capabilities, 10-bit color enabling and NVIDIA SLI technology. Connections include dual DisplayPort, a quad-buffered stereo connector and dual-link DVI-I port. The two Quadro FX cards support Shader Model 4.0 and DirectX 10 support along with OpenGL 2.1 support for Windows or Linux.
No prices or specific release dates have been announced for the new NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 and 4800 by PNY professional graphics cards. A previous announcement NVIDIA itself had the Quadro FX 5800 priced at $3,499.
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 by PNY