The NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 workstation graphics card is now available. The card is based on the GT200 GPU and features 192 shaders along with 1.5GB of memory.
The chipset is based on the same architecture as the GeForce GTX 260 and carries 192 programmable shader cores but is tuned for 3D modeling and other pro apps: it carries a full 1.5GB of memory for higher-detailed models and textures, supports 30-bit color output and allows 32X full-scene antialiasing. The 4800 is roughly twice as fast as previous cards, the company claims.
A reference Quadro FX 4800 carries two DisplayPort outputs with 10-bit color support and also carries a single dual-link DVI connection that supports up to 3840x2400 at 24Hz.
The Quadro FX 4800 is available from Elsa, Leadtek and PNY for around $1,999.