NVidia releases Quadro FX 3000 and 3000G for Workstations

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 22 2003 @ 14:55 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
  NVIDIA Corporation today introduced the NVIDIA Quadro® FX 3000 series of professional graphics solutions to facilitate breakthroughs in markets such as medical and satellite imaging, automobile manufacturing, oil and gas exploration, video post-production, and broadcast. For use in any industry-standard desktop workstation, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 and NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000G deliver high-end capabilities and performance to the most demanding professionals.

The NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 will be available from IBM in its IntelliStation MPro workstation and from HP in its Leadership Graphics Program. The NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000G, with genlock and framelock capabilities, is planned to be available with HP Workstations xw6000 and xw8000, and with HP’s scalable visualization technology in Fall 2003—and from IBM by special order...

“IBM IntelliStation has selected the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 based on its superior performance and for its ability to help propel our systems to a leadership position in the workstation market,” said Matt Wineberg, product manager, IBM IntelliStation. “By being the first workstation vendor to offer the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000, combined with our continued technical leadership and eServer-inspired reliability, IBM IntelliStation promises graphics and engineering professionals the best of all worlds.”

New features of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 include:
  • High performance graphics memory—27.2 GB/sec. memory bandwidth, more than twice the bandwidth of the industry-leading NVIDIA Quadro FX 2000, drives large texture performance and high-resolution, full-scene antialiasing.
  • Single system powerwall—Users digitally specify overlap and blending for two projected images, even from inexpensive projectors. Allows any application to be projected from a single system onto large surfaces.
  • High resolution—256MB graphics memory powers 3840x2400 displays for applications including medical, oil & gas, and satellite imaging.

    The NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000G includes all NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 features plus:
  • Framelock—Allows professionals to link multiple systems in a cluster to scale power to problem size for life-sized visualization.
  • Genlock—Enables synchronization with standard signal formats and house-sync signals for video post-production, broadcast, compositing, and editing solutions.

    “The combination of HP’s innovative workstations and the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000G is designed to enable teams to interact with their work in life-sized environments, in real time,” said Jim Zafarana, vice president of worldwide marketing for the HP Workstation Business Unit. “Auto and aerospace engineers, for instance, can review, collaborate, and visualize their designs as they exist in real life, with photo realistic quality, at a level of performance and interactivity that keeps pace with their thought processes.”

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