NVIDIA has released new Quadro FX products for entry-level workstations or small form factor systems, this includes the NVIDIA Quadro FX 470 motherboard GPU and the NVIDIA Quadro FX 370 Low Profile graphics cards. The IGP chipset can be found in systems of under $700 while the Quadro FX 370 LP graphics card has a MSRP of $149.
Honoring NVIDIA's commitment to tailor its Quadro professional line to the specific needs of the end user, the Quadro FX 470 and Quadro FX 370 LP GPU deliver high performance and flexibility at entry-level pricing for computer-aided design (CAD) and digital content creation (DCC) applications.
"In today's competitive global marketplace, engineers, traders, designers and power office users demand more functionality and reliability from their desktop computing solutions," said Jeff Brown, general manager, Professional Services, NVIDIA. "The Quadro FX 470 and the Quadro FX 370 LP are precisely tested, certified and designed to maximize productivity and deliver the cost-effective, professional-quality solution these users require on a daily basis."
Increasing performance and reliability at a ground-breaking price, both systems are certified for key DCC and CAD applications from independent software vendors such as Autodesk and Adobe. Designed to fit seamlessly in a space-saving configuration, the Quadro FX 370 LP GPU has a MSRP at $149 USD and offers professional graphics performance with fanless cooling for a quieter work environment. The Quadro FX 470 GPU expands end customer access to professional graphics by enabling systems to achieve a price point under $700 USD.
"The Quadro FX 470 integrated chipset is a landmark achievement for professional graphics," said Tom Lin, general manager, Server Business Unit, AsusTek COMPUTER Inc. "By offering Quadro FX 470 graphics in our new ASUS TW100-E5 iQuadro workstation, we are giving our customers an entirely new way to get the performance advantages of a Quadro GPU at entry-level pricing. It's a powerful graphics option that we believe the CAD and design communities will eagerly embrace."
Delivering the quality and reliability that the market expects from NVIDIA Quadro solutions, the Quadro FX 470 motherboard GPU and Quadro FX 370 LP feature 128-bit precision graphics pipeline, 32-bit floating point precision, filtering and blending, advanced color compression and early z-culling for improved bandwidth and rendering efficiency, and full-scene antialiasing.
Industry-First Unified GPU Architecture -- Dynamically allocates geometry, shading and pixel processing power for high performance in OpenGL, Microsoft DirectX 10 applications
NVIDIA CUDA(TM) Technology -- Revolutionary parallel computing processor architecture exposed through an extended C language environment, and a tool suite for high-performance visualization
Shader Model 4.0 Support -- Enables ultra-realistic, real-time visualization applications
NVIDIA nView(R) Advanced Display Software: The nView hardware and software technology combination delivers maximum flexibility for single-large display or multi-display options and provides unprecedented end-user control of the desktop experience
I/O Scalability and Performance -- Extensive I/O slot support enables peripherals like SAS and dual GbE, which lengthen platform life cycle and performance