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Nvidia launches more GPUs

Posted: 26 Apr 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Nvidia? Quadro FX? graphics processing unit? GPU?

Nvidia Corp. introduced six new Quadro FX graphics processing units (GPUs) for high-end, mid-range and entry-level professionals. The GPUs are touted to be an extensive line of commercial off-the-shelf professional graphics solutions.

The Quadro product line-up includes: the FX 5500, a GPU offering 1Gbyte of frame buffer memory for 3D applications; the FX 3500; the FX 1500, a mid-range solution that offers two dual-link Digital Video Interface connectors, 256Mbytes GDDR3 frame buffer memory and HD video output; the FX 560, which has dual-link DVI, DDR3 128Mbytes graphics memory and HD video output; FX 550, which also has dual DVI with 128Mbytes of graphics memory; and the FX 350, an economical graphics option that incorporates architectural features that are said to be found in the product line of Sun Microsystems.

According to Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Research, the workstation market hit $5.3 billion in revenues for an 18.4 percent gain in 2005. "In the professional graphics board market, Nvidia enjoyed a 70 percent in units shipped for the year," revealed Peddie.

Quadro FX GPU based solutions are currently available.

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