Mac Pro Users Gain Unprecedented Performance With NVIDIA Quadro K5000
Most Powerful Professional GPU Ever for the Mac Dramatically
Accelerates Design and Content Creation Workflows
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwire) -- 09/07/12 -- IBC 2012
-- Mac professionals will benefit from dramatically improved graphics
performance and productivity with today's announcement of the
NVIDIA(R) Quadro(R) K5000 for Mac Pro systems.
Based on NVIDIA Kepler(TM) architecture -- the world's fastest, most
efficient GPU design -- the Quadro K5000 for Mac is the most powerful
professional-class GPU ever for the Macintosh, delivering
unprecedented visualization and computation capabilities for
designers and digital content creators.
Key features of the NVIDIA Quadro K5000 GPU for Mac include:
-- Cinema 4K display support (4096x2160 resolution),(1) which enables
content creators to process and view high resolution cinema content
-- A new display engine that can drive up to four displays
-- 4 GB graphics memory that provides faster interactivity when using
design and content creation applications
-- Based on NVIDIA Kepler architecture, which enables the Quadro K5000
GPU for Mac to run key content creation applications up to 2x faster
at lower power than the Fermi-based Quadro 4000 for Mac(3)
-- Support for up to two Quadro K5000 GPUs for Mac in a single Mac Pro
-- Support for OpenGL, OpenCL and NVIDIA CUDA(TM)
"The NVIDIA Quadro K5000 has great OpenGL and CUDA performance, so it's
ideal to use as a shared GUI and image processing GPU in DaVinci
Resolve 9," said Grant Petty, chief executive officer, Blackmagic
Design. "Like many artists who use DaVinci Resolve, colorists seek
the highest performance possible from their systems, and with just
one of the new Kepler GPUs our users will be able to work with 4K
imagery on their Mac Pros in real time."
NVIDIA Quadro K5000 for Mac is ideal for professional applications
such as video editing, color correction, compositing, design
visualization and GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D rendering. In
addition, the Quadro K5000 for Mac retains its full performance and
features when using Apple Boot Camp and running Microsoft
Windows-based professional PC applications.
"Quadro K5000 for Mac will have a transformational impact on the
digital content creation workflow," said Greg Estes, media &
entertainment industry executive at NVIDIA. "We're giving Mac Pro
users the most powerful professional GPU ever for the Mac, with
features and performance that will make a substantial difference in
their workflows and allow them to create digital content at speeds
never before possible."
NVIDIA Quadro GPUs are designed, built and tested by NVIDIA to
provide the superb reliability, compatibility and dependability that
professionals require, and Quadro GPUs are certified and recommended
by leading software application providers worldwide.
Availability and Pricing
The NVIDIA Quadro K5000 for Mac is planned
to be available later this year from select Apple resellers and
system integrators, and from authorized distribution partners,
including PNY Technologies in the Americas and Europe, ELSA in Japan
and Leadtek in Asia Pacific. Estimated pricing starts at $2,249.
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graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Today, its processors
power a broad range of products from smartphones to supercomputers.
NVIDIA's mobile processors are used in cell phones, tablets and auto
infotainment systems. PC gamers rely on GPUs to enjoy spectacularly
immersive worlds. Professionals use them to create 3D graphics and
visual effects in movies and to design everything from golf clubs to
jumbo jets. And researchers utilize GPUs to advance the frontiers of
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(1) Cinema 4K support (4096x2160@24p) available with display devices
supporting HDMI 1.4 4K input.
(2) Four displays connectors: two
DVI-DL and two DisplayPort 1.2.
(3) Based on NVIDIA internal tests.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited
to, statements as to: the availability, pricing, impact, features and
benefits of NVIDIA Quadro GPUs; and the effects of the company's
patents on modern computing are forward-looking statements that are
subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be
materially different than expectations. Important factors that could
cause actual results to differ materially include: global economic
conditions; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble,
package and test our products; the impact of technological
development and competition; development of new products and
technologies or enhancements to our existing product and
technologies; market acceptance of our products or our partners
products; design, manufacturing or software defects; changes in
consumer preferences or demands; changes in industry standards and
interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or
technologies when integrated into systems; as well as other factors
detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, including its Form 10-Q
for the fiscal period ended July 29, 2012. Copies of reports filed
with the SEC are posted on the company's website and are available
from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not
guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date
hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any
obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect
future events or circumstances.
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NVIDIA logo, CUDA, Kepler and Quadro are trademarks and/or registered
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