NVIDIA Sets New Standard for Workstation Performance and Reliability
New Lineup of Kepler-Based NVIDIA Quadro Professional Graphics
Delivers Unprecedented Capabilities to Millions of Content-Creation,
Design, Engineering Professionals
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/05/13 -- NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA)
today unveiled a range of NVIDIA(R) Quadro(R) professional graphics
products that offer unprecedented workstation performance and
capabilities for professionals in manufacturing, engineering,
medical, architectural, and media and entertainment companies.
Built on the ultra-efficient processing power of the NVIDIA
Kepler(TM) architecture -- the world's fastest, most efficient GPU
architecture -- the new lineup includes:
-- NVIDIA Quadro K4000 - A high-end card that delivers blazing-fast
performance for graphics-intensive applications. Has 3GB of onboard
memory, multi-monitor support and stereo capability in a single-slot
-- NVIDIA Quadro K2000 - A midrange card that offers outstanding
performance with a broad range of professional applications. Comes
with 2GB of onboard memory to hold large models and multi-monitor
support for enhanced desktop productivity.
-- NVIDIA Quadro K2000D - A variant of the Quadro K2000, with native
support for two dual-link DVI display connectors for interfacing with
ultra-high-resolution medical imaging displays.
-- NVIDIA Quadro K600 - An entry-level card with great performance and
certifications for leading professional applications. Equipped with
1GB of onboard memory, comes in a low-profile design for maximum usage
"With NVIDIA Kepler GPUs, we can create fully ray-trace rendered images
of a bike before we actually build it," said Nick Schoeps, senior
engineer at MotoCzysz, a Portland, Ore., engineering firm that
designs, builds and races custom electric motorcycles. "Previously
we'd rely only on still renders or low-fidelity motion during design
reviews. With Quadro Kepler, we can work with highest quality
settings always on. That's a huge advantage and something we hadn't
been able to do before."
The new cards expand the Quadro technology family -- which includes
Quadro K5000, Quadro K5000 for Mac, and the complete Quadro mobile
n product lineup -- to deliver an unmatched professional
application experience, enhanced visual workspace and proven Quadro
compatibility and reliability. Features include:
-- Next-generation streaming multiprocessor engine (SMX), delivering up
to 50 percent faster visualization performance and twice the compute
horsepower of previous-generation products.
-- Larger, faster onboard GPU memory to let designers and animators work
with larger models and richer scenes while maintaining smooth
interactivity during design, visualization and simulation.
-- Exclusive NVIDIA FXAA (fast approximate anti-aliasing) and NVIDIA TXAA
(temporal anti-aliasing) technologies that deliver stunning
movie-style image quality and realism while maintaining a fully
interactive experience compared to traditional approaches.
-- Support for up to four displays from a single card, enabling desktop
workspace expansion for higher productivity and dramatically
simplified deployment of display walls and immersive display
-- NVIEW(R) Desktop Management Software to boost personal productivity
with multi-display setups through intuitive window management, virtual
desktops and application management.
-- Scale-up computation using the second generation NVIDIA Maximus(TM)
platform, which pairs the Quadro card with an NVIDIA Tesla(R) K20
GPU compute card.
-- Easily scale applications to higher resolution using NVIDIA Mosaic
technology, which combines up to 16 displays as a single large
"NVIDIA Quadro with Kepler architecture offers no-compromise workflow
acceleration for customers with exacting computing and graphics
demands," said Sandeep Gupte, senior director of the Professional
Solutions Group at NVIDIA. "Kepler offers a future-safe GPU solution,
whether professionals are integrating more realism and physics into
their manufacturing designs or dealing with the complex demands of 4K
workflows in broadcast and film."
Unleashing Distinctive Capabilities Across Industries
manufacturing and AEC (architecture, engineering and construction)
industries, professionals can work with complete assemblies and
visualize more of their designs, with more realism, across a larger
display surface. Architects can now harness the compute power of
Quadro GPUs to showcase their vision to clients with amazing realism,
using physically accurate rendering techniques.
In media and entertainment, content creators can enjoy fast
performance and features that enable them to tell dramatic visual
stories without interrupting their creative flow. Film editors and
animators can work with more interactive visual effects to create
richer scenes with more textures and smooth interactivity.
"Our Kepler-based Quadro card driving the Premiere Pro Mercury
Playback Engine blew away our Final Cut performance," said Anthony
Safarik, editorial supervisor at Stargate Studios, an award-winning
production company in South Pasadena, Calif. "With the Quadro K5000
and Adobe Premiere Pro, we eliminated an hour of upfront rendering
and another 20 minutes of rendering the linear effect on top of that.
That's substantial time savings, especially when a roomful of
producers, directors and visual effects supervisors are standing over
Availability and Pricing
Available now, the new NVIDIA Quadro
products have estimated U.S. retail pricing as follows: Quadro K4000,
$1,269; Quadro K2000 and Quadro K2000D, $599; Quadro K600, $199.
Certifications and Support
More than 150 leading software vendors
certify and support Quadro-powered workstations, which have earned
the reputation as the industry's most recommended and best tuned
professional graphics solutions. The world's leading workstation
original equipment manufacturers -- including HP, Dell, Lenovo and
Fujitsu, plus systems integrators such as BOXX Technologies and
Supermicro -- will offer new Quadro-powered workstations.
"HP Workstation customers are professionals at the top of their game,
running mission-critical applications that require the best in
performance, reliability and innovation," said Jeff Wood, vice
president of worldwide marketing, Commercial Solutions Business Unit,
HP. "As the workstation industry leader, our graphics-intensive
customers demand the type of high-end performance that the NVIDIA
Kepler architecture provides."
"Dell Precision workstations are Dell's highest-performing systems
with industry-leading dependability and smart design," said Efrain
Rovira, executive director, Dell Precision Workstations. "We are
pleased to offer NVIDIA's new range of Quadro professional graphics
and provide our engineering and design customers even faster graphics
performance to enhance their creative workflows."
"Lenovo's ThinkStation workstations embody power and innovation,"
said Rob Herman, director of Product and Vertical Marketing, Lenovo.
"With GPUs running on NVIDIA's Kepler architecture, our customers
across product design, medical research, architecture and more can
now get their jobs done faster and better than ever before."
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) awakened the world to computer
graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Today, its processors
er 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
science with high performance computing. The company has more than
5,000 patents issued, allowed or filed, including ones covering ideas
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benefits of NVIDIA Quadro GPUs; the impact, features and benefits of
the NVIDIA Maximus platform and NVIDIA Mosaic technology; and the
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