NVIDIA announced NVIDIA Quadro FX 470, the first integrated professional motherboard GPU, and NVIDIA Quadro FX 370 Low Profile (Quadro FX 370 LP), an entry-level Quadro graphics boards for small form factor systems.
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. 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 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. Unified GPU Architecture dynamically allocates geometry, shading and pixel processing power for high performance in OpenGL, Microsoft DirectX 10 applications.
The NVIDIA Quadro FX 470 motherboard GPU supports Pentium D, Pentium 4, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Celeron D or Celeron processors. A 16-core CUDA parallel computing processor can solve highly complex challenges such as real-time ray tracing, video encoding, and interactive volume rendering. It supports up to 4 GB of memory, at 12.8 GB/s bandwidth. The FSB speed is 1333MHz. The maximum power consumption is 30W.
The Quadro FX 370 LP features 8 CUDA parallel processor cores, 256 MB of memory, at 8 GB/sec bandwidth. The maximum power consumption is 25W.
Additional features include:
- NVIDIA CUDA 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 Advanced Display Software: The nView hardware and software technology combination delivers maximum flexibility for single-large display or multi-display options.
- I/O Scalability and Performance – Extensive I/O slot support enables peripherals like SAS and dual GbE, which lengthen platform life cycle and performance.