NVIDIA Quadro Processors Increase Performance of 3D Design

NVIDIA announced that its NVIDIA Quadro line of professional solutions is optimized for Autodesk AutoCAD 2010.

Coupling graphics capabilities with specially built AutoCAD performance drivers, Quadro processors enable design professionals to create and interact with more complex 3D product designs. Starting at under $100, NVIDIA Quadro solutions offer AutoCAD users maximum productivity at every price point.

“By leveraging the advanced features and massively parallel processing capabilities of NVIDIA Quadro professional-class GPUs, it’s possible for our customers to experience a significant performance boost,” said Eric Stover, AutoCAD product line manager, Autodesk. “AutoCAD 2010 has been enhanced with 3D modeling features and functionality, and the unprecedented 3D visual quality that results from using Quadro GPUs will give designers of all types a strong professional advantage.”

“There is no question that the ability to work efficiently in 3D is a must for today’s design professional,” said Jeff Brown, general manager, Professional Solutions, NVIDIA. “NVIDIA’s long history of 3D innovation makes Quadro processor-based workstations and mobile workstations an essential tool for designers who want to utilize the breakthrough 3D capabilities of AutoCAD 2010.”

Quadro processors enable up to a 5X performance increase in ‘3D Hidden’ visual style and faster interactive manipulation of models in ‘Conceptual’ and ‘Realistic’ visual styles. They offer the ability to manipulate and interact with large scale models while working at the maximum visual quality that is necessary to render high-polygon 3D models precisely. The processors offer higher image quality without sacrificing performance with AutoCAD smooth lines display, a Quadro-specific feature available through NVIDIA’s AutoCAD performance driver. NVIDIA nView advanced display software delivers maximum flexibility for single-large display or multi-display options at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 per display.

NVIDIA’s new performance drivers for AutoCAD 2010 are free and available for download from NVIDIA’s Web site. The drivers are available as either a standalone package or integrated in the latest graphics driver available from NVIDIA.